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Stephen E. Chick

Professor of Technology and Operations Management
Novartis Chair of Healthcare Management
Academic Director, Healthcare Management Initiative

Steve Chick is a Professor of Technology and Operations Management at INSEAD.  He was named Academic Director of INSEAD's Healthcare Management Initiative and the Novartis Chair of Healthcare Management in 2008. He received his MS and PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and his BS in Mathematics from Stanford University.  Prior to joining INSEAD, he taught process modeling, simulation and information systems as a faculty member at the University of Michigan, and had worked for five years in the automotive and software industries.  In the MBA program at INSEAD, he teaches the Process and Operations Management core course and a Management of Services elective.  He also teaches in the PhD and Executive Education programs, including directing the Middle East Health Leadership Program (MEHLP) through INSEAD's centre in Abu Dhabi.

His research brings together operations management, simulation and statistical decision making tools to help improve process design and public health decisions. He is part of the faculty team that directs the Industrial Excellence Award, which is part of the Technology and Operations Management Area's study of management quality in manufacturing, supply chain, new product development and strategy execution in France, Germany and Eastern Europe.  His work on epidemic modeling and simulation and vaccine and intervention trial analysis has been funded by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Centers for Disease Control.   Most recently he worked on integrating operations management and health care concepts to find cost-effective ways of managing the influenza vaccine supply chain, and cost-benefit analysis for the control of infectious diseases, such as vCJD. He is also applying the ideas of high-performing industrial organizations to the health care delivery context.

In addition to teaching and research, Steve provides leadership and service to several academic journals and professional organizations. He previously served as President of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science's Simulation Society, and is Departmental Editor for Simulation at the journal Operations Research, Associate Editor for the journal Management Science. He has served in editorial capacities for ACM Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation, Naval Research Logistics, and Health Care Management Science.