Dai*, Tinglong (Johns Hopkins University)

Tinglong Dai speaker

Tinglong Dai
Johns Hopkins University
100 International Drive
Baltimore, MD 21202

Phone: 410-234-9415
Email:  dai@jhu.edu 
Website: https://carey.jhu.edu/faculty-research/faculty-directory/tinglong-dai-phd


Analytics for Healthcare Ecosystem

When we talk about healthcare, we often think of hospitals and physicians. In reality, healthcare is much broader than that. It is an ecosystem consisting of various entities in charge of (1) delivery, (2) financing, (3) innovation, and (4) policymaking. 

I am interested in understanding how inputs, constraints, metrics and drivers in healthcare delivery interact with the rest of the healthcare ecosystem. Thus, my research tools include not only operations research and analytics methods for a single entity, but game theory and information economics that are powerful in analyzing the interactions among multiple entities.

Through my research, I have developed a research strategy encompassing behavior, incentive and policy aspects in healthcare: the behavior aspect provides a thinking framework of individual or institutional decision-making in response to certain stimulus; the incentive aspect addresses those stimuli; the policy aspect helps us navigate how organizational, local and national health policy is molded by the interactions among various institutions and, in turn, shapes the incentives underlying healthcare delivery. Understanding behavior, incentive and policy aspects is a key to make better decisions in a complex healthcare ecosystem that we are living in.

(Appropriate audience: Executives)

Education & Background

  • PhD, Management of Manufacturing and Automation, Carnegie Mellon University
  • MSIA, Management of Manufacturing and Automation, Carnegie Mellon University

Tinglong Dai, PhD, is Associate Professor of Operations Management and Business Analytics at Johns Hopkins University. A recipient of numerous awards, including Johns Hopkins Discovery Award, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Public Sector Operations Research Best Paper Award and Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) Best Healthcare Paper Award, his research spans across healthcare analytics, marketing/operations interfaces, and artificial intelligence.