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David Mendez

Associate Professor of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health
(734) 647-0218


David Mendez is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.
His research is in the areas of smoking control, product and service quality on demand, and policies regarding residential radon.
Professor Mendez is the Director of the HMP Executive Master's Program.


HMP553: Data Management in Health Care

HMP565: Spreadsheet Modeling

HMP654: Operations Research and Control Systems

HMP655: Decision Making Models in Health Care

HMP804: Doctoral Seminar in Health Services and Systems Research II

Research Interests

Dr. Mendez has conducted research on the impact of product and service quality on demand. He has also been involved in a research project to evaluate policies regarding residential radon. Currently he is engaged in a study to evaluate smoking cessation policies in the U.S.


Ph.D., Management Science, Michigan State University, 1995

M.S., Applied Statistics, Michigan State University, 1990

M.S., Operations Research, Michigan State University, 1987

B.S. (Cum Laude), Civil Engineering, Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urea, 1985