I am professor of Sociology, and Health Services Policy and Practice, and I am affiliated with the Center on Gerontology and Health Care Research. I am Senior Associate Editor of Health Services Research, and I am active in the American Sociological Association, The Academy of Management, and AcademyHealth. My areas of research include formal organizations, health care organizations, professional work and changes in professional careers and professional organizations over time. I use theories about organizations to look at problems in health care delivery and to study health care organizations. I teach courses on organizational theory, health care organizations, research methods, and health care policy. From 2000 through 2004 I served Brown as the Dean of the Faculty; and from 2005 through 2008 as Chair of the Sociology Department. I am currently the Faculty Director of the CV Starr Program in Business, Entrepreneurship and Organizations.
|Miller, William L., Crabtree, Benjamin F., Harrison, Michael I., Fennell, Mary L. Integrating Mixed Methods in Health Services and Delivery System Research. Health Serv Res. 2013; 48 (6pt2) : 2125-2133.|
|Flood, A. B., Fennell, M. L., Devers, K. J. Health Reforms as Examples of Multilevel Interventions in Cancer Care. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Monographs. 2012; 2012 (44) : 80-85.|
|Khoury, M. J., Coates, R. J., Fennell, M. L., Glasgow, R. E., Scheuner, M. T., Schully, S. D., Williams, M. S., Clauser, S. B. Multilevel Research and the Challenges of Implementing Genomic Medicine. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Monographs. 2012; 2012 (44) : 112-120.|
|Cai, S., Feng, Z., Fennell, M. L., Mor, V. Despite small improvement, black nursing home residents remain less likely than whites to receive flu vaccine.. Health Affairs. 2011; 30 (10) : 1939-46.|
|Feng Z, Fennell ML, Tyler DA, Clark M, Mor V Growth Of Racial And Ethnic Minorities In US Nursing Homes Driven By Demographics And Possible Disparities In Options. Health Affairs. 2011; 30 (7) : 1358-1365.|
|Bradley, Elizabeth H., Fennell, Mary L., Pallas, Sarah Wood, Berman, Peter, Shortell, Stephen M., Curry, Leslie Health Services Research and Global Health. Health Serv Res. 2011; 46 (6pt2) : 2019-2028.|
|Fennell, Mary L., Adams, Crystal M. U.S. Health-Care Organizations: Complexity, Turbulence, and Multilevel Change. Annu. Rev. Sociol.. 2011; 37 (1) : 205-219.|
|Fennell ML, Feng Z, Clark MA, Mor V Elderly hispanics more likely to reside in poor-quality nursing homes.. Health Affairs/Health Affairs. 2010; 29 (1) : 65-73.|
|Fennell, Mary L. Nursing Home Termination, Nursing Home Closure, and Many Unanswered Questions. Health Serv Res. 2010; 45 (6p1) : 1581-1584.|
|Fennell, M. L., Prabhu Das, I., Clauser, S., Petrelli, N., Salner, A. The Organization of Multidisciplinary Care Teams: Modeling Internal and External Influences on Cancer Care Quality. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Monographs. 2010; 2010 (40) : 72-80.|
|Clauser, Steven B, Johnson, Maureen R, O'Brien, Donna M, Beveridge, Joy M, Fennell, Mary L, Kaluzny, Arnold D Improving clinical research and cancer care delivery in community settings: evaluating the NCI community cancer centers program. Implementation Science. 2009; 4 (1) : 63.|
|Fennell, Mary L. Nursing Homes and Cancer Care. Health Serv Res. 2009; 44 (6) : 1927-1932.|
|Smith LM, Lapane KL, Fennell ML, Miller EA, Mor V Home health agency profit orientation and risk for hospitalization: a propensity score analysis of population weighted data.. Home Health Care Services Quarterly. 2008; 27 (3) : 240-57.|
|Smith, D. B., Feng, Z., Fennell, M. L., Zinn, J., Mor, V. Racial disparities in access to long-term care: the illusive pursuit of equity.. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law. 2008; 33 (5) : 861-881.|
|Fennell, Mary L. The New Medical Technologies and the Organizations of Medical Science and Treatment. Health Serv Res. 2008; 43 (1p1) : 1-9.|
|Leicht, Kevin T., Fennell, Mary L. Who staffs the US leaning tower? Organisational change and diversity. Equal Opportunities International. 2008; 27 (1) : 88-106.|
