The first-ever Goizueta faculty pop-up occurred on February 12, the brainchild of Dean Erika James. With the theme “The Business of Healthcare,” it was an opportunity to build on Emory’s knowledge in the healthcare space and to commit to Goizueta’s strategic plan to advance scholarship and create leaders in the healthcare field. By partnering with the prestigious schools of nursing, medicine and public health, as well as ties to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Goizueta is adding to Emory’s healthcare knowledge and reputation.
Provost Dwight A. McBride convened the inaugural faculty pop-up, noting that it was “an opportunity to sample the incredible breadth of work going on at Emory.” Approximately 60 attendees were treated to presentations by George Easton, associate professor of information systems & operations management, who uses data analysis and statistics to tackle real-world problems; Diwas KC, associate professor of information systems & operations management, who focuses on understanding and improving the performance of service systems, with an emphasis on healthcare delivery; and Donald Lee, associate professor of information systems & operations management, whose research deals with statistical machine learning to build decision tools for complex systems, such as those in healthcare. Amy Chen, associate professor of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery at Winship Cancer Institute and Emory School of Medicine, also spoke about her research on collaborative decisionmaking within multi-disciplinary oncology conferences, coauthored with Jill Perry-Smith, Goizueta Foundation Term professor of organization & management, and Kate Yeager, assistant professor of nursing, Neil Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing.