Joseph Restuccia, DrPH, MPH is Professor of Health Care and Operations Management and Dean’s Research Fellow in the BU Questrom School of Business’ Department of Operations and Technology Management. He also holds the positions of Research Scientist at the Veterans Health Administration’s Center for Organization, Leadership and Management Research and Visiting Professor at Bocconi University School of Management in Milan, Italy. Dr. Restuccia’s teaching and research spans over 35 years and has focused on issues related to health care quality measurement and improvement, cost containment, information technology, system transformation, and evaluation of interventions intended to improve effectiveness of health care delivery. As well as Boston University Questrom School of Business, Restuccia has taught at BU’s School of Public Health, Bocconi University, University of Michigan, and University of California, Berkeley. He is co-developer of the Appropriateness Evaluation Protocol (AEP), a method to evaluate appropriateness of hospitalization that has been the basis of numerous research studies as well as operational quality improvement programs throughout the world. Dr. Restuccia is currently co-principal investigator of a study of the impact of organizational factors on cost and quality of inpatient medical services at VHA’s 129 medical centers, an investigator on three studies involving hospital readmissions: one to identify potentially preventable readmissions, a second investigating leadership and other factors impact on reducing readmission rates, and a third to test a method of reducing readmission. In the past, Dr. Restuccia has led studies supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Commonwealth Fund, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, among other funding organizations. He earned his doctoral degree in social and administrative health sciences and master’s degrees in health services management at the University of California, Berkeley and his bachelor’s degree at Tufts University. Between his studies at Tufts and Berkeley, Restuccia spent three years as a hospital manager.
DRPH, University of California at Berkeley, Social and Administrative Health Sciences, School of Public Health, 1977.
MPH, University of California at Berkeley, Social and Administrative Health Sciences, School of Public Health, 1974.
BA, Tufts University, Political Science, 1969.
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Preventing Post-Operative Pulmonary Complications: Is Intensive Patient and Family Education and Participation With ICOUGH More, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). (December 1, 2016 - Present).
The Primary Care Training and Enhancement Program at Boston Medical Center, Health Resources and Services Administration, DHHS. (July 1, 2016 - Present).
Composite Measures of Health Care Provider Performance: A Description of Approaches, JTKG Foundation. (October 23, 2013 - September 2015).
Validating and Classifying VA Readmissions for Quality, Veterans Administration Health Services and Development Agency. (March 2011 - May 2014).
Organizational Factors and Inpatient Medical Care Quality and Efficiency, Veterans Health Administration. (July 2009 - March 2014).
Organizational Fit and Quality Improvement in Readmissions Veterans Administration Health Services Research and Development Service, Veterans Administration Health Services Research and Development Service. (January 2011 - March 2014).
Evaluating Implementation of Project Re-Engineered Discharge in VA, Veterans Administration Health Services Research and Development Agency. (January 2012 - April 2014).
Quality, Efficiency, and Patient Experience in U.S. Hospitals, Commonwealth Foundation. (September 1, 2007 - July 31, 2009).
Assisted team of Questrom students advising Partners for Youth with Disabilities - Young Entrepreneurs Project on Link Day
Link Day Faculty Advisor
Participating and presenting at conferences; reviewing and writing articles; helping set strategic direction
Adjunct Professor, Brown University. (September 1, 2013 - Present).
BU Representative, Business School Alliance in Health Management (BAHM). (November 30, 2012 - Present).
BU representative to this new association; activities will include judging a case competition at Harvard Business School this spring. Members of BAHM are the following: Arizona State University W. P. Carey School of Business, Boston University School of Management, Duke University Fuqua School of Business, Harvard Business School, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, Hass Business School University of California – Berkeley, University of Colorado – Denver, University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business, Vanderbilt University Owen School of Business, Yale School of Management