Dr. Mecit Can Emre Simsekler is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Khalifa University. In addition, he is an Honorary Research Associate at the University College London (UCL) School of Management, and has visiting scholar affiliations at Boston Children’s Hospital (Teaching Hospital of Harvard Medical School), and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.
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 (Summer 2012), and in the Center for Patient Safety and Quality Research at Boston Children’s Hospital (Summer 2014). After completing his PhD, he worked as a Research Associate at the UCL School of Management between 2015 and 2016.
Dr. Simsekler’s research focuses on healthcare operations and system design for patient safety, quality and efficiency. Leveraging principles from systems thinking and operations management, he explores proactive and analytics approaches for managing operational failures and safety risks to drive transformational system innovation and improvement. He has served as investigator or co-investigator on several research grants to improve healthcare operations. He is part of the Research Center for Digital Supply Chain and Operations Management at Khalifa University.
Dr. Simsekler teaches courses on operations management, industrial and systems engineering. 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, respectively.
He is the founder and director of the Healthcare Analytics and Management Initiative (HAMI), which is 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.