Complete Vita    (word document) 

  Reuben R. McDaniel, Jr.  

Charles and Elizabeth Prothro Regents Chair in Health Care Management
Department of Management Science & Information Systems

Adjunct Professor
School of Nursing, University of Texas at Austin

Adjunct Professor
Department of Medicine
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas

CBA 6.454 (office location)
512.471.9451 (office phone)
512.471.0587 (office fax)
reuben.mcdaniel@mccombs.utexas.edu

Ed.D., Indiana University, 1971
M.S., University of Akron, 1968
B.S., Drexel University, 1964
Courses
   Managing Complexity (MBA Elective)
   Living with Complexity (BBA Elective)
Past Academic Posts
Florida State University;  Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration; Claremont Graduate School; Baldwin-Wallace College
Research Areas
Managing Complexity; Health Care Management; Knowledge Management; Organizational Design
Industry Areas
Health Care; High Technology; Knowledge-Intensive Firms
Corporate and Public Sector Leadership
Editorial Board, Health Care Management Review; Services Research Review Committee, National Institute of Mental Health Initial Review Group, 2003-2005; Scientific Advisory Committee, Plexus Institute, 2000 - 2005

Recent Consultancies
Daughters of Charity National Health Care System, St. Louis, Missouri; Mobil Corp., Beaumont, Texas & Fairfax, Virginia; Ontario Association of Health Administrators, Ontario, Canada; Seton Medical Center, Austin, Texas; Slumberger, Inc., Houston, Texas; Society for Nuclear Medicine, New York, New York; Texas Department of Human Services, Austin, Texas

Current Research Projects
                                                                                         Management of Complex Adaptive Systems;Organization and Design of Clinical Microsystems with emphasis on Primary Care Practices; Outcomes of Nursing Management Practice in Nursing Homes; Utilization of Information Systems; Technological Barriers to Telemedicine, and Technology Management Implications; Development of Research Methods Informed by Complexity Science

