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Faculty

Alyssa Dahl

Alyssa Dahl

Manager, Data Analytics, DataGen

Alyssa Dahl began working in healthcare quality and payment policy seven years ago at DataGen, a subsidiary of HANYS. Alyssa conducts research and develops analyses around emerging payment models, comparative efficiency and market patterns and is well-versed in quality measures for institutional healthcare providers. Specifically, Alyssa co-developed the program evaluation process for New York hospitals participating in CMS’ Partnership for Patients program, has modeled alternative payment arrangements for episodes of care and accountable care organizations, and currently provides performance monitoring for 19 practices participating in CMS’ Oncology Care Model. Before joining DataGen, Alyssa interned at the New York State Department of Health in the Office of Health Systems Management on Certificate of Need Redesign and in the Legal Affairs Division on plaintiff enrollment into the Medical Indemnity Fund. Alyssa received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Loyola University and her Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology from the State University of New York at Albany, where she is also currently pursuing a PhD.

Michelle M. Duguid, PhD

Michelle M. Duguid, PhD

Associate Professor of Management and Organizations
Johnson College of Business, Cornell University

Professor Duguid engages in two broad, overlapping streams of research. Her primary area of research investigates social status, power, politics, influence and diversity in organizations. Specifically, her research examines the effect of social status, power and inter- and intra-group relations on perceptions and interactions. Professor Duguid also conducts research that examines individual and group processes that affect creativity and the quality of decision-making. She serves on the editorial board of Organization Science and the Academy Management Journal. Professor Duguid’s research has been published in academic journals, including Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Organization Science and Psychological Science. Her research has also been cited in media outlets such as Forbes, The New Yorker, Fast Company, NPR, The New York Times, and The Economist. She received her Master of Science and Doctorate degrees in Organizational Behavior from Cornell University.

Theomary Karamanis

Theomary Karamanis, PhD

Senior Lecturer of Management Communication
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

Theomary Karamanis is an international award-winning communication professor and consultant, specializing in management communications, strategic communication, risk and crisis communication, and health communication. In addition to her role at the Johnson School, Dr. Karamanis serves as the Chair of the IABC Academy (the educational arm of the International Association of Business Communicators), a member of the Advisory Board of The Warning Project (a nonprofit international partnership devoted to emergency communications), and a member of the Caribbean Public Health Agency’s Technical Advisory Committee on Communications. Her academic background includes a doctorate degree in Communication Studies, a Master of Arts degree in Mass Communication, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Telecommunications from Northwestern University and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Athens University of Economics and Business (Athens, Greece). Dr. Karamanis has 18 years of global experience both in business and the academia, having worked in the United States, Europe, the English and Dutch Caribbean, the Middle East and Canada.

Elizabeth A. Mannix

Elizabeth A. Mannix, PhD

Ann Whitney Olin of Management
Johnson College of Business, Cornell University

Professor Elizabeth Mannix is the Ann Whitney Olin of Management at the Johnson Graduate School of Management. Her research and teaching is focused on effective organizational performance and the factors that make individuals motivated, high-performing leaders and team members. Specific topics include: authentic leadership, principled negotiation and influence, the role of emotional intelligence in business settings, organizational change, women in leadership and diversity. Professor Mannix is the author of more than 50 peer-reviewed articles published in such journals as Administrative Science Quarterly, Psychological Science in the Public Interest, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Academy of Management Journal. She is the co-editor of the 15-volume book series, Research on Managing Groups and Teams. Her work has been recognized by awards from organizations including the Academy of Management, Small Group Research, and the International Association for Conflict Management. Professor Mannix served as the associate dean for Executive Master of Business Administration programs at Cornell University from 2012 to 2017. She also served as the Director of the Institute for the Social Sciences from 2005 to 2008, established to promote interdisciplinary research and to increase the university’s prominence in the social sciences. Professor Mannix is the recipient of Johnson’s inaugural EMBA Globe teaching award, as well as the Faculty Research Award. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Society, the Society for Organizational Behavior, and the Academy of Management. She is currently an associate editor of Academy of Management Review. Professor Mannix teaches and consults with firms, universities, and professional societies around the world.

