Eugene Day DSc

Eugene Day is a research scientist with PolicyLab and program manager with the Office of Safety and Medical Operations at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Day is a systems engineer specializing in discrete event simulation and agent-based modeling as they apply to the broad domains of health care operations, practice and policy. At CHOP, he manages the program that applies computer simulation to problems of health care delivery, access, performance, quality and safety. 
 
Dr. Day’s research interests relate to the intersection of health policy, delivery and systems theory. By ensuring that systems of care are agile, efficient and intelligently designed, Dr. Day strives to improve public health for larger populations at lower cost. He believes that high-value health – high-quality care at low cost – can be achieved through the design and redesign of delivery systems to positively influence public health by using appropriate allocation of care resources. These improvements can be made with improved patient flow through clinical systems (micro-level), optimized planning of hospital services and resources (meso-level), and by modeling how health policy influences the provision of care to populations (macro-level).
 
Prior to joining CHOP in 2013, Dr. Day was a Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Service researcher with the St. Louis Health System. He received his Doctor of Science in Systems Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis in 2006.