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Paul Griffin

Social Science Research Institute Co-funded Faculty Member


  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

345 Leonhard Building





  • BA, University of Texas at Austin, 1982
  • BS, University of Texas at Austin, 1983
  • MS, University of Texas at El Paso, 1985
  • Ph D, Texas A&M University, 1988



  • A Ravi Ravindran, Donald P Warsing Jr and Paul M Griffin, 2023, Supply Chain Engineering: Models and Applications, 2nd Ed., CRC Press - Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton FL, USA
  • A Ravi Ravindran, Paul Marshal Griffin and Vittaldas V Prabhu, 2018, Service Systems Engineering and Management, CRC Press
  • Paul Marshal Griffin, Harriet B Nembhard, Christopher J DeFlitch, Nathaniel D Bastian, Hyojung Kang and David Munoz, 2016, Healthcare Systems Engineering, John Wiley & Sons

Journal Articles

  • Xiaoquan Gao, Nan Kong and Paul M Griffin, 2024, "Shortening Emergency Medical Response Time with Joint Operations of UAVs with Ambulances", Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 26, (2), pp. 447-464
  • R Zafarnejad, Q Chen and P M Griffin, 2024, "Cost-effectiveness of screening for chronic kidney disease using a cumulative eGFR-based statistic", PLOS ONE
  • Q Chen, P Griffin and S Kawasaki, 2023, "Disability-adjusted life years for drug overdose crisis and COVID-19 are comparable during the two years of pandemic in the United States", Value in Health, 26, (6)
  • S Huang, Q Chen, P Griffin, G Liu and S Azagba, 2023, "Longitudinal transitions in tobacco use in youth and young adults: a latent transition analysis of the population assessment of tobacco and health study from wave 1 to 5", Addictive Behaviors, 138
  • C Vivas-Valencia, N Adams, N Kong and P Griffin, 2023, "Opioid-related treatment disparities among Medicaid enrollees in Indiana", Health Equity, (7), pp. 76-79
  • Md Osman Gani and et. al, 2023, "Structural causal model with expert augmented knowledge to estimate the effect of oxygen therapy on mortality in the ICU", Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, 131
  • C. Gonzalez-Cana, T.J. Pujol, P.M. Griffin and Z Hass, 2023, "A multilevel logistic regression model for identifying the relevance of environmental risk factors on Gestational Diabetes Mellitus", Healthcare Analytics, 3
  • C.-H. Fang and et. al., 2022, "Identifying and analyzing sepsis states: a retrospective study on patients with sepsis in ICUs", PLOS Digital Health, 1, (11)
  • R Zafarnejad, S Dumbauld, D Dumbauld, A Addibuzziman, P Griffin and E Rutsky, 2022, "Using CUSUM in real time to signal clinically relevant decreases in estimated glomerular filtration rate", BMC Nephrology, 23
  • Shima Shajouei and et. al., 2022, "Risk of Subsequent Stroke Among Patients Receiving Outpatient vs Inpatient Care for Transient Ischemic Attack: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis", JAMA Network Open, 5, (1), pp. e2136644-e2136644
  • Diana Lopez-Soto and Paul Marshal Griffin, 2021, "Estimating the impact of neonatal abstinence system interventions on Medicaid: an incremental cost analysis", Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, 16, (1), pp. 1-6
  • Johan Diaz and et. al., 2021, "Adherence to anticoagulant guideline for atrial fibrillation: A large care gap among stroke patients in a rural population", Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 424
  • Reyhaneh Zafarnejad and Paul Marshal Griffin, 2021, "Assessing school-based policy actions for COVID-19: An agent-based analysis of incremental infection risk", Computers in Biology and Medicine, 134, pp. 104518
  • Sukhada S Joshi, Nichole Adams, Yuehwern Yih and Paul Marshal Griffin, 2021, "Assessing the impact of Indiana legislation on opioid-based doctor shopping among Medicaid-enrolled pregnant women: a regression analysis", Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, 16, (1), pp. 1-7
  • Chen Feng, Paul Marshal Griffin, Shravan Kethireddy and Yajun Mei, 2021, "A boosting inspired personalized threshold method for sepsis screening", Journal of Applied Statistics, 48, (1), pp. 154-175
  • Nazmus Sakib, Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed, Rumi Ahmed Khan, Paul Marshal Griffin and Md Munirul Haque, 2020, "Unpacking prevalence and dichotomy in quick sequential organ failure assessment and systemic inflammatory response syndrome parameters: Observational data–driven approach backed by sepsis pathophysiology", JMIR Medical Informatics, 8, (12), pp. e18352
  • Julie Swann, Paul Marshal Griffin and Pinar Keskinocak, 2020, "Return on investment of self-management education and home visits for children with asthma", Journal of Asthma, 22, pp. 1-10
  • Min K. Lee, Yuehwern Yih and Paul Marshal Griffin, 2020, "Quantifying the Impact of Acute Stroke System of Care Transfer Protocols on Patient Outcomes", Medical Decision Making, 40, (7), pp. 873-884
  • Mihir Mehta, Juxihong Julaiti, Paul Marshal Griffin and Soundar Kumara, 2020, "Early stage machine learning–based prediction of US county vulnerability to the COVID-19 pandemic: Machine learning approach", JMIR Public Health and Surveillance, 6, (3), pp. e19446
  • Paul Marshal Griffin, 2020, "Engineering Approaches for Addressing Opioid Use Disorder in the Community", Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering, 22, pp. 207-229
  • Melike Yildirim, Paul Marshal Griffin, Pinar Keskinocak, Jean C. O’Connor and Julie L. Swann, 2020, "Estimating the impact of self-management education, influenza vaccines, nebulizers, and spacers on health utilization and expenditures for Medicaid-enrolled children with asthma", Journal of Asthma, 22, pp. 1-11
  • S. O. Griffin, G. Thornton-Evans, L. Wei and Paul Marshal Griffin, 2020, "Disparities in Dental Use and Untreated Caries Prevalence by Income", JDR Clinical and Translational Research, pp. 2380084420934746
  • Ben Johhnson, Nicoleta Serban, Paul Marshal Griffin and Scott L. Tomar, 2019, "Projecting the economic impact of silver diamine fluoride on caries treatment expenditures and outcomes in young U.S. children", Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 79, (3), pp. 215-221
  • Mina Ostovari, Charlotte Joy Steele-Morris, Paul Marshal Griffin and Denny Yu, 2019, "Data-driven modeling of diabetes care teams using social network analysis", Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 26, (10), pp. 911-919
  • Susan O. Griffin, Paul Marshal Griffin, Chien Hsun Li, William D. Bailey, Diane Brunson and Judith A. Jones, 2019, "Changes in Older Adults' Oral Health and Disparities: 1999 to 2004 and 2011 to 2016", Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 67, (6), pp. 1152-1157

