Dr. Yingchao Lan earned her Ph.D. in operations management from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. She received both her master’s degree in Management Science and Engineering and her bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Beihang University (previously known as Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics). Before earning her Ph.D., she acquired industry experience in Beijing while working at Mercer Human Resource Consulting LLC as a research associate and later as a supply and demand system specialist for Lenovo Limited.
Strongly associated with her industrial experience, Yingchao’s research interest lies in understanding the operational challenges and benefits associated with collaboration across organizational boundaries. She is empirically examining these challenges in two contexts: healthcare delivery and new product development. She received several awards including Best Student Paper Finalist Award in the Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM) Division of the Academy of Management (AOM), Institute for Supply Management Best Paper Finalist, and Best Reviewer for AOM OSCM Division.