Thomas Rundall, PhD


Thomas Rundall, Ph.D. is the Henry J. Kaiser Professor of Organized Health Systems, Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his B.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Sociology from Stanford University. Dr. Rundall taught for four years in the Sloan Program in Health Services Administration at Cornell University before joining the faculty of the School of Public Health at U.C. Berkeley in 1980. In 1985, he received a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellowship, and served for a year as a health policy advisor to United States Senator David Durenberger. From 1987-94, Dr. Rundall served as Editor of Medical Care Research and Review, a leading journal in the field of health services research. During his time on the Berkeley faculty, he served as Chair of the Department of Social and Administrative Health Sciences, Chair of the Division of Health Policy and Management, Director of the Center for Health Management Research, Director of the Graduate Program in Health Management, and Executive Associate Dean of the School of Public Health.

Professor Rundall has published extensively across a broad array of topics, including the organization and delivery of health care services, evidence-based management, hospital-physician relationships, health information technology, and quality improvement. His current research includes a study of the effects of relational coordination on patient care management as perceived by senior leaders of Accountable Care Organizations. He has received numerous awards, including the Filerman Prize for his contributions to the field of health services management education, the Alfred Childs Outstanding Faculty Service Award, the School of Public Health Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring Award, and the Berkeley Citation for Distinguished Research and Service to the University of California at Berkeley.

Professor Rundall currently serves on the boards of directors for John Muir Health and On Lok, a program of all-inclusive care for the elderly.