CHEPS Students Winter 2016


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Hassan Abbas

Program: Nursing Undergraduate

Project(s):

  • Surgical Instruments 

Conference Presentations, Posters, and Papers: 

  • 2015 Healthcare Systems Process Improvement (HSPI) Conference: “Patient Flow at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital”
  • The 2015 University of Michigan School of Nursing – Dean’s Research Day: “Patient Flow at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital”
  • The President’s Advisory Group Meeting: “Healthcare Policy and Implications for UMHS in the Era of Healthcare Reform” — (Student Panel)

Hometown: Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Email: hlabbas@umich.edu

 


Henry Ballout

Program: Organizational Studies, Pre-Med

Project(s):

  • MEND Capacity Analysis

Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

Email: haballou@umich.edu

 

 

 

 

 


Christine Barnett

Program: IOE PhD

Project(s):

  • Optimal Design of Biomarker-Based Protocols for Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Individualized Active Surveillance Strategies for Prostate Cancer Care

Conference Presentations, Posters, and Papers:

  • INFORMS Annual Meeting 2014: “Developing Optimal Biomarker-Based Screening Policies Using Reinforcement Learning” (Presentation)
  • Engineering Graduate Symposium 2014: “Impact of New Prostate Cancer Biomarkers in a Screening Setting” (Poster)
  • Society for Medical Decision Making Annual Meeting 2014: “What are the Public Health Implications of New Biomarkers for Prostate Cancer Screening?” (Poster)
  • MCubed Symposium 2014: “Public Health Impacts of Newly Discovered Prostate Cancer Biomarkers” (Poster)
  • Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety Symposium 2014: “Impact of New Prostate Cancer Biomarkers in a Screening Setting” (Poster)
  • Health Systems Optimization Workshop 2014: “Modeling the Public Health Impacts of Prostate Cancer Biomarkers in a Screening Setting” (Presentation)
  • MCubed Symposium 2013: “Public Health Impacts of Newly Discovered Prostate Cancer Biomarkers” (Poster)
  • INFORMS Annual Meeting 2013: “Optimization of Screening Policies for Newly Discovered Cancer Biomarkers” (Presentation)
  • INFORMS Healthcare Conference 2013: “Evaluation of New Biomarkers for Prostate Cancer Screening” (Presentation)
  • INFORMS Annual Meeting 2010: “Using Simulation to Assess Public Health Emergency Distribution Networks: the Emergency Supply Chain Operations Evaluator (ESCOE)” (Presentation)

Awards: 

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Award (2013-2016)
  • IOE Poster Competition, Second Place, Engineering Graduate Symposium (2014)

Hometown: Haddon Township, New Jersey
Email: clbarnet@umich.edu

 

 


Jeremy Castaing

Program: IOE PhD 

Project(s):

  • Chemotherapy Infusion Outpatient Flow

Conference Presentations, Posters, and Papers:

  • CHEPS Symposium 2014: “Stochastic Optimization to Reduce Patient Wait Times in an Outpatient Infusion Center” (Poster)
  • INFORMS 2014: “Stochastic Optimization to Reduce Patient Wait Times in an Outpatient Infusion Center” (Presentation)
  • Engineering Graduate Symposium 2014: “Stochastic Optimization to Reduce Patient Wait Times in an Outpatient Infusion Center” (Poster)
  • CHEPS Symposium 2015: “Stochastic Optimization to Reduce Patient Wait Times in an Outpatient Infusion Center” (Poster)

Awards:

  • IOE Bonder Fellowship (2013)
  • Honorable Mention to Frank J. Redd Student Paper Competition, AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites (08/2014)
  • IOE Poster Competition First Prize, Engineering Graduate Symposium  (11/2014)

Hometown: Paris, France
Email: jctg@umich.edu

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Ajaay Chandrasekaran

Program: CSE Undergraduate

Project(s):

  • Chemotherapy Infusion Outpatient Flow

Conference Presentations, Posters, and Papers:

  • UROP Symposium 2014: “Exploring Interaction between Public Spaces linked by an Audio-Video Connection” (Poster)
  • SHS HSPI Conference 2016: “Simulating Patient Flow through a Phlebotomy Clinic” (Poster) 

Awards:

  • EECS Scholar Award (March 2015)

Hometown: Novi, Michigan
Email: ajaay@umich.edu

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Cara Cheshire

Program: IOE Undergraduate

Project(s):

  • MEND Capacity Analysis 

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
Email:cchesh@umich.edu

 

 

 

 


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Young-Chae Hong

Program: IOE PhD

Project(s):

  • Provider Scheduling

Conference Presentations, Posters, & Papers:

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Email: hongyc@umich.edu

 

 


Madalina Jiga

Program: Nursing Undergraduate

Project(s):

  • M-Safety Lab Projects
  • MEND Capacity Analysis

Hometown: Livonia, Michigan
Email: mjiga@umich.edu

 

 

 


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Brian Lemay

Program: IOE PhD

Project(s):

