PhD in Operations Management, McGill University, Canada
MSc., Systems Engineering, Yeditepe University, Turkey
BSc., Industrial Engineering, Marmara University, Turkey
Dr. Beste Kucukyazici is an Assistant Professor of Operation Management at Desautels Faculty of Management of McGill University. She is also a Research Associate at St. Mary's Research Center and a Research Affiliate at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics . Prior to joining to McGill University, Dr. Kucukyazici was a Professor of Supply Chain Management at the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program from 2009 to 2012. She holds a PhD in Operations Management from McGill University and also participated as a practitioner trainee in the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Health Informatics Strategic Training Program (CHPSTP).
Prof. Kucukyazici’s research interest is in decision-making problems under uncertainty with special interest in the health care policy design, health care operations, optimization of medical interventions and medical decision-making. She is particularly interested in the mathematical modeling and analysis of such problems through the use of the methodologies of Markov decision processes, stochastic analytical models, simulation and biostatistics. Prof. Kucukyazici has published papers and has papers under review in leading operations research and health care journals. She is also a Fellow of McGill’s Marcel Desautel Institute of Integrated Management (MDIIM) in the area of health.
Prof. Kucukyazici is the Director of McGill's MD-MBA Program. She also served as a VP-Awards (10-11) and the secretary (09-10) at the College of Healthcare Operations Management in the Production and Operations Management Society. She is a member of the Canadian Operations Research Society, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences and Production and Operations Management Society.
Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals
Ibrahim, R., Kucukyazici, B., Verter, V., Gendreau, M. and Blostein, M. Designing Individualized Treatment: An Application to Anticoagulation Therapy, Production and Operations Management, 2015, published online in advance
Chen, W., Kucukyazici, B.,Verter, V. and Saenz, M.J. Supply Chain Design for Unlocking the Value of Remanufacturing Under Uncertainty, European Journal of Operational Research, 2015, 247(3): 804-819
Kucukyazici, B., Verter V. and Mayo N. An Analytical Framework for Designing Community-Based Care Delivery Processes for Chronic Diseases. Production Operations Management, 2011, 20(3): 474-488
Kucukyazici, B., Verter V., Nadeau L. and Mayo N. Improving Post-Stroke Health Outcomes: Can Facilitated Care Help? Health Policy, 2009, 93: 180-187
Verter V., Kucukyazici, B. and Mayo N. On the Significance of Reducing the Need for Stroke Patients to Visit the Emergency Department. Clinical and Investigative Medicine Journal, 2005, 23(6): 371-375
Kucukyazici, B., Ozdamar, L., and Pokharel, S. Developing concurrent investment plans for power generation and transmission. European Journal of Operational Research, 2005, 166(2): 449-468
Ozdamar, L., Ekinci, E., and Kucukyazici, B. Emergency Logistics Planning in Natural Disasters. Annals of Operations Research, 2004, 129: 217-245
Books and Edited Volumes
Chapters in Books
Kucukyazici B. and V. Verter, Managing Community-based Care for Chronic Diseases: The Quantitative Approach, In G.S. Zaric (Ed.), Operations Research and Health Care Policy, Springer Publishers, New York, 2013: 71-90.
Konrad R., Kucukyazici B. and Lawley M. Using Patient Flows to Examine Hospital Operations. ¨Management Engineering for Effective Healthcare Delivery: Principles and Applications¨; edited by Alexander Kolker and Pierce Story, IGI Global, 2011: 402-417.
Kucukyazici B., Keshavjee K., Bosomworth J., Copen J., Lai J. Best Practices for Implementing Electronic Health Records and Information Systems. “The Human and Social Side of Health Information Systems” edited by Dr. Andre W. Kushniruk and Prof. Elizabeth Borycki, Idea Group Publishing, PA; 2008; pp. 120-138.
2007: Silver Poster Award, National Poster Competition, Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)
2005: Graduate Student Conference Support Award, Canadian Operations Research Society
2004-2008: Graduate Studies Scholarship, McGill University
2000-2002: Graduate Studies Scholarship, Yeditepe University
2007-2008: Principle’s Dissertation Fellowship, McGill University
2004-2005: Entrance Fellowship, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University
2016-2018: Fonds de Recherche du Quebec- Sante (FRSQ), Operating Grant on Emergency Services Issues and Continuum of Care (PI)
2015-2016: Rossy Cancer Network (Co-applicant)
2014-2017: Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Société et la Culture (FQRSC) New Researcher Grant (PI)
2014-2015: Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), SPOR Networks (Co-applicant)
2012-2015: New Investigator’s Research Award, St. Mary’s Research Center (PI)
2012: Paper Presentation Grant, McGill University
2012-2015: Start-up Research Grant, McGill University
2009-2012: Start-up Research Grant, Zaragoza Logistics Center
2008: Travel Grant, SSRHC
2007: The Alma Mater Student Travel Grant, McGill University