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Peter Lazes

Peter Lazes

Visiting Professor at Penn State’s School of Labor and Employment Relations
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Peter Lazes

Professional Bio

Peter Lazes, HPI Co-Coordinator, is currently a Visiting Professor at Penn State’s School of Labor and Employment Relations. He is the founder and former Director of Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations’ Healthcare Transformation Project and Program for Economic Transitions. These programs provided labor union and management leaders with customized consulting, research, and educational programs to implement strategic worker participation programs. His ongoing work involves assisting hospitals and healthcare organizations to develop methods to improve patient care and reduce costs with a focus on frontline staff engagement. He has served as a consultant for organizations in a variety of sectors of our economy and has written over 30 articles and produced several videos on topics such as organizational change, innovation, and new work systems, new roles for unions, and strategies for keeping American jobs. In addition to being on the faculty of Cornell University and Penn State, Peter has been on the faculty of New Jersey Medical School, Tufts University and Medical School, and the City University of New York. Peter is the co-author (with Marie Rudden) of a recent book on healthcare partnerships, From the Ground Up- How Frontline Staff Can Save America’s Healthcare. He can be reached at pml5@cornell.edu.