  • Provider Scheduling
  • University of Colorado Block Scheduling

Conference Presentations, Posters, and Papers:

  • CHEPS Symposium 2014: “Operating Room and Ambulatory Clinic Scheduling Optimization” (Poster)
  • Taubman Institute Symposium 2014: “Operating Room and Ambulatory Clinic Scheduling Optimization” (Poster) 
  • Engineering Graduate Symposium 2015: “Scheduling Medical Residents with Conflicting Requests For Time Off” (Poster – 2nd Place)
  • CHEPS Symposium 2015: “Scheduling Medical Residents with Conflicting Requests For Time Off” (Poster)
  • INFORMS Annual Conference 2014: “Coordination of Surgical Blocks and Ambulatory Clinics at a Large Teaching Hospital” (Presentation)
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC) 2015: “Coordination of Surgical Blocks and Ambulatory Clinics at a Large Teaching Hospital” (Presentation) 
  • INFORMS Healthcare Annual Conference 2015: “Coordinated Scheduling of Operating Room and Clinic Time Blocks for Surgical Attendings” (Presentation)
  • INFORMS Annual Conference 2015: “Addressing Challenges of Scheduling Providers at Major Teaching Hospitals” (Presentation)

Awards:

  • Air Force Fellowship

Hometown: White Bear Lake, Minnesota 
Email: blemay@umich.edu

 

 


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Brittany Lopez

Program: IOE Graduate

Project(s):

  • Chemotherapy Infusion Outpatient Flow
  • M-Safety Lab Projects
  • Systems Concepts for the Optimization and Personalization of Endoscopy Scheduling (SCOPES)

Awards:

  • ScholarPower Student Achievement Award

Hometown: New Fairfield, Connecticut

Email: brilo@umich.edu

 

 


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Jonathon McCormick

Program: IOE Undergraduate

Project(s):

Hometown: Harrison Township, Michigan
Email: jdmccorm@umich.edu

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Jonathan Mogannam

Program: IOE Undergraduate

Project(s):

  • Medical Student Curriculum Scheduling 
  • Provider Scheduling

Conference Presentations, Posters, and Papers: 

  • SHS Conference 2016: “Recursive Method for Finding Pareto-Dominant Shift Schedules for a Pediatric ER Department” (Poster) 

Hometown: San Rafael, California 
Email: jjmogann@umich.edu

 

 

 


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Paige Mollison

Program: IOE Undergraduate

Project(s):

  • Provider Scheduling

Conference Presentations, Posters, and Papers: 

  • CHEPS Symposium 2015: “Using Optimization to Improve Monthly Resident Shift Scheduling for C.S. Mott Emergency Department” (Poster)
  • SHS 2016: “Using Optimization Techniques for Scheduling Medical Residents” (Poster)

Hometown: Hudson, Ohio
Email: pemol@umich.edu

 

 


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Matt O’Callaghan

Program: IOE Undergraduate

Project(s):

Hometown: Ludington, Michigan

Email: mocall@umich.edu

 

 

 


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Elizabeth Olin

Program: HEPS Masters

Project(s):

  • Chemotherapy Infusion Outpatient Flow 
  • University of Colorado Block Scheduling

Conference Presentations, Posters, and Papers:

  • CHEPS 2014 Symposium: “Predictive Modeling and Patient Flow at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital” (Poster)
  • CHEPS 2014 Symposium: “Operating Room and Ambulatory Clinic Scheduling Optimization” (Poster)
  • INFORMS 2014: “Predictive Modeling at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital” (Presentation)
  • CHEPS Symposium 2015: “Ensuring Timely Access and Adequate Capacity for an Endocrinology Clinic” (Poster) 
  • SHS Conference 2016: “Improving Patient Access to Endocrine Program for Morbidly Obese Patients” (Presentation) 
  • SHS Conference 2016: “Ensuring Timely Access and Adequate Capacity for an Endocrinology Clinic” (Poster) 

Hometown: Denver, Colorado
Email: oline@umich.edu

 


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Joe Porcari

Program: IOE Masters

Project(s):

  • Medical Student Cirriculum Planning 
  • Provider Scheduling
  • Surgical Instrument Analysis

Hometown: Canton, Michigan 

Email: jporcari@umich.edu

 

 


Abhilash Rao

Program: IOE Masters

Project(s):

  • MEND Capacity Analysis

Hometown: Bangalore, India

Email: raoabhi@umich.edu

 

 


Leah Raschid

Program: IOE Undergraduate

Project(s):

  • Surgical Instrument Analysis

Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Email: lraschid@umich.edu

 

 

 


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Donald Richardson

Program: IOE PhD

Project(s):

  • Chemotherapy Infusion Outpatient Flow

Conference Presentations, Posters, and Papers:

  • Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference 2016 Houston: “Improving Outpatient Flow in a Chemotherapy Infusion Center” (Poster and Presentation)
  • INFORMS Annual Meeting 2015 Philadelphia: “Determining an Optimal Schedule for Pre-mixing Chemotherapy Drugs” (Presentation)
  • Engineering Graduate Symposium 2015 University of Michigan “Determining an Optimal Schedule for Pre-mixing Chemotherapy Drugs” (Poster)
  • Center for Healthcare Engineering Symposium 2015: “Determining an Optimal Schedule for Pre-mixing Chemotherapy Drugs” (Poster)
  • INFORMS Healthcare 2015 Nashville: “Determining an Optimal Schedule for Pre-mixing Chemotherapy Drugs” (Presentation)
  • MARC U*STAR Undergraduate Seminar 2014 University of Maryland Baltimore County: “Collaborative Effort in the Advancement of the Current Healthcare System” 
    (Presentation)
  • Rackham Graduate School Summer Research Symposium 2013: “Collaborative Effort in the Advancement of the Current Healthcare System” (Poster)

Awards:

  • Rackham Merit Fellowship
  • Honorable Mention Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

Hometown: Bowie, Maryland
Email: donalric@umich.edu

 

 


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Matt Rouhana

Program: HEPS Masters

Project(s):

  • Chemotherapy Infusion Outpatient Flow
  • Provider Scheduling

Conference Presentations, Posters, and Papers:

    • SHS Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference 2016: “Improving Outpatient Flow in a Chemotherapy Infusion Center” (Presentation and Poster) 
    • INFORMS Annual Meeting 2015: “Simulation of a Phlebotomy Station in an Outpatient Chemotherapy Infusion Clinic” (Presentation) 
    • Engineering Graduate Symposium 2015: “Improving patient flow in an outpatient chemotherapy infusion center” (Poster) 
    • CHEPS Symposium 2015: “Improving Patient Flow in an Outpatient Infusion Center” (Poster) 
    • INFORMS Healthcare Conference 2015: “Improving Patient Flow in an Outpatient Chemotherapy Infusion Center” (Presentation)
    • SHS Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference 2015: “Improving Patient Flow in an Outpatient Infusion Center” (Poster Session Award Winner) 

Hometown: Plymouth, Michigan
Email: mrouhana@umich.edu

 

 


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Roshun Sankaran

Program: Pre-Med

Project(s):

  • Cardio Thoracic Transplant Training Simulation
  • M-Safety Lab Projects
  • Medical Student Curriculum Scheduling 
  • Provider Scheduling 

Conference Presentations, Posters, and Papers:

  • SHS Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference 2015: “Using Simulation to Show the Impact of Variability on Training Transplant Surgeons” (Presentation)

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
Email: roshuns@umich.edu

 

 


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Nina Scheinberg

Program: IOE Graduate

Project(s):

  • Surgical Instrument Analysis

Conference Presentations, Posters, and Papers:

  • HSPIC 2016, SHS: “A Systematic Approach to Improving the Reprocessing of Surgical Instruments” (Presentation)

Hometown: Northville, Michigan
Email: scheinni@umich.edu

 

 


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Karmel Shehadeh

Program: IOE PhD

Project(s):

  • M-Safety Lab Projects
  • Systems Concepts for the Optimization and Personalization of Endoscopy Scheduling (SCOPES)

Hometown: Amman, Jordan
Email: ksheha@umich.edu

 

 


Eli Sherman

Program: EECS Undergraduate

Project(s):

Hometown: Bloomfield Township, Michigan 
Email: esherma@umich.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pranjal Singh

Program: HEPS Masters

Project(s):

  • Provider Scheduling
  • MEND Capacity Analysis
  • Medical Student Curriculum Planning 

Awards:

  • Bonder Masters Fellowship Program

Hometown: Downingtown, Pennsylvania 
Email: pranjsin@umich.edu

 

 

 


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Emily Snitchler

Program: IOE Undergraduate

Project(s):

  • Provider Scheduling
  • Medical Student Curriculum Scheduling 

Hometown: Livonia, Michigan
Email: emsnitch@umich.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Zachary VerSchure

Program: IOE Undergraduate
Project(s):

  • Provider Scheduling

Conference Presentations, Posters, & Papers:

  • 2014 SHS Healthcare Systems Process Improvement Conference: “Automated Shift Scheduling Improves Schedule Quality for Residents in a Pediatric Emergency Department” (poster)

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
Email: zakv@umich.edu

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Bill Zhang

Program: HEPS Masters

Conference Presentations, Posters, & Papers:

  • CHEPS Symposium 2015: “Data Strategy for Healthcare Providers and Payers under Pay-for-Performance” (Poster)
  • SHS Concerence 2016: “Simulating a Medical Observation Unit for a Pediatric Emergency Department” (Poster)
  • SHS Concerence 2016: “A Systematic Approach to Improving the Reprocessing of Surgical Instruments” (Poster)

Project(s):

  • Pediatric Disposition Flow
  • Surgical Instruments Analysis

Email: xuanyazh@umich.edu

 

 

 


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Jonathan Zhou

Program: Pre-Med

Project(s):

  • Chemotherapy Infusion Outpatient Flow

Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
Email: jonzhou@umich.edu