Recent and Representative Publications

Books
  • McDaniel, Reuben R., Jr., & Driebe, Dean J. (Eds.) (2005). Uncertainty and surprise in complex systems (p. 202). Springer Verlag Heidelberg.
Book Chapters
  • Jordan, M. E. & McDaniel, R. R. Jr. (in press). Helping students respond creatively to a complex world. In B. Sriraman & D. Ambrose (Eds.), A critique of creativity and complexity: Deconstructing clichés. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense.
  • McDaniel, Reuben R., Jr., Driebe, Dean J., & Lanham, Holly Jordan (2013). Health care organizations as complex systems: New perspectives on design and management. In John D. Blair, Myron D. Fottler, & Grant T. Savage (Eds.), Annual Review of Health Care Management: Revisiting the Evolution of Health Systems Organization, Advances in Health Care Management, Vol. 15. (pp 3-26) Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
  • Kitzmiller, Rebecca R., McDaniel, Reuben R., Jr., Johnson, Constance M., Lind, E. Allan, & Anderson, Ruth A. (2013). Exploring interpersonal behavior and teams sense-making during health information technology implementation. In Tony Simons, Hannes Leroy, Grant T. Savage (ed.) Leading in Health Care Organizations: Improving Safety, Satisfaction and Financial Performance, Advances in Health Care Management, Volume 14 (pp.119-144). Emerald Group Publishing Limited 
  • McDaniel, Reuben R. Jr. & Lanham, Holly Jordan (2010). Sustainable development: Complexity and the problem of balance. In Steven A. Moore (Ed.), Pragmatic sustainability: Theoretical and practical tools (pp. 51-66).  New York, NY: Routledge. 
  • McDaniel, Reuben R., Jr., & Jordan, Michele E. (2009). Complexity and postmodern theory. In James A. Johnson (Ed.), Health organizations: Theory, behavior, and development (pp. 63-84). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Pbls. 
  • Anderson, Ruth A., & McDaniel, Reuben R., Jr. (2008). Taking complexity science seriously: New research, new methods. In Claire Lindberg, Sue Nash & Curt Lindberg (Eds.), On the edge: Nursing in the age of complexity (pp. 73-96). Bordentown, NJ: Plexus Press. 
  • McDaniel, Reuben R., Jr., & Driebe, Dean J. (2005). Uncertainty and surprise:  An introduction. In Reuben R. McDaniel, Jr. & Dean J. Driebe (Eds.), Uncertainty and surprise in complex systems (pp. 3-11). Springer Verlag Heidelberg. 
  • Driebe, Dean J., & McDaniel, Reuben R., Jr. (2005). Complexity, uncertainty and surprise:  An integrated view.  In Reuben R. McDaniel, Jr. & Dean J. Driebe (Eds.), Uncertainty and surprise in complex systems (pp. 19-30). Springer Verlag Heidelberg.  
  • McDaniel, Reuben R., Jr (2004).  Chaos and complexity in a bioterrorism future. In John D. Blair, Myron D. Fottler, & Albert C. Zapantam (Eds.). Advances in health care management, Vol. 4 (pp.119-139). Oxford, UK: Elsevier, Ltd. 
Articles
  • Provost, Shannon M., Lanham, Holly J., Leykum. Luci K., McDaniel, Reuben R., Pugh, Jacqueline, (in press,). Huddle up to improve health care. Health Care Management Review. 
  • Anderson, Ruth A., Toles, Mark P., Corazzini, Kirsten, McDaniel, Reuben R., Jr., Colón-Emeric., Cathleen. (2014). Local interaction strategies and capacity for better care in nursing homes: a multiple case study. BMC Health Services Research, 14(1), 244. 
  • Anderson, Ruth A., Plowman, Donde, Corazzini, Kirsten, Hsieh, Pi-Ching, Su, Hui Fang, Landerman, Lawrence R., McDaniel, Reuben R., Jr. (2013). Participation in Decision Making as a Property of Complex Adaptive Systems: Developing and Testing a Measure. Nursing Research and Practice, Article ID 706842, 16 pages. 
  • Lanham, Holly Jordan, Sitting, Dean F., Leykum, Luci K., Parchman, Michael K., Pugh, Jacqueline A., McDaniel, Reuben R., Jr.  (2014). Understanding differences in electronic health record (EHR) use: Linking individual physicians’ perceptions of uncertainty and EHR use patterns in ambulatory care. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 21(1), 73-81. 
  • McKenna, Kalin, Leykum, Luci K., & McDaniel, Reuben R. Jr, (2013). The role of improvising in patient care, Health Care Management Review, 38 (1), 1-8. 
  • Shaw, Eric K., Ohman-Strickland, Pamela, Piasecki, Alicja, Hudson, Shawna V., Ferrante, Jeanne M., McDaniel, Reuben R. Jr., Nutting, Paul A., Crabtree, Benjamin F. (2013), Effects of facilitated team meetings and learning collaborative on colorectal cancer screening rates in primary care practices: A cluster randomized trial, Annals of Family Medicine, 11(3), 220-228. 
