Christopher Myers, PhD

Assistant Professor

Joint Faculty Appointment: School of Medicine and Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality

Academic Discipline: Management & Organization

Areas of Interest:
Organizational Behavior,
Learning & Knowledge Management,
Healthcare Organizations,
Leadership Development

Phone: 410-234-9391



Christopher G. Myers, PhD (Management & Organizations, University of Michigan) is an Assistant Professor and Academic Director of Executive Education at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, with joint faculty appointments in the School of Medicine and Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety & Quality. His research explores questions of learning, development, and innovation in organizations, as well as how people learn vicariously from others’ knowledge and experience at work, and he focuses in particular on learning in health care organizations and other knowledge-intensive industries. Prior to joining the faculty at Johns Hopkins University, he was an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Harvard Business School.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Elected Representative-at-Large (Academy of Management MOC Division), 2018 –Present
  • Alumni Graduation Speaker (UM Ross School of Business PhD Celebration), 2018
  • Dean’s Award for Faculty Excellence (Johns Hopkins Carey Business School), 2017, 2018
  • Visiting Education Overseas Expert (National Healthcare Group, Singapore), 2017
  • Best Dissertation-based Paper Award (Academy of Management MOC Division), 2016
  • Spivey/Hall Family Fellow (UM Ross School of Business), 2014 – 2015
  • Dykstra Fellow for Teaching Excellence (UM Ross School of Business), 2013 – 2014
  • Making Connections Award (Academy of Management OB Division), 2011

Selected Publications

• Myers, C.G., Sateia, H.F., & Desai, S.V. (Published online ahead-of-print). Association between team learning behavior and reduced burnout among medicine residents. Journal of General Internal Medicine.
• Myers, C.G. (2018). Coactive vicarious learning: Toward a relational theory of vicarious learning in organizations. Academy of Management Review, 43(4).
• Myers, C.G., Kudsi, O.Y., & Ghaferi, A.A. (2018). Social media as a platform for surgical learning: Use and engagement patterns among robotic surgeons. Annals of Surgery, 267(2), 233 – 235.
• Myers, C.G., & Pronovost, P.J. (2017). Making management skills a core component of medical education. Academic Medicine, 92(5), 582 – 584.
• Myers, C.G., Kudsi, O.Y., & Ghaferi, A.A. (2017, October). Surgeons are using social media to share and learn new skills. Harvard Business Review, Digital article.
• Kim, S.H., Myers, C.G., & Allen, L. (2017, August). Health care providers can use design thinking to improve patient experiences. Harvard Business Review, Digital article.
• Myers, C.G. & DeRue, D.S. (2017). Agency in vicarious learning at work. In J.E. Ellingson & R.A. Noe (Eds.), Autonomous Learning in the Workplace, SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series (pp. 15 – 37). New York, NY: Routledge.
• Ghaferi, A.A., Myers, C.G., Sutcliffe, K.M., & Pronovost, P.J. (2016, August). The next wave of hospital innovation to make patients safer. Harvard Business Review, Digital article.
• Kopelman, S., Hardin, A.E., Myers, C.G., & Tost, L.P. (2016). Cooperation in multicultural negotiations: How the cultures of people with low and high power interact. Journal of Applied Psychology, 101(5), 721 – 730.
• Myers, C.G. (2015, November). Is your company encouraging employees to share what they know? Harvard Business Review, Digital article.
• Marchiondo, L.A., Myers, C.G., & Kopelman, S. (2015). The relational nature of leadership identity construction: How and when it influences perceived leadership and decision-making. The Leadership Quarterly, 26(5), 892 – 908.
• Chen, P., Myers, C.G., Kopelman, S., & Garcia, S.M. (2012). The hierarchical face: Higher rankings lead to less cooperative looks. Journal of Applied Psychology, 97(2), 479 – 486.