About Michael P. Johnson
I am associate professor in the Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs at University of Massachusetts Boston.
My research interests lie primarily in operations research/management science planning models for public-sector facility location and service delivery, with applications to subsidized/affordable housing, senior services and community corrections. I also use cost-benefit analysis to estimate impacts of public policies and information technology to design decision support systems. My primary mission is to develop quantitative methods that enable public organizations serving disadvantaged and vulnerable populations to develop programs and policies that jointly optimize economic efficiency, beneficial social outcomes and social equity.
I have taught courses in research methods, geographic information systems, quantitative methods, decision support systems, operations research, cost-benefit analysis and management information systems. I have supervised multiple doctoral dissertations, as well as doctoral-level group projects and master's-level individual and group capstones.
For more information about the Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs at University of Massachusetts Boston, go to http://www.umb.edu/academics/mgs/publicpolicy_publicaffairs.
|1993 ‐ 1997||PhD, Northwestern University ‐ Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences|
|1989 ‐ 1990||M.S., University of California Berkeley ‐ Industrial Engineering and Operations Research|
|1986 ‐ 1987||M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology ‐ Electrical Engineering|
|1982 ‐ 1987||B.S., Morehouse College ‐ Mathematics|
Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs
John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies
McCormack Hall 3-428A
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125-3393
Data, Analytics and Community-Based Organizations: Transforming Data to Decisions for ...
I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society (to appear) (2015)
The past ten years have seen a revolution in two disciplines related to operations and strategy design. “Big Data” has ...
Electronic Supplement: Value Focused Thinking for Community-Based Organizations: Objectives and ...
EURO Journal on Decision Processes (2014)
This is an electronic supplement to the manuscript "Value Focused Thinking for Community-Based Organizations: Objectives and Acceptance in Local Development", ...
Value Focused Thinking for Community-Based Organizations: Objectives and Acceptance in ...
EURO Journal on Decision Processes (2014)
A multi-site case study applies value-focused thinking methods in a community engaged research framework within three organizations. All three organizations ...
Property Value Impacts of Foreclosed Housing Acquisitions under Uncertainty
Socio-Economic Planning Sciences (2013)
Community development corporations seek to stabilize neighborhoods affected by the recent foreclosure crisis through acquisition and redevelopment of distressed properties. ...
What is a Strategic Acquisition? Decision Modeling in Support of ...
Socio-Economic Planning Sciences (available online) (2012)
This paper describes and develops a model for calculating location-based strategic values of foreclosed properties considered for acquisition and redevelopment ...
Handling Anticipated Exceptions in Clinical Care: Investigating the Benefits and ...
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (2011)
Unpredictable yet frequently occurring exception situations pervade clinical care. Handling them properly often requires aberrant actions temporarily departing from normal ...
Social Networks and Physician Adoption of Electronic Health Records: Insights ...
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (2010)
Objective: To study how social interactions influence physician adoption of an electronic health records (EHR) system. Design: A social network ...
An Interface-Driven Analysis of User Behavior of an Electronic Health ...
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (2009)
Objectives: This study sought to investigate user interactions with an electronic health records (EHR) system by uncovering hidden navigational patterns ...
Using Facility-Location Models to Optimally Locate Hierarchical Community-based Health Facilities ...
Acta Medica Philippina (2009)
Alternative hierarchical location-allocation models are used to locate two types of community-based health facilities in Davao City relative to population ...