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CURRENT POSITION AND FOCUS

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (June 2021-Present)

Department of Health Services Administration
School of Health Professions
The University of Alabama at Birmingham

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Primary: Hospital Strategic Management & Patient Care Quality and Experience

Secondary: Health Information Technology & Organizational Diversity/Inclusion

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy, Health Policy & Administration (Management and Orgs. Track),

The Pennsylvania State University

Dissertation Title: Interpersonal Care Experiences: Specification and Antecedents

Committee: Jonathan R. Clark (Chair), N. Fareed, J. N. Mittler, and D. Hambrick

Master of Health Administration, Health Services Research, Management, & Policy,

University of Florida

Bachelor of Science, Psychology,

University of Florida

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

17. Silvera, G.A., Wolf, J.A., Stanowski, A.S, & Studer, Q. (2021). The influence of COVID-19 visitation restrictions on patient experience and safety outcomes: A critical role for subjective advocates, Patient Experience Journal (PXJ), 8(1). 30-39. DOI: 10.35680/2372-0247.1596 Link to article

16. Heath, M., Porter, T & Silvera, G.A. (2021). Patient Data Security: Hospital Characteristics Associated with HIPAA Breaches, International Journal of Healthcare Management (IJHM) DOI:10.1080/20479700.2020.1870349 Link to article

15. Silvera, G.S., Hamadi, H.Y., & Tafili, A.T.*. (2021). Hands and Gloves: The Relationship between CEOs and Organizational Context in U.S. Hospitals, International Journal of Healthcare Management (IJHM) DOI:10.1080/20479700.2020.1870351 Link to article

14. Fisk, J.M., Morris, J.C., Silvera, G.A., Chen, X. Chen, X., Crayton, M.M, & Hume, J.C., (2021). Toward the Roux: Explaining the Adoption of Inclusionary Practices in Local Governments, State and Local Government Review (SLGR) DOI:10.1177/0160323X20986845 Link to article

13. Louis, C.J., Landry A.Y., Silvera, G.A, Robbins, J., Shay, P.D., Lee, H., Felix, J. Cave, S. & Fishman, P.A., The COVID-19 Impact on Health Administration Education: Understanding Student Perspectives on the Transition from In-person to Remote Course Instruction, Journal of Health Administration Education (JHAE) (forthcoming)

12. Silvera, G.A. & Clark, J.R. (2021). Women at the Helm: CEO Gender and Patient Experience in the Hospital Industry. Health Care Management Review (HCMR). 46 (3), 206-216. DOI: 10.1097 Link to article

11. Hamadi, H., Martinez, D., Xu, J. Silvera, G.A., Mallea, J.M., Li, X., Li, Y., & Zhao, M. (2020). The Impact of Post-Discharge Telemonitoring on 30-Day COPD Readmissions and Mortality. Telemedicine and Telecare. DOI:10.1177/1357633X20970402 Link to article

10. Haun, C.N.*, Mahafza Z.B.*, Cook C.L.* & Silvera, G.A., A Study Examining the Influence of Proximity to Nurse Education Resources on Quality of Care Outcomes in Nursing Homes. Inquiry (55). Link to article 

9. Fisk, J.M., Haun, C.N.*, & Silvera, G.A. Developing and Assessing Workplace Diversity: The Essential Characteristics of Cultural Competency. Public Integrity Link to article

8. Ford, E. W., Lowe, K. B., Silvera, G., Babik, D., & Huerta, T. R. (2018). Insider versus outsider executive succession: The relationship to hospital efficiency. Health Care Management Review (HCMR), 43(1), 61-68.

7. Silvera, G.A. (2017). The Moderating Role of Hospital Size on the Relationship between Patient Experience & Patient Safety. Quality Management in Health Care (QMHC), 26 (4), 210-217.

6. Silvera, G.A., Haun, C.N.* and Wolf, J.A. (2017). Patient Experience: The field and future, Patient Experience Journal (PXJ), 4(1), 7-22.

5. Silvera, G.A. & Clark, J.R. (2016). Patient Evaluations of the Interpersonal Care Experience (ICE) in U.S. Hospitals: A Factor Analysis of the HCAHPS Survey, Patient Experience Journal (PXJ), 3(1), 101-109.