Sean Nicholson, PhD

Sean Nicholson, PhD

Professor of Policy Analysis and Management; Director, Sloan Program
College of Human Ecology, Cornell University

Professor Sean Nicholson is currently conducting research in three areas: the causes of regional variation in medical spending, the value of new medical technologies and innovation in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Before joining the Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University in 2004, he was a faculty member in the Health Care Systems Department at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Nicholson worked for four years as a management consultant with APM and taught high school for two years before enrolling in graduate school. He received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in 1986 and a PhD in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1997. He is currently a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, an Associate Editor of Health Economics and a Research Fellow at SFI, the Danish National Centre for Social Research.

Rob Parker

Rob Parker

Nancy and Bob Selander Associate Director of the Engineering Leadership Program
College of Engineering, Cornell University

Rob Parker is a certified professional coach specializing in leaders with a technical and professional background. As the Coaching Program Manager for the Engineering College at Cornell University, he is responsible for extending the reach of the Engineering Leadership Program.  He has special expertise coaching healthcare professionals and physicians, as well as other professionals seeking to improve their leadership and teamwork capabilities.  Rob also has experience teaching leadership, teamwork, and coaching skills in the U.S. as well as in the Middle East. Rob brings 20 years of experience leading technical professionals in a variety of industries, including higher education, telecom start-ups and manufacturing. Most recently, he worked at Cornell’s SC Johnson Graduate School of Business, where he directed a team widely acknowledged as leaders in the development of Salesforce for higher education.

Sunita Sah, PhD

Sunita Sah, PhD

John and Norma Balen Sesquicentennial Fellow and Associate Professor of Management and Organizations
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

Professor Sunita Sah’s research focuses on institutional corruption, ethical decision-making, bias, transparency, improving decisions, influence and advice. In particular, she studies how professionals who give advice alter their behavior as a result of conflicts of interest and disclosure policies. Professor Sah incorporates organizational behavior, psychology, and behavioral economics theory to study different aspects of giving and reacting to biased advice. Professor Sah's work has been published in top academic journals in management, science, medicine, economics, and psychology. Her work has also been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Nature, BBC News, Financial Times, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Boston Globe, National Public Radio, as well as BBC World Television and national radio stations. In addition to her research work, she recently served as a Commissioner on the National Commission of Forensic Science and on the Human Factors Committee for the National Institute of Science and Technology Forensic Science Standards Board. She is currently on the editorial board of the journal Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. Professor Sah holds a PhD and Master of Science degree in organizational behavior from Carnegie Mellon University, a Master of Business Administration degree from London Business School, an MB ChB (United Kingdom equivalent to MD) in medicine and surgery, and Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the University of Edinburgh.

William F. Streck, MD

William F. Streck, MD

President and Chief Executive Officer
Bassett Healthcare Network, Cooperstown, New York

Dr. William Streck recently completed a nearly four-year tenure as the Chief Medical and Health Systems Innovation Officer at HANYS to return as President and Chief Executive Officer of Bassett Healthcare Network. Before joining HANYS in December 2014, Dr. Streck was one of the longest serving health system executives in New York State and the country, having stepped down in July 2014 after 30 years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Bassett. Under Dr. Streck’s leadership, Bassett grew from an employed physician group of 70 physicians at a single hospital to its current regional network of hospitals, clinics and programs in a vertically integrated healthcare system with academic, teaching and research missions serving residents of a 5,000 square-mile region in central New York. While at HANYS, Dr. Streck worked with member hospitals and health systems on emerging models of care, population health initiatives, risk management strategies and physician relationships. In addition, he worked with HANYS’ businesses to evaluate, develop and execute new data-driven products and services. Over the course of his career, Dr. Streck has served five New York State governors on advisory boards, key Department of Health committees and state policy groups. He served as Chairman of the HANYS Board of Trustees and as Chair of the Public Health and Health Planning Council of New York State. He has also served on professional and policy groups at the state and national levels. Dr. Streck received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Oklahoma State University and his medical degree from the University of Missouri. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York.