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Mark L. Diana, PhD, MBA, MSIS


Drs. W. C. Tsai and P. T. Kung Professor in Health Systems Management
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Mark Diana, PhD

Education & Affiliations

PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University
MSIS, Virginia Commonwealth University
MBA, Shenandoah University
BS, Shenandoah University


Mark Diana is a professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. His research focuses on the organizational impact of health information systems, primarily in hospitals in the US, and the performance of new care delivery models, such as patient-centered medical homes and accountable care organizations. Most of this work involves the use of large secondary data sets and research at the organizational level. He also has experience in funded evaluation work as the principle investigator on the external evaluation of the Louisiana Long-term Care Real Choice Systems Transformation Grant, through the Louisiana Department of Health, as the PI for an evaluation of an electronic health record implementation in Mexico, funded by the MEASURE Evaluation project of USAID, and as the PI for the evaluation of the Louisiana Health Information Exchange, among other projects.

Research Areas

  • Alternative and emerging health care delivery models
  • Health information systems
  • Organizational structure and outcomes, primarily in hospitals and hospital systems

Honors & Awards

  • 2007: Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Health Administration, 2007
  • 1997: The James P. Baker Award, Virginia Society for Respiratory Care, 1997
  • James W. Begun Award for Excellence in Doctoral Studies in Health Administration


View Dr. Diana's publications at his NCBI profile page.


HPAM 6360 Human Resource Management