Georges Potworowski

Assistant Professor
Department of Health Policy, Management, and Behavior

University at Albany, School of Public Health
One University Place, Room 183
Rensselaer, NY 12144-3456
Phone Number: (518) 402-0332
Fax Number: (518) 402-0414




PhD   University of Michigan 2010 

Research Interests

I study how individuals, teams, and organizations can and do improve their sub-optimal decision-making and professional practices. I take an inter-disciplinary and multi-method approach to understanding three challenges in healthcare: 1) Evidence-based management 2) Implementing change, including developing the capacity for change 3) Indecisiveness and its implications for organizations and policy

Selected Publications

Potworowski, G., & Green, L. A. (2016). Training change agents in CTA to bring healthcare transformation to scale: The case of primary care practice facilitators. Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making. doi: 10.1177/1555343416657237.

Holtrop, J. S., Potworowski, G., Fitzpatrick, L., & Kowalk, A., & Green, L. A. (2015). Understanding effective care management implementation in primary care: A Macrocognition perspective analysis. Implementation Science, 10:122. doi: 10.1186/s13012-015-0316-z

Potworowski, G., & Green, L. A. (2015). Training primary care practice facilitators in Cognitive Task Analysis to spread clinical transformation. Proceedings of 12th Naturalistic Decision Making Conference (NDM12), McLean, VA. 2015.

Green, L.,  Potworowski, G., Day, A., May-Gentile, R., Vibbert, D., Maki, B., Kiesel, L. (2015) Sustaining ‘meaningful use’ of health information technology in low-resource practices. The Annals of Family Medicine, 13(1),17–22. doi:10.1370/afm.1740.​

Potworowski, G., & Green, L. A. (2013). Cognitive Task Analysis: Methods to improve patient-centered medical home models by understanding and leveraging its knowledge work (PCMH research methods series brief 13-0023-EF). Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Potworowski, G., & Green, L. A. (2012). Culture and evidence-based management. In D. M. Rousseau (Ed.). Handbook of evidence-based management: Companies, classrooms, and research (pp. 272–292). Oxford University Press.

Yates, J. F., & Potworowski, G. (2012). Evidence-based decision management. In D. M. Rousseau (Ed.). Handbook of evidence-based management: Companies, classrooms, and research (pp. 198–222). Oxford University Press.

Potworowski, G., & Green, L. A. (2011). Assessing the uptake of evidence-based management: A systems approach. Peer comment on journal article “Evidence-Based I-O Psychology: Not There Yet.” Industrial and organizational psychology: Perspectives on science and practice, 4, 54–56.

Potworowski, G. (2009). Intuition versus analysis. In M. W. Kattan (Ed.) & M. E. Cowen (Assoc. Ed.). Encyclopedia of medical decision making (pp. 638–640). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.