Contact Information

Bita Kash, PhD, MBA, FACHE 
Director
TAMU 1266 
College Station, Texas 77843
tel (979) 458-0652
bakash@tamhsc.edu

Eva Lee, PhD
Co-Director
Systems Engineering
Atlanta, GA 30332-0205
tel (404) 894-4962
evakylee@isye.gatech.edu

James C. Benneyan, PhD
Co-Director
334 Snell Engineering Center
Boston, Massachusetts 02115 
tel (617) 373-2975
benneyan@coe.neu.edu

Harriet Black Nembhard, PhD 
Co-Director
310 Leonhard Building
University Park, PA 16802 
tel (814) 865-4210
hbnembhard@psu.edu

WELCOME

The Center for Health Organization Transformation, or CHOT, is an industry-university cooperative research center (I/UCRC) funded by the National Science Foundation and health organizations to conduct research supporting major management, clinical, and information technology innovations in healthcare.

CHOT is jointly located at Texas A&M Health Science Center, Georgia Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, and Pennsylvania State University.

CHOT conducts research to support the implementation of evidence-based transformational strategies within healthcare organizations. Our research model relies on the knowledge and experience of healthcare leaders to guide academic research. This cooperative model ensures that the research is both meaningful and applicable to the healthcare industry and provides immediate decision support for CHOT members.

Click here to download the Center's latest research compendium.

CURRENT INDUSTRY MEMBERS

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
  • East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System
  • Grady Health System
  • Highmark
  • Meadows Regional Medical Center
  • Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Northside Anesthesiology Consultants, LLC
  • Partners HealthCare
  • Seattle Children's Hospital
  • Siemens
  • Studer Group, LLC
  • Texas Children's Hospital
  • University of Texas System
  • Verizon

A NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COOPERATIVE RESEARCH CENTER

As a National Science Foundation I/UCRC, CHOT creates a safe, mutually beneficial, cooperative environment where innovative leading healthcare systems can come together in collaboration to:

  • Support important transformation initiatives addressing health organization management and services
  • Examine the implementation of transformational change strategies or evidence-based management approaches such as Six Sigma, Toyota’s LEAN, CQI, disease management, and information technology innovations
  • Partner with health management researchers to improve implementation of transformation strategies
  • Participate in research in a cost effective manner

MEET THE DIRECTORS

Bita Kash, Ph.D., MBA, FACHE

Director

Dr. Kash is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health at Texas A&M University... full bio

Eva Lee

Eva K. Lee, Ph.D.

Co-Director

Dr. Lee is a Professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology... full bio 

James Benneyan

James C. Benneyan, Ph.D.

Co-Director

Dr. James Benneyan is Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at Northeastern University.... full bio

Harriet Nembhard

Harriet Black Nembhard, Ph.D.

Co-Director

Dr. Nembhard is Professor of Industrial Engineering at Penn State University... full bio 

 

 

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