4. Ford, E.W.,Silvera, G.A., Kazley, A.S., Diana, M.L., and Huerta, T.R. (2016). Assessing the Relationship between Patient Safety Culture and EHR Strategy. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance. 29(6), 614-627.

3.Silvera, G.A. & Wolf, J.A. (2015). Patient Experience Established: One Year Later. Patient Experience Journal (PXJ), 2(1), 4-10.

2. Huerta, T.R., Silvera, G.A., Pettit, L., & Ford, E.W. (2014). EMR Implementation Speed: Patient Safety Culture Paradox: Part 2. Journal of Healthcare Information Management (JHIM), 4(28), 40-45.

1. Ford, E.W., Pettit, L., Silvera, G.A., & Huerta, T.R. (2014). EMR Implementation Speed: Patient Safety Culture Paradox. Journal of Healthcare Information Management (JHIM), 3(28), 24-31.

Book Chapters

1. Silvera, G.A., Stephenson AL. (2022). “Confronting Racism at Franklinville Regional Medical Center” In: Eds. McAlearney AS, Kovner A. Health Services Management: A Case Study Approach. 12th Edition, Health Administration Press: Chicago, IL: In press.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

5. Wolf, J.A. & Silvera, G.A. (2020). A Commitment to Hope. Patient Experience Journal (PXJ), 7(2), 1-4. Link to Article

4. Fisk, J.M., Silvera, G.A., Haun, C.N.*, Downes, J., Eberline, N., Smith-Hanes, P. (2019). Managing Diversity and Inclusion. PM Magazine. Link to Article

3. Silvera, G.A. (2018). The Other Side of the Publishing Veil: Insights from an Associate Editor. RWJF New Connections Blog. Link to Blog

2. Silvera, G.A. (2016). A Call to Excellence in Patient Experience. Patient Experience Journal (PXJ), 3(1), 5-6. Link to Article

1. Lehrman, W.G., Silvera, G.A., & Wolf, J.A. (2014). The Patient Experience Movement Moment. Patient Experience Journal (PXJ), 1(2), 9-11. Link to Article

PRESENTATIONS 

Chen, X.*, Silvera, G.A., Haun, C.N. & Fisk, J.M., Signal Fires: The Influence of Local Government Context on Diversity Value Signaling in Job Advertisements Following The Black Summer of 2020. Annual Meeting of Southeastern Conference of Public Administration (SECOPA). Virtual. September 2021.

Carlson, B., Merlino, J. , Roe, K., Silvera, G.A, & Hagood, C. “PX Isn’t What it Was or Has Been and It’s Changing”, UAB HSA Webinar Series. Virtual. September 2021. (Link)

Silvera, G.A. & Haun, C.N., “Technology About Me Without Me: An Examination of the Relationship between Patient-facing Health Information Technology and Patient Evaluations of the Interpersonal Care Experience”. Organizational Theory in Health Care (OTHC) Annual Conference, Poster Session. Boston, MA June 2021 (Virtual due to COVID).

Silvera, G.A. & Fisk, J.M. 3-Part Webinar Series “Equity and Inclusion: A Strategic Organizational Approach”. International City and County Management Association (ICMA)

Louis, C., Landry, A., Silvera, G., Robbins, J., Shay, P., Lee, H., Felix, J. Cave, S., & Fishman, P. (2020). The COVID-19 impact on health administration education: Understanding student perspectives on the transition from in-person to remote learning. Presented in Teaching in the Time of COVID-19, Academy of Management Health Care Management Division’s Extraordinary Measures for Extraordinary Times Series. Nov. 20th, 2020. (via webinar)

Silvera, G.A., Vogus, T. J. & Clark, J.R., Physician CEOs & Patient Safety. Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Vancouver, BC, Canada. August 2020. (Virtual due to COVID-19)

Fisk, J.M., Morris, J.C., Silvera, G.A., Chen, X.*, Chen, X.*, Crayton, M.*, Haun, C.*, Hume, J.*, Diversity and City Hall: Cultural Competency and Local Governments Symposium. American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) National Conference. Anaheim, CA. April 2020. (Cancelled due to COVID-19)

Fisk, J.M., Morris, J.C., Silvera, G.A., Chen, X.*, Chen, X.*, Crayton, M.*, Haun, C.*, Hume, J.*, Diversity and City Hall. Auburn University College of Liberal Arts Diversity Research Symposium. Auburn, AL. November 2019.