  • Nutting, Paul, A., Crabtree, Benjamin F. & McDaniel, Reuben R. Jr.,( 2012), Small primary care practices face four hurdles – including a physician-centric mindset – in becoming medical homes. Health Affairs, 31(11), 2417-22 
  • Anderson, Ruth A., Corazzini, Kirsten, Porter, Kristie, Daily, Kathryn, Mcdaniel, Reuben R. Jr., & Colon-Emeric, Cathleen, (2012), CONNECT for quality: Protocol of a cluster randomized controlled trail to improve fall prevention in nursing homes. Implementation Science, 7:11 
  • Leykum, Luci, Kumar, Pradeep, Parchman, Michael, McDaniel, Reuben R., Lanham, Holly & Agar, Michael, (2012), Use of an agent-based model to understand clinical systems. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 15 (3) 2 
  • Leykum, Luci K., Palmer, Ray, Lanham, Holly, Jordon, Michelle, McDaniel, Reuben R., Noel, Polly H., & Parchman, Michael, (2011), Reciprocal learning and chronic care model implementation in primary care: Results from a new scale of learning in primary care. BMC Health Services Research, 11:44 
  • Crabtree, Benjamin F., Nutting, Paul A., Miller, William L., McDaniel, Reuben R., Jr., Stange, Kurt C., & Jaén, Carlos Roberto (2011). Primary care practice transformation is hard work: Insights from a 15 year developmental program of research. Medical Care, 49 (Suppl): 28S-35S. 
  • Lanham, Holly Jordan, Leykum, Luci K., McDaniel, Reuben R. Jr. (2011), Same organization, same electronic health records (EHRs) system, different use: Exploring the linkage between practice member communication patterns and EHR use patterns in an ambulatory care setting, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2011-000263.
  •  Ford-Eickhoff, Karen, Plowman, Ashmos Donde, McDaniel, Reuben R. Jr., (2011), Hospital boards and hospital strategic focus: The impact of board involvement in strategic decision making. Health Care Management Review, 36(2) 1-10.
  •  Kitzmiller, Rebecca R., Anderson, Ruth A., McDaniel, Reuben R. Jr., (2010). Making sense of health information technology implementation: A qualitative study protocol. Implementation Science, 5(95).
  • Fulton, Lawrence V., Lasdon, Leon S., McDaniel, Reuben R., Jr., Coppola, Nicholas M., (2010). Two-stage stochastic optimization for the allocation of medical assets in steady-state combat operations. Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation, 7(2) 89-102.
  • Leykum, Luci K., Parchman, Michael, Pugh, Jacqueline, Lawrence, Valerie, Noël, Polly H., McDaniel, Reuben R., Jr. (2010). The importance of organizational characteristics for improving outcomes in patients with chronic disease: a systematic review of congestive heart failure. Implementation Science, 5(66). 
  • Jordan, Michelle E., Lanham, Holly J., Anderson, Ruth A.  and McDaniel, Reuben R., Jr. (2010). Implications of complex adaptive systems theory for interpreting research about health care organizations.  Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice (International Journal of Public Health Policy and Health Services Research),16(1), 228-231.
  • Leykum, Luci K., Pugh, Jacqueline, Lanham, Holly Jordan, Harmon, Joel & McDaniel, Reuben R., Jr. (2009). Implementation research design: integrating participatory action research into randomized controlled trials. Implementation Science, 4(69).
  • Crabtree, Benjamin F., Miller, William L., McDaniel, Reuben R., Jr., Stange, Kurt C., Nutting, Paul A., & Jaén, Carlos R. (2009). A survivor’s guide for primary care physicians, The Journal of Family Practice, 58(8), E1-E7.
  • Orzano, A. John, McInerney, Claire R., McDaniel, Reuben R., Jr., Meese, Abigail, Alajmi, Bibi, Mohr, Stewart M., & Tallia, Alfred F. (2009). A medical home: Value and implications of knowledge management, Health Care Management Review, 34(3), 224-233.
  • McDaniel, Reuben R., Jr., & Lanham, Holly Jordan (2009). Evidence as a tool for managerial action: A complex adaptive systems view, Health Care Management Review, 34(3), 216-218.
  • Lanham, Holly Jordan, McDaniel, Reuben R., Jr., Crabtree, Benjamin F., Miller, William L., Stange, Kurt C., Talia, Alfred F., & Nutting, Paul A. (2009). How improving practice relationships among clinicians and nonclinicians can improve quality in primary care, The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 35(9), 457-466.
  • Jordan, Michelle E., Lanham, Holly Jordan, Crabtree, Benjamin F., Nutting, Paul A., Miller, William L., Stange, Kurt C., & McDaniel, Reuben R., Jr. (2009). The role of conversation in health care interventions: Enabling sensemaking and learning, Implementation Science, 4(15). htpp://www.implementationscience.com/content/4/1/15.
