Christopher G. Myers, Ph.D.

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  • Faculty Director, Center for Innovative Leadership
  • Joint Appointment in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Research Interests

Organizational Behavior; Learning & Knowledge Management; Healthcare Organizations; Leadership Development ...read more

Background

Dr. Christopher G. Myers holds a joint appointment in anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His research explores questions of learning, development, and innovation in organizations, as well as how people learn vicariously from others’ knowledge and experience in health care organizations and other knowledge-intensive industries. Dr. Myers is an Associate Professor of Management & Organization and the founding Faculty Director of the Center for Innovative Leadership at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

Prior to joining the faculty at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Myers was an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Harvard Business School. He earned his PhD in management and organizations at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, and his BS in business administration with highest honors and highest distinction from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina. 

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Titles

  • Faculty Director, Center for Innovative Leadership
  • Joint Appointment in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes

Education

Degrees

  • Ph.D.; University of Michigan (Michigan) (2015)
  • B.S.; University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) (North Carolina) (2010)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

In his research, Dr. Myers uncovers and tests the mechanisms by which individuals learn and develop from their own and others’ experiences at work, with a particular emphasis on learning in health care organizations. Though his interest is in individual-level learning, he focuses specifically on how this learning is influenced by interpersonal relationships and interactions in organizations.

Selected Publications

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Mayo AT, Myers CG, Bucuvalas JC, Feng S, Juliano CE. Supporting robust teamwork — Bridging technology and organizational science. N Eng J Med. 2023;388(22):2019-21.

Myers CG, Sutcliffe KM. High reliability organising in healthcare: Still a long way left to go. BMJ Qual Saf. 2022;31(12):845-8.

Myers CG, Polsky D, Desai S. The growing role of Chief Medical Officers in major corporations. JAMA Health Forum. 2022;3(7):e222194

Mayo AT, Myers CG, Sutcliffe KM. Organizational Science and Health Care. Acad Manag Ann. 2021;15(2):537-76

Myers CG, Sutcliffe KM, Ferrari BT. Treating the “Not-Invented-Here Syndrome” in Medical Leadership: Learning from the Insights of Outside Disciplines. Acad Med. 2019;94(10):1416–8.

Contact for Research Inquiries

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
100 International Drive
Baltimore, MD 21202 map

Activities & Honors

Honors

  • Best 40-under-40 Business School Professors, Poets & Quants
  • Dean's Award for Faculty Excellence, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
  • Visiting Education Overseas Expert, National Healthcare Group, Singapore
  • Best Dissertation-Based Paper Award, Academy of Management MOC Division
  • Dykstra Fellow for Teaching Excellence, University of Michigan Ross School of Business
  • Making Connections Award, Academy of Management OB Division

Memberships

  • Academy of Management
  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Professional Activities

  • Core Faculty, Hopkins Business of Health Initiative
  • Core Faculty, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety & Quality
  • Affiliated Faculty, Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research, Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Research Advisory Board Member, Center for Positive Organizations, 2019 - 2022
  • Elected Representative-at-Large, Academy of Management MOC Division, 2018 - 2021
  • Associate Editor, Academy of Management Discoveries, 2023
  • Editorial Board, Academy of Management Review, 2023
  • Editorial Board Member, Academy of Management Learning & Education, 2017
  • Editorial Board, Group & Organization Management, 2020
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Service Management (Expert Research Panel on Health Service), 2019 - 2021

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