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Senior Scientist

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

CAHME-Accredited MHA Program Director; Leadership; Management; Population Health; Organizational Performance Improvement
Experiences & Accomplishments
University of Baltimore
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Dr. Bittle is the JHU MHA Program Director, a CAHME-Accredited MHA program, ranked 9th nationally. Dr. Bittle is an experienced health care 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 and integration, hospital operations, and also includes developing managed care infrastructure and systems for the management of health care under global capitation. Dr. Bittle is experienced at developing successful teams and metrics-driven improvements.
Areas of teaching and research interests include change and change management in large health care 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 serves on the boards of the Maryland Rural Health Association, 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
WC Woodward Award (2019): recognizes 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.
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.