• Katherine A. Meese, Ph.D is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She also serves as the Director of Wellness Research in the UAB Medicine Office of Wellness. She earned her Ph.D in Health Services Administration with a specialization in health care strategic management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2019. Dr. Meese has several years of industry experience which encompassed work in ten countries on four continents, including management for a large academic medical center. Her work has been published in Anesthesia & Analgesia, Health Services Management Research, Journal of Health Administration Education, and various other journals. Her research interests are in well-being, burnout, team performance, quality and safety, and delivery models that enhance organizational learning.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2022 Accountable care team membership and distress: is accountable care team membership associated with lower distress during a crisis? 2022
    2022 Unique stressors in a global pandemic: a mixed methods study about unique causes of distress among healthcare team members during COVID-19 2022
    2022 Physician, Nurse, and Advanced Practice Provider Perspectives on the Rapid Transition to Inpatient and Outpatient Telemedicine.Telemedicine Reports.  3:7-14. 2022
    2022 Reducing hospital acquired pressure injury in a learning health center: Making the case for qualityLearning Health Systems2022
    2021 Perceptions of Inequitable Compensation Reductions among Healthcare Workers During Covid-19Journal of health care finance.  48. 2021
    2021 The Relationship between Hospital Patient Safety Culture and Patient Satisfaction: A Systematic Literature Review 2021
    2021 Healthcare is a Team Sport: Stress, Resilience, and Correlates of Well-Being among Health System Employees in a Crisis 2021
    2021 CULTURE OF SAFETY: The Multidisciplinary Anesthesia Professional Relationship 2021
    2020 Creating a Tabletop Escape Room Activity to Enrich Students' Change Management EducationThe Journal of health administration education.  37:213-222. 2020
    2019 Country-of-origin and brand positioning for health care servicesInternational Journal of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing.  13:183-199. 2019
    2018 Engaging patients, enhancing patient experiences: Insights, innovations, and applicationsBMC Health Services Research.  18. 2018
    2018 Provider Sponsored Insurance: A Scoping ReviewJournal of Accounting and Finance.  18:175-190. 2018
    2018 Global Efforts to Professionalize the Healthcare Management Workforce: The Role of CompetenciesThe Journal of health administration education2018
    2017 Fixing Medical PricesAnesthesia and Analgesia2017
    2017 Journal rankings and directions for future research in health care management: A global perspectiveHealth Services Management Research.  30:129-137. 2017
    2017 Do no harm, except unto thyselfAnesthesia and Analgesia.  125:1840-1842. 2017
    2017 It takes a village to deliver effective and efficient care: Team-based performanceAnesthesia and Analgesia.  124:1717-1720. 2017


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    2021 Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Design in Health Care 2021
    2020 Organizational Behavior in Health Care 2020


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    2021 Measuring Engagement 2021
    2021 Moving Beyond Burnout towards Physician Flourishing 2021

    Research Overview

  • Putting the human back in health care
    Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Wellness, Well-being, Burnout, Team Performance, Quality and Safety, Organizational Learning
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Health Services Administration, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2019
  • Master of Public Health, University of Texas System : Health Science Center-Houston 2012
  • Awards And Honors

    Full Name

  • Katherine Meese