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Faculty Profile


  • PhD (1997), Industrial Engineering and Operations Research University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Research & Scholarship Interests

Healthcare process improvement, healthcare systems engineering, operations research, quality and reliability engineering, statistical quality control
Affiliated With

Department Research Areas

Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Research Award (2011), College of Engineering, Northeastern University
  • Outstanding Teaching Award (2008), College of Engineering, Northeastern University
  • Teaching Excellence Award (2003), Alpha Pi Mu Honor Society
  • President’s Aspiration Service Award (2001), Northeastern University
  • National Champion (2001), FIRST Robotics/Engineering Competition
  • Teaching Excellence Award (2000), Alpha Pi Mu Honor Society
  • Outstanding Service Merit Award (2000), College of Engineering, Northeastern University
  • National Partnership for Reinventing Government Research Award (1998), Vice President Al Gore

Professional Affiliations

  • Alpha Pi Mu
  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • American Society for Quality
  • Decision Sciences Institute
  • Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Lifetime Fellow
  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Senior Fellow
  • Institute for Operations Research and Management Science
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers, Fellow
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Society of Health Systems, Fellow

Selected Publications

  • H. Musdal, B. Shiner, M.E. Ceyhan, B.V. Watts, J.C. Benneyan, In-person and Video-based Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment for Veterans: A Location-allocation Model, Journal of Military Medicine, 179(2), 2014, 150-156
  • J.S. Peck ,D.J. Nightingale, S.A. Gaehde, J.C. Benneyan, Generalizability of a Simple Approach for Predicting Hospital Admission from an Emergency Department, Academic Emergency Medicine, 20(11), 2013, 1156-1163
  • L. Romeo, J.C. Benneyan, An Economic Model and Sub-optimality Analysis of the CMS Readmissions Incentive and Penalty Policy, National Science Foundation IUCRC/CHOT center white paper series, 2012
  • S. Demirkan, A. Taseli, J.B. Benneyan, Readmissions from a Statistical Quality Engineering Perspective, 2012
  • J.C. Benneyan, Design, use, and Performance of Statistical Process Control Charts for Clinical Process Improvement, International Journal of Six Sigma, 4(3), 2008, 209-239

Related News

June 14, 2017

MIE Professor James Benneyan was awarded a $257K NSF EAGER grant for "Development and Validation of Analytic Spatial-Temporal Models to Help Study and Mitigate the National Opioid-Heroin Co-Epidemic".

November 4, 2016

MIE Professor & HSyE Executive Director James Benneyan gave a panel briefing to U.S. News and World Report about the progress and status on several National Academy of Engineering and National Academy of Medicine reports from 2000-2010 about implementing systems engineering into U.S. healthcare and was featured in the article "To Improve Hospitals, Doctors Look to Toyota".

August 2, 2016

The Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute (HSyE) will collaborate with Maine Medical Center on one of 8 “Pursuing Excellence in Clinical Learning Environments” awards from ACGME.