IME Faculty with HSE Interests

Andris Freivalds, professor
Interests: Ergonomic design of medical products and instrumentation for more efficient user operation and patient monitoring 

Catherine Harmonosky, associate professor

Interests: Improving patient flow in healthcare systems, improving efficiency and coordination within healthcare delivery systems

Soundar Kumara, Allen E. Pearce/Allen M. Pearce Chaired Professor, Geisinger Fellow
Interests: Healthcare data analytics and graph mining

Scarlett Miller, assistant professor
Interests: Human-computer interaction; ergonomic design in surgical training; and medical product design; surgical skill training of medical residents

Guodong (Gordon) Pang, associate professor
Interests: Healthcare as a large-scale service system; stochastic modeling and queuing systems in hospitals and clinics

Vittal Prabhu, professor
Interests: Models for planning, control, and sensing of healthcare and prevention services

A. Ravi Ravindran, professor
Interests: Multi-objective models for health systems planning; communicable disease control and prevention; radiation therapy planning; DEA and AHP models for hospital evaluation

Ling Rothrock, professor
Interests: Human judgment and decision making in healthcare delivery; human-in-the-loop simulations of healthcare delivery process

Conrad Tucker, assistant professor
Interests: Data mining of health data; gamification tools for enhancing wellness; ubiquitous sensing systems for large-scale data acquisition

Hui Yang, associate professor
Interests: Biomedical and health informatics; computational cardiology; biomedical sensing; medical decision making; simulation modeling and optimization of biological systems; nonlinear dynamics; chaos in physiological systems

Tao Yao, associate professor
Interests: Financial incentives optimization, stochastic models, and game theory in healthcare applications



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