Dr. Diana Lopez-Soto

B.S., Industrial and Systems Engineer, Sonora Institute of Technology, México 2006

M.S., Quality Systems and Productivity, Monterrey Tech, Mexico, 2012

Ph.D., Engineering Sciences, Monterrey Tech, Mexico 2016.

Dr. López-Soto is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from the ITESM-BMGI (Monterrey Tech and Breakthrough Management Group International). For the past twelve years, she has collaborated on improvement projects at ArcelorMittal, Continental Automotive, Danfoss, Teksid Hierro de México, Draka, Bancolombia, and General Electric.

She completed her Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences in 2016 at the Monterrey Tech, Monterrey Campus, and in 2019 attended Purdue University as a visiting researcher at the Regenstrief Center for Health Engineering (RCHE). At that time, she worked on one of the most significant problems in many countries, including the U.S.: The crisis of opioids use disorder. Her academic career has been at Monterrey Tech in Mexico, where, for the past five years, Dr. López worked as a professor and researcher for the Industrial Engineering Department at the School of Engineering and Sciences.

Research interests:

  • Healthcare systems engineering and analytics
  • Public policy analytics
  • Process analysis and improvement
  • Operations management
  • Supply chain efficiency


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