Hernandez, S. Robert, DrPH



Professor and Director Administration-Health Services Doctoral Program

University of Alabama at Birmingham
556 SHP
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham Alabama 35294-0113

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S. Robert Hernandez, Dr.P.H is a Professor and Director of the Doctoral Programs in Administration-Health Services, and served as Department Chair from 1994 to 2000. He has been a Board member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) since 2007. He has served as Chair of the Healthcare Management Division of the Academy of Management and Chair of the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education. Dr. Hernandez has published in numerous academic and professional journals and has made many presentations to academic and practitioner groups on healthcare management strategy. He is currently co-editor of the Journal of Health Administration Education and has served on the editorial boards of Health Care Management Review, Journal of Healthcare Management, Medical Care Review, Health Services Management Research, and Alabama Journal of Medical Sciences. He has worked on global health issues in Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Ukraine. He has received the Volker Outstanding Faculty Award for the UAB School of Health Professions, the first Healthcare Management Division of the Academy of Management Teaching Award, and the Filerman Prize for Innovation in Health Services Management Education from AUPHA. The American Sociological Association and the Academy of Management have honored his applied research. He is a graduate of the Masters of Science in Hospital Administration Program at UAB, and received his doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Research Activities Medical Practice Management Innovation in Healthcare Organizations Healthcare Organization Strategic Decision-making Healthcare Workforce and Human Resource Management