Dr. Lauren Steimle is the Harold R. and Mary Anne Nash Early Career Professor and an Assistant Professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her expertise is in operations research/industrial engineering with applications to public health and medicine. Her work builds on optimization, simulation, and predictive modeling to design effective, efficient, and equitable strategies to prevent and control diseases and adverse health outcomes at both the population- and individual-levels.
Dr. Steimle received her Ph.D. and M.S.E in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan, and her Bachelor’s degree in Systems Science and Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. She is the recipient of the Best Paper of IISE Transactions Focus Issue on Operations Engineering & Analytics, the INFORMS Service Science Best Cluster Paper Award (Finalist), and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
- 11/2023: I recently gave a talk about my research at The Georgia Tech Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems’ “Health Systems: The Next Generation” 2023 Annual Forum. You can see the video here
- 11/2023: New pre-print “The implications of using maternity care deserts to measure progress in access to obstetric care: A mixed-integer optimization analysis” with PhD student Meghan Meredith is now online!
- 10/2023: Congratulations to Ph.D. student Yuming Sun for receiving the 2023 Seth Bonder Scholarship for Applied Operations Research in Health Services!
- 10/2013: New book chapter with Ph.D. student Amaya McNealey, and collaborators Gian Garcia and Wesley Marrero! Our chapter “Optimizing Interpretable Treatment and Screening Policies in Healthcare” in the Encyclopedia of Optimization is now online!
- 7/2023: New paper on Interpretable MDPs for Hypertension Treatment Planning is now online at Manufacturing & Service Operations Management
- 5/2023: I presented at the IISE Annual Conference and was awarded the IISE Transactions Best Paper in the Focus Issue on Operations Engineering and Analytics for my paper “Decomposition methods for solving Markov decision processes with multiple models of the parameters”
- 5/2023: Check out this new paper, “Empirical networks for localized COVID-19 interventions using WiFi infrastructure at university campuses” now online at Frontiers in Digital Health.
- 4/2023: Ph.D. student Jingyu Li received the David Cowan Scholarship from the Georgia Chapter of HIMSS. Congrats, Jingyu!
- 4/2023: Ph.D. Student Abel Sapirstein was selected as an Awardee for both the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP) and the National Defense Science and Engineering (NDSEG) Fellowship. Congratulations, Abel!
- 12/16/2022: I will be giving a talk in the INFORMS Junior Faculty Interest Group Early Career Webinar Series. You can see the details and RSVP here.
- 10/2022: Selected as a Finalist in the INFORMS Service Science Best Cluster Paper Competition for our paper “Multicriteria Course Mode Selection and Classroom Assignment Under Sudden Space Scarcity” at the 2022 INFORMS Annual Meeting.
- 10/2022: Ph.D. Student Meghan Meredith was awarded First Place in the Minority Issues Forum Poster Competition at the 2022 INFORMS Annual Meeting for her poster “Data Science Models for the Prediction of Adverse Maternal Outcomes”. Congratulations, Meghan!
- 9/2022: New paper with Jingyu Li and collaborators at Emory: Frequency and Correlates of Suicide Behaviors in Treatment-Seeking Post-9/11 Veterans is now online at Journal of Psychiatric Research.
- 8/2022: New pre-print with Abel Sapirestein and Arthi Rao: Alignment of Community Benefit Spending and Initiatives to Improve Community Health: Is There Evidence of Progress? now online
- 7/2022: New paper with Mehran Navabi-Shirazi, Mohamed El Tonbari, Natashia Boland, and Dima Nazzal, “Multicriteria Course Mode Selection and Classroom Assignment Under Sudden Space Scarcity” now online at MSOM.
- 5/2022: New paper with April Yu and Pinar Keskinocak, “The Impact of Testing Capacity and Compliance with Isolation on Covid-19: A Mathematical Modeling Study“, was accepted at AJPM Focus and is now available online.
- 4/2022: Undergraduate researcher Madeleine Pollack was awarded ISyE Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher and 2nd Place College of Engineering Oral Presentation at the Georgia Tech Undergraduate Research Symposium. Congratulations, Madeleine!
- 4/2022: Ph.D. Student Meghan Meredith was awarded the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations, Meghan!
- 3/2022: New working paper with Madeleine Pollack posted online: The Implications of State Aggregation in Markov Decision Processes for Medical Decision Making
- 2/2022: Paper with Ph.D. student Yuming Sun and collaborators, “Students’ preferences for returning to colleges and universities during the COVID-19 pandemic: A discrete choice experiment” was accepted for publication at Socio-Economic Planning Sciences.