Clary, M. & Silvera, G.A. Teaching Innovations: Effective Strategies for Teaching, Learning, & Classroom Management. Auburn University Department of Political Science PhD Program Brown Bag, October 2019.

Bhussar, M.S.*, Adams G.L., Zorn, M.L., & Silvera, G.A., When Experiences Clash: The Role of Acquirer and Target CEO Characteristics in Deal Failure: Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, August 2019.

Heath, M., Porter, T & Silvera, G. Hospital Characteristics Associated with HIPAA Breaches. Midwest Management Association (MMA) Conference. St. Louis, MO. October 2018.

C.N. Haun *, Fisk, J.M., Silvera, G.A. Developing and Assessing Diversity: The Essential Characteristics of Cultural Competency. Auburn University College of Liberal Arts Diversity Research Symposium. Auburn, AL, 2018

Silvera, G. A., You Have the Floor: The Use of Open Dialogue as a Student Engagement Technique, Auburn University Conversations in Celebration of Teaching, Auburn, AL, 2018

Haun, C. N.* & Silvera, G.A. A Pilot Study Examining the Influence of Proximity to Nurse Staffing Resources on Quality of Care Outcomes. Southern Management Association Conference. St. Petersburg Beach, FL. October 24-28, 2017.
Winner: Outstanding Student Paper Award –Healthcare Management and Hospitality Track

Fisk, J.M., Haun, C.N.*, & Silvera, G.A. A Conceptual Framework of Institutionalized Cultural Competency. Southeastern Conference for Public Administration (SECOPA). Hollywood, FL. October 4-7, 2017.

Silvera, G.A. Relational Orientation in the Upper Echelons: An Executive Job Demand-Moderated Model. Academy of Management Annual
Meeting. Anaheim, CA. August 4-9, 2016.

Silvera, G.A. & Clark, J.R. The Moderating Role of Hospital Size on the Relationship between Patient Experience and Patient Safety. Academy of Management Annual
Meeting. Anaheim, CA. August 4-9, 2016.

Silvera, G.A., Ford, E.W., Diana, M.L., Kazley, A.S., & Huerta, T.R. Assessing the Relationship between Patient Safety Cultures and EHR Strategy.
HIMSS Annual Conference. Chicago, IL. April 12, 2015.

Silvera, G.A., Ford, E.W., Lowe, K.B., & Huerta, T.R. Insider versus Outsider CEO Succession and Competitive Advantage. Southern Management
Association Conference. Savannah, GA. November 11-15, 2014.
Winner: Outstanding Student Paper Award –Strategy Track

Silvera, G.A., Ford, E.W., Diana, M.L., Kazley, A.S., & Huerta, T.R. Assessing the Relationship between Patient Safety Culture and EHR Strategy.
Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. August 1-5, 2014.

Silvera, G.A. & Clark, J.R. Empathy Revealed: A Factor Analysis of Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) Surveys. AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting. Baltimore, MD. June 22-26, 2013.
Winner:
Best Student Poster Award

Ashour, Omar M., Silvera, G., Kremer, G., and Reddy, M. (2012). Exploration of Group Technology Applications: Triage in the Emergency
Department. In Proc of the 2012 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference. Orlando, FL. May 19-23, 2012

TEACHING

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Asst. Professor, 2021-Present

       Health Policy and Reform [HCM 480]

Auburn University, Asst. Professor 2016- 2021

The American Patient (Special Topics) [HADM 7890]

Designing Care Organizations [Healthcare Management and Leadership] (HADM 4000)

Gateway to Health Care [Intro to U.S. Health Systems] (HADM 3000)

Health Policy (HADM 3300)

Health Insurance & Reimbursement (HADM 4200)

Medical Terminology (HADM 2103)

The Pennsylvania State University, Graduate Teaching Assistant (2012-2014)

