Positions

Overview

  • S. Robert Hernandez is Distinguished Service Professor and Director of the UAB Executive Doctoral Program in Healthcare Leadership. He is also Senior Associate Chair for Global Health and is founding Director of the International Executive Masters of Science in Health Administration Program.

    Internationally, he served on the Board of Directors of the European Academy of Management (EURAM) from 2012 to 2018 and has chaired the EURAM Healthcare Management Research Track since 2008. He has served as Visiting Professor at the American University of Armenia and has worked on global health issues in Armenia, Georgia, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Ukraine. The International Hospital Federation has benefited from his leadership in their initiative to professionalize the healthcare management workforce.

    He is a past Chair of the Health Care Management Division of the Academy of Management and past Chair of the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education. Having served on the editorial boards of numerous academic journals, he is Associate Editor of Health Services Management Research and is past editor of Journal of Health Administration Education. The American Sociological Association and the Academy of Management have honored his applied research. He has received the Joseph Volker Outstanding Faculty Award from the UAB School of Health Professions, the first Excellence in Teaching Award from the Health Care Management Division of the Academy of Management, and the Filerman Prize for Educational Leadership from AUPHA. 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.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Country-of-origin and brand positioning for health care servicesInternational Journal of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing.  13:183-199. 2019
    2018 Global Efforts to Professionalize the Healthcare Management Workforce: The Role of CompetenciesJournal of Health Administration Education2018
    2017 Journal Rankings and Directions for Future Research in Health Care Management: A Global PerspectiveHealth Services Management Research.  30:129-137. 2017
    2017 Journal rankings and directions for future research in health care management: A global perspectiveHealth Services Management Research.  30:129-137. 2017
    2017 The relationship between emergency department wait times and inpatient satisfactionHealth Marketing Quarterly.  34:97-112. 2017
    2017 Chronic Conditions and Self-Reported Health in a Medicare Advantage Plan PopulationPopulation Health Management.  20:132-138. 2017
    2016 Mentorship Mediated by Life-Career Seasons: An Analysis of a Multi-Dimensional Model of Mentoring among Career Groups of United States Army OfficersGlobal Journal of Management and Business Research: A Administration and Management.  16:35-45. 2016
    2016 The Influence of Respondent Characteristics on the Validity of Self-Reported Survey ResponsesHealth Services Research.  51:937-952. 2016
    2015 Hospital Quality of Care: Evaluation of Resulting Financial Risk for Disclosure in Annual ReportsJournal of Healthcare Finance.  41:1-25. 2015
    2013 Innovative human resource practices in U.S. hospitals: an empirical study.Journal of Healthcare Management.  58:290-301. 2013
    2012 Determinants of physicians’ career choices in UkraineInternational Journal of Behavioural and Healthcare Research.  3:291-305. 2012
    2010 A configurational view of executive selection behaviours: A taxonomy of USA acute care hospitalsHealth Services Management Research.  23:128-138. 2010
    2009 Evidence-Based Management in Healthcare Evidence-Based Management in Healthcare. Anthony R Kovner , David J Fine , Richard D'Aquila . Chicago. Health Administration Press. 2009. 298 pp. $79 (paper).INQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing.  46:448-449. 2009
    2009 Evidence-Based Management in HealthcareINQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing.  46:448-449. 2009
    2008 Healthcare management education.Journal of Health Administration Education.  25:1-4. 2008
    2008 Online education.Journal of Health Administration Education.  25:269-271. 2008
    2008 Global heathcare management.Journal of Health Administration Education.  25:171-173. 2008
    2008 Competencies and curriculum content: what works for our programs?Journal of Health Administration Education.  25:81-85. 2008
    2006 Study of the relationship between organizational culture and organizational outcomes using hierarchical linear modeling methodologyQuality Management in Health Care.  15:200-209. 2006
    2005 Nursing against the odds: How health care cost cutting, media stereotypes, and medical hubris undermine nurses and patient careHealth Affairs.  24:1372-1373. 2005
    2004 The final report of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Accreditation.Journal of Health Administration Education.  21:121-166. 2004
    2000 Horizontal and vertical healthcare integration: lessons learned from the United States.HealthcarePapers.  1. 2000
    1997 The 1997 Andrew Pattullo Lecture. Health management: curriculum with a soul.Journal of Health Administration Education.  15:137-142. 1997
    1995 The future of healthcare education. Panel discussion.Healthcare Alabama / Alabama Hospital Association.  8:8-9. 1995
    1991 Health care strategy research, 1985-1990: a critical review.Medical care review.  48:47-89. 1991
    1991 Management Development and Succession Planning: Lessons for Health Service OrganisationsJournal of Management Development.  10:19-30. 1991
    1990 The relationship between technology and task design in hospital nursing unitsHealth Services Management Research.  3:137-148. 1990
    1988 Enhancing Nursing Productivity: A Social Psychologic PerspectivePublic Health Nursing.  5:52-63. 1988
    1985 High performance: myth & truth.Group Practice Journal.  34:52-59. 1985
    1983 Primary care and local health departments: The initiation of a state-sponsored grant programJournal of Community Health.  9:123-134. 1983
    1983 Hospital closure: a review of current and proposed research.Health Services Research.  18:419-436. 1983
    1983 Review article: Managing change in health care organizationsMedical care review.  40:161-203. 1983
    1981 Perspectives on public health: Health professionals view the functions of local public health departmentsPublic Health Reports.  96:466-472. 1981

