E. David Zepeda, MBA, MS, PhD is Clinical Associate Professor of Health Law, Policy, and Management in the Boston University School of Public Health. He has a PhD in Business Administration with a concentration in Supply Chain and Operations, an MS in Statistics, and an MBA with a concentration in Operations Management. His scholarship is motivated by the problem of healthcare costs continuing to outpace economic growth with decreasing returns on the improvement of health for certain segments of the population. He deliberately adopts an interdisciplinary lens in his research to address consequential issues that span across levels of analysis. The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) selected a co-authored study for the 2020 Edgar C. Hayhow Award for the article judged the best from among those published in 2019 in the Journal of Healthcare Management, ACHE's official journal.
Dr. Zepeda also has over 10 years of experience in the industrial automation and newspaper industries holding various positions in engineering and management as well as consulting. Through his research, teaching, and industry experience, Dr. Zepeda has worked with a variety of organizations including: VA Boston Health Center, Mass General Hospital, Hennepin County Medical Center, ABB, Maschinenfabrik WIFAG AG, World Publishing Co., Oklahoma Offset Inc., and Dow Jones and Company, among others. He is currently under contract with VA and Mass General Hospital. Dr. Zepeda is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) and the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS). He is currently serving as BUSPH Faculty Senate Chair, on the Editorial Review Board of the Production & Operations Management (POM) journal, as the VP of Outreach of the College of Healthcare Operations Management of POMS, and on the Early Career Development Committee of the Industry Studies Association (ISA). He also has served as a board member for the State of Minnesota Chapter of the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).
- University of Minnesota, PhD Field of Study: Business Administration/Supply Chain Management
- University of Minnesota, MS Field of Study: Statistics
- University of Tulsa, MBA Field of Study: Operations Management
- BU Profile
- College of Healthcare Operations Management of POMS
- Association of University Programs in Health Administration
- VA Center for Healthcare Organization & Implementation Research
- Mass General Hospital Community Psychiatry Program for Research in Implementation and Dissemination of Evidence-based (PRIDE)
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- Published on 10/1/2021
Zepeda ED, Nyaga GN, Young GJ. On the relations between focus, experience, and hospital performance. Health Care Manage Rev. 2021 Oct-Dec 01; 46(4):289-298. PMID: 32366748.
- Published on 9/1/2021
Young GJ, Thai N, Zepeda ED, Flaherty S. Inappropriate Diagnostic Imaging: The Authors Reply. Health Aff (Millwood). 2021 09; 40(9):1515. PMID: 34495722.
- Published on 5/1/2021
Young GJ, Zepeda ED, Flaherty S, Thai N. Hospital Employment Of Physicians In Massachusetts Is Associated With Inappropriate Diagnostic Imaging. Health Aff (Millwood). 2021 05; 40(5):710-718. PMID: 33939515.
- Published on 12/1/2020
Marques L, Youn SJ, Zepeda ED, Chablani-Medley A, Bartuska AD, Baldwin M, Shtasel DL. Effectiveness of a Modular Cognitive-Behavioral Skills Curriculum in High-Risk Justice-Involved Youth. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2020 12; 208(12):925-932. PMID: 32947449.
- Published on 5/6/2020
Young GJ, Flaherty S, Zepeda ED, Mortele KJ, Griffith JL. Correction to: Effects of Physician Experience, Specialty Training, and Self-referral on Inappropriate Diagnostic Imaging. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 May 06. PMID: 32378007.
- Published on 4/24/2020
Zepeda ED, Nyaga GN, Young GJ. The Effect of Hospital-Physician Integration on Operational Performance: Evaluating Physician Employment for Cardiovascular Services. Decision Sciences. 2020; 51(2):282-316.
- Published on 1/23/2020
Young GJ, Flaherty S, Zepeda ED, Mortele KJ, Griffith JL. Effects of Physician Experience, Specialty Training, and Self-referral on Inappropriate Diagnostic Imaging. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 06; 35(6):1661-1667. PMID: 31974904.
- Published on 1/1/2020
Hasan MM, Noor-E-Alam M, Wang X, Zepeda ED, J Young G. Hospital Readmissions to Nonindex Hospitals: Patterns and Determinants Following the Medicare Readmission Reduction Penalty Program. J Healthc Qual. 2020 Jan/Feb; 42(1):e10-e17. PMID: 31135609.
- Published on 11/30/2019
Flaherty S, Zepeda ED, Mortele K, Young GJ. Magnitude and financial implications of inappropriate diagnostic imaging for three common clinical conditions. Int J Qual Health Care. 2019 Nov 30; 31(9):691-697. PMID: 30689863.
- Published on 3/1/2019
Young GJ, Flaherty S, Zepeda ED, Singh S, Rosenbaum S. Impact of ACA Medicaid Expansion on Hospitals' Financial Status. J Healthc Manag. 2019 Mar-Apr; 64(2):91-102. PMID: 30845056.
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