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Marissa King

Marissa King, PhD

Alice Y. Hung President’s Distinguished Professor; Professor of Health Care Management; Professor of Management, The Wharton School

About Marissa

Professor Marissa King’s research examines social networks, social influence, and team dynamics in health care. Her most recent line of work focuses on access to treatment for substance use disorders. She is also currently studying how to improve health care team dynamics to reduce burnout and enhance quality of care. Professor King is the author of Social Chemistry: Decoding the Patterns of Human Connection. Her research and book have been featured in the New York Timesthe Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, and National Public Radio, among other outlets. She was a professor at the Yale School of Management for more than a decade before joining the Wharton School.

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Executive Education Programs Taught

Executive Influence: Increasing Your Impact with Persuasion and Power

Research shows that even the most brilliant executives must also possess the skills to influence people. The last mile in getting anything done is convincing others to go along. Executive Influence: Increasing Your Impact with Persuasion and Power will greatly expand your range of power and influence skills, helping you deploy them with confidence and integrity. Discover a broad toolbox of methods and techniques that will transform your skills for a lifetime.

Health Care Leadership and Management: Leading Through Change

In order to successfully lead within the ever-changing health care environment, you need a deeper understanding of the shifting technologies, trends, economics, and dynamics within the ecosystem. Health Care Leadership and Management: Leading Through Change leverages the world-renowned Wharton MBA and Wharton's Health Care Management program faculty to provide unparalleled perspective on the health care industry while strengthening your key leadership skills and overall business acumen. You’ll return to your organization ready to make an immediate impact across all areas with the enhanced decision-making abilities and in-depth skills you need to cultivate innovation and propel your organization forward.

Leading Today’s Talent: Management Strategies for an Evolving Workforce

For today’s leaders, navigating how to build and manage a team has proven more important and challenging than ever before, and attracting, motivating, and retaining talent is no longer a function reserved solely for HR. Staying ahead of the curve now requires both an evolved skillset and deep understanding of best practices, emerging trends, and technologies. This program equips participants with the proven skills required for successful people management — but through the much-needed lens of the ever-shifting future of work.

Wharton Nursing Leaders Program

The primary focus of this program is to assist nursing leaders in the effective management and implementation of strategic and tactical plans. The program includes identifying the key stakeholders and influencing their behavior, learning to manage resources, and knowing when to terminate a task force or health care project.