Abdolmanaf Zargoush

Dr. Abdolmanaf Zargoush

Assistant Professor

Health Policy and Management

Faculty

CONTACT INFORMATION

BIO

Dr. Manaf Zargoush is an assistant professor of Health Policy & Management at the DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University. He holds a Ph.D. in Healthcare Operations and Information Management (McGill University, Montreal, Canada), a Ph.D. in Decision Science and Statistics (ESSEC Business School, Paris, France), M.Phil. in Decision Sciences(ESSEC Business School, Paris, France), M.Sc. in Socio-Economic Systems Engineering (Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran), and B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (Jundi-Shapoor University, Ahvaz, Iran). His main areas of research expertise and interests include using Data Science (machine learning, artificial intelligence, statistical modeling) for descriptive and predictive analytics and optimization (stochastic dynamic optimization, Markov and Semi-Markov Decision Processes, Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes) for prescriptive analytics of a wide range of health-related problems, such as medical decision-making, and healthcare operations management. His current main projects are chronic disease (particularly hypertension and diabetes) management and aging research (e.g., ALC in Canada and predicting the trajectory of disabilities among older adults). He is also interested in physicians' learning in uncertain environments as well as causal analytics using machine learning and big data.

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

December 2020

Leveraging Machine Learning And Big Data For Optimizing Medication Prescriptions In Complex Diseases: A Case Study In Diabetes Management

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF BIG DATA

CONTRIBUTORS: Mahsa Madani Hosseini, Manaf Zargoush, Farrokh Alemi, Raya Elfadel Kheirbek
August 2020

Predicting Hospital Admission For Older Emergency Department Patients: Insights From Machine Learning

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INFORMATICS

CONTRIBUTORS: Fabrice Mowbray, Manaf Zargoush, Aaron Jones, ,
December 2018

Designing Risk-adjusted Therapy For Patients With Hypertension

JOURNAL : PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

CONTRIBUTORS: Manaf Zargoush, Mehmet Gümü?, Vedat Verter, Stella S Daskalopoulou
December 2017

Using Observed Sequence To Orient Causal Networks

JOURNAL : HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT SCIENCE

CONTRIBUTORS: Farrokh Alemi, Manaf Zargoush, Jee Vang
February 2016

Sequence Of Functional Loss And Recovery In Nursing Homes

JOURNAL : THE GERONTOLOGIST

CONTRIBUTORS: Cari R Levy, Manaf Zargoush, Allison E Williams, Arthur R Williams, Phan Giang, Janusz Wojtusiak, Raya E Kheirbek, Farrokh Alemi
July 2015

Causal Analysis Of Emergency Department Delays

JOURNAL : QUALITY MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH CARE

CONTRIBUTORS: Raya E Kheirbek, Shervin Beygi, Manaf Zargoush, Farrokh Alemi, Alyshia W Smith, Ross D Fletcher, Philip N Seton, Brian A Hawkins
June 2014

A Psychological Approach To Learning Causal Networks

JOURNAL : HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT SCIENCE

CONTRIBUTORS: Manaf Zargoush, Farrokh Alemi, Vinzenzo Esposito Vinzi, Jee Vang, Raya Kheirbek
November 2013

Comparative Effectiveness Of Hypoglycemic Medications Among Veterans

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF MANAGED CARE PHARMACY

CONTRIBUTORS: Raya E Kheirbek, Farrokh Alemi, Manaf Zargoush
December 2011

Genetic Markers Anticipate Response To Citalopram In A Majority Of Patients

JOURNAL : PSYCHIATRIC GENETICS

CONTRIBUTORS: Farrokh Alemi, Manaf Zargoush, Harold Erdman, Jee Vang, Steve Epstein, Fanous Ayman
March 2011

A Simple Method For Causal Analysis Of Return On It Investment

JOURNAL : JOURNAL OF HEALTHCARE ENGINEERING

CONTRIBUTORS: Farrokh Alemi, Manaf Zargoush, James Oakes, Hanan Edrees

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

January 2019

A Data-driven Analytical Model For Predicting Functional Loss And Recovery Among Older Adults

CONFERENCE : PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

CONTRIBUTORS: Mm Hosseini, Manaf Zargoush, F Alem