Physician Practice Management, Instructor: Richard Shurgalla
Healthcare Systems Management, Instructor: Jonathan R. Clark, PhD
Comparative International Health Systems, Instructor: Celeste Newcomb

Dissertation and Thesis Committees

Dissertation Committee Chair

  • Courtney N. Haun, PhD in Public Administration and Public Policy, Auburn University, 2016- 2019
  • Auburn University’s Distinguished Dissertation Award Recipient| 2020 Dissertation

Committee Member

  • Ying Schwarte, PhD in Business-Management, Auburn University 2019-2021
  • Manjot “MJ” S. Bhussar, PhD in Business-Management, Auburn University, 2017-2018

AWARDS AND HONORS

2019 Best Reviewer for Track 2: Health Care/ Hospitality Management/ Public Administration, Southern Management Association Conference

2018 SEC Travel Grant Recipient

2018 Auburn University Conversations in Celebration of Teaching (CCT): Silvera, G. A., You Have the Floor: The Use of Open Dialogue as a Student Engagement Technique.
2017 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) New Connections Scholar
2017 Outstanding Student Paper, Southern Management Association, Healthcare Management Track*
2016 New Faculty Scholars, Auburn University, Biggio Center
2014 Outstanding Student Paper, Southern Management Association, Strategy Track
2013 Best Student Poster, AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting
2013
Outstanding Conference Reviewer, Academy of Management, HCM Division
2012 Center for Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems Scholar, Penn State University
2011 Bunton-Waller Graduate Fellowship, Penn State University
2010 Alumni Fund Scholar, University of Florida College of Health and Human Performance
2005 Ronald E. McNair Achievement Program Scholar, U.S. Department of Education
2003 National Achievement Merit Scholar, National Merit Foundation
2003 Academic Top Scholars Award (Bright Futures), FL Dept. of Education

SERVICE

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Service to University

  • Faculty Senate DEI Committee, 2021- Present

 Service to Department

  • UAB Academy for Addressing Health Disparities through Health Care Leadership Program Planning Committee, 2021- Present
  • Health Care Management Undergraduate Program Committee, 2021- Present
  • Faculty Search Committee member, 2021

Auburn University

Service to University

Faculty Senate Salary and Welfare Committee, 2018-2021

Intramural Grants Program (IGP) Peer Reviewer, 2018-2019

Auburn Global Health Case Competition, Team Mentor, 2018

Biggio Center for Teaching and Learning

  • Course (Re)Design Facilitator, 2018- 2020
  • New Faculty Scholars Mentor, 2018- 2019
  • Clary, M. Curtiss, A., Garcia, E., Tan, L., and Silvera, G.A., Teaching in Survival Mode: Less can be More. Auburn University Biggio Center Fall Wellness Series. Oct. 14th, 2020 (via webinar).

Service to Department

Scholarship Committee, Health Service and Administration Program, Department of Political Science, 2016- 2021

Health and Hospital Administration Organization (HHAO), Faculty Advisor, Health Service and Administration Program, Department of Political Science, 2017- 2021

Ad-hoc Strategic Management Committee member, Department of Political Science, 2018

Faculty Search Committee member, Department of Political Science, 2017, 2019

Service to the Profession

Patient Experience Journal (PXJ)

Health Care Management Review (HCMR)

Quality Management in Health Care (QMHC)

Academy of Management (AOM)

Health Care Management (HCM) Division

  • Executive Committee Member, 2018-Present
  • Academic-at-Large, 2018-2020
    • Best Paper Committee, 2020
    • Best Theory to Practice Paper Committee, 2019
    • Best Graduate Student Paper Committee, 2019
  • Teaching Committee Member, 2019-Present
  • Webinar Series Organizing Committee Member, 2020
    • “Teaching in the Time of COVID-19”, Nov 20th, 2020 (via webinar)
  • Moderator, Professional Development Workshop
    • “Integration of Research and Teaching in HCM”, 2020
    • “Successful Academic Careers in Health Care Management: A Moderated Panel of Senior Scholars”, 2019
  • Panelist, Professional Development Workshop
    • “Organizational Determinants of Health: Conceptualizing Diversity & Inclusion in Healthcare Management”, 2021
    • “Navigating the Health Care Job Market”, 2020
    • “Combating Isolationism: Strategies for Improving Your Personal and Academic Well-being”, 2018
  • Discussant, Annual Conference
    • “The Leadership Influence on Employee and Patient Experience”, 2018
  • Facilitator, Professional Development Workshop
    • “HCM Teaching Incubator: Becoming More Effective Instructors”, 2019-2021
    • “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Reviewing but were Afraid to Ask”, 2018
  • Session Chair, Annual Conference
    • “New Studies in Patient Engagement and the Patient Experience”, 2020
    • “Integrating New Technologies in Health Care”, 2019
    • “The Leadership Influence on Employee and Patient Experience”, 2018
    • “Patient Centered Care and Service Orientation”, 2017
    • “Efficiency”, 2013
  • Conference Reviewer, 2013-Present

