Esmaeil Bahalkeh

Assistant Professor
Phone: (603) 862-5054
Office: UNH Health Management & Policy, Hewitt Hall, 321, Durham, NH 03824
Esmaeil Bahalkeh

Dr. Esmaeil Bahalkeh is an Assistant Professor of Health Management and Policy at University of New Hampshire.
His research interests lie generally in the fields of Healthcare Operations Management, Health Analytics, and Health Policy where he utilizes computer simulation, machine learning, and applied statistics to address pressing issues in health systems related to integration, patient access, capacity management, and flow.
He teaches several interdisciplinary courses such as Health Analytics, Applied Machine Learning in Healthcare, AI and Deep Learning in Healthcare, and Healthcare Operations Management across different programs including Doctoral Nursing, Master of Health Data Science, and undergraduate Health Management and Policy.


  • Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Purdue University
  • M.S., Industrial & Systems Engineering, Ohio University
  • B.S., Industrial Engineering, Sharif University

Research Interests

  • Access to Health Services/Medical Care
  • Computer Simulation/Modeling
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Mining
  • Forecasting - Trends/Statistical Analysis
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Services Delivery
  • Medical Informatics

Courses Taught

  • HDS 805: Machine Learning in Healthcare
  • HHS 540: Stats for Health Professionals
  • HMP 712: Health Analytics
  • HMP 712/812: Health Analytics
  • NURS 933: Applied Analytics for QI
  • PHP 985A: SpcTop/Qual & Process Improve

Selected Publications

Bahalkeh, E., Hasan, I., & Yih, Y. (2022). The relationship between Intensive Care Unit Length of Stay information and its operational performance. Healthcare Analytics, 2, 100036. doi:10.1016/

Clark, K. D., Luong, S., Lunn, M. R., Flowers, E., Bahalkeh, E., Lubensky, M. E., . . . Flentje, A. (2022). Healthcare Mistreatment, State-Level Policy Protections, and Healthcare Avoidance Among Gender Minority People. SEXUALITY RESEARCH AND SOCIAL POLICY. doi:10.1007/s13178-022-00748-1

Hasan, I., Bahalkeh, E., & Yih, Y. (2020). Evaluating intensive care unit admission and discharge policies using a discrete event simulation model. SIMULATION-TRANSACTIONS OF THE SOCIETY FOR MODELING AND SIMULATION INTERNATIONAL, 96(6), 501-518. doi:10.1177/0037549720914749

Bahalkeh, E., Madraki, G., & Judd, R. (2015). Efficient system matrix calculation for manufacturing systems. In Proceedings of the 2015 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (pp. 1943-1950).

Madraki, G., Bahalkeh, E., & Judd, R. (2015). Efficient algorithm to find makespan under perturbation in operation times. In Proceedings of the 2015 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (pp. 1474-1481). Nashville, TN.