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Johns Hopkins Symposium on Healthcare Operations

The 3rd Johns Hopkins Symposium on Healthcare Operations: Building Resilient Healthcare Supply Chains for the Next Pandemic

Sponsored by Hopkins Business of Health Initiative

The Johns Hopkins Symposium on Healthcare Operations (JHSHO), started in 2016, features global thought leaders from both academia and practice. The third symposium, sponsored by the Hopkins Business of Health Initiative, focuses on supply chain resilience, an urgent mandate emerging from painful and teachable moments during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This symposium features pioneering supply chain scholars — including Willy Shih (Harvard), David Simchi-Levi (MIT), Christopher S. Tang (UCLA), and Sridhar Tayur (Carnegie Mellon) — and government speakers from CDC (Maryann D’Alessandro), FDA (Tammy R. Beckham), and HHS (John Fredenberg and Bryan Heartsfield) to spotlight cutting-edge research in supply chain resilience and develop pandemic-proof supply chain solutions.


Agenda

1–1:15 p.m.

Welcome and Introductions

Daniel Polsky (Johns Hopkins University), Bloomberg Distinguished Professor and Director of Hopkins Business of Health Initiative

Tinglong Dai (Johns Hopkins University), Professor of Operations Management and Business Analytics

1:15–1:45 p.m.

Supply Chain Resiliency and the Need for Stress Tests

David Simchi-Levi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Professor of Engineering Systems

1:45-2:15 p.m.

Supply Chain Resilience: More Than Just Geography

Willy Shih (Harvard University), Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Management Practice

Harvard Business School

2:15-2:25 p.m.

Policy Response to Profs. Shih and Simchi-Levi’s Talks

Maryann D'Alessandro (CDC), Director, NIOSH National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory

2:25–2:35 p.m.

Policy Response to Profs. Shih and Simchi-Levi’s Talks

Bryan Heartsfield (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), Lead Public Health Advisor

2:35–2:40 p.m.

Break

2:40–3:10 p.m.

Panel I:  Impact of Policy and Healthcare Practice on Supply Chain Resilience

Moderator:

Tinglong Dai (Johns Hopkins University), Professor of Operations Management and Business Analytics

Panelists:

Maryann D'Alessandro (CDC), Director, NIOSH National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory

Bryan Heartsfield (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), Lead Public Health Advisor

Willy Shih (Harvard University), Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Management Practice

Harvard Business School

David Simchi-Levi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Professor of Engineering Systems

3:10–3:15 p.m.

Break

3:15–3:45 p.m.

Planned Spontaneity and the Next Pandemic

Sridhar Tayur (Carnegie Mellon University), University Professor of Operations Management

3:45–4:15 p.m.

Proactive Resilient Healthcare Supply Chain Development

Christopher S. Tang (UCLA), UCLA Distinguished Professor and Edward W. Carter Chair in Business Administration

4:15-4:25 p.m.

Policy Response to Profs. Tang and Tayur’s Talks

Tammy Beckham (U.S. Food and Drug Administration), Associate Director of the Resilient Supply Chain and Shortages Prevention Program

4:25-4:35 p.m.

Policy Response to Profs. Tang and Tayur’s Talks

John Fredenberg (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), Supervisor Emergency Management Specialist

4:35–4:40 p.m.

Break

4:40–5:20 p.m.

Panel II: Planning for the Future – Innovation and New Technology Implications for Supply Chain

Moderator:

Goker Aydin (Johns Hopkins University), Professor of Operations Management and Business Analytics

Panelists:

Tammy Beckham (U.S. Food and Drug Administration), Associate Director of the Resilient Supply Chain and Shortages Prevention Program

John Fredenberg (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), Supervisor Emergency Management Specialist

Christopher S. Tang (UCLA), UCLA Distinguished Professor and Edward W. Carter Chair in Business Administration

Sridhar Tayur (Carnegie Mellon University), University Professor of Operations Management

5:20–5:30 p.m.

