Charles and Lilian Binder Faculty Fellow
SCIS PhD Program Coordinator
Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems
Smeal College of Business
The Pennsylvania State University
419 Business Building
University Park, PA 16802
Dr. Zhao’s research focuses on healthcare/pharmaceutical supply chains, collaboration in decentralized supply chains, and information asymmetry. Her research has appeared in leading journals such as Management Science, Operations Research, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Production and Operations Management, Naval Research Logistics, and Interfaces. Prior to joining the faculty of Smeal College of Business at Penn State University, Dr. Zhao had been on faculty with Krannert School of Management at Purdue University. Dr. Zhao has worked with Caterpillar, Proctor and Gamble, and the Technical Assistance Program of Purdue University to provide technical expertise and consulting services to Indiana businesses and government. She is a member of INFORMS, MSOM, POMS, and IIE. She is also a member of the Academic Council for Healthcare Supply Chain Research for AHRMM (Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management).
Dr. Zhao’s teaching interests are business analytics, supply chain management, and healthcare supply chains/operations.
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