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Diwas KC - Emory University, Goizueta Business School. Atlanta, GA, US

Diwas KC Diwas KC

Associate Professor of Information Systems & Operations Management | Emory University, Goizueta Business School


See my website for up-to-date research information: https://diwaskc.wixsite.com/index/research




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I teach and conduct research at the intersection of Data Analytics, Operations, and Healthcare. My research is focused on generating data-driven insights to enhance medical decision making, and to improve the organization and design of healthcare delivery. More recent work has examined the interplay between government policy and healthcare delivery.

My research has been published in leading journals including Management Science, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Marketing Science, and Production and Operations Management. I serve as Senior or Associate Editor at M&SOM and POMS.

I received my PhD in Applied Economics and Managerial Sciences from the Wharton School of Business, MS in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University, and ScBin Electrical Engineering from Brown University. Prior to doctoral studies, I was a Principal Software Engineer for Oracle Corporation, where I built Supply Chain Management software.

Areas of Expertise (6)


Capacity Management

Quality Management


Empirical Operations Management

Health Care Operations

Education (3)

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania: PhD, Managerial Sciences and Applied Economics 2008

Stanford University: MS, Management Science and Engineering 2003

Brown University: BS, Electrical Engineering 1999

Media Appearances (1)

Your Desire to Get Things Done Can Undermine Your Effectiveness

Harvard Business Review  online


In unpublished research with Emory University’s Diwas KC and Northwestern University’s Maryam Kouchaki, we examined the completion bias of physicians in the emergency department (ED) of a busy hospital, where patients arrive unscheduled...

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Articles (3)

Are Patients Patient? The Role of Time to Appointment in Patient Flow Production and Operations Management


In this paper, we examine the effect of wait to appointment on patient flow, specifically on a patient's decision to schedule an appointment and to subsequently arrive to it...

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Blinded by experience: Prior experience, negative news and belief updating Harvard Business School Negotiation, Organizations and Markets Unit, Research Paper Series


In this paper, we examine how an individual's prior experiences and the experiences of those around them
alter the operational decisions that the individual makes...

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Does multitasking improve performance? Evidence from the emergency department Manufacturing & Service Operations Management


This paper examines the effect of multitasking on overall worker performance, as measured by processing time, throughput rate, and output quality using microlevel operational data from the field. Specifically, we study the multitasking behavior of physicians in a busy
hospital emergency department (ED)...

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