Manaf Zargoush

Dr. Manaf Zargoush

Associate Professor

Health Policy & Management

CONTACT INFORMATION

BIO

Dr. Manaf Zargoush is an associate 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

April 2024

Decoding The Persistence Of Delayed Hospital Discharge: An In?depth Scoping Review And Insights From Two Decades

JOURNAL : HEALTH EXPECTATIONS

CONTRIBUTORS: Alyaa Abdelhalim, Manaf Zargoush, Norm Archer, Mehrdad Roham
April 2024

Climate Crisis Risks To Elderly Health: Strategies For Effective Promotion And Response

JOURNAL : HEALTH PROMOTION INTERNATIONAL

CONTRIBUTORS: Mahsa madani Hosseini, Manaf Zargoush, Somayeh Ghazalbash
March 2024

Exploring Trajectories Of Functional Decline And Recovery Among Older Adults: A Data-driven Approach

JOURNAL : SCIENTIFIC REPORTS

CONTRIBUTORS: Ghazal Khalili, Manaf Zargoush, Kai Huang, Somayeh Ghazalbash
2024

Two Nearest Means Method: Regression Through Searching In The Data

JOURNAL : FORTUNE JOURNAL OF HEALTH SCIENCES

CONTRIBUTORS: Farrokh Alemi, Madhukar Reddy vongala, Sri surya krishna rama Taraka naren durbha, Manaf Zargoush
April 2023

From Prediction To Decision: Optimizing Long?term Care Placements Among Older Delayed Discharge Patients

JOURNAL : PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

CONTRIBUTORS: Ya?tang Chuang, Manaf Zargoush, Somayeh Ghazalbash, Saied Samiedaluie, Kerry Kuluski, Sara Guilcher
January 2023

A Resilient, Robust Transformation Of Healthcare Systems To Cope With Covid-19 Through Alternative Resources

JOURNAL : OMEGA

CONTRIBUTORS: Elham Shaker ardakani, Niloofar Gilani larimi, Maryam Oveysi nejad, Mahsa Madani hosseini, Manaf Zargoush
December 2021

Re-engaging In Aging And Mobility Research In The Covid-19 Era: Early Lessons From Pivoting A Large-scale, Interdisciplinary Study Amidst A Pandemic

JOURNAL : CANADIAN JOURNAL ON AGING / LA REVUE CANADIENNE DU VIEILLISSEMENT

CONTRIBUTORS: , , , , , , , , , Manaf Zargoush, Vincenza Gruppuso
December 2021

Examining The Predictability And Prognostication Of Multimorbidity Among Older Delayed-discharge Patients: A Machine Learning Analytics

JOURNAL : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INFORMATICS

CONTRIBUTORS: Somayeh Ghazalbash, Manaf Zargoush, Fabrice Mowbray,
October 2021

The Impact Of Recency And Adequacy Of Historical Information On Sepsis Predictions Using Machine Learning

JOURNAL : SCIENTIFIC REPORTS

CONTRIBUTORS: Manaf Zargoush, Alireza Sameh, Mahdi Javadi, Siyavash Shabani, Somayeh Ghazalbash,
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, ,
March 2018

Designing Risk?adjusted Therapy For Patients With Hypertension

JOURNAL : PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

CONTRIBUTORS: Manaf Zargoush, M Gumus, V Verter, 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 & SPECIALTY 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 l 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

Identifying Predictors Of Covid-19 And Associated Risk Factors In Long-term Care And Retirement Homes Using Facility Administrative Data

CONTRIBUTORS: , Andrew Costa, Manaf Zargoush, Ahmad Von schlegell

Two Nearest Means: A New Case Based Reasoning Method

CONTRIBUTORS: Farrokh Alemi, Madhukar reddy Vongala, Mr sri surya krishna rama taraka naren Durbha, Manaf Zargoush