Breakfast Keynote

Colonel Michael S. Oshiki


Colonel Michael S. Oshiki assumed command of Fox Army Health Center, Redstone Arsenal, AL, on July 8, 2016. COL Oshiki was commissioned as an armored cavalry officer through the University of Wisconsin-Madison ROTC program in 1987. After seven years as a line officer, including a deployment to Operation Desert Shield/Storm, COL Oshiki began medical school at the Uniformed Services University in 1994. He completed a residency in Family Medicine at DeWitt Army Community Hospital in 2001, where he served as Chief Resident. Just prior to assuming command at Fox Army Health Center, COL Oshiki was assigned as the I Corps Surgeon at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA. COL Oshiki previously served in a variety of operational assignments with the 7th Infantry Division, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), 2nd Infantry Division, 82nd Airborne Division, 10th Mountain Division, and 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, as well as clinical assignments at Madigan Army Medical Center (JBLM) and McDonald Army Community Hospital (Ft. Eustis, VA). COL Oshiki has multiple combat deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Philippines in addition to numerous operational deployments around the world. COL Oshiki is also a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, KS, where he completed the Special Operations Track of the Advanced Operations Warfighting Course.

Dr. Oshiki has strived to practice full-spectrum family medicine and be involved in research and teaching throughout his career, most recently serving on the teaching faculty of the Madigan Army Medical Center Family Medicine Residency. He has previously served as a clinical preceptor for the Pacific Lutheran University and Old Dominion University Family Nurse Practitioner Programs. Selected as a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians in 2007, COL Oshiki has also been a member of the Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians since 1998, and a member of the Operational Medicine Committee since 2005. He was elected to the Academy’s Board of Directors in 2012, and was also selected as the Academy’s 2010 Operational Medicine Physician of the Year. COL Oshiki additionally served as the Army Family Medicine representative on the Department of Defense Joint Clinical Advisory Board for Behavioral Health and Combat Stress from 2003 to 2006.

COL Oshiki’s military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (three awards), Meritorious Service Medal (five awards), Army Commendation Medal (five awards), Army Achievement Medal (four awards), Southwest Asia Service Medal (with two campaign stars), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with one campaign star), Iraq Campaign Medal (with three campaign stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NATO Medal, Kuwaiti and Saudi Arabian Kuwait Liberation Medals, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal (two awards), Combat Medical Badge, Flight Surgeon Badge, Ranger Tab, Parachutist Badge, Dive Medical Officer Badge, and the Canadian Parachutist Badge. He is also a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit, and the Order of St. Michael.

COL Oshiki and his wife, Ginger Eagle, live in Owens Cross Roads, AL, and enjoy cooking, running, and travel. They have 3 adult children living in different areas around the country.

Evening Keynote

Eva K Lee, PhD

Director, NSF-Whitaker Center for Operations Research in Medicine and HealthCare
Co-Director, NSF I/UCRC Center for Health Organization Transformation
Distinguished Scholar in Health System, Health System Institute, Georgia Tech/Emory University
Professor, School of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Professor, College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology


Dr. Lee is a Professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, and Director of the Center for Operations Research in Medicine and HealthCare, a center established through funds from the National Science Foundation and the Whitaker Foundation. The center focuses on biomedicine, public health, and defense, advancing domains from basic science to translational medical research; intelligent, quality, and cost-effective delivery; and medical preparedness and protection of critical infrastructures. She is a Distinguished Scholar in Health Systems, Health System Institute at Georgia Tech and Emory University. She is also the Co-Director of the Center for Health Organization Transformation, an NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center. Lee partners with hospital leaders to develop novel transformational strategies in delivery, quality, safety, operations efficiency, information management, change management and organizational learning.  Lee’s research focuses on mathematical programming, information technology, and computational algorithms for risk assessment, decision making, predictive analytics and knowledge discovery, and systems optimization.  She has made major contributions in advances to medical care and procedures, emergency response and medical preparedness, healthcare operations, and business operations transformation.

Dr. Lee serves on the National Preparedness and Response Science Board. She is the principal investigator of an online interoperable information exchange and decision support system for mass dispensing, emergency response, and casualty mitigation. The system integrates disease spread modeling with response processes and human behavior; and offers efficiency and quality assurance in operations and logistics performance. It currently has over 10500+ public health site users. Lee has also performed field work within the U.S. on mass dispensing design and evaluation, and has worked with local emergency responders and affected populations after Hurricane Katrina, the Haiti earthquake, the Fukushima Japan radiological disaster, and Hurricane Sandy. Lee has received multiple analytics and practice excellence awards including INFORMS Franz Edelman award, Daniel H Wagner prize for novel cancer therapeutics, bioterrorism emergency response dispensing for mass casualty mitigation, optimizing and transforming clinical workflow and patient care, vaccine immunity prediction, and reducing hospital acquired conditions. Dr. Lee is an INFORMS Fellow. She has received seven patents on innovative medical systems and devices.  A brief glimpse of Dr. Lee’s healthcare work can be found in the following link:  - by Sophie Laggan