|Benjamin, A.E., Fennell, Mary L. Putting the Consumer First: An Introduction and Overview. Health Serv Res. 2007; 42 (1p2) : 353-361.|
|Smith, D. B., Feng, Z., Fennell, M. L., Zinn, J. S., Mor, V. Separate And Unequal: Racial Segregation And Disparities In Quality Across U.S. Nursing Homes. Health Affairs. 2007; 26 (5) : 1448-1458.|
|Fennell, Mary L., Campbell, Susan E. The Regulatory Environment and Rural Hospital Long-Term Care Strategies From 1997 to 2003. J Rural Health. 2007; 23 (1) : 1-9.|
|Miller, Susan C., Papandonatos, George, Fennell, Mary, Mor, Vincent Facility and county effects on racial differences in nursing home quality indicators. Social Science & Medicine. 2006; 63 (12) : 3046-3059.|
|Stuart, Bruce, Fennell, Mary, Sun, Rongjun, Campbell, Susan E. Financial Consequences of Rural Hospital Long-Term Care Strategies. Health Care Management Review. 2006; 31 (2) : 145-155.|
|Fennell, Mary L. Racial Disparities in Care: Looking Beyond the Clinical Encounter. Health Serv Res. 2005; 40 (6p1) : 1713-1721.|
|Laliberte, Linda, Fennell, Mary L., Papandonatos, George The Relationship of Membership in Research Networks to Compliance With Treatment Guidelines for Early-Stage Breast Cancer. Medical Care. 2005; 43 (5) : 471-479.|
|Teno JM, Weitzen S, Fennell ML, Mor V Dying Trajectory in the Last Year of Life: Does Cancer Trajectory Fit Other Diseases?. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2001; 4 (4) : 457-64.|
My areas of research include formal organizations and health services research. I often use theories about organizations to look at problems in health care delivery. My earlier work focused on the diffusion of medical treatment innovations through hospital networks, linkages between rural hospitals and long term care providers, and change in professional work and the organizational settings within which professional work occurs. I am currently studying transitions in the long term care service delivery system, and the transformation of cancer care delivery in community settings. My most recent publications have appeared in Health Affairs (2010, 2011), the Archives of Internal Medicine (2011), the Annual Review of Sociology (2011), and the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (2012).
“Assessing Research Collaborations: The Final Report On NCCCP Sites Engagement In Collaborative Relationships,” 2014. Final Report to the National Cancer Institute. http://ncccp.cancer.gov/about/reports-and-tools.htm.
“Multilevel Intervention Research: Building From the Conference and Special Issue.” White Paper produced for the National Cancer Institute under contract #HHSN261201100512P. March 2014.
“Understanding and Influencing Multilevel Factors Across the Cancer Care Continuum,” with Stephen Taplin, Rebecca Anhang Price, Heather Edwards, Mary Foster, Erica Breslau, Veronica Chollette, Irene Prabhu-Das, Steven Clauser, and Jane Zapka. 2012: Journal of the National Cancer Institute Monograph #44. Pp.2-10.
“Multilevel Approaches and the Challenges of Implementing Genomic Medicine,” with Muin Khoury, Ralph Coates, Russell Glasgow, Maren Scheuner, Sheri Schully, Marc Williams and Steven Clauser. 2012: Journal of the National Cancer Institute Monograph #44. Pp.112-120
"Health Reforms as Examples of Multilevel Interventions in Cancer Care,” with Ann Flood and Kelly Devers. 2012: Journal of the National Cancer Institute Monograph #44. Pp. 80-85.
“Geographic Concentration and Correlates of Nursing Home Closures: 1999-2008,” with Zhanlian Feng, Melissa Clark, Denise Tyler, David Barton Smith and Vince Mor. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2011, Vol.171 (9): 806-813.
“US Healthcare Organizations: Complexity, Turbulence and Multilevel Change,” with Crystal Adams. Annual Review of Sociology. 2011. Vol.37: 205-219.
“Growth of Racial and Ethnic Minorities in US Nursing Homes Driven by Demographics And Possible Disparities in Care Options,” with Zhanlian Feng, Denise Tyler, Melissa Clark, and Vincent Mor. Health Affairs. 2011. Vol.30 (7): 1358-65.
"Despite Small Improvement, Black Nursing Home Residents Remain Less Likely Than Whites to Receive Flu Vaccine,” with Shubing Cai, Zhanlian Feng, and Vincent Mor. Health Affairs. 2011. Vol. 30 (10): 1939-1946.
