Academic Specialization: Operations Management
Research interests: Healthcare Operations Management, Operational Innovation in Healthcare Delivery, Empirical Research
Nazlı Sönmez has received her Ph.D. in Management Science and Operations from the London Business School in 2021. She also holds B.S and M.S degrees in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent University, where she received the Academic Excellence in Master of Science Studies award. Her research goal is to use data and models to better understand operational innovation in healthcare delivery and help solve real problems in this area. Her current research focuses on healthcare delivery interventions for creating better patient outcomes, and access to healthcare through collaborations with the Aravind Eye Hospital, in India and the Cooper University Health Care, in Camden, New Jersey.
In 2020, she was awarded the Professor Sir James Ball Annual PhD Award which is given to one student per year across all PhD students at London Business School. She was a finalist in the 2020 MSOM Student Paper Competition, and in the INFORMS Health Application Society (HAS) Bonder Scholarship for Applied Operations Research in Health Services in 2018.
She worked as a graduate teaching assistant and guest lecturer at the London Business School, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Bilkent University.
Besides research, she enjoys playing piano, traveling, yoga, swimming, and baking.