IME Faculty Publications on HSE


Kraschnewski J. L, Sciamanna, C., Stuckey, H. L., Chuang, C. H., Lehman, E. B., Hwang, K. O., Sherwood, L. L., Nembhard, H. B. (2012). “A Silent Response to the Obesity Epidemic: Decline in US Physician Weight Counseling,” Medical Care, in press.

Ashour, O. and Okudan, G. E. (2012). “A Simulation Analysis of the Impact of FAHP-MAUT Triage Algorithm on the Emergency Department Performance Measures,” Expert Systems with Applications, in press.

Ashour, O. and Okudan, G. E. (2012). "Patient Prioritization in Emergency Departments: Decision Making under Uncertainty,” in Decision Making in Service Industries: A Practical Approach, edited by Javier Faulin and Scott Grasman, CRC Press.


Claudio, D., Velazquez, M. A., Bravo-Llerena, W., Okudan, G. E., and Freivalds, A. (2011). “An Empirical Study on the Perceived Usefulness of Wireless Technologies to Improve Patient Care in the Emergency Department,” submitted for review to IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering.

Claudio, D., Ricondo, L., Freivalds, A., and Okudan, G.E. (2011). “Physiological and Descriptive Variables as Predictors for the Emergency Severity Index,” submitted for review to Medical Decision Making.

Griffin, S., Jones, J. A., Brunson, D., Griffin, P. M., and Bailey, W. (2011). “Burden of Oral Disease among Older Adults and Implication for Public Health Priorities,” appeared in American Journal of Public Health.

Kang, Y.C. and Prabhu, V. V. (2011). “An Approach for Dynamic Optimization of Prevention Program Implementation in Stochastic Environments,” J. Salerno et al. (Eds.): SBP 2011, LNCS 6589, 260-267. Springer, Heidelberg.

Kim, M. J., Nembhard, H. B., Lambert, B., Turbelin, C., Flahault, A. and Vergu, E. (2011). “A Changepoint Surveillance System on Influenza-Like-Illness and Drug Sales Surveillance,” IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems, 1, 1, 37-48.

Ma, J., Kim, N., and Rothrock, L. (2011). “Performance Assessment in an Interactive Call Center Workforce Simulation,” Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 19, 227-238.


Ashok. M., Griffin, P. M., and Halpern, M. (2010). “Impact of Clinical and Nonclinical Factors on the Choice of HER2 Test for Breast Cancer,” Cancer Investigation, 28, 7, 735-742.

Claudio, D. and Okudan, G. E. (2010). “Utility Function Based Patient Prioritization in the Emergency Department,” European Journal of Industrial Engineering, 4, 1, 59-77.

Kang, Y. C., Prabhu, V. V., Steis, M.R., Kolanowski, A. M., Fick, D. M., and Bowles, K. H. (2010). “Integrating Information from Family Caregivers for Eldercare,” Proceedings of the 2010 Industrial Engineering Research Conference (A. Johnson and J. Miller, eds.)

Kirkizlar, E., Faissol, D., Griffin, P. M., and Swann, J.L. (2010). “Timing of Testing and Treatment for Asymptomatic Diseases,” Mathematical Biosciences, 226, 1, 28-37.

Vaughn-Cooke, M., Nembhard, H. B., and Ulbrecht, J. (2010). “Reformulating Human Reliability in Healthcare Systems,” Proceedings of the 2010 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, (A. Johnson and J. Miller, eds.)



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