E. David Zepeda, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Health Law, Policy & Management

PhD, University of Minnesota
MS, University of Minnesota
MBA, University of Tulsa

E. David Zepeda, MBA, MS, PhD is Clinical Associate Professor of Health Law, Policy, and Management in the Boston University School of Public Health. He has a PhD in Business Administration with a concentration in Supply Chain and Operations, an MS in Statistics, and an MBA with a concentration in Operations Management. His scholarship is motivated by the problem of healthcare costs continuing to outpace economic growth with decreasing returns on the improvement of health for certain segments of the population. He deliberately adopts an interdisciplinary lens in his research to address consequential issues that span across levels of analysis. The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) selected a co-authored study for the 2020 Edgar C. Hayhow Award for the article judged the best from among those published in 2019 in the Journal of Healthcare Management, ACHE's official journal.

Dr. Zepeda also has over 10 years of experience in the industrial automation and newspaper industries holding various positions in engineering and management as well as consulting. Through his research, teaching, and industry experience, Dr. Zepeda has worked with a variety of companies including: Massachusetts General Hospital, Hennepin County Medical Center, ABB, Maschinenfabrik WIFAG AG, World Publishing Co., Oklahoma Offset Inc., and Dow Jones and Company, among others. He is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) and the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS). He is currently serving as a BUSPH Faculty Senate At Large Member, on the Editorial Review Boards of the Journal of Operations Management (JOM) and Production & Operations Management (POM), as the VP of Outreach of the College of Healthcare Operations Management of POMS, and on the Early Career Development Committee of the Industry Studies Association (ISA). He also has served as a board member for the State of Minnesota Chapter of the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

2020 American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE): Edgar C. Hayhow Award

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  1. Marques L, Youn SJ, Zepeda ED, Chablani-Medley A, Bartuska AD, Baldwin M, Shtasel DL. Effectiveness of a Modular Cognitive-Behavioral Skills Curriculum in High-Risk Justice-Involved Youth. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2020 Sep 17. PMID: 32947449
  2. Young GJ, Flaherty S, Zepeda ED, Mortele KJ, Griffith JL. Correction to: Effects of Physician Experience, Specialty Training, and Self-referral on Inappropriate Diagnostic Imaging. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 May 06. PMID: 32378007
  3. Zepeda ED, Nyaga GN, Young GJ. On the relations between focus, experience, and hospital performance. Health Care Manage Rev. 2020 Apr 30. PMID: 32366748
  4. Zepeda ED, Nyaga GN, Young GJ. The Effect of Hospital-Physician Integration on Operational Performance: Evaluating Physician Employment for Cardiovascular Services. Decision Sciences. 2020; 51(2):282-316. View Publication
  5. Young GJ, Flaherty S, Zepeda ED, Mortele KJ, Griffith JL. Effects of Physician Experience, Specialty Training, and Self-referral on Inappropriate Diagnostic Imaging. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Jun; 35(6):1661-1667. PMID: 31974904
  6. Hasan MM, Noor-E-Alam M, Wang X, Zepeda ED, J Young G. Hospital Readmissions to Nonindex Hospitals: Patterns and Determinants Following the Medicare Readmission Reduction Penalty Program. J Healthc Qual. 2020 Jan/Feb; 42(1):e10-e17. PMID: 31135609; DOI: 10.1097/JHQ.0000000000000199;
  7. Flaherty S, Zepeda ED, Mortele K, Young GJ. Magnitude and financial implications of inappropriate diagnostic imaging for three common clinical conditions. Int J Qual Health Care. 2019 Nov 30; 31(9):691-697. PMID: 30689863; DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/mzy248;
  8. Young GJ, Flaherty S, Zepeda ED, Singh S, Rosenbaum S. Impact of ACA Medicaid Expansion on Hospitals' Financial Status. J Healthc Manag. 2019 Mar-Apr; 64(2):91-102. PMID: 30845056; DOI: 10.1097/JHM-D-17-00177;
  9. Young GJ, Flaherty S, Zepeda ED, Singh SR, Rosen Cramer G. Community Benefit Spending By Tax-Exempt Hospitals Changed Little After ACA. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018 01; 37(1):121-124. PMID: 29309224; DOI: 10.1377/hlthaff.2017.1028;
  10. Nobles CJ, Valentine SE, Zepeda ED, Ahles EM, Shtasel DL, Marques L. Usual Course of Treatment and Predictors of Treatment Utilization for Patients With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. J Clin Psychiatry. 2017 May; 78(5):e559-e566.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28570794
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