Assistant Professor, Supply Chain and Information Management
Faculty Associate, Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Research

David Zepeda

325G Hayden Hall
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5000




PhD in Supply Chain and Operations, University of Minnesota
MS in Statistics, University of Minnesota
MBA in Operations Management, University of Tulsa
BS in Electrical Engineering, Milwaukee School of Engineering

Research & Teaching Interests

Professor Zepeda’s primary research interest is in the area of managing technologies and resources across the health care supply chain with particular emphasis on reducing disparities in the delivery of chronic care.

Industry & Academic Experience

Professor Zepeda has over 10 years of experience in the industrial automation and newspaper industries holding various positions in engineering and management as well as consulting. Through his research, teaching, and industry experience, Professor Zepeda has worked with a variety of companies including: Hennepin County Medical Center, ABB, Maschinenfabrik WIFAG AG, World Publishing Co., Oklahoma Offset Inc., and Dow Jones and Company.

Services to the Profession

Professor Zepeda is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) and the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS). He is the current Secretary of the College of Healthcare Operations Management of POMS. He has served as a board member for the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

Awards & Recognition

Participant at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) for research interest in anxiety disorders and depression in La Jolla, California (2013).

2nd Place Best Paper Award at the POMS College of Healthcare Operations Management Track (2012).

Richard A. Freund International Scholarship from the American Society for Quality (ASQ) (2011).


Selected Publications

Chiang, W.C., Russell, R., Xu, X., & Zepeda, D. 2009. “A Simulation/Metaheuristic Approach to Newspaper Production and Distribution Supply Chain Problems,” International Journal of Production Economics, 121(2), 752-767.

Russell, R., Chiang, W.C., & Zepeda, D. 2008. “Integrating Multi-Product Production and Distribution in Newspaper Logistics,” Computers & Operations Research, 35(5), 1576-1588.


Selected Presentations

Zepeda, David (Presenter & Author), Production and Operations Management (POM) Special Issue Conference on “Patient-Centric Healthcare Management in the Age of Analytics” (Refereed), “IT-Leveraging Capability for Reducing Health Care Disparities: An Empirical Analysis of Primary Care Operations,” Kelley School of Business, Bloomington, IN. (October 10, 2015)

Zepeda, David (Presenter & Author), Production and Operations Management (POM) Special Issue Conference on “Patient-Centric Healthcare Management in the Age of Analytics” (Refereed), “Patient-Centered Care: Linking Digital Data Management and Meaningful Communication between Healthcare Providers and Patients,” Kelley School of Business, Bloomington, IN. (October 9, 2015)

Zepeda, David (Presenter & Author), INFORMS Healthcare Conference, "Supply Chain Risk Management and Hospital Inventory: Effects of System Affiliation", Nashville, TN. (July 29, 2015)