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Healthcare Information Technology Certificate Program

Program Advisor & Faculty

Dr. Jack Leu is a professor of Operations and Information Systems at California State University San Marcos.  He has served as the department chair and the graduate program director.  His teaching interests include Database, Networking, Programming, and Operations Management. His current research focuses on Web Services and Internet Gaming Strategy. Recently, he received the Leadership Strategies for Information Technology in Health Care Certification from the Harvard School of Public Health. He has published articles in journals such as Decision Sciences, IIE Transactions, International Journal of Production Research, and Annals of Operations Research.  

Program Faculty

Dr. Robert Aboolian is an Associate Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management in Department of Information Systems and Operations Management at California State University, San Marcos. He received his Ph.D. in Operations Management from Rotman School of Management at University of Toronto. His research work has been published in leading journals such as Transportation Science, IIE TransactionsEuropean Journal of Operational Research,Journal of Operational Research Society, and Annals of Operations Research. He is also an active member of INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences), and APICS (Association for Operations Management). He has worked in the industry for many years as an industrial Engineer and has consulted many elite companies and organizations globally.

Dr. George Diehr has been on the faculty of the College of Business Administration at CSUSM since 1990. In addition to teaching he has held several administrative positions including interim dean and chair of the university’s academic senate. His academic research and publications include textbooks and articles in professional journals on database management and applied statistics. In 2003 Professor Diehr was elected to the CalPERS Board of Administration, re-elected in 2007, and re-elected again in 2011 for a third, 4-year term.  He presently serves as Vice President of the Board, Chair of the Investment Committee, and Chair of the Benefits Program Administration Committee.

Dr. Fang Fang earned her degree in Management Science and Information Systems from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interest includes issues such as E-Commerce and Supply Chain information coordination. She has published papers in leading journals in the field of Information Systems and Operations Management, such as Decision Support Systems, Journal of the Associations for Information Systems, Production and Operations Management, and International Journal of E-Commerce. In addition, Dr. Fang also serves as the Associate Editor the journal of Decision Support Systems since 2006.

Dr. Daniel Friedland, MD, is board certified in Internal Medicine, a member of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine and the author of Evidence-Based Medicine: A Framework for Clinical Practice, one of the first books to outline methods to frame questions and find, evaluate, and apply medical literature searches to patient care. Dr. Friedland has delivered over a thousand programs in 45 states nationwide to physicians, allied healthcare professionals, patients, the US Army and Navy, executives and employees in Fortune 500 companies, and for Vistage, one of the largest global network of CEO’s. He currently serves as Medical Director for Barney and Barney and as President and CEO of SuperSmartHealth, which provides Seminars, Wellness Programs, Health Coaching, and Consulting.

Dr. Soheila Jorjani is a Professor of Management Science and Operations Management at California State University San Marcos, ISOM Department since 1992.  She has numerous publications in leading journals in Operations Research and Mathematical Programming.  Her research interests are in Optimization Theory and Applications and Green Manufacturing.  In 2006 – 2007, she was awarded the “President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning”, and in 2008-2009 she received the University’s “Harry Brakebill Distinguished Professor” Award.  

Dr. Pamela Kohlbry has been a nurse for over 30 years. She is a professor in the CSUSM School of Nursing, specializing in health promotion and health policy in her teaching and research. Pam has worked as an ICU nurse, hospital nurse, school nurse, and currently teaching on health related topics to help individuals and families stay healthy. 

Dr. Chetan Kumar is an Associate Professor at the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management at California State University San Marcos. He received his PhD in Information Systems and Operations Management from Purdue University, Krannert School of Management. His research areas include managing computer networks, electronic commerce, web analytics, and information systems strategy. His teaching interests include database management, management information systems, statistics, and healthcare information technology. He has published and presented his research in reputed journals and conferences.

Dr. Mohammad Oskoorouchi is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management at the California State University San Marcos. He received his B.Sc. in Mathematics (1993) from Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran; M.S. in Applied Mathematics (1996) from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran; and PhD in Management Science (2002) from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Professor Oskoorouchi's research interests are focused on optimization theory and operations research, in particular large scale optimization with healthcare applications.

Dr. Camille P. Schuster is currently a Full Professor of Marketing at California State University San Marcos and President of Global Collaborations, Inc.  Dr. Schuster has also taught at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Arizona State University, Xavier University, Thunderbird School of Management, and Indiana University Northwest. Dr. Schuster authored two books with Michael Copeland, retired human resources manager with Procter & Gamble --  Global Business Practices:  Adapting for Success and Global Business:  Planning for Sales and Negotiations. Dr. Schuster has published three other print books and has recently published an eBook, New Ways of Working Together:  Collaboration Within and Between Companies, with Get to the Point Books.  Dr. Schuster has conducted seminars and worked with over 60 companies in more than 20 countries around the world and is a member of the Global Scorecard Committee sponsored by The Consumer Goods Forum.

Dr. Yi Sun is an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management at the College of Business Administration, California State University San Marcos.  He received his PhD from the Warrington College of Business Administration, University of Florida. His research interests include pricing and optimization mechanisms for managing computer networks, web analytics, ecommerce, peer-to-peer networks, caching, and IS strategy for firms. His research has been published in DSS, EJOR and IJISSCM journals. He has presented his research at many conferences including WEB and INFORMS.

Dr. Wenyuh Tsay is currently an Associate Professor of Finance at California State University San Marcos.  His undergraduate study was in Management Science at National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan, where he grew up.  Taiwan, aka Formosa, is a free and democratic country on a beautiful island with fascinating natural scenery and bio diversity.  Dr. Tsay teaches Corporate Finance, Financial Markets and Institutions.  He has fully enjoyed his academic career so far.  In his mind, there is no better job than satisfying curiosity and obtaining knowledge, then sharing experience with students and the community.

Dr. Kathleen Watson received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the University of Utah.  She joined the faculty at CSUSM in 1992. Previously she served on the faculty at Butler University and Indiana University. Her current research interests include interpersonal communication and new venture development.  Recent work has focused on the survival of small-to-medium sized enterprises in transitional economies, including Hungary and Central and Eastern Europe.  Her research is published in outlets such as theAcademy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Academy of Management Review, and Journal of Organizational Change Management.