Faculty Profile

David  Mendez, PhD

David Mendez, PhD

  • Associate Professor, Health Management & Policy
  • 1415 Washington Heights
  • 3611A SPH I
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2029

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.

  • PhD, 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

  • 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.

  • Mabry, P. L., Marcus, S. E., Clark, P. E., Leischow, S., Mendez, D. (2010). System science: A revolution in public health policy research. American Journal of Public Health 1161-1163.
  • Mendez, D. (2010). A systems approach to a complex problem. American Journal of Public Health 1160.
  • Dempsey, A. D., & Mendez, D. (2010). Examining future adolescent human papillomavirus vaccine uptake, with and without a school mandate. Journal of Adolescent Health 242-248.
  • Warner, K. E., & Mendez, D. (2010). Tobacco control policy in developed countries: Yesterday, today and tomorrow. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 876-887.
  • Mendez, D., Alshanqeety, O., Warner, K. E., Lantz, P. M., & Courant, P. N. (Forthcoming). The impact of declining smoking on radon-related lung cancer in the U.S. American Journal of Public Health.
  • Mendez, D. and Warner, K.E. (2004). Smoking Trends in the US: Declining as Expected if not as Desired. American Journal of Public Health 251-252.

  • Decision Sciences Institute
  • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
  • Production Operations Management Society