Professor Padman’s research addresses problems at the interface of healthcare, information technology and analytics, particularly focusing on healthcare operations and decision support.
Rema Padman is Trustees Professor of Management Science and Healthcare Informatics in the Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. She is also Thrust Leader of Healthcare Informatics Research at iLab and Research Area Director for Operations and Informatics at the Center for Health Analytics at the Heinz College, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She received B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, PhD in Operations Research from the University of Texas at Austin and National Library of Medicine Senior Fellowship in Applied Informatics from The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is an elected Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association (FAMIA).
Dr. Padman’s current research investigates healthcare informatics, analytics and operations, data-driven decision support, and process modeling and risk analysis, in the context of clinical and consumer-facing information technology interventions in healthcare delivery and management, such as e-health, m-health, chronic and infectious disease management, and workflow analysis. She has developed, applied, and evaluated models and methods drawn from optimization, machine learning, statistics and behavioral science for designing and investigating these IT interventions in the emergency, inpatient, ambulatory, and consumer self-health management settings.
She has published extensively, served on editorial boards of major academic journals in Operations Research and Information Systems and advised healthcare informatics projects for provider, payer, pharmaceutical, consulting, and nonprofit organizations. She has also served on proposal review panels of US and international funding agencies and received funding for her research from federal agencies, healthcare organizations and foundations. She has received several Best Paper awards, the IBM Faculty Award, and Teaching Excellence awards. She has been a visiting professor at universities in the US and abroad, and keynote speaker at multiple conferences. Becker’s Hospital Review recognized her as one of the top 110 women in MedTech in 2017 and she was nominated for the 2018 HIMSS Most Influential Women in Health IT Award.