Reuben R. McDaniel, Jr., EdD is the Charles and Elizabeth Prothro Regents Chair in Health Care Management; and a Professor of Management Science and Information Systems at The University of Texas at Austin. He has done more than any scholar to develop and bring complexity science concepts, practices and research methods into healthcare in the United States. Through a lifetime of writing, teaching, research, and leadership of a complexity and healthcare research network, this widely respected organizational theorist, has demonstrated convincingly that complexity science based management practices improve the care of patients and the performance of healthcare organizations, from primary care practices to hospitals. In 2004, Reuben was awarded one of the highest honors bestowed by The University of Texas at Austin, the Civitas Award, given to a faculty member who has shown exemplary campus citizenship throughout a career of service at the university.
Research Interests: Managing Complexity; Knowledge Management; Health Care Management; Organizational Design