Thomas D’Aunno

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Professor of Management

Thomas D'Aunno, Ph.D, is Professor of Management at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.  D’Aunno’s research and teaching focus on the organization and management of healthcare services; he has a particular interest in the diffusion and adoption of evidence-based practices, strategic alliances, and organizational change. He has examined these issues in a variety of national studies funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Agency for Health Care Quality and Research. He is currently conducting studies of Accountable Care Organizations and of the organization and performance of the nation’s substance use disorder treatment system, with a focus on the quality of care for opioid addiction.

He is published in leading management and health journals, including Administrative Science Quarterly, the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Annals of the Academy of Management, the Journal of the American Medical Association, Health Affairs, Milbank Quarterly, and the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.  He served as Editor-in-Chief of Medical Care Research and Review, 2014-2018.  He also is a past chair of the Academy of Management Division of Health Care Management and a recipient of its Fottler Award for career distinguished service and the Provan Award for distinguished career contributions to research in healthcare management.

D’Aunno served as the director of NYU Wagner’s Health Policy and Management (2016-2020) and was the founding director of its online Master of Health Administration (MHA) Program. D’Aunno was previously a faculty member at Columbia University, the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan, and INSEAD, where he held the Novartis Chair in Healthcare Management.

D’Aunno graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame and received his Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


Areas of Expertise

Evidence-Based Management, Health Management