“Elderly Hispanics More Likely to Reside in Poor-Quality Nursing Homes,” with Zhanlian Feng, Melissa Clark and Vincent Mor. Health Affairs 2010, Vol.29, No. 1, 65-73.
“The Organization of Multidisciplinary Care Teams: Modeling Internal and External Influences on Cancer Care Quality,” with Irene PrabhuDas, Steve Clauser, Nicholas Petrelli, and Andrew Salner. Journal of the National Cancer Institute Monographs, 2010, Number 40: 72-80.
“Who Staffs the US Leaning Tower? Organizational Change and Diversity,” with Kevin T. Leicht. Equal Opportunities International, 2008. Vol.27, No. 1: 88-106.
“Racial Disparities in Access to Long-Term Care: The Illusive Pursuit of Equity,” with David Barton Smith, Zhanlian Feng, Jacqueline Zinn and Vincent Mor. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 2008. Vol. 33, No. 5: 861-881.
“Home Health Agency Profit Orientation and Risk for Hospitalization: A Propensity Score Analysis of Population Weighted Data,” with Laura Smith, Kate Lapane, Edward Miller, and Vince Mor. Home Health Care Services Quarterly 2008.
“Improving Clinical Research and Cancer Care Delivery in Community Settings: Evaluating the NCI Community Cancer Centers Program,” with Steve B. Clauser, Maureen R. Johnson, Donna M. O’Brien, Joy M. Beveridge, and Arnold D. Kaluzny. Implementation Science 2009. Vol.4, No.63: 1-11.
"Financial Correlates and Consequences of Rural Hospital Long-Term Care Strategies," with Bruce Stuart, Susan Campbell and R. Sun. Forthcoming in Health Care Management Review, February 2006.
Editorial Essay: "Racial Disparities in Care: Looking Beyond the Clinical Encounter," Health Services Research, December 2005, Vol.40: 6: 1713-1721
"The Relationship of Membership in Research Networks to Compliance with Treatment Guidelines for Early Stage Breast Cancer," with Linda Laliberte and George apandonatas. 2005 Medical Care, Vol 43, No.4, pp.471-479.
"Linkages in the Rural Continuum: The Balanced Budget Act and Beyond," with Joseph Angelelli, Ray Hyatt, and Joyce McKenney. 2003, The Gerontologist, Vol.43, No.2, 54-60.
"Factors Associated with Site of Death," with Sherry Weitzen, Joan Teno, and Vince Mor. 2003. Medical Care, Vol.41, No.2, 323-335.
"Health Care Delivery Services," in: Smelser, N., Baltes, P. (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences 2002, Pergamon, Oxford, UK, Vol.10, pp 6515-6520.
"Managed Care in the United States: A Sociological Perspective on Change in the Medical Profession," Chapter in Trasformazione Dei Sistemi Sanitari e Sapere Sociologico, 2002, edited by Costantino Cipolla. Milano, Italy: Franco Angeli, pp.92-122.
"Community-Based Service Providers for People with Chronic Care Needs," with Susan Allen and Linda LaLiberte. Research in Social Problems and Public Policy, The Organizational Response to Social Problems, (2001) Vol.8. Elsevier Science. Pp. 43-57.
"Dying Trajectory in the Last Years of Life: Does Cancer Trajectory Fit Other Diseases?" with Joan Teno, Sherry Weitzen and Vince Mor. 2001, Journal of Palliative Medicine, Vol.4, No.4, 457-464.
Professional Work: A Sociological Approach, with Kevin Leicht. 2001. Blackwell Publishers, London and New York, 254 pp.
"Hospital Diversification into Long-Term Care," with Ann (Petrisek) Shah and Vince Mor. Summer 2001, Health Care Management Review, 86-100.
"Facility Effects on Racial Differences in Nursing Home Quality of Care," with Susan Miller and Vince Mor. American Journal of Medical Quality. (July-August 2000) Vol. 15, No. 4: 174-181.
"Key Challenges in Studying Organizational Issues in the Delivery of Health Care to Older Americans," with Ann B. Flood. Health Services Research (June, 1998) Vol.33:2, Part II; 424-433.
For the Record: Protecting Electronic Health Information, with the Committee on Maintaining Privacy and Security in Health Care Applications of the National Information Infrastructure. 1997, National Academy Press, Washington D.C., 288 pp.
"The Changing Organizational Context of Professional Work", with Kevin T. Leicht, The Annual Review of Sociology (1997), Vol. 23, pp 215-231.
