TranSYS Training School speakers

Brad N Greenwood, PhD MBA

Associate Professor

George Mason University

Friday 27th November 2020 16.15 CET

Gender biases and their impact in the context of health sciences


Abstract:  Considerable evidence exists as to the presence of sex and gender biases in the healthcare context. These include the provision of care, the generation of new medical knowledge, the training of new talent, and the tooling of that talent to ensure such biases are resolved in this future. In this talk, I will discuss what is presently known about such biases in healthcare and propose a framework for the development of a rigorous, evidence based, approach to the long term resolution of such issues.


Dr. Brad N. Greenwood is an Associate Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management at George Mason University. He joined the faculty at Mason from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management where he was an Associate Professor of Information and Decision Sciences. Previously, he has also served on the faculty at Temple University’s Fox School of Business and the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business. Dr. Greenwood’s research examines the intended and unintended consequence of innovation, and how access to the resulting information affects welfare at the interface between business, technology, and social issues; notably in the contexts of healthcare and entrepreneurship. He is currently an Associate Editor at Management Science and his work has been published in such leading outlets as: The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Administrative Science Quarterly, Management Science, Organization Science, Information Systems Research, Productions and Operations Management, MIS Quarterly, the Communications of the ACM, the Strategic Management Journal, and PLOS ONE.

His corporate experience includes nearly eight years as a deputy project manager and analyst for CACI International, a mid-sized consulting firm in the greater Washington DC Metro Area. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and Management Information Systems from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Greenwood also received: a Master’s of Business Administration in IT Consulting from the University of Notre Dame; a Master’s of Informational Technology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute; and a PhD in Decision, Operations and Information Technology, with a minor in Strategic Management, from the University of Maryland, College Park.