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Mariam Krikorian Atkinson, Ph.D.

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University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CAPhD
University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CABA
2020 - 2020
Best Paper Award
2014 - 2014
Best Paper Award
2014 - 2014
Best Paper Award

Mariam Krikorian Atkinson, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Health Policy and Management department at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Dr. Atkinson's research examines aspects of care coordination including interprofessional roles and responsibilities, process standardization, patient experience, and innovation in teams. Using qualitative and quantitative approaches, she analyzes the factors that make each of these areas more effective in delivering high quality and value care, primarily focusing on the hospital setting and especially as applied to clinical situations of uncertainty and ambiguity. A portion of Dr. Atkinson's research also focuses on underserved communities in the rural health context. Her work is published broadly and has received best paper awards by the Academy of Management and the Strategic Management Society. Additionally, Dr. Atkinson’s research has been awarded funding by agencies such as the National Science Foundation (award 1459996) and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (R01 HS028240).

In addition to research, Dr. Atkinson enjoys teaching, especially using case methods. She teaches Healthcare Organizations and Strategy (HPM 231) to Harvard’s MPH students in the Spring 2 term. Dr. Atkinson also teaches students in the year-round MHCM executive program (HCM 731), medical residents at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, PhD students in the Health Policy program (HCP 597), and MSc students in the Health Policy program at the London School of Economics.

Dr. Atkinson earned her PhD from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, and a BA in business economics and pre-medicine from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her prior experience includes work as a valuation analyst at Ernst & Young, where she had several engagements with healthcare clients consulting on their business model and value.

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  1. R01HS028240 (ATKINSON, MARIAM KRIKORIAN) Dec 1, 2020 - Nov 30, 2022
    Deriving an Evidence Base for Emergency Management in U.S. Hospitals: Toward Resilience in the Midst of COVID-19
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. 1459996 (ATKINSON, MARIAM KRIKORIAN) Feb 15, 2015 - Jan 31, 2017
    National Science Foundation
    Can We Coexist? The Enactment of Professional Jurisdiction in Daily Work Life
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

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  1. Atkinson MK, Benneyan JC, Bambury EA, Schiff GD, Phillips RS, Hunt LS, Belleny D, Singer SJ. Evaluating a patient safety learning laboratory to create an interdisciplinary ecosystem for health care innovation. Health Care Manage Rev. 2022 Jan 27. PMID: 35113043.
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  2. Atkinson MK, Benneyan JC, Phillips RS, Schiff GD, Hunt LS, Singer SJ. Patient engagement in system redesign teams: a process of social identity. J Health Organ Manag. 2021 Oct 26; ahead-of-print(ahead-of-print). PMID: 34693670.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Atkinson MK, Cagliuso NV, Hick JL, Singer SJ, Bambury EA, Hayirli TC, Kuznetsova M, Biddinger PD. Moving Forward from COVID-19: Organizational Dimensions of Effective Hospital Emergency Management. Health Secur. 2021 Sep-Oct; 19(5):508-520. PMID: 34597182.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  4. Atkinson MK, Singer SJ. Managing Organizational Constraints in Innovation Teams: A Qualitative Study Across Four Health Systems. Med Care Res Rev. 2021 10; 78(5):521-536. PMID: 32552540.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Mariam Krikorian Atkinson, Mark A Schuster, Jeremy Y Feng, Temilola Akinola, Kathryn L Clark, Benjamin D Sommers. Adverse Events and Patient Outcomes Among Hospitalized Children Cared for by General Pediatricians vs Hospitalists. JAMA Network Open. 2018; 1(8):e185658-e185658.
  6. Atkinson MK, Schuster MA, Feng JY, Akinola T, Clark KL, Sommers BD. Adverse Events and Patient Outcomes Among Hospitalized Children Cared for by General Pediatricians vs Hospitalists. JAMA Netw Open. 2018 12 07; 1(8):e185658. PMID: 30646280.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Krikorian ML, Growdon AS, Chien AT. Assessment of Hospitalist-Subspecialist Agreement About Who Should Be in Charge and Comparison With Actual Assignment Practices. Hosp Pediatr. 2018 08; 8(8):479-485. PMID: 30049683.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.