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Jacqueline Griffin

Associate Professor,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Director of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

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  • 345 ME
  • 617.373.7635

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Research Focus

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

About

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.

Education

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

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)

Research Overview

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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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

Faculty

May 07, 2020

COVID-19: How Medicine Can Keep Up Podcast

MIE Assistant Professor Jackie Griffin discusses on an episode of Litmus how hospitals can free up beds and prevent shortages of essential medication as COVID-19 cases in the U.S. start to peak.

Faculty

Apr 17, 2020

Researchers Receive $100K NSF RAPID Grant for Drug Supply Chain Shortages

MIE Assistant Professor Jacqueline Griffin, ECE Professor David Kaeli, MIE Professor Ozlem Ergun, and affiliate faculty Stacy Marsella & Casper Harteveld were awarded a $100K NSF RAPID grant for “Rapid Monitoring and Assessment of Critical Pharmaceutical Supply Chains.” The work will be done in collaboration with the Department of Pharmacy at MGH and OrbitalRx.

Faculty

Mar 23, 2020

How Hospitals Can Handle the Influx of COVID-19 Patients

MIE Assistant Professor Jacqueline Griffin, who specializes in healthcare optimization, suggests that to ease the influx of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals should strive to cut wait times, move to virtual care, and work closely with pharmacists.

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Faculty

Sep 20, 2019

Improving the National Healthcare Model

MIE Professor Vinod Sahney believes that presidential candidates should look at the healthcare model that Massachusetts has developed in order to reshape the system at a national level.

Faculty

Sep 06, 2018

Creating an Optimal Sharing Economy

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”.

Faculty

May 01, 2018

Faculty and Staff Awards 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

Oct 30, 2017

MIE Students and Faculty Shine at INFORMS 2017

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

Aug 16, 2016

$500K CRISP Grant for Improved Resiliency

MIE assistant professor Jacqueline Griffin, ECE professor David Kaeli, CAMD assistant professor Casper Harteveld, MIE professor Ozlem Ergun, and CCIS professor Stacy Marsella were awarded a $500K NSF CRISP grant to develop a “Multi-agent Modeling Framework for Mitigating Distributed Disruptions in Critical Supply Chains”. Abstract Source: NSF This Critical Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems and Processes […]

Jul 28, 2016

$2.5M NSF grant for Critical Infrastructure Resilience

ECE professors Mario Sznaier, Octavia Camps, Ali Abur, & Edmund Yeh, MIE assistant professor Jacqueline Griffin, CEE professor Jerome Hajjar, COS professor Lisa Feldman Barrett, CCIS professor Stacy Marsella, and Kostas director Peter Boynton were awarded a $2.5M NSF grant for the “Identification and Control of Uncertain, Highly Interdependent Processes Involving Humans with Applications to […]

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