Concluding remarks

Goker Aydin, Tinglong Dai, Jonathan Thornhill

Fast Facts

When

October 15, 2021, 01:00 pm

Where

Online

Organizing Committee

Goker Aydin
Professor, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

Goker Aydin

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Ge Bai
Professor, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and Bloomberg School of Public Health

Ge Bai

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and Bloomberg School of Public Health
Deputy Mission Area Executive, National Health Mission Area, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Sheri Lewis

Portrait of Daniel Polsky
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and Bloomberg School of Public Health

Daniel Polsky

Chief Engineer National Health Mission Area, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Alan Ravitz, PhD

Health System Innovation Lead, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Jonathan Thornhill

Academic Speakers

Willy Shih portrait
Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Management Practice

Willy Shih (Harvard University)

Willy Shih is the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Management Practice in Business Administration at the Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts. He is part of the Technology and Operations Management Unit, and he teaches in the MBA and Executive Education Programs.
Willy’s expertise is in manufacturing, supply chains, and product development. He has written or co-authored numerous cases and teaching materials in a wide range of industries. His paper, “Restoring American Competitiveness,” co-authored with Gary Pisano, won the 2009 McKinsey Award. His book, “Producing Prosperity – Why America Needs a Manufacturing Renaissance,” co-authored with Gary Pisano, has called attention to the link between manufacturing and innovation. His paper on the challenges of reshoring was featured in the Fall 2014 issue of the Sloan Management Review, and his Summer 2020 paper, “Is it time to Rethink Global Supply Chains” was the most popular article of the year.
Prior to coming to HBS in 2007, Willy spent 28 years in industry. Reporting to him have been manufacturing and distribution operations around the world, as well as global sales and marketing operations.
David Simchi Levi portrait
Professor of Engineering Systems

David Simchi-Levi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

David Simchi-Levi is a Professor of Engineering Systems at MIT and serves as the head of the MIT Data Science Lab. He is considered one of the premier thought leaders in supply chain management and business analytics.
Professor Simchi-Levi is the current Editor-in-Chief of Management Science, one of the two flagship journals of INFORMS. He served as the Editor-in-Chief for Operations Research (2006-2012), the other flagship journal of INFORMS and for Naval Research Logistics (2003-2005). In 2020, he was awarded the prestigious INFORMS Impact Prize for playing a leading role in developing and disseminating a new highly impactful paradigm for the identification and mitigation of risks in global supply chains.
He is an INFORMS Fellow and MSOM Distinguished Fellow and the recipient of the 2020 INFORMS Koopman Award given to an outstanding publication in military operations research; Ford Motor Company 2015 Engineering Excellence Award; 2014 INFORMS Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice; 2014 INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Section Practice Award; and 2009 INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Section Prize.
His Ph.D. students have accepted faculty positions in leading academic institutes including University of California Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University, Columbia University, Duke University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Harvard University, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Michigan, Purdue University and Virginia Institute of Technology.

He was the founder of LogicTools which provided software solutions and professional services for supply chain optimization. LogicTools became part of IBM in 2009. In 2012 he co-founded OPS Rules, an operations analytics consulting company. The company became part of Accenture in 2016. In 2014, he co-founded Opalytics, a cloud analytics platform company focusing on operations and supply chain decisions. The company became part of the Accenture Applied Intelligence in 2018.
Christopher Tang portrait
University Distinguished Professor and Edward W. Carter Chair in Business Administration

Christopher S. Tang (UCLA)

Christopher Tang is a University Distinguished Professor and the holder of the Edward W. Carter Chair in Business Administration at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Known as a foremost thought leader in global supply chain management, Chris consulted with numerous global companies including Amgen, Amazon, HP, IBM, Nestlé (USA), etc.; taught at Stanford University, UC Berkeley, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, National University of Singapore, MIT (Zaragoza), and London Business School.
Chris has published 6 books, 30 book chapters, over 100 online blogs, and 180 research articles in global supply chain management. He has also published over 50 articles in public media, including Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Barron’s, Bloomberg Law, Fortune, and Los Angeles Times. He received his B.Sc. (First class honours in Mathematics) from King’s College, London, M.A (in Statistics), M.Phil. (in Administrative Science), and PhD (in Management Science) from Yale University.
Sridhar Tayur portrait
University Professor of Operations Management and Ford Distinguished Research Chair

Sridhar Tayur (Carnegie Mellon University)

