Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering

RCHE Staff

Steve Witz

Steven M. Witz, PhD, MPH

Steve Witz has 26 years of hospital administration experience, serving as president at St. Patrick Hospital and Health Science Center in Missoula, Montana, and senior vice president and chief operating officer at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He received his doctorate in hospital and healthcare administration in 1986 from the University of Minnesota.

Ken Musselman

Kenneth J. Musselman, PhD
Strategic Collaboration Director

For over 30 years, Ken Musselman has actively consulted in the aerospace, automotive, communications, computers, consumer products, electronics, healthcare, metals and transportation. Most recently, he was the director of implementation for Cantilevel Technologies, a venture company in the Purdue Technology Center. He holds PhD and MS degrees from Purdue University.

Rich Zink

Rich Zink
Manager, CatalyzeCare Development and Implementation

Rich Zink is responsible for developing and supporting CatalyzeCare and the communities of healthcare providers and researchers whoare working on this collaboration platform to transform the healthcare delivery system. He has a diverse background in healthcare, automotive, aerospace, software, and machinery industries and has held roles in engineering, project management, and information technology. Most recently, he was an IT application manager for Donaldson Company. He received undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Minnesota.

Ping Huang

Ping Huang, PhD
Research Scientist

Ping Huang joined the center in April 2008 as the center's first research scientist. She is responsible for all phases of large-scale research efforts, including developing research topics, assembling and coordinating multi-disciplinary teams, authoring and coordinating technical content, and conducting significant portions of grant research. Huang earned her doctorate in Quantitative Methods and Management Sciences from Purdue University in 2008. She previously worked at TRW Automotive as a Programmer/Business Analyst, and as a senior CAD development engineer at Intel Corp.

Ping Huang

Benjavan Upatising, PhD
Research Scientist

Benjavan Upatising received her PhD in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University in 2013 and holds a master’s degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering from University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. The main focus of Den’s PhD research was on home telemonitoring. While pursuing her PhD, she spent two years working on-site with the research team at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Furthermore, she has worked in industry for over 18 years for companies such as Whirlpool Corporation, Toshiba, Accenture in both USA and Thailand, where she employed her expertise as an industrial engineer in operations research, systems simulations and training to address manufacturing, systems and project management needs.

Kit Klutzke

Kit Klutzke
Programmer Analyst

Kit Klutzke has over 20 years of professional information technology experience.  He joined the center in 2014, after serving eight years as data administrator to the Registrar’s Office and previously as a systems analyst for Caterpillar, Inc.  Kit strives to deliver quality IT solutions to the center and its constituents.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Technology from Purdue University.

Zhiyi Tian

Zhiyi Tian
Data Analyst

Zhiyi Tian joined the center as its first data analyst and biostatistician. Her previous experience was with the Geriatrics Center at the University of Michigan, where she performed statistical analyses of studies on frailty, multimorbidity, disability and geriatric syndrome. She earned her master of arts degree in applied mathematics at Eastern Michigan University, where she was given the Award for Excellence in Graduate Mathematics. She also completed a master of science degree in biostatistics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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