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My name is Pooyan. I’m an Instructor in Medicine in Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a Research Scientist in Division of General Internal Medicine at  Massachusetts General Hospital.

My current research is focused on cost-effectiveness analysis of HIV prevention and treatment interventions and developing a novel mathematical optimization model for HIV resource allocation in resource-limited countries. I'm also developing a microsimulation model of type 2 diabetes to evaluate clinical outcomes, lifetime costs of care, and the incremental cost-effectiveness of strategies for diabetes prevention and treatment. My primary research expertise and interests are in the area of applied operations research in healthcare systems, deterministic and stochastic optimization, Markov decision processes, stochastic control, Kalman filtering, simulation, machine learning, and queueing networks.

Prior to joining Harvard/MGH, I worked at Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, as an operations research intern. 

I have obtained a Ph.D. in Operations Research from the department of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan and a M.Sc. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Rutgers University.

Please use the tabs on the left-hand side to learn more about my research, teaching, awards, and work experience. 




I’m a PhD student in department of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, working with Prof. Mark Van Oyen.

My research interests are in the area of mathematical programming, optimization, stochastic processes, stochastic systems control, data analysis and business intelligence. I like to apply operations research techniques to problems in healthcare and hospital management to improve patient safety, patient flow and productivity.