Leonard J. Marcus is founding director of the Program for Health Care Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). He is also founding co-director of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative (NPLI), a joint program of HSPH and the Kennedy School of Government. He also has an appointment to the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. In collaboration with colleagues and through extensive research, he has pioneered development of the conceptual and pragmatic bases for the Walk in the Woods, meta-leadership, and applications of systematic dispute resolution to health care problem solving. He has consulted to, trained, and provided executive coaching to leading health care organizations and governmental agencies across the nation and around the world. He received his B.A. (concentrations in Social Work and Hebrew) and M.S.W. (concentrations in Administration and Psychotherapy) from the University of Wisconsin and his Ph.D. from Brandeis University.
Marcus is also a principal at Health Care Negotiation Associates.