Paula Rowland

PhD (Organizational Studies)

Research Interests

I use social science theories to explore questions of knowing, learning, and change within healthcare organizations. I am currently exploring two major change efforts: (1) hospital-based programs related to patient safety and (2) patient engagement for healthcare improvement. Through this research, I explore questions about the intersections between individual learning, organizational learning, and the various imperatives within the collection of institutions that make up healthcare systems. My overall aim is to contribute to the ability of these institutions to create both health and care.