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Director, DrPH Program
Teaching Professor

Mark Bittle, DrPH ’06, MBA, FACHE, focuses on the organizational and management factors that influence physician alignment and managing change in complex organizations.

Contact Info

624 N. Broadway, Hampton House 539

Research Interests

Accreditation, competencies, and educational outcomes; Leadership development; Operations Management; Population Health Management; Organizational Behavior, and Performance Improvement
Experiences & Accomplishments
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
University of Baltimore
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Dr. Bittle is the Bloomberg Centennial Chair of the schoolwide Doctor of Public Health program. Hi also serves as the Director, of the CAHME-Accredited Master of Health Administration (MHA) program, ranked 9th nationally, and the CAHME-Certified Master of Applied Science in Population Health Management program. Dr. Bittle is an experienced healthcare executive and is board certified in healthcare management as a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. His healthcare management experience spans ambulatory services development, physician practice management, physician integration, hospital operations, and developing managed care infrastructure and systems for the management of health care delivery under global capitation. Dr. Bittle is experienced in developing successful teams and metrics-driven improvements.
Areas of teaching and research interests include change and change management in large healthcare systems, physician alignment and engagement strategies to improve system performance, population health management, and the development of community-oriented care delivery systems, especially in rural settings.
Dr. Bittle is Vice President of the Maryland Rural Health Association board and serves on the boards of the Maryland Association of Health Care Executives, and Shepherd's Clinic, which provides quality, low-cost primary health care to those who are medically uninsured in Central Baltimore.
Honors & Awards
The Service Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives (2021), and the WC Woodward Award (2019) in recognition of an APHA Health Administration member who has advanced the practice of health administration through outstanding leadership, contributions in a management or educational setting, and provided significant service. Serves as the American College of Healthcare Executives Regent for the State of Maryland (2020-2023).
Select Publications
Publications from the past 5 years
  • Elizabeth W. Woodcock and Mark J. Bittle (2022). The Well-Managed Ambulatory Practice. Springer Publishing Company, LLC. New York, NY. ISBN: 9780826156624. DOI: 10.1891/9780826156631
  • Bittle, MJ. A New Vision and Leadership Challenge: Implementing the Affordable Care Act to Improve the Organization and Delivery of Health Care Services. J Public Health Management Practice, 2014 21(1).
  • Bittle MJ, LaMarche S. Engaging the Patient as Observer to Promote Hand Hygiene Compliance in Ambulatory Care. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2009 Oct:35(10):519-525.
  • Bittle MJ, Charache P. Sustainable Improvement: Taking “AIM” at lasting change. Schilling L. (ed): Implementing and Sustaining Improvement in Health Care. Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission Resources, 2008. ISBN: 978-1-59940-187-4
  • Bittle MJ, Charache P, Wassilchalk DM. Registration-associated patient misidentification in an academic medical center: causes and corrections. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2007 Jan;33(1):25-33.