Lesley Meng

Lesley Meng
  • Doctoral Candidate

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    526.2 Jon M. Huntsman Hall
    3730 Walnut St.
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

Research Interests: Healthcare Operations Management, Empirical Service Operations Management, Behavioral Operations Management, Chronic Disease Modeling & Population Health

Links: Personal Website, CV, Linkedin


Lesley Meng is a fifth-year doctoral candidate in the Operations Management track. Lesley’s research utilizes novel large-scale datasets to investigate the (often hidden) impact of management decisions at the organization level on healthcare worker behavior, and subsequently, the effectiveness and efficiency of patient care.  More generally, Lesley’s research is in the area of empirical healthcare operations management, which combines her past education in medical science and public health with her doctoral training in operations management, econometrics, and causal inference.

Lesley holds an Honors Specialization in Medical Science from the University of Western Ontario, an Honors in Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business, and a Masters of Public Health in Health Policy and Management from Columbia University.

Prior to joining Wharton, Lesley worked as a Research Associate at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Technology Assessment.  During her time at Columbia, she worked as a Project Analyst at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and as a Research Assistant at the Harvard School of Public Health.

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