Denise L. White, PhD, MBA

Efficiency/Productivity Consultant, Quality and Transformation Analytics, James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence

Academic Affiliations

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-7203


Denise White, PhD, MBA, is an assistant professor for the UC Department of Pediatrics and an efficiency/productivity consultant in quality and transformation analytics in the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. White is a graduate from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Business where she received her PhD in operations management with a focus on healthcare operations. She holds a BS degree in mathematics and computer science and has secured her master’s in business administration (MBA) along with a certification as a project management professional (PMP). Dr. White’s research interests lie in the area of capacity management, hospital flow, and scheduling. She has participated in efforts to improve resource utilization across the organization and partners with the University of Cincinnati to deliver graduate and undergraduate courses in healthcare operations management.

BS: Computer Science and Mathematics, Wilmington College, Wilmington, OH, 1987.

MBA: Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY, 1995.

Master's Certification: Project Management, George Washington University, Steven's Institute of Technology, Washington, DC, 1997.

PhD: Business (Operations Management), College of Business, University of Cincinnati, 2010.

Froehle CM, White DL. Interruptions and Forgetting in Knowledge Intensive Service Environments. Production and Operations Management. 2013 18 Oct;1-19. 

Kirkendall ES, Kloppenborg E, Papp J, White D, Frese C, Hacker D, Schoettker PJ, Muething S, Kotagal U. Measuring adverse events and levels of harm in pediatric inpatients with the Global Trigger Tool. Pediatrics. 2012 Nov;130(5):e1206-14.

White DL, Froehle CM, Klassen K. The Effect of Integrated Scheduling and Capacity Policies on Clinical EfficiencyProduction and Operations Management. 2011;20(3): 442-455.