"Gender, Interaction and Leadership", with Henry A. Walker, Barbara C. Ilandi, and Anne M. McMahon. Social Psychological Quarterly. 1996, Vol. 59 (3): pp. 255-72.
"Linkage Strategies of Rural Hospitals," with L.D.Gamm, C. Kassab, and S.D.Brannon. Hospital and Health Services Administration, Summer 1996, Vol.4 (2): pp.236-54.
"The Effects of Hospital Characteristics and Radical Organizational Change on the Relative Standing of Health Care Professions: A Longitudinal Analysis," with Kevin Leicht and Kristine Witkowski. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, June 1995, Vol.36 (2): pp.151-167.
"Through the Lenses of Organizational Sociology: The Role of Organizational Theory and Research in Conceptualizing and Examining Our Health Care System," with Ann B. Flood. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Extra Issue, August 1995, pp.154-169.
"Perspectives on Organizational Change in the U.S. Medical Care Sector," with Jeffrey A. Alexander. Annual Review of Sociology, 1993, Volume 19:89-112.
"Leadership Instability in Hospitals: The Influence of Board-CEO Relations and Organizational Growth and Decline," with Jeffrey Alexander and Michael Halpern. Administrative Science Quarterly, 1993, Volume 38 (1): 74-99.
"Multihospital System Affiliation as a Survival Strategy for Rural Hospitals Under PPS," with Michael T. Halpern and Jeffrey A. Alexander. The Journal of Rural Health, 1992, Vol.8 (2): 93-105.
"Shelter Staff Satisfaction with Services, the Service Network and Their Jobs," with Russell K. Schutt. In Current Research on Occupations and Professions, 1992, Vol. 7: pp. 173-198. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press.
"Managed Care Systems as Governance Structures: A Transaction Cost Interpretation," with Robert E. Hurley. Chapter 9 (pp.241 268) in Innovations in the Organization of Health Care: New Insights into Organization Theory, 1990, edited by Stephen S. Mick. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.
"Interorganizational Systems Approaches," with Kathleen Dockett. In Homelessness and Mental Illness: Toward the Next Generation of Research Studies, edited by J.P. Morrissey and D.L.Dennis, Proceedings of an NIMH sponsored conference, for the Office of Programs for the Homeless Mentally Ill, National Institute of Mental Health. January, 1990; pp.114-124.
"Governing Boards and Profound Organizational Change in Hospitals," with Jeffrey A. Alexander. Medical Care Review, Vol.46 (2), Summer, 1989: 157 187.
"Perceptions of an Employee Assistance Program and Willingness To Participate," with Michael M. Harris. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Vol.24 (4), 1988: 423 438.
The Diffusion of Medical Innovation: An Applied Network Analysis, with Richard B. Warnecke.1988, Plenum Press. 271 pp.
"A Multivariate Model of Job Stress and Alcohol Consumption," with Michael M. Harris. Sociological Quarterly, Vol.29 (3), Fall, 1988: 391 406.
"Organizational Boundary Spanning in Institutionalized Environments," with Jeffrey A. Alexander. Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 30 (3), September 1987, pp.456 476.
"Organizational Environment and Network Structure," with Christopher O. Ross and Richard B. Warnecke, in Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Vol.5, 1987, edited by Samuel P. Bacharach and Nancy DiTomaso, JAI Press. pp. 311 340.
"Macro Issues of Accountability, Authority, and Decision Making in Institutional Mergers." Pages 1 18 in Mergers and Ventures: Creative Responses to Shifting Resources, edited by M. Pettengill and L.A.Young, Midwest Alliance in Nursing Inc. 1987.
"Gender Differences in Roles Differentiation and Organizational Task Performance," with Henry A. Walker. Annual Review of Sociology, Vol.12, 1986: 255 275.
"Patterns of Decision Making in Multihospital Systems," with Jeffrey A. Alexander. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Vol. 27 (1), March, 1986: 014 27.
"Synergy, Influence and Information in the Adoption of Administrative Innovations," Academy of Management Journal, Vol.27 (1), March, 1984: 113 129.
"Structural Clarity of Interdisciplinary Teams: A Research Note," with Gary D. Sandefur. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Vol.19 (2), May, 1983: 193 202.
"Network Demonstration Projects and Cancer Control: The Head and Neck Demonstration Networks," with Richard B. Warnecke and Penny Havlicek, in Advances in Cancer Control, Vol.3, Edited by Paul Engstrom and Paul Anderson, Alan B. Liss Publishers, 1983: 247 265.
