James Begun, PhD

Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management

James Begun

Contact Info

begun001@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-624-9319

Office Address:
A270-B Mayo

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware St. SE
MMC 510
Minneapolis, MN 55455

PhD, Sociology, University of North Carolina, 1977

MA, Sociology, University of North Carolina, 1975

BA, Sociology, University of North Carolina, 1972

Summary

I study the structure, strategy, and performance of health care and public health organizations and professions. Where feasible, I utilize a complexity science perspective to better understand those topics. 

Expertise

Leadership, management, teamwork, organizational theory and behavior, population health

Awards & Recognition

  • Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, MHA class of 2015

Professional Associations

  • Higher Education Committee, American College of Healthcare Executives, 2011–2015

Research

Publications

See a full list of publications on Google Scholar

Selected Publications

  • Trinh HQ, Begun JW. "The proliferation of elective services in U.S. urban hospitals," Health Care Management Review, 2017
  • Riley W, Begun JW, Meredith L, Miller KK, Connolly K, Price R, Muri JH, McCullough M, Davis S. "Integrated Approach to Reduce Perinatal Adverse Events: Standardized Processes, Interdisciplinary Teamwork Training, and Performance Feedback," Health Services Research, Dec 2016
  • Begun JW, Riley WJ, Hodges JS. "Exploratory analysis of high CT scan utilization in claims data," Journal of the American College of Radiology, Jan 2014

Books

Teaching

Academic Interests and Focus

I have been active in promoting competency-based education, serving several terms on and chairing the Board of Commissioners of the Accrediting Commission on Education in Health Services Administration. I was awarded the Gary L. Filerman Prize for Innovation in Healthcare Management Education in 2008 by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. I teach health care and public health organization leadership and management courses.

Courses

  • PubH 6542, Management of Health Care Organizations
  • PubH 6751/7551, Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations