Center for Engineering and Health


The Center for Engineering and Health (CEH) brings together investigators with expertise in advanced analytics, mathematical modeling, and operations research who work in partnership with health care administrators, health services researchers, epidemiologists, and other clinician-investigators.  The CEH is engaged in creating a next generation healthcare research, education, and technology innovation ecosystem that builds on the relevant strengths and knowledge base from major engineering disciplines (e.g. Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Information Systems, Operations Research and Management Sciences, and Mechanical Engineering) in collaboration with the health scientists and clinicians across the Northwestern campus (including Primary Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Oncology, Surgery, Psychiatry, Medical Informatics, and others). Together, our goal is to address major deficiencies in current health delivery organizations, while developing a better system for the future.

The Center for Engineering and Health allows multidisciplinary teams to develop practical state-of-the-art solutions that factor in the subtleties of real life health systems early in the research and development stage. It simultaneously exposes health science researchers and physicians to the latest in technological develop­ment and analytical tools that could help address challenges in their clinical domain. Collaborations among the Center team members are resulting in research projects in the following areas:

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The Center for Engineering and Health hosted the Health Systems Optimization Workshop sponsored by the National Science Foundation SES Program.  The event was a huge success that brought engineers, health sciences researchers and clinicians together to exchange research ideas in a cross-disciplinary setting.  The focus of this year’s workshop was on health systems optimization in the areas of policy, operations, and delivery of care.

Center Information

420 E. Superior St.
Rubloff 10th floor
Chicago, IL 60611

Center Director
Sanjay Mehrotra, PhD

Dr. Mehrotra

Center Administrator
Chrissy Kelly

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Founded: 2012