Conference Proceedings

  • Xiaoquan Gao, Paul M Griffin and Kong, 2022, "Joint Optimization of Real-Time Dispatching and Redepolyment of Drones and Ambulances for Opioid Overdose Rescue", 2022 Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) Annual Conference
  • Carolina Vivas Valencia, Paul Marshal Griffin and Nan Kong, 2021, "Quantifying disparities in opioid treatment among medicaid enrollees", 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making
  • Xiaoquan Gao, Kong and Paul Marshal Griffin, 2020, "Dynamic optimization of drone dispatch for substance overdose rescue", 2020 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC), pp. 830-842
  • Fatemeh Rouzbeh, Ananth Grama, Paul Marshal Griffin and Mohammad Adibuzzaman, 2020, "Collaborative Cloud Computing Framework for Health Data with Open Source Technologies", Proceedings of the 11th ACM International Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Health Informatics, BCB 2020, pp. 1-10
  • Riddhiman Adib, Paul Marshal Griffin, Sheikh Ahmed and Mohammad Adibuzzaman, 2020, "A causally formulated hazard ratio estimation through backdoor adjustment on structural causal model", Proceedings of Machine Learning Research (PMLR), 126, pp. 376-396

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • IME Outstanding Teacher Award, Penn State, 2021
  • Allen L and Sharon L Soyster Faculty Award, Penn State, 2022
  • Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, 2020
  • Fellow, Institute of Industrial and System Engineers, 2020
  • IISE/Joint Publishers Book of the Year Award, IISE, 2019
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Texas A&M University, 2018


Service to Penn State:

  • Academic Leadership and Support Work, Director, Consortium for Substance Use and Addiction, August 2020

Service to External Organizations:

  • Administrative Support Work, Chairperson, INFORMS Healthcare Conference 2021, INFORMS, January 2020