Research / Research AreasHealth and Humanitarian Systems
Healthcare and humanitarian systems is the application of engineering methods and problem solving skills to important problems in healthcare. This interdisciplinary field integrates methods and knowledge from statistics, economics, operations research, and computer science with social, communication, and policy research as applied to healthcare.
Working in collaboration with medical professionals and decision makers, healthcare engineers develop data-driven tools and methodologies that allow safe and cost effective healthcare delivery with improved outcomes while leveraging health informatics technologies.
Recent research in healthcare and humanitarian systems includes:
- Analysis of kidney transplant centers in the United States
- Contact tracing to control infectious diseases
- Inference on gene regulation
Faculty members in healthcare and humanitarian systems include: