Center for Engineering and Health


Special Announcement

September 12-13: Health Systems Optimization Workshop. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation SES Program. This workshop is intended to accelerate the exchange of research ideas between the medical and industrial engineering, operations research, and management science community in a cross disciplinary setting. The workshop will focus on health policies, operations, and delivery of care.

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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Request for Pilot Grant Proposals: The Center for Engineering and Health is seeking project proposals to promote joint research between McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science and Feinberg School of Medicine in the area of Public Health and Healthcare delivery. Proposed projects may include a range of health informatics and analytical technologies to improve public health. Proposals that involve a coupling of physical and cyber systems are also encouraged.

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