"Context in Organizational Groups: The Case of Hospital Clusters." Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Vol.23 (1), March, 1982: 65 84.
"Problems in the Work Setting, Drinking and Reasons for Drinking," with Miriam B. Rodin and Glenda K. Kantor, Social Forces, Vol.60 (1), September, 1981: 114 132.
"The Effects of Environmental Characteristics on the Structure of Hospital Clusters," Administrative Science Quarterly, Vol.25 (3), September, 1980: 485 510.
"An Alternative Perspective to Sex Differences in Organizational Settings: The Process of Legitimation," with Patricia Barchas, Anne McMahon, Elizabeth Cohen and Polly Hildebrand, Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, Vol.4 (4), 1978: 589 604.
Please see full CV for complete list of publications.
|1974||BS||University of Santa Clara|
2012 - National Institutes of Health Award of Merit
2009 - National Institutes of Health Director's Award
1997 Eliot Freidson Award for the Best Article in Medical Sociology, from the Medical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association, for "Through the Lenses of Organizational Sociology ", August 1997
1992 Elected Life Member, Sociological Research Association
1991 Health Services Management Research Award (with Michael Halpern and Jeffrey Alexander) from the American Hospital Association Health Services Research Program, for "Multihospital System Affiliation as a Survival Strategy for Rural Hospitals Under PPS," July 1991
1989 Invited Visiting Faculty Fellow, Department of Sociology, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University (declined)
1982-83 N.I.M.H. Post-doctoral Fellowship, Research Training Program on Organizations and Mental Health, Stanford University
1979 Faculty Summer Fellow, The Graduate College, University of Illinois
1977-78 N.I.M.H. Fellow, Evaluation Processes Training Program, Stanford University
1975-77 N.I.M.H. Fellow, Organizations Research Training Program, Stanford University
1974-78 Stanford University Fellowship
1973 Alpha Sigma Nu, National Jesuit Honor Society
Professional Memberships :
American Sociological Association
Academy of Management
Sociological Research Association
Service Professional Activities :
Associate editor, Journal of Health and Social Behavior , 1986-89, 1995-97; 1997-99
Consulting editor, American Journal of Sociology , 1988-90
Editor, Journal of Health and Social Behavior , 1990-93 (Editor-Elect, 1988-89)
Co-editor of special issue of Journal of Health and Social Behavior : "Forty Years of Medical Sociology" (with Bernice A. Pescosolido), August 1995
International board member, Salute e Societa (Milano), 2002-present
Senior associate editor, Health Services Research , 2005 -
Associate editor, Journal of Health and Social Behavior , 2005 - 2008.
Offices and Committees :
Elected council member, Section on Organizations and Occupations of the American Sociological Association, 1985-88
Member, European Group for Organizational Studies 1986 Award Committee, for the Section on Organizations and Occupations of the American Sociological Association
Member, Committee for Certification in Organizational Analysis, for the Organizations and Occupations Section of the American Sociological Association, 1986-89
Chair, European Group for Organizational Studies 1987 Award Committee, for the Section on Organizations and Occupations of the American Sociological Association
Study Section Member, 1991-94, Health Services Research Dissemination, for the Agency for Health Care Policy Research
Elected Executive Committee member, Health Care Administration Division, Academy of Management, 1992-94
Elected chair, Publications Committee, Medical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association, 1993-94
Consultant to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Evaluation of the "Smokeless States Initiative," 1993-95
National Advisory Committee member, Tobacco Policy Research and Evaluation Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 1993-95
Site-visit Review Team for AHCPR, Medical Treatment Effectiveness (MEDTEP) Research Centers on Minority Populations, 1995
Steering Committee Member, National Research Council, on "Privacy and Security in Health Care Applications of the National Information Infrastructure" (under the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board), 1995-97
Program Committee member, American Sociological Association, 1996 meetings
Elected chair, Nominations Committee, Medical Sociology Section of the ASA, 1995-97
Member, Max Weber Award Committee, Organizations, Occupations and Work section of the American Sociological Association, 1997
Member, National Advisory Committee for Scholars in Health Policy Research, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 1998-2000
Chair, Medical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association, 1999-2000; chair-elect, 1998-99
Current reviewing (2005): Health Services Research: Health Care Administration Division of the Academy of Management; Journal of Rural Health ; Journal of Health and Social Behavior ; Social Forces
Review team member (2006): Middle States Commission on Higher Education, review of Graduate School of Columbia University