The Executive Team for the Center for Lean Healthcare Research is interdisciplinary and includes faculty from Fisher College of Business, the College of Public Health, and the College of Medicine. The Team has years of training and experience with lean healthcare in both academia and the healthcare industry.

Sharon Schweikhart, Director
(614) 292-6814

206 Cunz Hall
College of Public Health
1831 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Sharon is the Director of the Center for Lean Healthcare Research and an Associate Professor in the Division of Health Services Management and Poicy at The Ohio State University's College of Public Health.

She also is program director of the Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree program. She teaches courses in operations management, information technology, and strategic management in the MHA program. Schweikhart has been an affiliated faculty with the Fisher College of Business Master of Business Operational Excellence degree program since 2011.

She began her career in health care as an operations analyst at Henry Ford Health System after receiving a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Wayne State University in Detroit. She later earned an MBA and PhD in operations management from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management. Schweikhart's long-standing passion for health care operations improvement led to her current faculty position in Ohio State’s College of Public Health and her role with the Center for Lean Healthcare Research.

Schweikhart's research has resulted in numerous articles that have appeared in operations management, health care management, and medical informatics journals. She is a member of the editorial board of the American Journal of Medical Quality. Her research focuses on process improvement, work redesign, and intelligent use of IT in health care.

Naomi Adaniya, Administrative Director
(614) 425-8138

200-6 Cunz Hall
Fisher College of Business
1831 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Naomi Adaniya is the Administrative Director of the Center for Lean Healthcare Research.

Ms. Adaniya began her healthcare career as a Health Policy Fellow in the U.S. House of Representatives. After graduating from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, she joined a healthcare consulting firm and worked in a wide variety of strategy and operations related projects for healthcare systems and other firms in the healthcare industry nationwide.

Currently, Ms. Adaniya is a Doctoral student in the College of Public Health, Division of Health Services, Management, and Policy at The Ohio State University. While at Ohio State, she has also completed a Master's in Public Health and a Master's in Geography, specializing in GIS and spatial analysis. She has interned with Children's Health Division of Ohio Health Plans, the state agency responsible for running the Medicaid program, and is currently collaborating with Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Susan Moffatt-Bruce, MD, PhD, MBOE, Associate Director
(614) 293-7081

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
410 W. 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Dr. Moffatt-Bruce is cardiothoracic surgeon and the Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer at the Ohio State University Medical Center. She is an Associate Director of the Center for Lean Healthcare Research at Fisher College of Business.

She completed her undergraduate degree at McGill and her medical school and General Surgery residency at Dalhousie University. Dr. Moffatt-Bruce spent three years at the University of Cambridge where she completed her Doctor of Philosophy in Transplant Immunology. She completed her Cardiothoracic Surgery fellowship at Stanford University with additional training in thoracic transplantation. She was staff at the University of British Columbia for two years, before being recruited to OSUMC.

Over the past eight years at OSUMC she has developed a passion for Quality and Patient Safety initiatives. She has been trained at Intermountain Healthcare, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and is a Blackbelt in Six Sigma. She has recently completed her Master’s of Business in Operational Excellence at the Fisher School of Business. As the Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer she is responsible for data collection, analysis and process improvement for a 6 hospital, 1100 bed, 1200 physician academic medical center. Dr. Moffatt-Bruce’s current academic appointments include Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biology, Immunology and Medical Genetics. She was recently appointed as the Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, Quality and Patient Safety. Since becoming the Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer at the Ohio State University Medical Center in 2010, she has been responsible for the implementation of the Safe Surgical Checklist and Crew Resource Management across the entire medical center. Additionally she has been responsible for standardizing processes that have led to significant reductions in central line infections, pressure ulcers and ventilator associated pneumonia. With the newest introduction of an integrated electronic medical record, she has worked to reduce medication safety events and has led the organization to be very successful in the CMS Value Based Purchasing program. In 2012-2013, Dr. Moffatt-Bruce helped to lead OSUMC to 8th in the UHC Leadership and Quality rankings. Additionally, in 2013, she helped to facilitate a 16% reduction in All-Cause Readmissions which was the highest reduction for any of the UHC medical systems. She has designed a curriculum for medical students around Quality, Patient Safety and High reliability and has recently organized a multi-professional Resident Quality Forum, allowing residents to identify and solve patient safety issues.

Aravind Chandrasekaran, Associate Director
(614) 292-4223

650 Fisher Hall
Fisher College of Business
2100 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Aravind Chandrasekaran is an Assistant Professor in Management Sciences and an Associate Director of the Center for Lean Healthcare Research at Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University.

He received his PhD in Operations and Management Sciences from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Chandrasekaran’s research investigates innovation and knowledge creation issues in high-technology R&D settings. Particular attention is given to understanding how organizations manage the productivity dilemma and minimize tensions between competing learning mechanisms such as exploration and exploitation. His work has been published or is forthcoming in the Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (MSOM), Journal of Operations Management, Production and Operations Management and the International Journal of Production Research.

Dr. Chandrasekaran teaches the MBA core Operations Management course for the Working Professionals at the Fisher College of Business. His dissertation was awarded the 2010 Elwood S. Buffa Doctoral Dissertation Award, Juran Fellowship from the Juran Center at the University of Minnesota and was supported by the Carlson School Dissertation Fellowship. He serves on the editorial review boards of the Journal of Operations Management, and Production and Operations Management and is an ad-hoc reviewer for Organization Science, Management Science, Journal of Operations Management and Production and Operations Management and Decision Sciences journals.