About Me

Hi, I’m Geoff Silvera, a management scholar primarily focused on the influence of executive decision-makers on end-user outcomes.

I presently serve as an Assistant Professor of Health Services Administration in the Department of Health Services Administration at The University of Alabama-Birmingham’s School of Health Professions. Previously, I served on the faculty at Auburn University. My doctorate in Health Policy and Administration was completed at the Pennsylvania State University. Both my masters and bachelors degrees were earned at the University of Florida.

In addition to my academic position, I presently serve on the editorial board of HCMR, QMHC, and as the Associate Editor of PXJ.


In the field of health care management, my work centers on the ability of hospital executive decision-makers to positively influence care quality, patient experience, and patient safety. This research has been published in numerous publication outlets such as Health Care Management Review (HCMR), Quality Management in Health Care (QMHC), Patient Experience Journal (PXJ), and Journal of Healthcare Information Management (JHIM) and has been awarded by AcademyHealth and Southern Management Association conferences.

Research Interests:

  • Hospital Strategic Management
  • Patient Experience
  • Patient Safety
  • Health Information Technology


In the field of diversity management, my work has centered on the institutionalization of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Through this work, colleagues and I have examined the role of organizational and community structures on the implementation of DEI initiatives and have developed a framework for establishing sustainable DEI efforts. This work has been published in outlets such as Public Integrity and State and Local Government Review (SLGR).

Research Interests:

  • Organizational Diversity and Inclusion
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion implementation