Sandra Potthoff

Sandra Potthoff, PhD

Associate Professor Emerita, Division of Health Policy & Management


Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics


PhD, Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1991
MS, Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1984
BA, Social Work, University of Wisconsin, 1980



Aging, management & economics, systems analysis, patient flow, patient scheduling, quality improvement, community performance excellence, health care productivity, health care management analytics, health care operations research.

Awards and Recognition

  • Faculty of the Year voted by Student Board of the Center for Health Interprofessional Programs (CHIP), University of Minnesota Student Group to promote interdisciplinary interaction among health professions students, 2003
  • Excellence in Teaching Award voted by Master of Healthcare Administration Class of 2002, 2002
  • President of Health Applications Section, INFORMS, 1999
  • Vice - President of Health Applications Section, INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences), 1998
  • Delta Omega Honorary Society (Public Health), 1995
  • Listed in Faulkner and Gray's (1995) The Health Care 1500, A Guide to the Most Influential Health Policymakers, Industry Leaders, Researchers, Academics, and Organizations in the United States, for health outcomes research, 1995

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