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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 the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).

My current research lies at the intersection of operations research/management and data science and addresses exciting and pressing problems in healthcare. I actively work on all three major areas of healthcare modeling research, namely healthcare operations management, medical decision making, and health policy. Examples of my current research include:

    (1) developing novel mathematical optimization models for HIV resource allocation in resource-limited countries and in the U.S. with the goal of creating optimal roadmaps to end the HIV epidemic;

    (2) developing a new 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;

    (3) using machine learning, artificial intelligence, and natural language processing for diagnosis of chronic and infectious diseases;

    (4) using stochastic systems control and optimization to personalize monitoring and treatment of chronic diseases; and

    (5) leveraging operations management techniques to improve access to and quality of care by promoting and optimizing healthcare coordination.

Prior to joining Harvard/MGH, I worked at the 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.