Professor Chan is an expert in healthcare operations management. Her research focuses on combining statistical and econometric approaches with mathematical modeling to develop evidence-based models for improving healthcare delivery. Much of her work considers the management of patient flow through hospitals. She has collaborated with many providers including Kaiser Permanente, NY Presbyterian, and Montefiore Medical Center.
Professor Lichtenberg has performed numerous studies that have assessed the impact that biomedical innovation has had on longevity, quality of life, and utilization of medical care in the U.S. and many other countries, including Korea, Thailand, and New Zealand. He has also performed studies of the effect of new drug entry on old drug prices in both the U.S. and Denmark. He is currently engaged in a project that examines the causes and consequences of inappropriate prescription drug utilization by Americans.
Professor Swanson’s research focuses on the effects of market structure, incentives, and information in health care markets on choices, spending, and health outcomes. Her recent work has used a range of econometric tools to analyze the pricing and use of medical technologies, competition in the Medicare Part D and ACA health insurance exchange markets, physician-hospital integration, and payments from pharmaceutical and medical device firms to physicians. This work sheds light on important recent policy issues, such as price transparency requirements, regulation of physician-industry relationships, health care antitrust enforcement, and regulation of health insurance markets.
Ann Bartel, Vice Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Professor Bartel has contributed to the literature on the cost and quality of healthcare. She has studied the impact of the structure and composition of acute care nursing teams on patient outcomes as well as the impact of hospital discharge protocols on post-discharge mortality. Currently she is studying the impact of senior living facilities on healthcare utilization and health outcomes.
Jing Dong is the Regina Pitaro Associate Professor of Business in the Decision, Risk, and Operations Division of Columbia Business School. Her research interests are at the interface of applied probability and healthcare operations management. Her current research focuses on developing data-driven stochastic modeling to improve patient flow in healthcare delivery systems. She also works on incorporating predictive analytics to facilitate better operational decision-making in healthcare.