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Jonathan Patrick

Patrick, Jonathan
Full Professor
Vice-Dean (Faculty)
B.A.Sc. (McMaster), M.Sc. (UBC), Ph.D. (UBC)
DMS 7151
613-562-5800 x 4796
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Professor Patrick's research interests are in applying the methods of operations research to improve the efficiency of health care management. His PhD thesis involved a Markov decision process model that sought to determine intelligent multi-priority patient scheduling policies with the goal of maintaining reasonable priority-specific wait times. His current research interests are in capacity planning within health care as well as continuing to explore scheduling challenges. On the theoretical side, Professor Patrick is interested in seeking to advance the field of approximate dynamic programming.

Professor Patrick is a member of INFORMS and CORS. He is also an affiliate with the Centre for Health Care Management at UBC.

Publications during the last 7 years

Papers in Refereed Journals

  • Moosavi, A., Ozturk, O. and Patrick, J. 2022. Staff Scheduling for Residential Care Under Pandemic Conditions: The Case of COVID-19. Omega, 112: 102671.
  • Kamyabniya, A., Noormohammadzadeh, Z., Sauré, A. and Patrick, J. 2021. A Robust Integrated Logistics Model for Age-Based Multi-Group Platelets in Disaster Relief Operations. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review.
  • Legrain, A. and Patrick, J. 2021. Inventory Management Using an (s,S)-Policy at The Bank of Canada. INFORMS Journal of Applied Analytics.
  • Sauré, A., Begen, M. and Patrick, J. 2020. Dynamic Multi-Priority, Multi-Class Patient Scheduling with Stochastic Service Times. European Journal of Operational Research, 280(1): 254-265.
  • Bidhandi, H., Patrick, J., Noghani, P. and Varshoei, P. 2019. Capacity Planning for a Network of Community Care Services. European Journal of Operational Research, 275(1): 266-279.
  • Patrick, J., Montazeri, A., Michalowski, M. and Bannerjee, D. 2019. Automated Pathologist Scheduling at The Ottawa Hospital. INFORMS Journal of Applied Analytics, 49(2): 93-103.
  • Ozturk, O. and Patrick, J. 2018. An optimization model for freight transport using urban rail transit. European Journal of Operational Research, 267(3): 1110-1121.
  • Bidhandi, H., Noghani, P. and Patrick, J. 2017. Accelerated Sample Average Approximation Method for Two-Stage Stochastic Programming. Applied Mathematical Modelling, 41(January 2017): 582-595.
  • Fiallos, J., Patrick, J., Michalowski, M. and Farion, K. 2017. Using Data Envelopment Analysis for Assessing the Performance of Pediatric Emergency Department Physicians. Health Care Management Science, 20(1): 129-140.
  • Sauré, A., Patrick, J. and Puterman, M.L. 2015. Simulation-Based Approximate Policy Iteration with Generalized Logistic Functions. INFORMS Journal on Computing, 27(3): 579-595 .
  • Astaraky, D. and Patrick, J. 2015. A Simulation based Approximate Dynamic Programming Approach to Multi-class, Multi-resource Surgical Scheduling. European Journal of Operational Research, 245(1): 309-319.
  • Patrick, J., Nelson, K. and Lane, D.E. 2015. A Simulation Model for Capacity Planning in Community Care. Journal of Simulation, 9(2): 111-120.

Funded Research during the last 7 years

Funded Research during the last 7 years
From-To Source Title * ** Role Amount
2021-2024 National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Small Teams Initiative Resilience and Adaptation to Climatic Extreme (RACE) Wildfires R G Co-I $ 75,000
2021 Telfer School of Management Research Grants (SMRG) Robust Deep Reinforcement Learning for Portfolio Management R I PI $ 4,000
2020-2025 NSERC Stochasticity in Approximate Dynamic Programming R C PI $ 155,000
2020-2021 MITACS A deep risk-sensitive reinforcement learning framework for portfolio management R O Co-PI $ 15,000
2020-2021 MITACS Robust Resource-Service-to-Patient Allocation Planning in Mass Casualty Incidents R O Co-PI $ 6,000
2020 Telfer School of Management Research Grants (SMRG) An Adjustable Robust Optimization Approach for personnel scheduling under uncertain demand R I PI $ 4,000
2019-2020 Telfer School of Management Research Grants (SMRG), Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Support Grant Home Health Care Scheduling and routing R I PI $ 30,000
2018-2021 Health System Research Fund, Program Awards Informing Health System Reform for Long-Term and Community Care R G Co-I $ 2,085,701
2017 Telfer School of Management Research Grants (SMRG) Capacity Planning for a Mood and Anxiety Disorder Outpatient Clinic using the CAPA Service Management Management System R I PI $ 4,000
2016 Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF Leverage) Simulation Optimizing of a Community Care Network R I PI $ 6,000
2016 Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF Leverage) Simulation of Policy Deployment R I Co-PI $ 6,000
2016 Bank of Canada A two-way, Multi-site Inventory Management Model with a Threshold Cost Structure R G PI $ 25,000
2015-2020 NSERC Improving Patient Flow Through Acute Care R C Co-PI $ 110,000
2015-2016 Bryère Research Institute Community care capacity planning R F PI $ 15,000
2015 Telfer School of Management Optimizing Surgical Scheduling using Integer Programming R I PI $ 6,000
2015 Telfer School of Management Supporting Staffing Decisions in a Hospital's pathology department: Application of Advanced Business Analytics Methods R I PI $ 6,000
2014-2015 Bruyere Research Institue Forecasting Community Services R F PI $ 20,000
2014-2015 Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF) Optimizing surgical scheduling using robust optimization R I Co-PI $ 6,000
2013-2015 Bruyere Research Institue Modeling community care services for alternate level of care (ALC) patients R F PI $ 30,000
2012 IBM CBAP A Model for Performance Evaluation of Pediatric Emergency Department Physicians R I PI $ 10,000


C: Contract (R and D) | E: Equipment Grant | R: Research Grant | S: Support Award | P: Pedagogical Grant | O: Other, U: Unknown

C: Granting Councils | G: Government | F: Foundations | I: UO Internal Funding | O: Other | U: Unknown

PI = Principal Investigator | Co-I = Co-Investigator | Co-PI = Co-Principal Investigator

Areas of Strategic Impact
Health Systems Innovation and Management

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