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Paul Griffin



  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

345 Leonhard Building





  • BA, University of Texas at Austin, 1982
  • BS, University of Texas at Austin, 1983
  • MS, University of Texas at El Paso, 1985
  • Ph D, Texas A&M Univeristy, 1988



  • A Ravi Ravindran, Paul Marshal Griffin and Vittaldas V Prabhu, 2018, Service Systems Engineering and Management, CRC Press
  • Paul Marshal Griffin, Harriet B Nembhard, Christopher J DeFlitch, Nathaniel D Bastian, Hyojung Kang and David Munoz, 2016, Healthcare Systems Engineering, John Wiley & Sons

Journal Articles

  • Shima Shajouei, 2022, "Risk of Subsequent Stroke Among Patients Receiving Outpatient vs Inpatient Care for Transient Ischemic Attack: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis", JAMA Network Open, 5, (1), pp. e2136644-e2136644
  • Diana Lopez-Soto and Paul Marshal Griffin, 2021, "Estimating the impact of neonatal abstinence system interventions on Medicaid: an incremental cost analysis", Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, 16, (1), pp. 1-6
  • Johan Diaz, 2021, "Adherence to anticoagulant guideline for atrial fibrillation: A large care gap among stroke patients in a rural population", Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 424
  • Reyhaneh Zafarnejad and Paul Marshal Griffin, 2021, "Assessing school-based policy actions for COVID-19: An agent-based analysis of incremental infection risk", Computers in Biology and Medicine, 134, pp. 104518
  • Sukhada S Joshi, Nichole Adams, Yuehwern Yih and Paul Marshal Griffin, 2021, "Assessing the impact of Indiana legislation on opioid-based doctor shopping among Medicaid-enrolled pregnant women: a regression analysis", Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, 16, (1), pp. 1-7
  • Chen Feng, Paul Marshal Griffin, Shravan Kethireddy and Yajun Mei, 2021, "A boosting inspired personalized threshold method for sepsis screening", Journal of Applied Statistics, 48, (1), pp. 154-175
  • Nazmus Sakib, Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed, Rumi Ahmed Khan, Paul Marshal Griffin and Md Munirul Haque, 2020, "Unpacking prevalence and dichotomy in quick sequential organ failure assessment and systemic inflammatory response syndrome parameters: Observational data–driven approach backed by sepsis pathophysiology", JMIR Medical Informatics, 8, (12), pp. e18352
  • Min K. Lee, Yuehwern Yih and Paul Marshal Griffin, 2020, "Quantifying the Impact of Acute Stroke System of Care Transfer Protocols on Patient Outcomes", Medical Decision Making, 40, (7), pp. 873-884
  • Mihir Mehta, Juxihong Julaiti, Paul Marshal Griffin and Soundar Kumara, 2020, "Early stage machine learning–based prediction of US county vulnerability to the COVID-19 pandemic: Machine learning approach", JMIR Public Health and Surveillance, 6, (3), pp. e19446
  • Paul Marshal Griffin, 2020, "Engineering Approaches for Addressing Opioid Use Disorder in the Community", Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering, 22, pp. 207-229
  • Melike Yildirim, Paul Marshal Griffin, Pinar Keskinocak, Jean C. O’Connor and Julie L. Swann, 2020, "Estimating the impact of self-management education, influenza vaccines, nebulizers, and spacers on health utilization and expenditures for Medicaid-enrolled children with asthma", Journal of Asthma, 22, pp. 1-11
  • S. O. Griffin, G. Thornton-Evans, L. Wei and Paul Marshal Griffin, 2020, "Disparities in Dental Use and Untreated Caries Prevalence by Income", JDR Clinical and Translational Research, pp. 2380084420934746
  • Julie Swann, Paul Marshal Griffin and Pinar Keskinocak, 2019, "Return on investment of self-management education and home visits for children with asthma", Journal of Asthma, 22, pp. 1-10
  • Ben Johhnson, Nicoleta Serban, Paul Marshal Griffin and Scott L. Tomar, 2019, "Projecting the economic impact of silver diamine fluoride on caries treatment expenditures and outcomes in young U.S. children", Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 79, (3), pp. 215-221
  • Mina Ostovari, Charlotte Joy Steele-Morris, Paul Marshal Griffin and Denny Yu, 2019, "Data-driven modeling of diabetes care teams using social network analysis", Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 26, (10), pp. 911-919
  • Susan O. Griffin, Paul Marshal Griffin, Chien Hsun Li, William D. Bailey, Diane Brunson and Judith A. Jones, 2019, "Changes in Older Adults' Oral Health and Disparities: 1999 to 2004 and 2011 to 2016", Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 67, (6), pp. 1152-1157

Conference Proceedings

  • Xiaoquan Gao, Paul M Griffin and Kong, 2022, "Joint Optimization of Real-Time Dispatching and Redepolyment of Drones and Ambulances for Opioid Overdose Rescue", 2022 Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) Annual Conference
  • Carolina Vivas Valencia, Paul Marshal Griffin and Nan Kong, 2021, "Quantifying disparities in opioid treatment among medicaid enrollees", 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making
  • Xiaoquan Gao, Kong and Paul Marshal Griffin, 2020, "Dynamic optimization of drone dispatch for substance overdose rescue", 2020 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC), pp. 830-842
  • Fatemeh Rouzbeh, Ananth Grama, Paul Marshal Griffin and Mohammad Adibuzzaman, 2020, "Collaborative Cloud Computing Framework for Health Data with Open Source Technologies", Proceedings of the 11th ACM International Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Health Informatics, BCB 2020, pp. 1-10
  • Riddhiman Adib, Paul Marshal Griffin, Sheikh Ahmed and Mohammad Adibuzzaman, 2020, "A causally formulated hazard ratio estimation through backdoor adjustment on structural causal model", Proceedings of Machine Learning Research (PMLR), 126, pp. 376-396

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • IISE/Joint Publishers Book of the Year Award, IISE, 2019
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Texas A&M University, 2018
  • IME Outstanding Teacher Award, Penn State, 2021
  • Allen L and Sharon L Soyster Faculty Award, Penn State, 2022
  • Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, 2020
  • Fellow, Institute of Industrial and System Engineers, 2020


Service to Penn State:

  • Administrative Support Work, Director, Consortium for Substance Use and Addiction, August 2020

Service to External Organizations:

  • Administrative Support Work, Chairperson, INFORMS Healthcare Conference 2021, INFORMS, January 2020



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Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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The Pennsylvania State University

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