Improving PTSD Treatment for US Military Personnel via Enterprise Architecting


MIT SDM Systems Thinking Webinar SeriesElizabeth Cilley Southerlan

Elizabeth Cilley Southerlan, SDM ’12
Strategic IT and Operations Manager, Health and Life Sciences, Oliver Wyman

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Date: November 4, 2013

About the Presentation

North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune is the home of “expeditionary forces in readiness,” which include active– and civilian–duty Marines, their families, and other military personnel. This webinar centers on how SDM alumna Elizabeth Cilley Southerlan used enterprise architecting to investigate the current state of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment at the facility’s existing military psychological health enterprise (MPHE) and to provide suggestions for the facility’s transformation.

In this webinar, Southerlan will discuss using enterprise architecting to:

  • investigate the camp’s current (as–is) state; and
  • work in conjunction with multilevel analysis techniques to create a framework that could support the transformation of this complex, multilevel enterprise.

She will also describe takeaways—including dominant views of the organization, its processes, and the importance of stakeholder analysis—and review suggestions for the MPHE’s transformation to better serve our soldiers.

We hope you can join us!

About the Speaker

SDM alumna Elizabeth Cilley Southerlan holds an M.S. in management and engineering from MIT’s System Design and Management (SDM) program and a B.S. in industrial engineering from Pennsylvania State University. Currently a strategic IT and operations manager in health and life sciences at Oliver Wyman, she has also worked at Accenture.

She is the recipient of the 2012 SDM Student Award for Leadership, Innovation, and Systems Thinking.

About the Series

The MIT System Design and Management Program Systems Thinking Webinar Series features research conducted by SDM faculty, alumni, students, and industry partners. The series is designed to disseminate information on how to employ systems thinking to address engineering, management, and socio-political components of complex challenges.