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Research Focus

Healthcare systems engineering, operations research, quality and reliability engineering, statistical quality control, high reliability design, patient safety

Education

  • PhD (1997), Industrial Engineering and Operations Research University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Research Award (2011), College of Engineering, Northeastern University
  • Outstanding Teaching Award (2008), College of Engineering, Northeastern University
  • Teaching Excellence Award (2003), Alpha Pi Mu Honor Society
  • President’s Aspiration Service Award (2001), Northeastern University
  • National Champion (2001), FIRST Robotics/Engineering Competition
  • Teaching Excellence Award (2000), Alpha Pi Mu Honor Society
  • Outstanding Service Merit Award (2000), College of Engineering, Northeastern University
  • National Partnership for Reinventing Government Research Award (1998), Vice President Al Gore

Professional Affiliations

  • Alpha Pi Mu
  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • American Society for Quality
  • Decision Sciences Institute
  • Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Lifetime Fellow
  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Senior Fellow
  • Institute for Operations Research and Management Science
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers, Fellow
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Society of Health Systems, Fellow

Research Focus

Healthcare systems engineering, operations research, quality and reliability engineering, statistical quality control, high reliability design, patient safety

Department Research Areas

Healthcare Systems
Resilient Systems

Selected Publications

  • R.R. Krishnan, J. Benneyan, S. Sonuc, Optimization of Medical Supply Chains and Forward Store Locations for Recurrent Homecare Patient Demand with Periodic Interruptions, American Journal of Operations Research, 8(3), 2018, 203-220
  • J. Benneyan, I. Garrahan, I. Ilies, X. Duan, Modeling Approaches, Challenges, and Preliminary Results for the Opioid and Heroin Co-Epidemics, Proc Winter Simulation Conference, 2017, 2821-2832
  • S. Mutlu, J. Benneyan, J. Terrell, V. Jordan, A. Turkcan, A Co-Availability Scheduling Model for Coordinating Multi-Disciplinary Care Teams, International Journal of Production Research, 53(24), 2015, 7226-7237
  • H. Musdal, B. Shiner, M.E. Ceyhan, B.V. Watts, J.C. Benneyan, In-Person and Video-Based Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment for Veterans: A Location-Allocation Model, Journal of Military Medicine, 179(2), 2014, 150-156
  • J.S. Peck ,D.J. Nightingale, S.A. Gaehde, J.C. Benneyan, Generalizability of a Simple Approach for Predicting Hospital Admission from an Emergency Department, Academic Emergency Medicine, 20(11), 2013, 1156-1163

Faculty

Apr 05, 2019

Congratulations RISE:2019 Winners

Congratulations to our engineering students who won awards at the RISE:2019 Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo!

Faculty

Oct 16, 2018

HSyE Awarded $1.8M in AHRQ Funding to Combat Patient Misdiagnoses

James Benneyan, MIE Professor & Director of the Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute, was awarded a $1.8M R18 award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in collaboration with Brigham and Women’s Hospital (lead) for a Patient Safety Learning Lab (PSLL) to develop real-time predictive/detection models of patient misdiagnoses.

Faculty

Oct 16, 2018

HSyE Receives Funding for Continued Mitigation on U.S. Opioid Epidemic

James Benneyan, MIE Professor & Director of the Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute, received a $450K NIH/NIDA award for “Model-Informed Understanding and Mitigation of the U.S. Opioid and Heroin Epidemic.”

Faculty

Nov 06, 2017

Prof. Benneyan's Opioid Research Featured in the Boston Herald

Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research James Benneyan was featured in the Boston Herald article, “Group: Fentanyl to Fuel Opioid Deaths Five More Years.”

Faculty

Oct 27, 2017

Using System Engineering Models to Combat Opioid Use

MIE Professor James Benneyan is creating mathematical models to optimize where to have short- and long-term treatment facilities to combat the growing opiod crisis.

Faculty

Jun 14, 2017

Benneyan Receives NSF EAGER Grant

MIE Professor James Benneyan was awarded a $257K NSF EAGER grant for "Development and Validation of Analytic Spatial-Temporal Models to Help Study and Mitigate the National Opioid-Heroin Co-Epidemic".

Faculty

Nov 04, 2016

Benneyan Featured in US News & World Report

MIE Professor & HSyE Executive Director James Benneyan gave a panel briefing to U.S. News and World Report about the progress and status on several National Academy of Engineering and National Academy of Medicine reports from 2000-2010 about implementing systems engineering into U.S. healthcare and was featured in the article "To Improve Hospitals, Doctors Look to Toyota".

Aug 02, 2016

HSyE to Collaborate on "Pursuing Excellence in Clinical Learning Environments" Award

The Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute (HSyE) will collaborate with Maine Medical Center on one of 8 “Pursuing Excellence in Clinical Learning Environments” awards from ACGME.

Feb 05, 2016

HSyE to Develop Better Methods to Detect Hospital Infection Outbreaks

HSyE and Duke Medical Center are partnering on a $2.5 million grant from the Agency of Healthcare Quality and Research to develop and test new statistical surveillance methods for detecting infection outbreaks in hospitals across the southeast United States.

Jan 05, 2016

HSyE receives 5th center with Harvard School of Public Health and Boston health systems to create $4m AHRQ Patient Safety Learning Laboratory

Northeastern University's Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute (HSyE) in partnership with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has received its 5th federally-awarded research center in the past 5 years.

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