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Jacqueline Griffin

334 Snell Engineering Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


My research focuses on the development of new models and operations research methods to address the complexities of decision making in health and humanitarian systems. In particular, I examine decision making in the presence of multiple competing objectives in real-world applications. With a focus on real-time dynamic decision making, my research includes the development of new methodologies and algorithms related to optimization, Markov decision processes, queueing systems, and stochastic programming. 


  • PhD (2012), Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Research & Scholarship Interests

health care resource allocation with multi-objective resource allocation models; modeling resiliency in complex systems; design and management of outpatient health care clinics; simulation: discrete event simulation and systems dynamics; deterministic and stochastic optimization
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Department Research Areas

College Research Initiatives

Honors & Awards

  • ARCS (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) Foundation
  • George Fellowship, Health Systems Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • National Defense Transportation Association Scholarship (Fall 2007)
  • Omega: The International Journal of Management Science Best Reviewer of 2010 Award

Teaching Interests

  • System Engineering in Public Programs
  • Introduction to Operations Research
  • Supply Chain and Logistics

Professional Affiliations

  • Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS)
  • Institute of Industrial Engineering (IIE)
  • Production and Operation Management Society (POMS)

Selected Publications

  • V. Vahdat, J. Griffin, J.E. Stahl, C. Yang, Analysis of the Effects of EHR Implementation on Timeliness of Care in a Dermatology Clinic: A Simulation Study, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 25(7),2018, 827–832
  • V. Vahdat, J. Griffin, Decreasing Patient Length of Stay via New Flexible Exam Room Allocation Policies in Ambulatory Care Clinics, Health Care Management Science, 2017, 1-25
  • V. Vahdat, J. Griffin, S. Burns, R. Azghandi, Proactive Patient Flow Redesign for Integration of Multiple Outpatient Clinics, Proceedings of 2017 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC), 2017, 2893-2904
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Related News

September 6, 2018

Professors Ozlem Ergun (MIE), Haris Koutsopoulos (CEE), and Jennie Stephens (CSSH/Affiliated CEE) were awarded a $99K NSF grant for a "Planning Grant: Engineering Research Center for Sharing economy - Humans, Automation, Resilience and Engineering: SHARE".

May 1, 2018

Congratulations to all the winners of the faculty and staff awards, and to everyone for their hard work and dedication during the 2017-2018 academic school year. Faculty Fellow Guohao Dai, BioE...

October 30, 2017

Congratulations to the several MIE faculty and students that were recognized at the INFORMS 2017 Annual Meeting.

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