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M. Nicholas Coppola MSA MHA PhD FACHE

Associate Professor and Program Director

EDUCATION

  • 2003 Doctor of Philosophy: Health Services Organization and Research - Medical College of Virginia Campus, Virginia Commonwealth University; Richmond, VA
  • 2002 Preparing Future Faculty - Graduate Teaching Certificate, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • 1997 Master of Health Administration - Baylor University, Waco, Texas
  • 1995 Master of Science in Administration - Central Michigan University
  • 1987 Bachelor of Arts: Biology - State University of New York, Potsdam
  • 1986 B.S.c. (honorary) - Christ College, Liverpool University, England

INTERNSHIP, RESIDENCIES, and FELLOWSHIPS

  • 1999 Fellow, American College of Health Care Executives (FACHE)
  • 2000 Fellow, U.S. Medicine Institute (FUSMI) (*Fellow program discontinued in 2002)
  • 2002 Internship in the teaching profession, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.
  • 1997 Internship in Managed Care Policy: Ernst & Young LLP, Health Care Consulting Practice, Washington, DC
  • 1996 M.H.A. Residency, Office of The Surgeon General, Pentagon, Washington, DC         
  • 1984 Undergraduate Fellowship in Cardiology, Haenomann Medical College, Phil, PA

RESEARCH INTERESTS

My recent areas of research include healthcare leadership, team building, organization behavior & theory, and stakeholder dynamics.  My founding areas of research include healthcare organizational analysis from an efficiency, effectiveness, optimization and quality perspective.  Factors affecting disability analysis, compensation and length of stay interest me.  Many of my publications concern the federal sector.  My methodology of choice is Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) for areas of research concerning organizational efficiency.  

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (2007-2013)

(59 total)

Book:

Ledlow G.R and Coppola M.N. (2013). (2nd Ed.) Leadership for Health Professionals: Theory, Skills and Applications. Jones and Bartlett Learning. Boston, MA.

Ledlow G.R and Coppola M.N. (2011). Leadership for Health Professionals: Theory, Skills and Applications. Jones and Bartlett Learning, Boston, MA. ISBN-13: 9780763781514

Book Chapters:

Kongstvedt, P.R. (2012). Essentials of Managed Care, 6th Edition. Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Sudbury, MA. Coppola, M.N., Ronald P.H., Forest S.K., Fulton, L., Harrison, J.P., and Kerr, B. Chapter 28, The Military Managed Care Health System.

Harrison, Jeffery P. (2010).  Leadership and Strategic Planning in Healthcare Organizations, Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Boston, MA.

  • Wood, S., and Coppola, M.N., Satterwhite, C.R. Chapter 3, The Role of Transformational Leadership.
  • Coppola, M.N., Harrison, J., Fulton, L Chapter 15, The New Value Paradigm in Healthcare.

Johnson JA. (2009). Comparative Health Systems, Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Boston, MA. Lopes J, Coppola MN, and Risti L. Chapter 5, The United Kingdom.

  • Wood, S., and Coppola, M. N., Satterwhite, R Chapter 3,  The Role of Transformational Leadership.
  • Coppola, M. N., Harrison, J., Fulton, L  Chapter 15,  The New Value Paradigm in Healthcare.

Johnson, James, A.  (2008).  Health Organizations: Theory, Behavior, and Development,  Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Boston, MA.  ISBN-13: 9780763750534.

  • Coppola, M. N. Chapter 2, Anatomy and Physiology of Theory.     
  • Ledlow, J.R., and Coppola, M. N. Chapter 10, Leadership Theory and Influence.
  • Ledlow, J.R., Coppola, M. N., and Cweik, M.  Chapter 11, Leadership and Transformation.
  • Coppola, M. N., Erckenbrack, D., Ledlow, J.R. Chapter 14, Stakeholder Dynamics.
  • Adu-Oppong, A., Ledlow, JR, Cwiek, M., Johnson, J., and Coppola, M.N. Chapter 20, Organization Development for Terrorism and Disaster.

Kongstvedt, Peter.  (2007).  Essentials of Managed Care, 5th Edition, Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Sudbury, MA. Coppola, M. N., Harrison, J., Kerr, B., and Erckenbrack, D. Chapter 28, The Military Managed Care Health  System.  

Kitaeff, Jack.  (2007).  Malingering, Lies, and Junk Science in the Courtroom, Cambria Press, Youngstown, NY. Coppola, M. N., Bewley, L.,  Harrison, J., Shapiro, M. Chapter 16,  Medical Malingering & Disability:  Historic, Economic, and Modern Perspectives with Management Considerations.ISBN13: 978-1-934043-58-5

Journals:

Barnett, Denise, D., Rajinder, Koul., and Coppola, M. Nicholas. (2013). "Satisfaction with health care among people with communication impairments: A survey of Medicare beneficiaries."  Disability and Rehabilitation Journal.   

Coppola, M.N., Pasupathy, R., Posteraro, R., Fulton, L.V., and Aliff, M.M. (2013). Barriers and Stakeholder Dynamics to Helath Policy Reform. International Journal of Food, Nutrition and Public Health. Vol 6. No 1. pp 67-81.

Coppola, M.N., Satterwhite, C.R., Fulton, L.V., Shanderson, L., and Pasupathy, R. (2012) Military Health System Efficiency: A Review of History and Recommendations for the Future. Journal of Military Medicine. Vol 177(6). pp 686-692.

