Russell Funk is an assistant professor in the Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship group at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. Before joining the faculty at Minnesota, he earned his PhD in economic sociology at the University of Michigan, where he received fellowships from the National Science Foundation and the Rackham School of Graduate Studies. He earned his AB from the University of Chicago. His research has appeared in leading management and health care journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Review, Management Science, Journal of the American Medical Association, Health Services Research, Medical Care, and Annals of Surgery. His work has received recognition from several different professional societies, including the Best Graduate Student Paper Award from the Academy of Management’s Technology and Innovation Management Division and the James D. Thompson Award (honorable mention), given by the American Sociological Association’s section on Organizations, Occupations and Work. Funk's research is supported by the National Science Foundation and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and has been reported on in outlets including the Atlantic, Forbes, and Harvard Business Review, and others.