Selected Research

Selected Research in Progress:

  • Factors Influencing Formalization of a Foregut Sub-Specialty in Surgery. (with Vassaur H)
  • Institutional Logics Invoked in the Recontextualization of Kaizen in Ethiopia. (with Shen GC & Deresse FN)
  • Advancing High Reliability in Georgian Healthcare through Action Research. (with Rukhadze E & Butskhrikidze N)
  • System Factors Related to Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Guinea-Conakry. (with Cisse M)
  • Reliability-Seeking Virtual Organizations at the Margins. (with Grabowski M & Roberts KH)
  • Transitioning Crisis Response into Sustainable Care Delivery. (with Kenyon SK & Roberts KH)


Recent Publications:

  • Alidina S, Martelli PF, Singer SJ, & Aveling E-L. (2021). Optimizing Patient Partnership in Primary Care Transformation: A qualitative study. Health Care Management Review. [link]
  • Academy of Management. (2020, 14 Dec). Protecting Health Care Workers and Hospitals in War Zones. AOM Insights. [link]
  • Shen GC, Martelli PF, Knox-Clarke P, & Roberts KH. (2020). Health Care in Times of War. Academy of Management Perspectives. Advance online publication. [link]
  • Martelli PF, Verdin P, Carroll JS, Frese M, Hagen J, Hofmann DA, Lei Z, & Van der Leyden L. (2020). Broadening Sight at the Board Level: Perspectives from Error Management Research. Academy of Management Proceedings. [link]
  • Martelli PF, Verdin P, Carroll JS, Edmondson AC, Frese M, Hagen J, Hitt MA, & Roberts KH. (2019). Strategy and Leadership in Managing Errors in Organizations: What We Know, What We Should Know. Academy of Management Proceedings. [link]
  • Hayirli TC, & Martelli, PF. (2019). Gene Drives as a Response to Infection and Resistance. Infection and Drug Resistance. [link].
  • Martelli PF. (2018). Organizing for Reliability in Healthcare. In R. Ramanujam & K. Roberts (Eds.), Organizing for Reliability: A Guide to Research and Practice. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press. [link]; Reviewed by Karl Weick in ASQ. [link]
  • Martelli PF, Rivard PE, & Roberts KH. (2018). Caveats for High Reliability in Healthcare. Journal of Health Organization and Management. [link] [download]
  • Hill TE, Martelli PF, & Kuo JH. (2018). A Case for Revisiting Peer Review: Implications for professional self-regulation and quality improvement. PLoS One. [link] [download]
  • Martelli PF, & Hayirli TC. (2018). Three Perspectives on Evidence-Based Management. Management Decision. [link1] [link2] [download]


Recent and Upcoming Presentations:

  • Martelli PF [Moderator]. (2021, August). HCM Teaching Incubator: Becoming More Effective Instructors. Academy of Management Conference. Online.
  • Martelli PF, Butskhrikidze N, & Rukhadze E. (2021, June). Advancing High Reliability in Georgian Healthcare. AUPHA Global Healthcare Management Symposium. Online.
  • Martelli PF & Shen GC. (2021, March). Health Care in Times of War. Suffolk University Sawyer Business School Research Seminar. Boston, MA.
  • Shen GC, Martelli PF, Knox Clarke P, & Roberts KH. (2021, March). Health Care in Times of War. 9th Houston Global Health Conference, Sustainable Global Health Initiatives/Emergency Response track. Online.
  • Martelli PF [Moderator]. (2020, August). HCM Teaching Incubator: Becoming More Effective Instructors. Academy of Management Conference.
  • Martelli PF [Co-Chair], Verdin P [Co-Chair], Carroll JS, Frese M, Hagen J, Hofmann DA, Lei Z, & Van der Heyden L. (2020, August) Broadening Sight at the Board Level: Perspectives from Error Management Research. Academy of Management Conference.


Selected Funded Research (funding source, years):

  • “Health Care in Times of War” (SBS Research Grant, 2020)
  • “Adoption of National Healthcare Quality Policies in Developing Countries: Implementation of the World Health Organization's NQPS in Ghana” (SBS Research Grant, 2019)
  • "System Factors Related to Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Guinea-Conakry" (SBS Research Grant, 2018)
  • "On Evidence-Based Management” (Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative, 2010-11)
  • "Impact Evaluation for Developing Country Health Professionals” (Lowenstein Foundation, 2009-10)
  • “How Organizations Think About the Unthinkable” (National Science Foundation, 2008-10)
  • “Assessing and Managing Failure Vulnerabilities of Interdependent Complex Infrastructure Systems” (NSF, 2009)
  • “Enhancing Reliability in Incident Management Teams” (France-Berkeley Fund, 2007-08)
  • “Using Evidence in Health Management Decisions” (AHRQ/Milbank, 2005-06)