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Faculty and Staff Profile

Yann Ferrand

Assistant Professor

Office: 374-E Sirrine Hall
Phone: 864-656-6321
Fax: 864-656-2015

 Educational Background

PhD Business Administration
University of Cincinnati 2012

MS Business Analytics
University of Cincinnati 2007

MBA Operations Management
University of Cincinnati 2005

BS Business Administration
Toulouse Business School, France 2003

 Courses Taught

MGT 3120 - Decision Models for Management
MGT 3900 - Operations Management
MGT 4240 - Global Supply Chain Management
MGT 8120 - Global Supply Chain Management (MBA)


Yann Ferrand is an Assistant Professor in the area of Supply Chain and Operations Management in the Department of Management. Prior to joining Clemson University, Yann was a PhD candidate in Operations Management in the College of Business at the University of Cincinnati, where he also earned his Masters in Quantitative Analysis and his MBA. Yann has taught undergraduate courses in Operations Management and in Project Management at the University of Cincinnati. Yann’s primary research interests include health care operations and management, especially as it pertains to flexible capacity management. Partnering with Cincinnati Children Hospital Medical Center, and with the Mayfield Clinic & Spine Institute in Cincinnati, Yann secured over $10,000 in research funding for work on physicians scheduling, patient flow, and patient scheduling projects. His research has appeared in operations journals such as Decision Sciences Journal and Interfaces. He has also worked and published papers on several economic and statistical studies related to the pharmaceutical industry. He is a member of the INFORMS and POMS.

 Research Interests

Yann’s primary research interests include health care operations and management, especially as it pertains to flexible capacity management. Specifically, Yann investigates how to deploy hospital resources such as physicians and nurses, to achieve operating efficiency and responsiveness, using operations management as a research framework. Yann is also interested in health economics and outcomes.

 Research Publications

Referred Articles:
13. Ferrand Y., M. Magazine, U. Rao, T. Glass (2018), “ Managing Responsiveness in the Emergency Department: Comparing Dynamic Priority Queue with Fast Track,” Journal of Operations Management; 58-59: 15-26
12. Taaffe K., B. Lee, Y. Ferrand, L. Fredendall, D. San, C. Salgado, D. Shvorin, A. Khoshkenar, S. Reeves, and the Realizing Improved Patient Care through Human-Centered Design in the Operating Room (RIPCHD.OR) Study Group (2018), “The Influence of Traffic, Area Location, and Other Factors on Operating Room Microbial Load,” Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology; 1-7
11. Steward D., T.F. Glass, Y. Ferrand (2017), “Simulation-Based Design of ED Operations with Care Streams to Optimize Care Delivery and Reduce Length of Stay in the Emergency Department,” Journal of Medical Systems; 41(10):162
10. Desai V.C., Y. Ferrand, T.M. Cavanaugh, C.M. Kelton, J.J. Caro, J. Goebel, P.C. Heaton (2017), "Comparative Effectiveness of Tacrolimus-Based Steroid Sparing versus Steroid Maintenance Regimens in Kidney Transplantation: Results from Discrete Event Simulation," Medical Decision Making; 37(7): 827-843
9. Ferrand Y., J. Siemens, D. Weathers, L.D. Fredendall, Y. Choi, R.G. Pirrallo, M. Bitner (2016), "Patient Satisfaction With Healthcare Services: A Critical Review," Quality Management Journal; 23(4):6-22
8. Ward M.J., Y. Ferrand, L.F. Laker, C.M. Froehle, T.J. Vogus, R.S. Dittus, S. Kripalani, J.M. Pines (2015), “The Nature and Necessity of Operational Flexibility in the Emergency Department,” Annals of Emergency Medicine; 65(2):156-161
7. Ferrand Y., M. Magazine, U. Rao (2014), “Partially Flexible Operating Rooms For Elective and Emergency Surgeries,” Decision Sciences Journal; 45(5): 819-847
6. Ferrand Y., M. Magazine, U. Rao (2014), “Managing Operating Room Efficiency and Responsiveness for Emergency and Elective Surgeries - A Literature Survey,” IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering; 4(1): 49-64
5. Ferrand Y., M. Magazine, U. Rao, T. Glass (2011), “Building Cyclic Schedules for Emergency Department Physicians,” Interfaces; 41(6): 512-533
4. Ferrand Y., C.M.L. Kelton, J.J. Guo, M. Levy, Y. Yu (2011), “Using Time-Series Intervention Analysis to Understand Medicaid Expenditures on Antidepressant Drugs” Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy 7(1): 64-80
3. Ferrand Y., C.M.L. Kelton, K. Chen, H.A. Stafford (2009), "Biotechnology in Cincinnati: Clustering or Colocation?" Economic Development Quarterly, 23(2): 127-140
2. Kelton C.M.L., R.P. Rebelein, P.C. Heaton, Y. Ferrand, J.J. Guo (2008), “Differences in the Cost of Antidepressants Across State Medicaid Programs,” The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, 11(1): 33-47
1. Kelton C.M.L., R.P. Rebelein, M.L. Dusing, Y. Ferrand, J.J. Guo (2007), “Analysis of Pharmaceutical Products with Large Price Changes in a Regional Hospital System,” Journal of Pharmaceutical Finance, Economics and Policy, 16(2): 61-86

Referred Conference Proceedings:
3. Khoshkenar A., K. Taffe, D. San, M. Muhs, L. Fredendall, Y. Ferrand, A. Joseph, “Simulation-based Design and Traffic Flow Improvements in the Operating Room,” Proceedings of the 2017 Winter Simulation Conference, Las Vegas NV, December 3-6, 2017
2. Ferrand Y., M. Magazine, U. Rao, “Comparing Two Operating-Room-Allocation Policies for Elective and Emergency Surgeries,” Proceedings of the 2010 Winter Simulation Conference, Baltimore MD, December 5-8, 2010
1. Raturi A., B. Bischescu, Y. Ferrand, R. Apana, “The Antecedents and Consequences of Plant Closing Announcement,” Proceedings of the POMS 20th Annual Conference, Orlando FL, May 1-4, 2009