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Faculty and Staff Profile

M Gabriela Sava

Assistant Professor
CUSHR Faculty Scholar

Office: 420D Wilbur O. and Ann Powers Hall

 Educational Background

Ph.D. Business Analytics and Operations
University of Pittsburgh 2016

B.S. Economic Cybernetics
Bucharest University of Economic Studies 2008

B.A. Communication Sciences
University of Bucharest 2009

 Courses Taught

MGT 3100 - Intermediate Business Statistics
MBA 8030 - Statistical Analysis of Business Operations
MBA 8590 - Managerial Decision Modeling

 Research Interests

Healthcare analytics
Healthcare operations management
Medical decision-making
Multi-criteria decision-making
Theoretical development of Analytic Hierarchy Process/Analytic Network Process (AHP/ANP) models

 Research Publications

1. Sava, M. Gabriela, Luis G. Vargas, Jerrold H. May, James G. Dolan (2020) “Multi-dimensional stability analysis for Analytic Network Process models.” Forthcoming in Annals of Operations Research,

2. Sava, M. Gabriela, Luis G. Vargas, Jerrold H. May, James G. Dolan (2020) “An analysis of the sensitivity and stability of patients’ preferences can lead to more appropriate medical decisions.” Annals of Operations Research. 293(2):863-901.

3. Sava, M. Gabriela, James G. Dolan, Jerrold H. May, Luis G. Vargas (2018) “A personalized approach of the patient-healthcare communication regarding the colorectal cancer screening options.” Medical Decision Making. 38(5):601-613.

4. Fratto, Victoria, M. Gabriela Sava, Gregory Krivacek (2016) “The impact of an online homework management system on student performance and course satisfaction in introductory financial accounting.” International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education. 12(3):76-87.

5. Stancu, Stelian, Maria Stanciu, Marilena Stancu, M. Gabriela Sava (2007) “The study of indicators of the economic growth at the level of Romanian economy.” Manager Journal. 5(1):37-44.

Media releases:
1. The Newsstand, Clemson University (2020) “Research weighs personalized health care benefits, costs via efficient designs” [Press release]. Retrieved from

2. The Newsstand, Clemson University (2019) “Data Science workshop highlights how decision-makers get the job done” [Press release]. Retrieved from

3. The Newsstand, Clemson University (2018) “CBSHS, CAFLS, CECAS, Business faculty named new School of Health Research faculty scholars” [Press release]. Retrieved from

4. Greenville Health System, Health Sciences Center (2018) “Seed Grant Winners” [Press release]. Retrieved from

5. The Newsstand, Clemson University (2017) “Dean’s Excellence Fund supports three business research projects” [Press release]. Retrieved from

6. The Newsstand, Clemson University (2017) “Research shows cancer screening choices hindered by lack of info” [Press release]. Retrieved from

7. The Newsstand, Clemson University (2016) “New College of Business adds to faculty and curriculum” [Press release]. Retrieved from

Conference proceedings:
1. Stancu, S., Sava, M.G., Gegea, I., "Evolution of a credit portfolio using the CreditMetrics method and simulation techniques at the bank level", The XIII International Conference, Applied Stochastic Models and Data Analysis, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2009

2. Stancu, S., Sava, M.G., "Elaboration and Analysis of a Macroeconomic Model at the Level of Romanian Economy", AMFET Monographs Modelling Economies in Transition, Warsaw, Poland, 2007


Clemson University School of Health Research - profile
Research shows cancer screening choices hindered by lack of info
GHS Seed Research Grant
Dean's Excellence Fund
Mathematics Genealogy Project