YUEHWERN YIH, PH.D.Matt Fitzgerald
Dr. Yuehwern Yih is the Academic Director of LASER PULSE Consortium, Associate Director of Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering, and Professor of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University. Her research area focuses on system engineering for developing strategies to optimize and manage complex systems/operation performance. Dr. Yih translates and implements her research work as system models, evaluation tools, designs and solutions in health systems, humanitarian relief operations, supply chains, and global development areas. Examples include an integrated nutrition support system for HIV patients in Kenya, jointly developed with AMPATH, an emergency response supply chain management system (E+TRA), jointly developed with Catholic Relief Services, an integrated demand sensing health supply chain (E+TRA Health) in Uganda, joint effort with Makerere University and Management Science in Health, and spatial redesign for Kangaroo Mother Care in Malawi, joint effort with Save the Children. Dr. Yih is an IISE Fellow and ELATE Fellow.