lndustrial Engineering

Dr. Ashley Kay Childers

Research Assistant Professor

Department of Industrial Engineering
M-08 Holtzendorff Hall, Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634-0920

Phone: (864) 656-4623
Fax: (864) 656-0795
Email: childer@clemson.edu

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Ashley Kay Childers

Education

B.S., Industrial Engineering
Clemson University

M.S., Industrial Engineering
Clemson University

Ph.D., Industrial Engineering
Clemson University


Research Areas

Healthcare improvement, emergency management


Selected Publications and Presentations

Childers, A.K and K. Taaffe, 2010, “Healthcare Facility Evacuations: Lessons Learned, Research Activity, and the Need for Engineering Contributions,” Journal of Healthcare Engineering, 1(1), 125–140.

Childers, A.K., G. Visagamurthy, and K. Taaffe, 2009, “Prioritizing Patients for Evacuation from a Healthcare Facility,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2137, 38–45, National Research Council, Washington, DC.

Huynh, N., K. Taaffe, L. Fredendall, R. Burris, and A.K. Childers, 2010, “The Use of an iPhone/iPod Application to Track Process Work Flow in Perioperative Services,” working paper.

Bedosky, R., J. Tate, P.R. Wilson, A.K. Childers, and K. Taaffe, 2010, “Perception and Comprehension of Process Mapping Techniques: Ideas for Improving Communication Between Healthcare and Engineering,” working paper.

Childers, A.K. and K. Taaffe, 2010, “Allocating Multiple Servers Among Patient Classes During Healthcare Facility Evacuations,” in A. Johnson and J. Miller, editors, Proceedings of the 2010 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Cancun, Mexico.

Childers, A.K. and K. Taaffe, 2008, “Evacuating Patients Based on Priority Modeling” in J. Fowler and S. Mason, editors, Proceedings of the 2009 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, pages 1813–1818, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Childers, A.K. and K. Taaffe, 2009, “Determining the Objectives of Priority Modeling for Patient Evacuations.” in J.C. Smith and J. Geunes, editors, Proceedings of the 2009 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, pages 779 – 784, Miami, Florida.

Childers, A.K. and R. Doane, “Clemson Chapter Sharing” Presented at the First Annual SC Open School Forum, March 18, 2010, Columbia, South Carolina.

Childers, A.K., “Prioritizing Patients for Emergency Evacuations” Presented at the 2010 Industrial Engineering Doctoral Colloquia, February 12, 2009, Department of Industrial Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina.

Childers, A.K., “Health Systems Research: Department of Industrial Engineering” Presented at the Clemson University Open School chapter Meeting, October 6, 2009, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina.

Taaffe, K. and A.K. Childers, “Priority Modeling for Patient Evacuations: Evaluating Objectives” Presented at the 2009 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, June 2, 2009, Miami, Florida.

Childers, A.K., G. Visagamurthy, and K. Taaffe, “Evacuating Patients Based on Priority Modeling” Presented at INFORMS, October, 2008, Washington, D.C. Childers – page 3 of 3

Childers, A.K., A. Nazem, and G. Henricks, “Bottom-up Versus Top-Down Change” Presented at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s 2008 National Conference, December, 2008, Nashville, Tennessee.

Childers, A.K. and K. Taaffe, “Evacuating Patients Based on Priority Modeling” Presented at the 2008 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, May 18, 2008, Vancouver, British Columbia.


Courses Taught

CES 102: Engineering Disciplines and Skills
IE 402: Creative Inquiry


Professional Affiliations

Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Alpha Pi Mu

 

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