Wisconsin School of Business

Hessam Bavafa

Assistant Professor - Operations & Information Management

Hessam Bavafa is an Assistant Professor of Operations and Information Management at the Wisconsin School of Business. His recent projects, based on econometric analysis and stochastic optimization models, have focused on innovation in health care delivery models, physician workload and panel sizes in primary care, and hospital resource management.

Professor Bavafa received his PhD from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2014. He also holds a master’s degree in Operations Research from the Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, and a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Sharif University of Technology.

Professor Bavafa has worked with leading healthcare organizations such as the University of Pennsylvania Health System, the Provincial Health Services Authority of British Columbia, and British Columbia's Children's Hospital.

Professor Bavafa teaches Business Analytics at the Wisconsin School of Business.
 

Selected Published Journal Articles


Puterman, M. & Zhang, Y. & Aydede, S. & Palmer, B. & MacLeod, S. & Bavafa, H. & MacKenzie, J. (2013). If You're Not Keeping Score, You're Just Practising: A Lean Healthcare Program Evaluation Framework. Healthcare Quarterly (16), 23-30.

Working Papers


Canamucio, A. & Bavafa, H. & Marcus, S. & Terwiesch, C. & Werner, R. (2016). The Impact of Primary Care Provider Availability on Patient Care.

Undergraduate Courses


Business Analytics I (2 Sections) (BUS 365), Fall 2014.

Business Analytics I (2 Sections) (BUS 365), Spring 2015.

Business Analytics I (6 Sections) (BUS 365), Fall 2015.

Business Analytics I (8 Sections) (BUS 306), Fall 2016.



Professional Organizations


Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Society

Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics


Editorial and Reviewing Activities


Production and Operations Management - Since January 2015
Ad Hoc Reviewer

Socio-Economic Planning Sciences - Since January 2015
Ad Hoc Reviewer

Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (M&SOM) - Since January 2014
Ad Hoc Reviewer

Management Science - Since January 2014
Ad Hoc Reviewer


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Hessam Bavafa

 
Assistant Professor | Operations & Information Management
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