Texas A&M University
Mark Lawley, Ph.D., P.E., (PI) is the TEES Research and One Health Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. His area of research expertise is in large-scale systems optimization with emphasis on out-patient care for chronic disease. He has served as PI or Co-PI on over 30 funded projects in the last 20 years.
Hye-Chung Kum, Ph.D., MSW (Co-PI) is an associate professor of Health Policy and Management at TAMU. Her expertise is in Computer Science (PhD in data mining), health data analytics, and health policy and management. Dr. Kum has over 15 years of experience extracting information for policy, management, and research from raw data. She has participated in numerous projects that involve big data and technology in health. To learn more about Dr. Kum’s research, visit http://research.tamhsc.edu/pinformatics/.
Michelle Alvarado, PhD, (Project Lead) is a postdoctoral research associate in Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at Texas A&M University. Dr. Alvarado’s area of expertise is in stochastic programming and simulation for oncology clinic scheduling.
Karla Gonzalez is a master’s student in Industrial and Systems Engineering. She became interested in diabetes at a young age after seeing the effect it had on close relatives. Ms. Gonzalez serves as a researcher on this project.
Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute
Charles E. Bell, M.D., M.S., is President of DHWI at Juanita J. Craft Recreation Center. He is former deputy executive commissioner for health services with the Texas Health & Human Services Commission (HHSC). He has executive, administrative, and management experience in public health and health policy development. Dr. Bell’s main role in the project includes providing expertise on diabetes education and wellness interventions among patients, sharing insights from the perspective of providers, establishing relationships with patient stakeholders from DHWI, and providing contacts for other interested stakeholders (providers, patients, etc.) from the Dallas area.
Tyson Bain, Dr.P.H., is the Manager of Community Outreach and Wellness of DHWI at Juanita J. Craft Recreation Center. He is interested in employee health and health care and wellness program design and evaluation. Dr. Bain serves as a liaison between TAMU and DHWI.