Dinesh R. Pai, Ph.D.

Dinesh R. Pai, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management, School of Business Administration
Program Coordinator, Bachelor of Science in Project and Supply Chain Management
Professor-in-Charge, Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Supply Chain and Operations Management
Olmsted Building, E335 H
E335-H OLMSTED BLDG
PENN STATE HBG
MIDDLETOWN, PA 17057

Dr. Pai completed his Ph.D. in supply chain management at Rutgers University prior to joining Penn State Lehigh. He joined Penn State Harrisburg in fall 2011. He is the current president of the Northeast Decision Sciences Institute (NEDSI), 2022-23. Dr. Pai also brings to the classroom corporate experience having worked in various project management and operations-type positions. He has currently published in such journals as International Journal of Production Economics, American Journal of Emergency Medicine, Information Technology and Management, Internal and Emergency Medicine, Health Systems, International Journal of Health Policy and Management, and Expert Systems with Applications.

Professional Affliations

  • Center for Supply Chain Research at Penn State
  • Decision Sciences Institute (DSI)
  • INFORMS
  • Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering (IIIE)

External Academic Profiles

Supply chain management

Business analytics

Operations management in the service and healthcare industry

Research methodologies mainly include multivariate statistical methods

Mathematical programming

Pai, D. R. (2022). Complexities of Simultaneously Improving Quality and Lowering Costs in Hospitals. International Journal of Health Policy and Management. Published Online October 02, 2022.

Pai, D. R. & Dissanayake, C. K. (2022). Predictive Analytics Methods for Investigating Inpatient Volume in Rural Hospitals. Healthcare Analytics. Published Online September 28, 2022.

Dissanayake, C. K. & Pai, D. R. (2022). Identifying the Factors Associated With Inpatient Admissions for Non-Covid-19 Illnesses: Application of Regression Analysis and NFL Theorem. International Journal of Big Data and Analytics in Healthcare. September 07, 2022.

Pai, D. R., Rajan, B., Jairath, P. & Rosito, S. R. (2022). Predicting hospital admission from emergency department triage data for patients presenting with fall-related fractures. Internal and Emergency Medicine. Published Online September 22, 2022.

Pai, D. R. & Pakdil, F. Emergency Departments: The Gateway for Admissions in Rural Pennsylvania Hospitals. American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 57(2022): 138-148.

Pai, D. R. & Bhatt, S. (2022). Is suggestive selling effective in increasing sales? Investigating its role in store promotion strategy using retail chain data from the U.S. Journal of Marketing Analytics.

Pai, D. R., Rajan, B. & Chakraborty, S. (2022). Does HIT deliver on its Promise? A Case of Pennsylvania Hospitals. International Journal of Production Economics, 245(2022): 1-9.

Pai, D. R., Hosseini, H. & Rosito, S. M. (2021). Determining the Relative Risk of Hospitalization and Surgery of Fall Injury Patients. Health Systems - A Journal of the Operational Research Society.

Pai, D. R., Hosseini, H. M., & Brown, R.S. (2019). Does Efficiency and Quality of Care Affect Hospital Closures? Health Systems - A Journal of the Operational Research Society, 8(1), 17-30.

Subramanian, G. H., Pendharkar, P. C. & Pai, D. R. (2016). An examination of determinants of software testing and project management effort. Journal of Computer Information Systems, 57(2), 123-129.

Pai, D. R., Subramanian, G. H., & Pendharkar, P. C. (2015). Benchmarking software development productivity of CMMI level 5 projects. Information and Technology Management, 16 (3), 235-251.

B.E.; M.B.A.; Ph.D. (Rutgers)

BUS 510: Business Analytics and Data Modeling
MNGMT 522: Operations and Supply Chain Management
SCM 301: Supply Chain Management
SCIS 570 - Supply Chain Engineering
SCIS 565 - Supply Chain Strategy