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Kathleen Iacocca, PhD - Villanova University. Villanova , PA, US

Kathleen Iacocca, PhD

Assistant Professor of Management & Operations | Villanova School of Business | Villanova University

Villanova , PA, UNITED STATES

Kathleen Iacocca, PhD, is an expert on supply chain management, business analytics and optimization with a focus on healthcare industries.

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Areas of Expertise (10)

Business Healthcare Economics and Policy Pharmaceutical Industries Applications in Healthcare Operations Management Business Analytics Supply Chain Management Analytics Applications Healthcare Industry Drug pricing

Biography

Professor Iacocca is adept at explaining the complexities of the U.S. healthcare economy and pharmaceutical drug pricing system in a way that provides clarity and understanding for her audience. Her research is focused primarily on the healthcare industry, with specific focus on supply chains and optimization. She also more generally completes research in operations and analytics.

Education (3)

Rutgers University: PhD

The University of Scranton: MBA

The University of Scranton: BS

Select Accomplishments (5)

Emerald Literati Network Award for Excellence (professional)

2016
Selected by the editors of the International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management for the paper “Improving the Quality of Environmental Management: Impact on Shareholder Value”

Awarded 2nd Place in the INFORMS Annual Case Competition (professional)

2015
Presented case at the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.

Emerald Literati Network Award for Excellence

2014
Selected by the editors of the International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing for the paper “Resell versus direct models in brand drug distribution”

Highly Commendable Paper Award (professional)

2013
Selected by the editors of the International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing for the paper “Resell versus direct models in brand drug distribution”

Recipient of the “KSOM Professor of the Year” Award (professional)

2013
Determined by student vote

Affiliations (4)

  • Data Analytics, Statistics, and Operations Consultant, Fortune 50 Company
  • Member, Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS)
  • Member, Decision Sciences Institute (DSI)
  • Member, The Association for Operations Management (APICS)

Select Media Appearances (2)

GUEST VIEW: The healthcare industry is sick: But can it afford to get better?

American Pharmacy News  online

2017-06-30

Right now, President Trump and lawmakers in Washington are wrangling over the details of a proposed healthcare law that would “repeal and replace” Obamacare. Through all of the rhetoric and political jockeying, it’s important to remember that there is a huge industry in the middle of this fight. And that industry is in crisis.

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Pharma seeks growth in eyecare

Pharmaceutical Commerce  

2016-11-07

But where some see this as a cautionary tale, others see a potentially successful new idea poorly executed. “It’s a shame to think of this as a failure, because I do think a model like this could work,” says Kathleen Iacocca, PhD, an assistant professor at Villanova University School of Business, who has studied drug supply chains. “The issue was the insured. The company took a leap of faith without checking to make sure if insurance would actually pay. But imagine if a manufacturer could partner with a third party where pre-authorization could take place. That model would be groundbreaking.”

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Select Academic Articles (5)

Why brand drugs priced higher than generic equivalents International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing

Kathleen Iacocca, James Sawhill, Yao Zhao

2015

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The point of purchase decision in a supply chain with value-added reselling International Journal of Production Research

Kingsley Gnanendran and Kathleen Iacocca

2015

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Resell vs. Direct Models: US Branded Drug Distribution in the Future Pharmaceutical Executive

Iacocca, K., Zhao, Y.

2015

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Resell versus direct models in brand drug distribution International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing

Kathleen Iacocca, Yao Zhao, Adam Fein

2013

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A multiple regression model to explain the cost of brand-drugs Socio-Economic Planning Sciences

Kathleen Iacoccaa, JamesSawhill, YaoZhao

2012

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