Scholarly Concentrations Program (SCP)

Health Systems Engineering (hseSC)


There is increasing recognition that the current American healthcare system has major failings and limitations; with extraordinary escalation in costs, lack of healthcare access and coverage, and a high rate of complications, error and waste. Recently, many institutions have proposed the development of a new area of interest; a hybrid of healthcare delivery and systems engineering, called Health Systems Engineering. This scholarly concentration allows individuals with an interest in "healthcare systems operations" an opportunity to participate in education and applied research on industrial engineering and optimization principles that apply to healthcare.


This concentration has specific structure with practical applications for systems and patient safety. Weekly meetings with faculty leaders. Presentation of research work/publication of manuscript. Attendance in conferences as possible.

MSI: Human Error and Patient Safety.
MSII: Modeling and optimizing systems and processes. 
MSIII: Applied data mining, plus initiation of scholarly project. 
MSIV: Quality Management, Lean Six Sigma, plus completion of scholarly project.

Faculty Leadership

Grisselle Centeno, PhD

Timothy Kubal, MD, MBA

Jason Lebsack