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2010 Future Challenges in Human Resources Management.  299-310. 2010
    2010 Integrating Strategic Management and Human Resources.  3-16. 2010

    Research Overview

  • Dr. Hernandez conducts research on health services organizations to identify factors that might enhance or explain their performance. His research uses organizational and management research theories to guide empirical studies.
  • Teaching Overview

  • Dr. Hernandez is responsible for doctoral level courses that focus on strategic management and organization research that helps explain the performance of health care professionals and health services organizations. He also provides leadership for executive healthcare masters and doctoral students as they explore healthcare delivery systems in other countries.
  • Teaching Activities

  • AH720 - Continuing Seminar (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • AH775 - Strategic Planning and Mgt (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • AHD798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • AHD799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • AH706 - Strategic Mgt Theory and Res (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • AHD715 - Resrch in Organization Theory (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • AHD798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • AHD799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • AHD798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • AHD799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • HA655 - Synthesis Hlth Serv Admin Sem (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • AH720 - Continuing Seminar (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • AH775 - Strategic Planning and Mgt (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • AHD775 - Strategic Planning and Mgt (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • AHD798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • AHD799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • AH706 - Strategic Mgt Theory and Res (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • AHD798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • AHD799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • AHD798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • AHD799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • HA655 - Synthesis Hlth Serv Admin Sem (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • AH720 - Continuing Seminar (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • AH775 - Strategic Planning and Mgt (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • AHD798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • AHD799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • AH706 - Strategic Mgt Theory and Res (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • AHD715 - Resrch in Organization Theory (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • AHD798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • AHD799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • AHD798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • AHD799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • HA655 - Synthesis Hlth Serv Admin Sem (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • AH720 - Continuing Seminar (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • AH775 - Strategic Planning and Mgt (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • AHD775 - Strategic Planning and Mgt (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • AHD798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • AHD799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • AH706 - Strategic Mgt Theory and Res (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • AH790 - Independent Study and Research (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • AH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • AH799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • AHD798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • AHD799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • AH790 - Independent Study and Research (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • AH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • AH799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • AHD798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • AHD799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • HA655 - Synthesis Hlth Serv Admin Sem (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • AH775 - Strategic Planning and Mgt (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • AH790 - Independent Study and Research (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • AH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • AH799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • AHD798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • AHD799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • AH706 - Strategic Mgt Theory and Res (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • AH720 - Continuing Seminar (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • AH790 - Independent Study and Research (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • AH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • AH799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • AHD715 - Resrch in Organization Theory (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • AHD798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • AHD799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • AH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • AH799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • AHD798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • AHD799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • HA655 - Synthesis Hlth Serv Admin Sem (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • AH775 - Strategic Planning and Mgt (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • AH790 - Independent Study and Research (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • AH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • AH799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • AHD775 - Strategic Planning and Mgt (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • AHD798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • AHD799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • AH720 - Continuing Seminar (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • AH790 - Independent Study and Research (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • AH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • AH799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • AHD798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • AHD799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • HA631 - Org Theory and Behavior (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • AH790 - Independent Study and Research (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • AH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • AH799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • AHD798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • AHD799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • HA655 - Synthesis Hlth Serv Admin Sem (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • AH720 - Continuing Seminar (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • AH775 - Strategic Planning and Mgt (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • AH790 - Independent Study and Research (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • AH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • AH799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • AHD798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • AHD799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • AH720 - Continuing Seminar (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • AH790 - Independent Study and Research (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • AH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • AH799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • AHD715 - Resrch in Organization Theory (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • AHD798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • AHD799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • AH790 - Independent Study and Research (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • AH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • AH799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • AHD798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • AHD799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • HA655 - Synthesis Hlth Serv Admin Sem (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • HAI655 - Appl Concepts in HC Mgmt (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • HAI671 - Healthcare Marketing (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • AH720 - Continuing Seminar (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • AH775 - Strategic Planning and Mgt (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • AH790 - Independent Study and Research (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • AH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • AH799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • AHD775 - Strategic Planning and Mgt (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • AHD798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • AHD799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • AH703 - Philosophy of Science (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • AH720 - Continuing Seminar (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • AH790 - Independent Study and Research (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • AH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • AH799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • AHD798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • AHD799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • HA631 - Org Theory and Behavior (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • AH790 - Independent Study and Research (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • AH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • AH799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • AHD798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • AHD799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • HA655 - Synthesis Hlth Serv Admin Sem (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • AH720 - Continuing Seminar (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • AH775 - Strategic Planning and Mgt (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • AH790 - Independent Study and Research (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • AH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • AH799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • AHD798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • AHD799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • AH720 - Continuing Seminar (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • AH790 - Independent Study and Research (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • AH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • AH799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • AHD715 - Resrch in Organization Theory (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • AHD798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • AH790 - Independent Study and Research (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • AH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • AH799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • HA655 - Synthesis Hlth Serv Admin Sem (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • AH720 - Continuing Seminar (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • AH775 - Strategic Planning and Mgt (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • AH790 - Independent Study and Research (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • AH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • AH799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • AHD775 - Strategic Planning and Mgt (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • AH703 - Philosophy of Science (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • AH720 - Continuing Seminar (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • AH790 - Independent Study and Research (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • AH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • AH799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HA631 - Org Theory and Behavior (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • AH790 - Independent Study and Research (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • AH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • AH799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • HA655 - Synthesis Hlth Serv Admin Sem (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • AH720 - Continuing Seminar (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • AH775 - Strategic Planning and Mgt (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • AH790 - Independent Study and Research (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • AH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • AH799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • AH720 - Continuing Seminar (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • AH790 - Independent Study and Research (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • AH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • AH799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • AH715 - Research Organizational Theory (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • AH790 - Independent Study and Research (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • AH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • AH799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • AH775 - Strategic Planning and Mgt (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • AH790 - Independent Study and Research (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • AH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • AH799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • AH790 - Independent Study and Research (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • AH790 - Independent Study and Research (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • AH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • AH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • AH799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • HA631 - Org Theory and Behavior (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • AH715 - Research Organizational Theory (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • AH790 - Independent Study and Research (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • AH790 - Independent Study and Research (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • AH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • AH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • AH799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • AH775 - Strategic Planning and Mgt (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • AH790 - Independent Study and Research (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • AH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • AH799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • AH790 - Independent Study and Research (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • AH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • AH799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Public Health in Health Services Administration, University of North Carolina System : Chapel Hill 1981
  • Master of Hospital Health Admin / Health Admin in Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration / Management, University of Alabama at Birmingham 1971
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Chemistry, University of Alabama 1969
  • Full Name

  • S Hernandez
  • Blazerid

  • hernande