A Role for System Engineers in Healthcare Delivery -- Presented by Dr. Charles Davis

Date Published: 
October 22, 2013

Abstract: The US health care system embraces dramatic change in the near future. Everyone that utilizes health care services, large or small, will be impacted. We will explore the following topics: 1) the drive for health care reform, 2) the present state of health care delivery systems, and 3) the role for system engineers in health care improvement.


Dr. Davis serves as a staff optometrist and researcher for the Salisbury Veteran Affairs Medical Center. He completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology from Western Carolina University. He received his doctoral degree in Optometry (O.D.) and master in public health (MPH) from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. In 2008, he completed his master in health administration (MHA) from UNCC. Previously, he served as Director of Clinical Research at the Northeastern State University College of Optometry in Oklahoma. He has experience in health policy, grant procurement, and community health development. He holds faculty positions as assistance clinical professor at the Ohio State University, the Southern College of Optometry, and the NOVA College of Optometry.


For questions about the Industrial & Technology Management Seminar please contact Dr. Ertunga C. Ozelkan (ecozelka@uncc.edu) Director and Associate Professor of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management Program.