David Mendez, Ph.D.

David Mendez

Associate Professor

1415 Washington Heights      Vcard icon
M3232 SPH II
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2029

Office: (734) 647-0218; Fax: (734) 764-4338

E-mail: dmendez@umich.edu

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Professional Summary

David Mendez is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.
His research is in the areas of smoking control, product and service quality on demand, and policies regarding residential radon.
Professor Mendez is the Director of the HMP Executive Master's Program.

Courses Taught

HMP565: Spreadsheet Modeling
HMP654: Operations Research and Control Systems    Syllabus (PDF)
HMP655: Decision Making Models in Health Care    Syllabus (PDF)
HMP804: Doctoral Seminar in Health Services and Systems Research II    Syllabus (PDF)

Additional Courses:HMP565: Spreadsheet Modeling (Executive Program Course)


Ph.D., Management Science, Michigan State University, 1995
M.S., Applied Statistics, Michigan State University, 1990
M.S., Operations Research, Michigan State University, 1987
B.S. (Cum Laude), Civil Engineering, Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urea, 1985

Research Interests & Projects

Dr. Mendez has conducted research on the impact of product and service quality on demand. He has also been involved in a research project to evaluate policies regarding residential radon.

Currently he is engaged in a study to evaluate smoking cessation policies in the U.S.

Selected Publications

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Mabry, P. L., Marcus, S. E., Clark, P. E., Leischow, S., Mendez, D. (2010). System science: A revolution in public health policy research. American Journal of Public Health, 100(7), 1161-1163.

Mendez, D. (2010). A systems approach to a complex problem. American Journal of Public Health, 100(7), 1160.

Dempsey, A. D., & Mendez, D. (2010). Examining future adolescent human papillomavirus vaccine uptake, with and without a school mandate. Journal of Adolescent Health, 47(3), 242-248.

Warner, K. E., & Mendez, D. (2010). Tobacco control policy in developed countries: Yesterday, today and tomorrow. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 12(9), 876-887.

Mendez, D., Alshanqeety, O., Warner, K. E., Lantz, P. M., & Courant, P. N. (Forthcoming). The impact of declining smoking on radon-related lung cancer in the U.S. American Journal of Public Health

Mendez, D. and Warner, K.E. (2004). Smoking Trends in the US: Declining as Expected if not as Desired. American Journal of Public Health, 94, 251-252.

Professional Affiliations

Decision Sciences Institute
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
Production Operations Management Society