Chester Chambers, PhD

Associate Professor of Practice
Operations Management & Business Analytics
Areas of Interest
Strategic Options & Simulation, Emerging Issues in Risk Management, Management of Medical Services, Immersion in Healthcare Services Management

Chester Chambers, PhD (Operations Management, Duke University) joined the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in 2009. He is an Associate Professor in the practice track with expertise in the areas of operations management strategy, dynamic programming and modeling. 

Honors and distinctions

  • Program Director – Enterprise Risk Management
  • Senior Editor – Production and Operations Management
  • Associate Faculty – Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality

Selected publications

  • Williams, K., C. Chambers, M. Dada, D. Hough, R. Aron, and J. Ulatowski. 2012. Using Process Analysis to Assess the Impact of Medical Education on the Delivery of Pain Services: A Natural Experiment. Anesthesiology, Vol 116 (4).
  • P. Phan, C. Chambers. 2012. Advancing Theory in Entrepreneurship from the Lens of Operations Management.  Forthcoming, Production and Operations Management.
  • C. Chambers. 2010. Pricing and Quality Decisions –Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science.
  • Chambers, C., E. Snir, A. Asad. 2009. The Use of Flexible Manufacturing Capacity in Pharmaceutical Product Introductions. Decision Sciences, Vol 40 (2) 243-268.
  • Chambers, C., P. Kouvelis, P. Su. 2008. Adoption of Cost Reducing Technology By Asymmetric Duopolists In Stochastically Evolving Markets. IIE Transactions. , Vol. 41 (2), 145-157.
  • Chambers, C., P. Kouvelis, J. Semple. 2006. Quality-Based Competition, Profitability, and Variable Costs.  Management Science, Vol. 52 (12), 1884 – 1895.

Works in progress

  • Chambers, C., K. Williams, J. Mcleod, and J. Ulatowski. Effects of an Intervention to Improve Patient Punctuality in an Academic Based Private Practice Specialty Clinic
  • Chambers, C. Firm Performance Improvement Strategies In Vertically Differentiated Markets
  • Chambers, C., E. Snir. Lead-Time Based Supply Contracts and Coordination
  • Chambers, C., M. Dada, M. Gonzalez, K. Williams. Cyclic Scheduling of Outpatient Appointments in an Academic Medical Center