Visiting Assistant Professor
There is a need for practical wisdom around innovative behaviors in modern organizations, in which online collaboration supports the creation of value and knowledge. In her recent dissertation, Professor Provost used longitudinal social network analysis to gain understanding of how the collaborative structures of virtual innovation teams change over time and to explore the extent to which these dynamics may impact processes and outcomes.
Professor Provost’s other research interests include complexity science, the science of improvement, and the development of statistical methods to support innovation and improvement in health care organizations.
Professor Provost’s recent professional activities include participation in a Network Analytics Expert Convening at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (Stanford, CA, January 2016) and a workshop at The Health Foundation (London, November 2015) on Bayesian Statistics in Health Care Quality Improvement. She has presented regularly at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) National Forum on Quality Improvement in Healthcare (2011–2015), including an invited keynote (“The Science of Networks”) at the IHI Faculty Mindwalk in 2012. She has also given presentations at multiple conferences in recent years: INFORMS Healthcare (2015), Production and Operations Management Society Meeting (2014), Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (2014), Sunbelt Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (2013, 2014).
Her professional service has included helping to develop a Healthcare Research Initiative at the McCombs School of Business (2011–2016), working as a student representative to the Steering Committee for the University of Texas Systems Engineering Healthcare Initiative (2012–2015), and reviewing papers for the Hawaiian International Conference on Systems Sciences (2012–2014) as well as the Decision Support Systems journal (2011–2012) and Academy Health Annual Conference (2011).