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Eric J. McNulty, M.A.


Lesley University, Cambridge, MAMA05/2014Leadership
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MABA05/1977Economics

Eric McNulty's work centers on the challenges of leading in high stakes, high pressure situations. He teaches Leadership as well as Negotiation and Conflict Resolution to MPH students at the Harvard Chan School. He also teaches in numerous executive education programs at Harvard and elsewhere. He is co-author of the books, You're It: Crisis, Change, and How to Lead When it Matters Most (Public Affairs, 2019) and the second edition of Renegotiating Health Care: Resolving Conflict to Build Collaboration (Jossey-Bass, 2011). He is co-author of numerous book chapters and academic papers. He is principle author of the NPLI's case studies on leadership decision making in the Boston Marathon bombing response, innovation in the response to Hurricane Sandy, and the professional-political interface in the response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Eric has an interest in complex "wicked problems" and the systemic thinking necessary to grapple with them. He has looked at the overlapping challenges of climate change, rapid urbanization, aging populations, and increasing interconnectivity.

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  1. Chekijian S, Hertelendy A, McNulty E, Ciottone GR. Integrating crisis leadership in academic medicine. BMJ Lead. 2022 12; 6(4):303-306. PMID: 36794603.
  2. Hertelendy AJ, McNulty EJ, Burkle FM. The new normal: A catalyst for leadership adaptation in a tumultuous world-Let's stop applying 20th century solutions to 21st century problems in emergency management. J Emerg Manag. 2021 Jul-Aug; 19(4):323-325. PMID: 34580848.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Spisak, B. McNulty, E. Covid-19 testing and vaccination status certificates are not enough for recovery. Leaders also need to trigger society’s intrinsic motivation to help. Politics and the Life Sciences. 2021; 1-5. View Publication.
  4. Marcus, L., McNulty, E., Flynn, L. Henderson, J., Neffenger, P., Serino, R., Trenholm, J. The POP-DOC loop: A continuous process for situational awareness and situational action. Industrial Marketing Management. 2020; 88:272-277. View Publication.
  5. McNulty, E., Dorn, B., Goralnick, E., Serino, R., Grimes, J., Flynn, L., Cheers, M., Marcus, L. Swarm intelligence: Establishing behavioral norms for the emergence of collective leadership. Journal of Leadership Education. 2018; 17(2). View Publication.
  6. Goralnick E, Halpern P, Loo S, Gates J, Biddinger P, Fisher J, Velmahos G, Chung S, Mooney D, Brown C, Barnewolt B, Burke P, Gupta A, Ulrich A, Hojman H, McNulty E, Dorn B, Marcus L, Peleg K. Leadership During the Boston Marathon Bombings: A Qualitative After-Action Review. Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2015 Oct; 9(5):489-95. PMID: 26094685.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Sobelson RK, Young AC, Marcus LJ, Dorn BC, Neslund VS, McNulty EJ. The meta-leadership summit for preparedness initiative: an innovative model to advance public health preparedness and response. Biosecur Bioterror. 2013 Dec; 11(4):251-61. PMID: 24251597.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
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