Linda V. Green, PhD

Professor Emerita, Columbia Business School

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Linda Green

Linda Green is the Cain Brothers and Company Professor Emerita of Healthcare Management at Columbia Business School. She is also the Faculty Director of the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program at the business school. Her research, which has focused on the development and application of queueing and other stochastic models to improve service systems, has resulted in dozens of publications in the premier technical journals such as Operations Research and Management Science as well as prominent healthcare journals such as Health Affairs, Health Services Research, Inquiry and Academic Emergency Medicine. Her work over the past 25 years has focused on providing policy insights and operational methodologies to increase the efficiency, effectiveness and access to healthcare delivery systems. Specific projects have included reducing delays for emergency care, providing timely access to primary care, the development of new nurse staffing methodologies and the evaluation of physician and hospital bed capacity needs.

She has been a consultant and advisor to numerous health systems, physician practices, health start-ups, and government agencies. Her work on prioritizing burn victims during a catastrophic event earned a best paper award from the INFORMS Section for Public Programs, Services and Needs and became a model for burn protocols across the country.

Her work has been featured in various media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Business Week, Slate, and Crain’s New York. Dr. Green has held editorial positions for Operations Research and Management Science, including serving as the Department Editor for Stochastic Models for Management Science for over 12 years. She has been an INFORMS Fellow since 2004.