David Belson, PhD

David Belson, Ph.D. has helped dozens of hospitals and clinics improve productivity by applying his background of over 30 years as a professor in Industrial Engineering. He teaches improving health care operations at the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering. He has conducted research projects funded by the California HealthCare Foundation and the California Hospital Association. Recent work includes Lean training for all California Critical Access hospitals and for the California Quality Consortium; research at San Francisco General Hospital; Process Improvement at hospitals such as St Francis Hospital in Lynwood; Los Angeles County General Hospital; Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles; and others. Dr. Belson is currently working on Quality Improvement grants from the US Veteran’s Administration and for several California Hospitals; recently helped found the Society of Healthcare Improvement Professionals and is the editor for the society’s Journal. His work has been published in “Gastrointestinal Endoscopy” and “Gastroenterology Research and Practice” and he’s prepared a handbook for Quality Improvement for the VA. He has a BS Degree in Engineering from the University of Washington, an MS from UCLA and a PhD from USC.