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Mohan Tanniru PhD

Mohan  Tanniru PhD


Phoenix Campus Department

550 E. Van Buren Street
UA Phoenix Plaza Building
PO Box: 245105
Phoenix AZ 85006


Dr. Mohan Tanniru is the Professor in the Division of Public Health Practice and Translational Research in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, U of Arizona, Tucson/Phoenix  and a senior investigator in the Global Health Initiative at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, MI. He is also an emeritus professor of MIS of Oakland University. He taught at the U of Arizona, Oakland University, Syracuse U. and U of Wisconsin-Madison. He was the former Dean of the School of Business and the founding director of Applied Technology of Business Program at Oakland University, and the Dept. Head of MIS at U of Arizona. His research covers areas like knowledge/decision support, IT strategy and systems and service modeling and more recently in digital health and healthcare leadership and management.  
He has published over 90 research articles and his work has appeared in journals such as ISR, MIS Quarterly, Decision Sciences, DSS, JMIS, IEEE Transactions in Eng. Management, Expert Systems and Applications, Information and Management, CACM, as well as Health Policy and Technology, J of Patient Satisfaction, J of Healthcare Management and J of Healthcare Administration. He worked with several hospitals like Beaumont Health Systems, Ascension/Providence, Henry Ford Health System and St Joseph Mercy Health System/Trinity all in Michigan, and many major business organizations such as GM, Chrysler, Ford, Compuware, HP/EDS, Honeywell, Intel, SAP and Raytheon among others.

Full Resume​ 

Research Synopsis

Recently Published Journal Articles

  1. Tanniru, M. (2020) Transforming Public Health Using Value Lens and Extended Partner Networks, Forthcoming in Learning Health Systems Journal,
  2. Tanniru M. & Tanniru R. (2020) Designing and Adapting Services to Create Value Outside a Hospital Using Blockchain Architecture: Care Delivery in Patient Ecosystem, Forthcoming in International Journal of R&D Innovation Strategy (IJRDIS) Volume 2, Issue 1,
  3. Tsai MH, Kimatian SJ, Duguay JR, Tanniru MR, Sarraf E, Hudson ME. (2020) Rethinking Operating Room Management: Why Clinical Directors Should Embrace Complexity [published online ahead of print, May 4]. Anesth Analg.,
  4. Plum, A., M. Tanniru and J. Khuntia, (2020) An Innovation Platform for Diffusing Public Health Practices across a Global Network, Health Policy and Technology, Feb,
  5. S. Lim, D. Kim, J. Khuntia, and M. Tanniru, (2020) A Continuous-Time Markov Chain Model-based Business Analytics Approach for Estimating Patient Transition States in an Online Health Infomediary, Decision Sciences, Vol. 51, Issue 1, February, 181-208,
  6. Tanniru M. (2019). Engagement leading to empowerment - Digital Innovation Strategies for Patient Care Continuity, J Hosp Management and Health Policy. 3:28, October.
  7. Tanniru, M. J. Jones, S. Kazziha and M. Hornberger, Strategies to Address Care Transition - A Methodology and a Case Study, Journal of Hospital Administration, Vol 8, No.3.
  8. Tanniru. M., J. Khuntia, and J. Weiner, (2018), Hospital Leadership in Support of Digital Transformation, Pacific Asia Journal of Association of Information Systems, (PAJAIS), Vol.10, Issue, 3., Article 1.
  9. Fowler, B.L. J. Johns, M.R. Tanniru, V. Balijepally, Y.F. Roumani, D. Bobryk, K. Mitchell, (2018), “Engaging patients through Multi-Disciplinary Rounding – The case study at a Michigan hospital,” Journal of Hospital Administration, Vol. 7, No.5, 17-26.
  10. Prentiss, T., J. Zervos, M. Tanniru and J. Tan, (2018), Community Health Workers (CHWs) as Innovators: Methods & Results from a Tele-Education Pilot for CHWs in Detroit, Michigan, International J. of Health Information Systems and Informatics,13(1), 15-28. 

Chapters Forthcoming in Books in 2019-2020

  • Theory and Practice of Business Intelligence in Healthcare by IGI Global
    • Business Intelligence Enabling Digital Health Strategies
    • Data to Analytics to Insight – Role of rtDashboard at St Joseph Mercy Health
    • An Analysis of Health Intermediary and a Proposal to Sustain Public-Private Partnership- The Case of the Arizona Smokers’ Helpline (ASHLine)
  • Adaptive Health Management Information Systems: Concepts, Cases & Practical Applications (4th edition) Jones & Bartlett Learning Inc., Burlington, MA, USA.
    • St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO): Digital Leadership in Health Care
    • Physician Intervention in Reducing Readmissions and Tele-Health Solution
  • Handbook of Research on Optimizing Healthcare Management Techniques
    • Optimization of Provider Ecosystem through Actor-Resource Integration
  • Leadership, Management, and Adoption Techniques for Digital Service Innovation by IGI Global
    • Thought Leadership for Digital Transformation – A Case for Advancing Healthcare Transformation
  • Truth Machine: Exploring the Social, Records and Technical Potential and Pitfalls of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies
    • Incentives to Engage Blockchain and Enterprise Ecosystem Actors
  • Leadership in Higher Education: The Encounter with Chaos in an ICT-conscious Institution - What Faculty, Staff and Administrators Can Do to Thrive Amidst the Chaos
    • Digital Leadership in Higher Education

Grants Funded 

  • Pfizer Foundation 2019 Global Health Innovation Grant for developing The Global Learning in Antimicrobial Resistance (GLAMR) Platform

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