Özgür Araz is an associate professor in the Supply Chain Management and Analytics Department within the College of Buisness. His research interests include systems simulation, business analytics, healthcare operations, public health informatics. His research had been supported by NIH, VA hospitals, HDR company, Boys Town, Nebraska Medicine and the University of Nebraska. Araz’s published research appeared in peer review journals including Production and Operations Management, Decision Sciences, Annals of Operations Research, Decision Support Systems, International Journal of Production Economics, IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering, in addition to high impact medical and health care journals such as American Journal of Public Health, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Obesity, Medical Care, American Journal of Emergency Medicine, among many others. He is a member of INFORMS, POMS (Production and Operations Management Society), Decision Sciences Institute, System Dynamics Society and HIMSS (Healthcare Information Management Systems Society). Araz is an editorial advisory board member of the Transportation Research Part -E and also serves as guest editor and associate editor for Decision Sciences journal. He also serves as the Public Health Informatics Area Editor for the Health Systems journal.