Strategic Management (STR) Division

  • Conference Reviewer, 2013-Present
  • Session Chair, Annual Conference
    • “Exploring CEO Values and Upbringing”, 2020
    • “Capability in Network”, 2014

Southern Management Association (SMA), Health Care/Hospitality Management Track

  • Incoming Track Chair, Track 2: Health Care/Hospitality Management/Public Administration
  • Conference Reviewer, 2015-Present
  • Session Facilitator
    • “Information and Data Management in Health Care Systems”, 2017
  • Best Paper in Track Committee, 2017 & 2018

Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)

  • Webinar Panelist: Faculty Perspectives on Remote Learning, 2020 (Link to Webinar)

Organization Theory in Health Care Association (Formerly HORA),

  • Conference Reviewer, 2018

AcademyHealth, Org. Behavior & Management Division

  • Conference Reviewer, 2013-2017

Mid-South Management Research Consortium (MMRC)

  • Research Roundtable Facilitator, Healthcare Management and Governance, 2020

Book Proposal Reviewer

  • Palgrave-Macmillan

Ad-Hoc Peer Reviewer

  • British Medical Journal (BMJ) of Quality & Safety
  • British Medical Journal (BMJ) Health & Care Informatics
  • Health Care Management Review (HCMR)
  • Health Services Research (HSR)
  • Health Services Management Research (HSMR)
  • Human Relations
  • Inquiry: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing (Inquiry)
  • Journal of Healthcare Management (JHM)
  • Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved (JHCPU)
  • Patient Experience Journal (PXJ)
  • Public Integrity
  • Quality Management in Healthcare (QMHC)

Media

2021                ICMA Blog: “Establishing Inclusion as a Value: Takeaways from the first of three workshops on inclusion.” By Laura Savage, published April 13, 2021 Link to Blog

2020                Auburn University CLA Newsletter: “Silvera edits special issue of journal dedicated to COVID-19, contributes editorial” by Vicky Santos, published August 26, 2020 Link to News Article

2020                AL.com: “‘10-foot tall and bullet proof’: Why it’s almost impossible to sue Alabama K-12 schools over coronavirus” by John Sharp, published August 16, 2020 Link to News Article

2020                Auburn University CLA Newsletter: “Auburn Health Administration Experts take on COVID-19 Series”, by C. Erwin, H. Ali, G. Silvera, and L. Redding. Link to News Article

2019                Auburn University CLA Newsletter: “Study by Silvera finds female hospital CEOs better for patient experience”, by Vicky Santos, published September 17, 2019 Link to News Article

2019                WLTZ News Interview: “Auburn University Study Finds Female CEOs Better for Patient Experience”, by Marlena Mumm, published October 23, 2019 Link to News Article

2019                Radio Interview: “Dr. Geoffrey Silvera Chats about the Benefits of Female CEOs in Healthcare”, by Zac Blackerby and Brett Smith, Aired November 6, 2019 Link to On Air Interview

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2013 HIMMS, Project Analysts, Health IT Value Suite
2011 Dorn VA Medical Center, Volunteer Assistant Administrator
2010 UF Community Health/Family Practice Residency, Project Manager
2009 Surgical Group of Gainesville, Administrative Intern
2009 University of Florida, Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Institute
2006 University of Florida, Department Neuroscience

Professional Memberships

  • Academy of Management
  • Southern Management Association
  • Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)
  • Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
  • AcademyHealth
  • American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)