Douglas Wholey, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Division of Health Policy and Management

Douglas Wholey

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-626-4682

Office Address:
D527-3 Mayo

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware St SE
MMC 729 Mayo
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Professor Emeritus, Division of Health Policy and Management

Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics

PhD, Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations, University of California-Berkeley, 1984

MBA, Management, University of California-Berkeley, 1981

BA, Claremont Men’s College, 1970


I study health care organization and management. My current research focuses on chronic care teams, assertive community treatment teams, medical homes, lean management in health care, care coordination, and primary care performance measurement. My am also interested in public health systems, managed care firms and markets, the diffusion of information technology, and software team management. I have extensive experience as an information systems professional and have been involved in systems analysis, application and system programming, and software engineering management.


Management & economics, organizations, information systems, teams, managed care



See a full list of publications on Google Scholar

Selected Publications

  •  Zhu X, Wholey DR, Cain C, Natafgi N. "Staff Turnover in Assertive Community Treatment (Act) Teams: The Role of Team Climate," Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, March 2017
  • Soderberg K, Rajamani S, Wholey D, LaVenture M. "Health Reform in Minnesota: An Analysis of Complementary Initiatives Implementing Electronic Health Record Technology and Care Coordination," Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 2016
  • McConnell KJ, Chang AM, Maddox TM, Wholey DR, Lindrooth RC. "An exploration of management practices in hospitals," Healthcare, July 2014
  • Wholey DR, Disch J, White KM, Powell A, Rector TS, Sahay A, Heidenreich PA. "Differential effects of professional leaders on health care teams in chronic disease management groups," Health Care Management Review, July 2014



  • PubH 6813, Managing Electronic Health Information
  • PubH 6814, Data and Information for Population Health Management
  • PubH 6879, Public Health Systems Analysis and Development Practicum


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