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Min Chen

Min Chen

SunTrust Bank Professorship

Associate Professor
Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics

College of Business
Florida International University

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, RB 204A
Miami, FL 33199

(305) 348-4201


  • Ph.D. in Managerial Economics and Strategy
    Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
  • Master of Public Policy
    University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • Bachelor in Economics
    Renmin University of China, Beijing, China

Areas of Expertise

  • Healthcare Analytics and Big Data
  • Economics and Value of IS
  • Health Economics and Policy
  • Innovations and Entrepreneurship
  • Industrial Organization
  • Applied Econometrics

Professional Activities

Dr. Chen’s current research focuses on understanding the source of variations in healthcare cost and quality, and how innovations such as Information Technology (IT) can impact healthcare management. She is also interested in investigating both the intended and unintended consequences of health policy. In order to quantify these effects, she applies advanced statistical and econometrical methods to analyze large-scale datasets. Her research is published in premier peer-refereed journals such as Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Journal of Regulatory Economics, Medical Care Research and Review, and Health Economics, and has been presented at international/national conferences and quoted by the Miami Herald and McKnight’s Long-Term Care News.  


In addition to her academic experiences, Dr. Chen worked as an economic consultant at Charles River Associates and has gained valuable consulting experiences working with government agencies and healthcare organizations. She combines her academic knowledge and practical experiences to develop both face-to-face and online MBA courses and all her online courses successfully achieved Quality Matters credentials. She received the best professor and best course awards from FIU's Healthcare MBA program and was invited to address practitioners about the challenges and opportunities facing the U.S. healthcare sector.


Dr. Chen holds a B.A. in Economics from Renmin University of China, as well as a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Chicago and a PhD in Managerial Economics & Strategy from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. 

Courses Taught

  • Application of Quantitative Methods in Business
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Economic and Decision Analysis in Health Services
  • Health Policy and Economics
  • Managerial Decision-Making in Health Economics

Refereed Journal Articles

Chen, M., Tan, X., & Padman, R. (2020). Social Determinants of Health in Electronic Health Records and Their Impact on Analysis and Risk Prediction: A Systematic Review. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 27(11). View Article

Durneva, P., Karlene, C., & Chen, M. (2020). Blockchain Technology in Patient Care: Current State of Research, Challenges and Future Research Directions. Journal of the Medical Internet Research, 22(7).

Chen, M., & Grabowski, D. C. (2019). Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program: Intended and Unintended Effects. Medical Care Research and Review, 76(5). View Article

Chen, M., Guo, S., & Tan, X. (2019). Does Health Information Exchange Improve Patient Outcomes? Empirical Evidence from Florida Hospitals. Health Affairs, 38(2). View Article

Chen, M. (2018). Reducing Excess Hospital Readmissions: Does Destination Matter? International Journal of Health Economics and Management, 18(1). View Article

Chen, M., Tremblay, M., & Lukyanenko, R. (2017). Information Quality Challenges in Shared Decision Making. ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality, 9(5). View Article

Chen, M. (2015). The Affordable Care Act and the Future of Physicians: The Opportunities and Challenges. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 26(8). View Article

Chen, M., & Grabowski, D. C. (2015). Intended and Unintended Consequences of Minimum Staffing Standards for Nursing Homes. Health Economics, 24(7). View Article

Sojourner, A., Frandsen, B., Town, R., Grabowski, D., & Chen, M. (2015). Impacts of Unionization on Quality and Productivity: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Nursing Homes. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 68(4). View Article

Chen, M., & Serfes, K. (2012). Minimum Quality Standard Regulation under Imperfect Quality Observability. Journal of Regulatory Economics, 41(2). View Article

Sojourner, A. J., Grabowski, D. C., Chen, M., & Town, R. J. (2011). Trends in unionization of nursing homes. Inquiry: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing, 47(4). View Article

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