Dr. Mecit Can Emre Simsekler is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Khalifa University of Science and Technology. He is also a visiting scholar at Boston Children’s Hospital (Teaching Hospital of Harvard Medical School), Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and University College London (UCL) School of Management.
Dr. Simsekler obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 2015. During his PhD, he was a visiting researcher in the Center for Medical Innovation System at the University of Tokyo and the Center for Patient Safety and Quality Research at Boston Children’s Hospital. After completing his PhD, he worked as a Research Associate at the UCL School of Management between 2015 and 2016.
His research interests span across healthcare management and analytics to improve operational and safety outcomes and accelerate risk-based decision-making. Leveraging management science, data science and systems thinking principles, his research explores innovative approaches and emerging technologies to help healthcare organizations transform their operations strategy, risk management process and organizational culture. He has served as investigator and co-investigator on several research grants to improve healthcare operations. He is part of the Research Center for Digital Supply Chain and Operations Management.
Dr. Simsekler teaches courses on operations management, healthcare management and business analytics. In line with his research activities, he has developed and taught the Healthcare Analytics & Management and Healthcare Operations Management courses at undergraduate and graduate levels.
He is the founder and director of the Healthcare Analytics and Management Initiative (HAMI), a platform engaging stakeholders from different disciplines and exploring innovative approaches to enhance the value of healthcare delivery. He is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS), Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), European Operations Management Association (EUROMA) and the Q Community.