O’Connor, Stephen J., PhD, FACHE



Professor, M.S. In Health Administration Program

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

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Stephen J. O’Connor, Ph.D., FACHE is a professor in the Department of Health Services Administration and a Scholar in the UAB Lister Hill Center for Health Policy. He received his B.S. (microbiology) and M.P.A. (Health Systems planning) degrees from Indiana University, his M.B.A. degree (health services management) from the University of Dallas, and his Ph.D. (administration – health services) from UAB. Dr. O’Connor is board certified in healthcare management as a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

Dr. O’Connor directed the UAB Master of Science in Health Administration program from 2000-2009 and has been a Visiting Professor in the Master of International Health Management, Economics, and Policy program at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. He has also taught at the King Fahad Specialist Hospital in Dammam, Saudi Arabia and has served on the governing boards of a variety of healthcare organizations.

Dr. O’Connor previously chaired the Health Care Management Division of the Academy of Management. He has served on the editorial boards of numerous journals including the Journal of Healthcare Management and Health Care Management Review. Currently, he is the editor of the Journal of Healthcare Management, the official journal of the ACHE.

Dr. O’Connor co-edited the book (with S. Robert Hernandez): “Strategic Human Resources Management in Health Services Organizations”. His published research articles have appeared in journals such as Journal of Healthcare Management, Medical Care Research and Review, Health Services Research, Health Care Management Review, Journal of Health Administration Education, Advances in Health Care Management, Quality Management in Health Care, Social Science and Medicine, Health Services Management Research, Journal of Psychological Type, Marketing Research, Journal of Services Marketing, Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, Social Justice Research, and Journal of Management Policy and Practice.