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).