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Lesley Meng

Lesley Meng

Assistant Professor of Operations Management

Lesley Meng is an Assistant Professor of Operations Management at the Yale School of Management.  Professor Meng'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, Professor Meng'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.

Professor Meng 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, a Masters of Public Health in Health Policy and Management from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in Operations, Information, & Decisions from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  Prior to her Ph.D., Professor Meng 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.


  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 2019
  • MPH, Columbia University, 2013
  • BA, The University of Western Ontario, The Richard Ivey School of Business, 2011
  • BMsc, The University of Western Ontario, The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, 2011