John McHugh

John McHugh

John McHugh

Assistant Professor
Health Policy & Management


722 West 168th Street, 4th Floor
New York NY 10032
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Dr. McHugh’s research focuses on the ways that organizations respond to changing incentives. He combines organizational theory with health services research methods to better understand organizational changes and how they may affect patient outcomes. His primary area of focus is on transitions of elderly Medicare beneficiaries between hospitals and post-acute providers. Dr. McHugh teaches Strategic Management in the Masters of Healthcare Administration program. He is also a faculty member for the Consulting Workshop. Dr. McHugh holds an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a PhD from Brown University’s School of Public Health and spent more than 10 years conducting strategy consulting engagements with hospitals and health systems across the country.



PhD, 2016, Brown University
MBA, 2004, Duke University
BS, 1997, University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School)
BS, 1997, University of Pennsylvania (Engineering School)

Mailman Affiliations

Affiliated Faculty, Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center

Other Affiliations

Faculty Research Fellow, Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center

Areas of Expertise

Gerontology, Healthcare Industry, Healthcare Management, Healthcare Policy, Healthcare Providers, Healthcare Reform, Medicaid/Medicare, Quality of Care

Select Publications

McHugh, JP, Zinn, J, Shield, RR, Tyler, DN, Gadbois, E, Soni, S, Mor, V. Strategy and risk sharing in hospital-postacute care integration. Health Care Manage Rev. 2018 Jul 24
McHugh, JP, Foster, AD, Mor, V, Shield, R, Trivedi, AN, Wetle, T, Zinn, JS, Tyler, D. Reducing Hospital Readmissions Through Preferred Networks of Skilled Nursing Facilities. Health Affairs. 2017 Sep 1; 36(9):1591-1598
McHugh, JP, Trivedi, A, Zinn, JS, Mor, V. Post-acute Integration Strategies in an Era of Accountability; Journal of Hospital Administration, 2014; 3(6): 103-112

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