Tze Chiam, PhD

Director of Health Systems Optimization

Dr. Chiam is the Director of Health Systems Optimization at the Value Institute. His research interests include computer simulation modeling and analysis, optimization, predictive analytics, decision-making under uncertainty and dynamic control of complex systems. He directs a team to optimize patient flow, patient access to care, and patient experience utilizing techniques in human factors, data science, social network analysis and other Industrial Engineering techniques.

Prior to Christiana Care, he was involved in applied operations research at UMass Memorial Healthcare where he created and managed the Department of Business Intelligence and Research. He led the department in system-wide strategic initiatives as well as operational projects utilizing multi-method approaches.

Additionally, he is a reviewer of several journals, including IIE Transactions of Healthcare Systems Engineering, International Journal of Production Research, and Computers & Industrial Engineering.

Dr. Chiam graduated from Purdue University with a PhD in Industrial Engineering. His dissertation research, funded by NASA, was building and controlling an Advanced Life Support System to sustain crew members lives, for NASA mission to Mars.