Bjorn Berg, PhD

Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management

Bjorn Berg

Contact Info

bberg@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-626-2061

Office Address:
Mayo Memorial Building, D362

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware St. SE
MMC 729
Minneapolis, MN 55455

PhD, Industrial Engineering, North Carolina State University

BA, Mathematics, St. Olaf College

Summary

My research is focused on applying operations research methods and analytic approaches within health care delivery settings. I am interested in understanding the inherent uncertainty in complex health care systems and developing strategies to mitigate its effects. My research interests are in the decisions surrounding health care operations, planning, and scheduling and what their implications are in developing policies, evaluating quality measures, and measuring outcomes. 

Expertise

Health care operations, medical decision-making, health care scheduling, stochastic optimization, simulation

Professional Associations

Associate Editor, IISE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering
Associate Editor, Health Care Management Science

Research

Research Funding Grants

Publications

See a full list of my publications on Google Scholar

Recent Publications
Bai, Y., & Berg, B. P. (2021). Mitigating Nonattendance Using Clinic-Resourced Incentives Can Be Mutually Beneficial: A Contingency Management-Inspired Partially Observable Markov Decision Process Model. Value in Health, 24(8), 1102-1110.

Bansal, A., Berg, B. P., & Huang, Y. L. (2021). A distributionally robust optimization approach for coordinating clinical and surgical appointments. IISE Transactions, 1-83.

Bansal, A., Berg, B. P., & Huang, Y. L. (2021). A value function-based approach for robust surgery planning. Computers & Operations Research, 132.

Berg, B. P., Erdogan, S. A., Lobo, J. M., & Pendleton, K. (2020). A Method for Balancing Provider Schedules in Outpatient Specialty Clinics. MDM Policy & Practice, 5(2).

Teaching

Courses

PubH 6560, Operations Research and Quality in Healthcare
PubH 7560, Operations Research and Quality in Healthcare (Executive MHA)