  • McDaniel, Reuben R., Jr., Lanham, Holly Jordan, & Anderson, Ruth A. (2009). Implications of complex adaptive systems theory for the design of research on health care organizations, Health Care Management Review, 34(2), 191-199.
  • Fulton, Lawrence V., Lasdon, Leon S., McDaniel, Reuben R., Jr., & Coppola, Nicholas (2008). Including quality, access, and efficiency in healthcare cost models, Hospital Topics, 86(4), 3-16.
  • Crabtree, Benjamin F., McDaniel, Reuben R., Jr., Nutting, Paul A., Lanham, Holly J., Looney, J. Anna, & Miller, William L. (2008). Closing the physician-staff divide: A step toward creating the medical home, Family Practice Management, 15, 20-24.
  • Paparone, Christopher R., Anderson, Ruth A., & McDaniel, Reuben R., Jr. (2008). Where military professionalism meets complexity science, Armed Forces & Society, 34(3), 433-449.
  • Leykum, Luci K., Pugh, Jacqueline, Lawrence, V., Parchman, M., Noel, P.H., Cornell, J.,  & McDaniel, Reuben R., Jr. (2007). Organizational interventions employing principles of complexity science have improved outcomes for patients with Type II diabetes, Implementation Science, 2(28), 1-8.
  • McDaniel, Reuben R., Jr. (2007). Management strategies for complex adaptive systems:  Sensemaking, learning, and improvisation, Performance Improvement Quarterly, 20(2), 21-42.
  • Orzano, A. John, Tallia, Alfred F., McInerney, Claire R., McDaniel, Reuben R., Jr., & Crabtree, Benjamin F. (2007).  Strategies for developing a knowledge-driven culture in your practice, Family Practice Management, 14(4), 32-34.
  • Fulton, Larry, Lasdon, Leon S., & McDaniel, Reuben R., Jr. (2007). Cost drivers and resource allocation in military health care systems, Military Medicine, 172(3), 244-249.
  • Tallia, Alfred F., Lanham, Holly J., McDaniel, Reuben R. Jr., & Crabtree, Benjamin F. (2006). 7 Characteristics of successful work relationships, Family Practice Management, 13(1), 47-50.
  • Anderson, Ruth A., Ammarell, N., Bailey, D., Jr., Colόn-Emeric, C., Corazzini, K. N., Lillie, M., Piven, M. L. S., Utley-Smith, Q., & McDaniel, Reuben R., Jr. (2005). Nurse assistant mental models, sensemaking, care actions, and consequences for nursing home residents. Qualitative Health Research, 15(8), 1006-1021. 
  • Stroebel, Christine K., McDaniel, Reuben R., Jr., Crabtree, Benjamin F. et al. (2005, August). How complexity science can inform a reflective process for improvement in primary care practices. Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 31(8), 438-446. 
  • Anderson, Ruth A., Crabtree, Benjamin F., Steele, David J., & McDaniel, Reuben R., Jr. (2005). Case study research:  The view from complexity science. Qualitative Health Research, 15(5), 669-685. 
  • Paul, David L., & McDaniel, Reuben R., Jr. (2004). A field study of the effect of interpersonal trust on virtual collaborative relationship performance. MIS Quarterly, 28(2), 183-227. 
  • Cohen, Deborah, McDaniel, Reuben R., Jr., Crabtree, Benjamin, F. et al. (2004). A practice change model for quality improvement in primary care practice. Journal of Healthcare Management, 49(3), 155-168.
  • Anderson, Ruth A., Corazzini, Kirsten N., & McDaniel, Reuben R., Jr. (2004). Complexity science and the dynamics of climate and communication: Reducing nursing home turnover. The Gerontologist, 44(3), 378-388.
Awards
  • Texas Ten – Ex-Student’s Association Most Influential Professors 2013
  • Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare 2012
  • Heman Marion Sweatt Legacy Award, The University of Texas at Austin, 2011
  • Outstanding Elective Professor – MBA, McCombs School of Business, 2013, 2010, 2005
  • Distinguished Speaker, Health Care Management Division, Academy of Management, 2006
  • Fellow at the IC2 Institute, 2005
  • Civitatis Award for Exceptional Service, The University of Texas at Austin, 2004
  • CBA Foundation Award for Excellence in Education, McCombs School of Business, 2003
  • Myron D. Fottler Exceptional Service Award, Health Care Management Division, Academy of Management, 2001
  • Merit-Based Research Award, 2000-2014, McCombs School of Business
  • Elective Faculty Honor Role - MBA, Fall 2001, Spring 2001, Fall 2002, Spring 2002, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Fall 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, McCombs School of Business
  • Distinguished Paper Award, Southwest Academy of Management, 1997
  • Best Paper Award, Health Care Management Division, Academy of Management, 1996
  • Key D Award; Outstanding Alumnus, Drexel University, 1988