Fulton, L.V., Lasdon, L., McDaniel, R., & Coppola, M.N. (2010). Two-Stage Stochastic Optimization for the Allocation of Medical Assets in Steady State Combat Operations, Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation.

Fulton, L.V., Belote, J.M., Brookes, M.S., Coppola, M.N., (2009) A Comparison of Disabled Veteran and Nonveteran Income: Time to revise the Law? Journal of Disability Policy Studies, Vol XX, No. X. (September).

Fulton, L., Lasdon, L., McDaniel, R., and Coppola, M. N. (2008). Including Quality, Access, and Efficiency in Health Care Cost Models,  Hospital Topics. Fall, (86) 4:3-16.

Coppola, M. N.  (2008).   Managing Teams in Organizations, Healthcare Executive. May/June:  Available at:  http://www.iqpc.com/News.aspx?id=117213089&m=sixsigma.

Harrison, J., and Coppola, M. N.  (2007).  Is the Quality of Hospital Care a Function of Leadership?  The Health Care Manager. Volume 26, Number 3, pp. 1-10. 

Harrison, J., and Coppola, M. N.  (2007).  The Impact of Quality and Efficiency on Federal Healthcare,  International Journal of Public Policy. Vol 2., No-s3/4  pp. 356-371

Coppola, M. N., Harrison, J., Chaffin, J.G., and Burke, D.E. (2006).  A policy perspective for military dentists performing posterior restorations,  Army Medical Department Journal.PB 8-06-1/2/3 Jan/Feb/Mar

Kerr, B., Coppola, M. N., and Dianna, M. (2006). Decreasing Disability Processing Days for Soldiers in the U.S. Army, Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics , Vol 3, no 1.  Available at:  http://www.iiisci.org/Journal/SCI/Drafts.asp?var=&pagenum=2

Coppola, M. N., and Carini, G.  (2006). Ability Job-Fit Self-Assessment, Healthcare Executive. Mar/Apr, pp 60-63.

 

Selected Presentations (2009-2013):

(62 total)

Coppola, M.N., and Kerr, Bernie. (2013 - submitted/under review).  "Avoiding Decision Making Failure in Healthcare Organizations," submitted for consideration to the 2013 annual Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) Conference, 6-9 October, 2013, San Diego, CA.

Harrison, J., Posteraro, R., Fulton, L., Beauvais, B., Coppola, M.N. (2013).  "A 10-year Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) study of the Efficiency of Federal Hospitals."  118th Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS) Annual Continuing Education Meeting, Seattle, Washington, November 3-8, 2013.

Harrison, J., & Coppola, M.N. (2013).  "A simple tool for measuring performance"  118th Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS) Annual Continuing Education Meeting, Seattle, Washington, November 3-8, 2013.

Coppola, M.N. (2013).  Distance learning Innovations and Accreditation Possibilities.  Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) Leader's Conference, Network Leaders Forum, June, Monterrey, CA.

Coppola, M.N., Ledlow, G.R., Hunt, Sharon.  (2013).  American College of Health Care Executives, (ACHE) Chicago, Illinois:  "Measuring Performance Outcomes."  As presented at the 2013 Annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership.

Coppola, M.N, and Kerr, B. American Academy of Medical Administrators, (AAMA) Annual Conference, (2012), "Your Post-Military Career: Getting the Job You Want!"

Kerr, Bernie, and Coppola, M.N. American Academy of Medical Administrators (AAMA) Annual Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona (November, 2011), "Your Post-Military Career: Getting the Job You Want!"

Coppola, M.N, and Kerr, B. American Academy of Medical Administrators (AAMA) Annual Conference. Scottsdale, Arizona (November, 2011), "Competencies required to advance in the health profession"

Coppola, M.N, Kerr, B., and Ledlow, J. American College of Health Care Exectives, (ACHE) Chicago Illinois: "Applied Healthcare Management Competencies" as presented at the 2011 Healthcare Executives Short Course (formerly called Army Day), Category 2 ACHE Credits, 17 March 2011.

Tyler, L., and Coppola, M.N. American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE) Chicago Illinois: "Transitioning from Military to Civilian Employment" Congress Presentation Session "86a" Category 1 ACHE Credits, 16 March 201

Coppola, M.N, Ledlow J & Fulton, L. Texas Organization or Rural and Community Health (TORCH). "Understanding the Language of Healthcare," Annual Conference, 7-9 Sept 2010.

Coppola, M.N, and Kerr, B. American Academy of Medical Administrators (AAMA) Annual Conference (Nov 2010), "The Obligation for Continuing Education in Healthcare," Clear Lake, FL, Nov 17-21.

Coppola, M.N, Ledlow J & Fulton, L. Texas Organization of Rural and Community Health (TORCH). "TORCHcase Session 32: effectively Communicating the Language of the Health Professions," Webinar, 28 July 2010.

Coppola, M.N, Kerr, B.J., Ledlow, J.R., and Fulton, L.V. Association of University Programs in Health Administration Annual Conference (2010) , "Using the VARK Learning Test to Optimize Delivery of Health Administration Course Content and Competency Fulfillment" (Webinar)

Coppola, M.N., Association of University Programs in health Administration Annual Conference, Chicago, IL (June, 2009), Concurrent Session: "Teaching Decision Tools and Technologies Supporting Innovation and Change" Topic: Interpreting Organizational Dashboard with Statistics (Accepted for presentation).

Coppola, M.N., Kennedy, M., American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE) Annual Congress (March 2009), Chicago Illinois, Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) Leader's Conference. "Innovative ways of linking practice to healthcare management"

 

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