Assistant Professor

Supple Chain and Information Management, D’Amore-McKim School of Business


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Dr. Zepeda is an Assistant Professor of Supply Chain and Information Management in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University. His research is motivated by the problem of health care costs continuing to outpace economic growth with decreasing returns on the improvement of health for certain segments of the population. With the significant heterogeneity in resources that individuals, clinical settings, and geographic areas possess, his work is concentrated on two specific health care contexts, namely primary care and hospital operations, and the broad social differentials that give rise to health care disparities.

Dr. Zepeda received his Ph.D. in Supply Chain and Operations and an MS in Statistics from the University of Minnesota, an MBA from the University of Tulsa, and a bachelor’s of science in electrical engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering. His research has been supported by the American Hospital Association (AHA), the Joseph M. Juran Center for Leadership in Quality, the American Society for Quality (ASQ), the Institute for Global Innovation Management (IGIM) at Northeastern University, the Minnesota Chapter of the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), and the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Zepeda also has over 10 years’ industry experience holding various positions in engineering and management as well as consulting.


Research Interests:
Dr. Zepeda looks at health care challenges through supply chain and operations management lenses in order to address a range of macro-level issues that are related to the infrastructure to improve accessibility and effectiveness of health care operations and linking them with micro-level issues that impact process and specifics of care decisions in order to ultimately improve health outcomes.


Classes Taught:

IT Applications in Supply Chain Management:  A lecture-based course for graduate students

Supply Chain Information Systems and Technology:  A lecture-based course for undergraduate students

Supply Chain and Operations Management:  A lecture-based course for undergraduate students