Mitchell P.V. Glavin


Dr. Glavin received his Ph.D. in health policy and management from the Heller Graduate School, Brandeis University. He received a Health Care Financing Administration Dissertation Fellowship for his doctoral research. Dr. Glavin earned master's degrees from the University of Chicago (Harris School of Public Policy) and the University of London (London School of Economics and Political Science). As an undergraduate, he also earned degrees in life sciences and science, technology & society from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Glavin has published on a broad range of topics including the care production process in hospitals, organizational strategies to reduce medical errors, the withdrawal of HMOs from participation in Medicare contracting, and employee engagement and productivity. His current research focuses on assessing performance and identifying the best practices and adaptations of top-performing organizations.

At Stonehill, Dr. Glavin is playing a leading role in the Department of Health Care Administration's Healthcare Supply Chain Management Initiative.


  • B.S., Life Sciences & Science, Technology, and Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • M.S., Public Administration and Public Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • M.A., Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago
  • Ph.D., Social Policy, Brandeis University


  • Reviewer of conference submissions for the Health Care Management Division, Academy of Management
  • Reviewer of submissions for the Journal of Healthcare Management
  • Member of the Academic Council for Healthcare Supply Chain Research, Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Management

Courses Taught

  • Healthcare Foundations
  • Comparative Health Systems