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 David Dobrzykowski, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Supply Chain Management

Program Director, Masters of Science in Healthcare Services Management

Rutgers Business School
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

 1 Washington Park, Rm 958
Newark, NJ 07102 USA

Email: ddobrzykowski@business.rutgers.edu

Telephone: (973) 353-5186

Academic Scholar, Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures

Rutgers website: http://www.business.rutgers.edu/faculty-research/directory/david-dobrzykowski

Click here to learn more about Rutgers Supply Chain Management Program!



1) Dr. Dobrzykowski recently joined the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures as an Academic Scholar. Learn more at: Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures

2) Dr. Dobrzykowski recently accepted an appointment as an Associate Editor of Decision Sciences Journal, and an Editorial Review Board member of Journal of Supply Chain Management.

3) Watch a two-minute video about Dr. Dobrzykowski’s healthcare research at RBS: Click here for the RBS Faculty Insights video. Read the full article describing Dr. Dobrzykowski’s current research at: Click here for the RBS Faculty Insights article.

4) Check out the new book by Dr. Mark Vonderembse and Dr. Dobrzykowski, “A Healthcare Solution: A Patient-Centered Resource Management Perspective” available from CRC Press / Taylor & Francis. Link to the Book!



   Dr. David Dobrzykowski is an Associate Professor with Tenure in the Department of Supply Chain Management in Rutgers Business School (RBS) – Newark and New Brunswick at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He also serves as Director of the Healthcare Services Masters program at RBS. Previously, Dr. Dobrzykowski was an Assistant Professor of Information Operations and Technology Management in the College of Business and Innovation at the University of Toledo (UT) and held a joint faculty appointment in the department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine in UT’s College of Medicine and Life Sciences. He served as Director for UT’s School of Healthcare Business Innovation and Excellence. He received his Ph.D. from UT’s College of Business in Manufacturing and Technology Management and a graduate certificate in Epidemiology from UT’s College of Medicine.

He is an active educator and scholar whose research investigates information processing and the coordination of work processes. While his primary interest is in healthcare, his research also explores these phenomena in other operations and supply chain contexts. A summary of his dissertation was published in Decision Sciences, and his other peer reviewed publications have appeared in Journal of Operations Management, Decision Sciences, Journal of Supply Chain Management, International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Production Economics among other scholarly outlets.

He has received a number of research awards including the 2015 Decision Sciences Institute’s Best Lean Enterprise Paper Award (1st Place Winner), the Distinguished Paper Award in the Healthcare Management Track at the Decision Sciences Institute 43rd Annual Meeting in 2012, Honorable Mention (first runner up) for his dissertation research at the 2011 Elwood S. Buffa Dissertation Competition at the Decision Sciences Institute 42nd Annual Meeting, an Emerald Literati Network Outstanding Paper Award from Benchmarking: An International Journal, and three New Jersey Bright Ideas AwardS for publishing one of the top 10 papers (out of over 140) published by New Jersey professors (two awards in 2016 and one in 2015). He has been awarded nearly $200,000 in research funding (over $130,000 in external funding). His research has been presented on three continents and in seven countries, and he has provided over 100 managerial talks and/or conference presentations. He is an Associate Editor for Decision Sciences Journal, a member of the Editorial Review Boards of Journal of Operations Management, and Journal of Supply Chain Management, and is a regular reviewer for Production and Operations Management. He was selected as Outstanding Reviewer of the Year by Decision Sciences Journal in 2015He serves as a Vice President for POMS College of Healthcare Operations Management (http://www.poms.org/colleges/chom) and is an Academic Scholar at Cornell’s Institute for Healthy Futures.


   He has taught/teaches a variety of courses at the undergraduate (BBA), graduate (MBA), and Executive MBA levels. These courses include: (1) MBA Supply Chain Management, (2) MBA Operations Analysis, (3) MBA Healthcare Services Management, (4) MBA Project Management, (5) MBA Customer Relationship Management, (6) MBA Marketing Strategy, (7) MBA and EMBA Business Statistics, (8) BBA Manufacturing and Service Systems, (9) BBA Operations Management, (10) BBA Global Supply Chain Management (Capstone course), (11) BBA Information Technology Management, (12) BBA Marketing Research and Database Management, and (13) BBA Strategic Management (Capstone course). He was selected for the “Favorite Professor of the Year” Award by the Rutgers Business School MBA class of 2016.

     Prior to academe, Dr. Dobrzykowski served in a variety of management and leadership roles in the healthcare and manufacturing sectors.  His multi-faceted healthcare background includes positions with emergency department contract management, hospital tertiary care, managed care, physician-hospital, diagnostic imaging, and employee benefits organizations.  While working in the provider vertical, Dr. Dobrzykowski served as Regional CEO of a national diagnostic imaging organization, where he managed all operations of an existing business while he launched three start-ups; successfully writing and securing more than $3 million in funding for three business plans.  It is this rich portfolio of business experience that fuels his passion for teaching.

     He is very active in the community serving as Past President of UT’s Alumni Association, Past Chair of the Executive MBA Advisory Board, and Past Chair of the Pastoral Council at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Parish.  Dr. Dobrzykowski has been recognized as the 2003 UT Outstanding Young Alum, the 2004 UT Volunteer of the Year, the 2005 UT Executive MBA Alumnus of the Year, the 2010 UT College of Business PhD Student Pacemaker, the 2011 UT College of Business and Innovation Outstanding Young Alum, and is a Toledo 20 Under 40 Leadership Award Recipient (from 2004).


Ph.D., 2010
University of Toledo, College of Business, Toledo, Ohio
Accredited by the AACSB
Major Field: Manufacturing and Technology Management
Minor Field: Information Systems

Dissertation: Linking Antecedents and Consequences of Value Density in the Healthcare Delivery Supply Chain

Graduate Certificate (Ph.D. Minor), 2010
University of Toledo, College of Medicine, Toledo, Ohio
Collaborative of Bowling Green State University and University of Toledo
Major Field: Public Health Epidemiology

(E.)M.B.A., 1999
University of Toledo, College of Business, Toledo, Ohio
Major Field(s): Executive Management; Technology Management,
Entrepreneurship, and International Business

B.B.A., 1995
University of Toledo, College of Business, Toledo, Ohio
Major Field: Marketing

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