Hessam Sadatsafavi

Research Focus

Management science applications in planning, design, and construction projects for improving human health and safety and enhancing organizational efficiency. 


2014 - Ph.D. in Construction Engineering and Management, Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.

2007 - M.Sc. in Construction and Project Management, University of Tehran, College of Fine Arts,  Department of Architecture, Tehran, Iran.

2004 - B.Sc. in Architectural Engineering, University of Tehran, College of Fine Arts, Department of Architecture, Tehran, Iran.

Teaching Experience:

CVEN/ISEN/MEEN 333 : Project Management for Engineers (Fall 2013 - Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University)

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Sadatsafavi H., Niknejad J., Zadeh R., Sadatsafavi M. 2015. “Do Cost Savings from Reductions in Nosocomial Infections Justify Additional Costs of Single-Bed Rooms in Intensive Care Units? A Simulation Case Study,” Journal of Critical Care, doi:10.1016/j.jcrc.2015.10.010.

Kim A., Sadatsafavi H., Soucek K. 2015.“Effective Communication Practices for Implementing ERP for a Large Transportation Agency.” ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, doi:10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000415 

Kwak Y.H., Sadatsafavi H., Walewski J., Williams N.L. 2015 “Evolution of project-based organization: A case study” International Project Management Journal.   doi:10.1016/j.ijproman.2015.05.004

Zadeh R., Sadatsafavi H., Xue R. 2015. "Evidence-Based and Value-Based Decision Making About Healthcare Design: An Economic Evaluation of the Safety and Quality Outcomes."  Health Environments Research and Design Journal, 8(4): 58-76. doi: 10.1177/1937586715586393. 

Sadatsafavi H., Walewski J., Shepley M. 2015. "Physical Work Environment as a Managerial Tool for Decreasing Job Related Anxiety and Improving Employee Employer Relations."  Journal of Healthcare Management, 60(2):114-132.

Sadatsafavi H., Walewski J., Taborn II M. 2015. “Patient Experience with Hospital Care - Comparison of a Sample of Green Hospitals and Non-Green Hospitals” Journal of Green Building, 10(1):169-185

Sadatsafavi H., Walewski J., Shepley M. 2014. “The Influence of Facility Design and Human Resource Management on Healthcare Professionals.” Health Care Management Review, 40(2):126-138. doi: 10.1097/HMR.0000000000000012 

Sadatsafavi H., Walewski J., Taborn II M. 2014 “Comparison of Green Hospitals With Non-Green Hospitals with Respects to Operating Expenses And Patient Revenue.” Journal of Green Building. 9(3):163-188. 

Kwak Y.H., Walewski J., Sleeper D., Sadatsafavi H. 2014. “What Can We Learn From the Hoover Dam Project that Influenced Modern Project Management?” International Project Management Journal, 32(2):256–264. doi:10.1016/j.ijproman.2013.04.002.

Sadatsafavi H., Walewski J., Shepley M. 2013. “Factors Influencing Evaluation of Patient Areas, Work Spaces, and StaffAreas by Healthcare Professionals.” Indoor and Built Environment, 20(4):439-456. doi: 10.1177/1420326X13514868.

Sadatsafavi H., and Walewski J. 2013. “Corporate Sustainability: the Environmental Design and Human Resource Management Interface in Healthcare Settings.” Health Environments Research and Design Journal, 6(2): 98-118.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations/Proceedings

Kim A.H., Sadatsafavi H., Soucek K., Anderson S. 2015. “An Integrated Approach to Implementing Enterprise Resource Planning System for a Large Transportation Agency – Case Study of Texas Department of Transportation.”Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, January 2015.

Sadatsafavi H., Leveridge A., McCreary M., Slater J., Witt T., Yu C. Y., Zhao D., Zhu X., 2014. “A Blueprint for Healthy Communities – Case Study of Mueller Community and Colony Park Project in Austin, Texas.” ASCE International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure, Long Beach, CA, November 2014.  

Kwak Y.H., Sadatsafavi H., Walewski J., Williams N. 2014. “Evolution of Project Based Organization: A Case Study.” Forth Conference of the International Network of Business & Management, Barcelona, Spain, June 2014.

Sadatsafavi H., Walewski J., Waller T. S., Yager C., Chang C. 2014. “Leveraging Operations Research and Management Science Applications to Continuously Improve Transportation Organizations”, PMI Research and Education Conference 2014, July, 2014. 

Sadatsafavi H., Walewski J. 2014 “Evaluation of High-Performance Work Practices by Healthcare Professionals and Differences Across Demographic Groups.” 2014 Industry Studies Conference, Portland, OR, May 2014.

Sadatsafavi H., Garza T., Walewski J. 2013. “Patient’s Experience in Acute Care and Critical Access Hospitals.” ASCE Texas Section Spring 2013 Conference and Centennial Celebration, Corpus Christi, TX, March 2013.

Sadatsafavi H., and Walewski J. 2011. “Study of Organizational Change Management In Project-Driven Organizations Using Maturity Models”, PMI Global Congress 2011,  Dallas, TX, October 2011.