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Department of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering

Karim C. Boustany

Research Interests

 Current Projects:

Selected Publications

  1.  Boustany KC, Stevens LH, Boustani MA, and Braswell ML (2015). Leveraging Thirty Operating Rooms to Simultaneously Maximize Elective Volumes and Assure Timely Service for Urgent and Emergent Cases using Computer Simulation. Association of Operating Room Nurses. March 7-11.

  2. Bell TM, Boustany KC, Jenkins PC, and Zarzaur BL (2015). The Relationship between Trauma Center Volume and In-Hospital Outcomes (2015). Journal of Surgical Research.

  3. Bell TM, Boustany KC, Jenkins PC, and Zarzaur BL (2015). The Influence of Patient Volume on Failure to Rescue Outcomes at Level I and II U.S. Trauma Centers. Academy Health Annual Research Meeting. June 14-16

  4.  LaMantia MA, Alder CA, Austrom MG, Cottingham AJ, Litzelman DK, Boustany KC, and Boustani MA (2014). The Aging Brain Care Medical Home Program: Accomplishments and Lessons Learned at One Year. Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association, 10(4), P209.

  5. Caldwell BS, Garrett SS, and Boustany KC (2010) Healthcare Team Performance in Time Critical Environments: Coordinating Events, Foraging, and System Processes. Journal of Healthcare Engineering. 1 (2): pages 255 – 276.

  6. Boustany KC and Caldwell BS (2007). Information Coordination in Healthcare Providers. Institute of Industrial Engineers Research Conference Proceedings. May 19-23.

  7. Boustany KC and Caldwell BS (2007). The Four Dimensions of Information Flow in Healthcare Information Systems. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Proceedings. October 1-5.

Membership in councils/committees/initiatives

Adjunct Professor – Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing

Research Scientist – Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science

Research Societies and Professional Organizations:

Academic Degrees

Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, 2011
M.S.,  Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, 2007
B.E.,  Industrial Engineering, Lebanese American University, 2005
Certificate, Lean Healthcare – Black Belt, Purdue Healthcare Advisors, 2011


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