Keith G. Provan Distinguished Scholar Award

This award recognizes a member of the HCM division who has developed a record of high-quality scholarly research in health care management. The research may be traditional or innovative, but it must demonstrate conceptual and methodological rigor. The award winner will receive a plaque and recognition at the AOM Annual Meeting. The winner will also give a keynote presentation during the AOM Annual Meeting as part of the Health Care Management Division’s programming.

This award was established in 2012, and renamed in 2014 to honor the late Keith G. Provan, in recognition of his exemplary scholarship and numerous contributions to the Health Care Management Division.
Award Selection:
The award winner will have contributed to scholarship in health care management through high-quality research. Evidence of contribution may take various forms. At a minimum, the awardee will have an exemplary record of publishing high-quality research in major academic journals. The awardee also may have contributed to the field through editorial work, serving either as an editor or editorial board member for major journals in health care management. The awardee’s entire portfolio of contribution to and impact the scholarly field of health care management will be considered.

Nomination Procedure:

Nominations should be submitted to the Daniel Walker, HCM Research Committee co-chair (, by January 31, 2024.  Anonymous nominations will not be accepted, but individuals may self-nominate. As per the HCM by-laws, nominations should include:

  1. A nomination letter that articulates the nominee’s research contributions;
  2. The nominee’s current CV;
  3. At least two impartial letters commenting on the nominee’s qualifications to receive the award; and
  4. Copies of two published articles as examples of academic scholarship.

Award Winners

Currently seeking nominations [due January 31, 2023]: Contact the Research Committee Chair, Olena Mazurenko at 

Nominations should include:

  • A nomination letter that articulates why the nominee is deserving of the award with respect to the criteria listed above;
  • The nominee's current CV;
  • At least two letters of support that comment on the nominee's qualifications to receive the award; and
  • Copies of two published articles as examples of academic scholarship.
2022 Dr. Mary Fennel, Brown University
2021: Ann Barry Flood, Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College
2020: Jacqueline Zinn, Temple University
2019: Thomas D'Aunno, New York University
2017:   Douglas Wholey, University of Minnesota
2015: Lawton R. Burns, University of Pennsylvania
2014: Keith G. Provan, University of Arizona (in memoriam)
2013:  Stephen Shortell, University of California-Berkeley
2012:  Jeffrey Alexander, University of Michigan