Sridhar Tayur is the Ford Distinguished Research Chair and University Professor of Operations Management at Tepper School of Business. He received his Ph.D. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University and his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) at Madras. He has won the Gerald L. Thompson Teaching Award, the George Leland Bach Excellence in Teaching Award given by MBA students, the INFORMS Teaching Case award, and was named ‘Top Professor’ by Business Week.
He is the founder (and served as CEO) of the software company SmartOps [acquired by SAP] and is the founder of a social enterprise, OrganJet. SmartOps is the subject of a Darden Case (distributed by HBS) and OrganJet of an HBS Case. Through his RAGS Charitable Foundation, he made a $1 Million donation to Carnegie Mellon University, a $1 Million donation to Cornell University and has also endowed an Institute Chair at IIT-Madras. He has funded independent film festivals and ward-winning documentaries. He is an INFORMS Fellow, a Distinguished Fellow of MSOM Society and has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

Government Speakers

Tammy Beckham portrait
Associate Director of the Resilient Supply Chain and Shortages Prevention Program (U.S. Food and Drug Administration)

Tammy R. Beckham, DVM, PhD (U.S. Food and Drug Administration)

Tammy's extensive scientific experience and service leading large organizations and projects within academia, the military (she achieved the rank of CAPT in the U.S. Army), federal and state governments make her an ideal fit for OIDP. She joins OASH from Kansas State University where she is a professor in the Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine. Tammy has served as director of the Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, a part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Plum Island Animal Disease Center in New York.
Most recently, Tammy was working with the Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (CBEP), Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Department of Defense at Fort Belvoir in Virginia. In this role, she was responsible for managing a comprehensive international science engagement and diplomacy portfolio in the European and Central Command regions. In addition, she led a comprehensive Agency wide effort to restructure and enhance the CBEPs global training portfolio.
She has published more than 20 research articles, testified before the House Committees on Homeland Security and Agriculture and delivered numerous presentations domestically and abroad.
Tammy received her doctor of veterinary medicine (Magna Cum Laude) and PhD in biomedical science degrees from Auburn University. She also holds a master's degree in music from the University of Cincinnati.
Maryann D'Alessandro portrait
Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL)

Maryann D’Alessandro (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Maryann D’Alessandro, Ph.D., has served as the Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) since March 2012. She also served as the Associate Director for Science for NPPTL from 2003-2012. Maryann provides leadership to the NIOSH Personal Protective Technology (PPT) Core and Specialty Program and the Public Safety Program where she serves as the Manager leading the effort to align PPT initiatives with user needs across all workplace industry sectors. Within the PPT Program, Maryann has served as the catalyst for aligning surveillance, research, standards, certification, outreach and intervention activities to improve workplace safety and health. She has played a key role in the COVID-19 response including leading personal protective equipment research, respirator conformity assessment, combatting counterfeit and substandard PPE, and addressing respiratory protection needs for the general public. Prior to joining NIOSH in 2003, she had a short academic career at the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Bioengineering and served in various U.S. Army research and development organizations for 15 years in both an active duty (12 years) and reserve capacity (3 year). Maryann holds Electrical Engineering degrees from the Florida Institute of Technology (B.S.), Fairleigh Dickinson University (M.S.), and Georgia Institute of Technology (Ph.D.). She also is the recipient of multiple awards including the 2021 James P. Keogh Award for Outstanding Service, the 2021 Federal Executive Board Gold Award for Outstanding Service to the Public, and she led the PPT Program to receive the 2021 CDC Director's Award for Excellence in Public Health Impact (COVID-19 award category).
John Fredenberg portrait
Supervisor Emergency Management Specialist

John Fredenberg (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

John Fredenberg has almost 20 years’ experience with the Strategic National Stockpile, and currently serves as a Deputy in the Strategic Logistics Branch and Deputy for ASPR’s Supply Chain Control Tower. In these positions he has authored or co-authored the division’s response plans, managed the operation center and managed information management and data projects. He has helped manage the SCCT for over a year and provides supply chain analysis and intelligence, information oversight and supply chain expertise.
bryan heartsfield portrait
Lead Public Health Advisor

Bryan Heartsfield (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Bryan Heartsfield is the Supply Chain Interface Team Lead for the Strategic Logistics Branch, Strategic National Stockpile under the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) responsible for improving strategic partnerships between public health and community partners and responding to emerging disease threats.
Prior to joining the CDC, Bryan served as the Deputy Director of Emergency Management, King County, WA and as the Health Medical and Operations planner for Seattle and King County Public Health. He has a distinguished military career as an officer in the United States Army Medical Service Corps serving in a variety of assignments throughout the United States, Southeast and Southwest Asia. Bryan is a 1992 graduate of Truman State University with a degree in Public and Community Health and is a 2000 graduate of Embry Riddle with a degree in Operations.

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