David Rea’s research aspires to improve human well-being inside service systems. It integrates predictive and prescriptive analytics methodologies, largely focusing on operational problems in the delivery of basic-needs services. Motivated by practice, he has collaborated with healthcare and humanitarian organizations, including University of Cincinnati Health, the Cleveland Clinic, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and the Freestore Foodbank, the largest emergency food and services provider to children and families in Greater Cincinnati.
In addition to his primary appointment with the College of Business, David holds a courtesy appointment with the College of Health.
David received his Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati Lindner College of Business, where he was awarded the Lindner College of Business Outstanding Doctoral Student Research Award. He also holds an M.S. in Mathematical Sciences from Clemson University and a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Wittenberg University.