Gerald Lyles Rising Star Professor of Management
Supply Chain and Operations Management
Ph.D., Northwestern University (MEDS)
M. A., Beijing University, China
B. A., Beijing University, China
- Angrist, J., P. Azoulay, G. Ellison, R. Hill and S. F. Lu. (2020). Inside Job or Deep Impact? Extramural Citations and the Influence of Economic Scholarship. Journal of Economics Literature, vol. 58 (1), 3-52.
- Sun, S., Lu, S. F., and Rui, H. (2020). Does Telemedicine Reduce Emergency Room Congestion? Evidence from New York State. Information Systems Research, vol. 31 (3), 972-986.
- Jin, G. Z., B. Jones, S.F. Lu and B. Uzzi (2019). The Reverse Matthew Effect: Consequences of Retraction in Scientific Teams. Review of Economics and Statistics, vol. 101 (3), 492-506.
- Lu, L.X. and S.F. Lu (2018). Distance, Quality or Relationship? Interhospital Transfer of Heart Attack Patients. Production & Operations Management, vol. 27 (12), 2251-2269.
- Lu, S.F. and H. Rui. (2018). Can We Trust Online Physician Ratings? Evidence from Cardiac Surgeons in Florida. Management Science, vol. 64 (6), 2557-2573.
- Lu, S.F., H. Rui and A. Seidmann (2018). Does Technology Substitute for Nurses? Staffing Decisions in Nursing Homes. Management Science, vol. 64 (4), 1842-1859.
- Jin, G. Z. and S.F. Lu (2018). Toward a More Scientific Science: Retraction and Reputation. Science, vol. 361 (6408), 1194-1197.
- Lu, S.F. and L.X. Lu. (2017). Do Mandatory Overtime Laws Improve Quality? Staffing and Operational Flexibility in Nursing Homes. Management Science, vol. 63 (11), 3566-3585.
- Angrist, J., P. Azoulay, G. Ellison, R. Hill and S. F. Lu. (2017). Economic Research Evolves: Fields and Styles. American Economic Review Papers & Proceedings, vol. 107 (5), 293-297.
- Lu, S.F. (2016). The Role of Donations in Quality Disclosure Evidence from Nonprofit Nursing Homes. American Journal of Health Economics, vol. 2 (4), 431-462.
- Sun, T. S., S. F. Lu and G. Z. Jin. (2016). Solving Shortage in a Priceless Market: Insights from Blood Donation. Journal of Health Economics, vol. 48 149-165.
- Lu, S. F., G. Z. Jin, B. Uzzi and B. Jones. (2013). The Retraction Penalty: Evidence from the Web of Science. Nature Scientific Reports, vol. 3
- Lu, S. F. and G. J. Wedig. (2013). Clustering, Agency Costs and Operating Efficiency: Evidence from Nursing Home Chains. Management Science, vol. 59 (3), 677-694.
- Lu, S.F. (2012). Multitasking, Information Disclosure, and Product Quality: Evidence from Nursing Homes. Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, vol. 21 (3), 673-705.
- Lu, L.X and S.F. Lu (2021). Does Nonprofit Ownership Matter for Firm Performance? Evidence from Ownership Conversions of Nursing Homes. Management Science,
- Ginger Jin, Ajin Lee and Susan Feng Lu (2021). Medicare Payment to Skilled Nursing Facilities: The Consequences of the Medicare Reimbursement Rule. Management Science,
- Brickley, J. A., S. F. Lu and G. J. Wedig. Five-Star Ratings and Managerial Turnover: Evidence from Nursing Homes. Journal of Law, Economics and Organization,
- Lu, SF. Wedig, G. Serfes, K. and B. Wu Does Competition Improve Quality? The Case of Nursing Homes where Public and Private Payers Coexist. Management Science,
- Li, Y. Lu , LX. Lu SF. and J. Chen The Value of Health IT Interoperability: Evidence from Transfer of Heart Attack Patients between Emergency Departments. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management,
- Jim Brickley, Susan Feng Lu and Gerard Wedig Are Firms with ’Deep Pockets’ More Responsive to Tort Liability? Evidence from Nursing Homes. Health Economics,
New research finds utilizing telemedicine in the ER can reduce wait times and patient length of stay
Telemedicine has become more common given the current global pandemic. COVID-19 has limited doctor’s office and hospital visits to ensure safety for everyone. But rather than diminish the quality of care, new research coauthored by Purdue's Susan Lu in the INFORMS journal Information Systems Research finds that increasing wider use of telemedicine in the emergency room (ER) can yield positive results for patients and providers alike.
Does Technology Replace Nurses? Not necessarily...
Nurses have many duties, but none is more important than providing bedside care to patients. A research study co-authored by Susan F. Lu, associate professor of management in Purdue's Krannert School of Management, shows some nurses may lose their jobs when automation arrives at their workplaces. But the reverse may happen at other healthcare facilities: new technology may spark the hiring of more nurses.
Looking for a high-caliber surgeon may be easier than previously thought. Critics of online rating platforms have stated that online physicians’ ratings are nothing more than a popularity contest, but a new study by Susan Lu, a professor at the Purdue University Krannert School of Management, suggests that the time-honored word-of-mouth method for finding quality health care may hold up after all.