Jerome Niyirora

Jerome Niyirora

SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Associate Professor and Coordinator of Health Informatics Program


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Donovan Hall
Health Informatics and Health Information Management
College of Health Sciences

Research of Interest

Integration of systems science, operation research, and machine learning methods into the analytics and control of clinical processes to optimize healthcare systems.

Education and Training

  • PhD., Systems Science, Binghamton University, SUNY, December 2013. Thesis title: Dynamic Rate Multi-Server Queues for Healthcare Analytics.
  • Summer Research Associate (2011, 2012, 2013), Princeton University, Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering.
  • MS, Industrial Engineering, University at Buffalo (UB), SUNY, December 2010
  • MS, Health Services Administration, SUNY Institute of Technology (SUNYIT), August 2006
  • BPS, Health Information Management and Health Services Management, SUNYIT, May 2005

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor & Coordinator of Health Informatics M.S. program, College of Health Sciences, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, fall 2020–present
  • Assistant Professor, College of Health Sciences, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, spring 2014–2020
  • Instructor, Department of Nursing and Health Professions, SUNYIT, fall 2009–fall 2013

Teaching Experience

Computational Informatics; Quality Improvement ; Databases; Health Care Reimbursement and finance; ICD-10-CM/PCS

Recent Products

  1. Rourke, K.M., Longtin, L., Niyirora, J., & Rana, A.M. (2021). Assessing Basic NutritionKnowledge of Nurse Practitioners. J Int J Nurs & Healt Car Scie 01: 2021-60
  2. Millenbach, L., Niyirora, J., Sellers, K., & DeChance, C. (2021). Nursing Expertise in the Boardroom: NYONEL Survey Shows Progress. Nurse Leader, 19(4), 341-347.
  3. Millenbach, L., Crosby, F., Niyirora, J., Sellers, K., Maneval, R., Pettis, J., Brennan, N., Gallagher, M., Michela, N., Elliott, D. (2021). “Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Nurses – Where is the Safety Net” Online Journal of Issues in Nursing (OJIN).
  4. Niyirora, J. (2021).  Entropic Measures of Complexity in a New Medical Coding System. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making journal, (2021) 21:124.
  5. Niyirora, J. (2020).  Applications of Control Charts for Quality Improvement in Health Care. ISBN: 978-1-64176-080-5. Open textbook available at CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license.
  6. Niyirora, J. (2020).  Basic Tools for Quality Improvement in Health Care Informatics. ISBN: 978-1-64176-081-2. Open textbook available at CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license.
  7. Niyirora, J. (2020). Jupyter Python Notebook: a computer code for Applications of Control Charts for Quality Improvement in Health Care. Available at
  8. Niyirora, J., & Aragones, O. (2019). Network analysis of medical care services. Health informatics Journal, 26(3), 1631-1658.
  9. Niyirora, J., & Zhuang, J. (2017). Fluid approximations and control of queues in emergency departments. European Journal of Operational Research, 261(3), 1110-1124.
  10. Niyirora, J., & Pender, J. (2016). Optimal staffing in nonstationary service centers with constraints. Naval Research Logistics (NRL), 63(8), 615-630.
  11. Niyirora, J., & Klimek-Yingling, J. (2016). Using social network analysis to identify the most central services in an emergency department. Health Systems, 5(1), 29-42.
  12. Waters, R., Saxton, G., Niyirora, J, Guo, C. (2016). Hashtags for Health? On the Strategic Use of Hashtags in a Multi-Sectoral Advocacy Coalition. In S.D Duhe (Ed.), New Media and Public Relations (pp.219-228). New York: Peter Lang Publishing.
  13. Saxton, G. D., Niyirora, J., Guo, C., & Waters, R. (2015). #AdvocatingForChange: The strategic use of hashtags in social media advocacy. Advances in Social Work1 (2015): 154-69.



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