Healthcare Systems Engineering

Research Team

Post-Doctoral Research Associates

Eralp DoguEralp Dogu, PhD

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

e.dogu@neu.edu

BS, Statistics, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey (2002); MS, Statistics, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey (2006); PhD, Statistics, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey (2011)

Dissertation: Multivariate Statistical Process Control and Monitoring with Change Point Analysis

Research Interests: Quality Engineering, Applied Statistics, Process Monitoring, Health-related Surveillance, Biosurveillance, Change Point Analysis, and Statistical Computing.

Eralp is a post-doctoral research associate at the Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute. He received his PhD in Statistics from Dokuz Eylul University. His position includes applied work, research, and mentoring. In general, he focuses on applied health-related surveillance problems and investigates monitoring approaches to improve healthcare quality. Eralp is currently mentoring several undergraduate and graduate students and is also involved in several research projects including monitoring hospital acquired infections and bundle science statistical models. Prior to joining HSyE, Eralp worked as a researcher and instructor for several institutions. In his free time, Eralp enjoys walking, exploring new places, and cooking with his wife and daughter, Ela.

Iulian IliesIulian Ilies, PhD

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

i.ilies@neu.edu

BS, Mathematics and Integrated Social and Cognitive Psychology (2006); MS, Mathematics (2007); PhD, Statistics (2010); all from Jacobs University Bremen, Germany (International University Bremen until 2007)

Dissertation: Cluster Analysis for Large, High-Dimensional Datasets: Methodology and Applications

Research Interests: Applied Statistics, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Multivariate Statistics, Statistical Computing, Visualization

Iulian joined the Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute as a Post-doctoral Research Associate after four years of post-PhD applied work in the Department of Biology at Northeastern. In general, he is interested in exploratory data analysis and predictive analytics, using techniques such as correlation and principal component analysis, density- and model-based clustering, and probabilistic classification. He is currently working with undergraduate and graduate students on several applied projects under the CMS grant, with topics ranging from prediction of disease rates to modeling of patient flow. His previous research experience also includes time series analysis and forecasting, image segmentation and reconstruction, mathematical modeling of growth, and applications of general linear models. When not working, Iulian enjoys strolling through the city’s streets and parks, reading, and occasionally drawing, or simply keeping up to date with the latest topics in science and technology.

Tannaz MahootchiTannaz Mahootchi, PhD

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

t.mahootchi@neu.edu

BS, Industrial Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (2004); MS, Industrial Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran (2007); PhD, Management (Operations and Supply Chain Management), Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, Canada (2014)

Dissertation: Modeling and Analysis of Value-Based Healthcare Delivery

Research Interests: Healthcare Operations Management, Health Economics, Contracting, Dynamic Programming, Stochastic Optimization, Control Theory, System Dynamics, and Game Theory

Tannaz is a postdoctoral research associate at the Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute. Her position includes research, applied work, and mentoring. In general, Tannaz is interested in analyzing dynamic systems to identify optimal strategies to manage healthcare systems. Examples include contracts that coordinate the relationship between team of healthcare providers.
Tannaz enjoys traveling, photography, and watching movies. She is enthusiastic about tennis and she is a big fan of Roger Federer!!

Hande MusdalHande Musdal, PhD

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

h.musdal@neu.edu

BS, Industrial Engineering, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey (2005); MS, Industrial Engineering, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey (2007); MS, Operations Research, Northeastern University, Boston, MA (2010); PhD, Industrial Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA (2013)

Dissertation: Systems Engineering Models for Signature Injuries of Modern Military Conflicts

Research Interests: Operations Research, Mathematical Modeling and Optimization, Simulation, Multi-Criteria Decision Making, Computer Programming, Applied Statistics
 
Hande is a post-doctoral research associate at the Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute. Her position includes applied work, research, and mentoring. She is currently working on an applied project with Boston Children's Hospital under the CMS grant, which focuses on reducing inappropriate utilization of emergency department resources. Hande is currently mentoring several undergraduate and graduate students and is also involved in several research projects including modeling and optimization of screening processes, understanding and preventing leakage (i.e., out-of-system referrals), and predictive modeling to forecast ICU bed demand and staffing. Her hobbies include photography, movies, reading, cooking, biking, and running.

Nazanin Esmaili, PhD

Nazanin

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

n.esmaili@northeastern.edu 

BS, Industrial Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (2008); MBA, Business Administration, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran (2011); MS, Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (2013); PhD, Industrial Engineering (concentration in Operations Research), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (2016)


Dissertation: Optimizing Multi-Item Inventory Management Decisions in Healthcare Facilities

Research Interests: Operations Research, Mathematical Modeling, Combinatorial Optimization, Sequential Decision Making under Uncertainty, Algorithm Development, Computer Programming, and Applied Statistics

Nazanin is a post-doctoral research associate at the Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute. Her position includes applied work, research, and mentoring. She is currently the technical lead for a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to improve earlier detection and treatment of child autism by using Markov chains and multi-criteria decision making to model autism trajectories and progression. Nazanin is currently mentoring two undergraduate interns, one masters student, and two PhD students, and is also involved in research for the Center for Health Organization Transformation (CHOT). Her hobbies include climbing, swimming, and reading.

Awatef Omar Ergai, PhDAwatef Omar Ergai

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

a.ergai@neu.edu

BS, Materials Science Engineering, University of Tripoli, Tripoli, Libya; MS, Engineering Management, University of Tripoli, Tripoli, Libya (2005); MS, Industrial Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC (2011); PhD, Industrial Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC (2013)

Dissertation: Assessment of the Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS): Intra-Rater and Inter-Rater Reliability

Research Interests: Patient Safety, Human Factors Safety Management Systems, Improving Quality of Health Care Using Human Factors Methods, Applied Statistics, and Data Mining
 
Awatef joined the Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute as a post-doctoral research associate. Her post-doc position includes applied work, research, and mentoring. She is currently working with undergraduate and graduate students on an applied project with Atrius Health under the CMMI Award, which aims to identify sub-populations of patients that would best benefit from Atrius' home-based primary care program. In addition, Awatef is involved in a couple of research projects including the use of the signal detection theory to optimize physicians' decisions in diagnosing Autism and other types of diseases as well as identifying the causes of out-of-system referrals (i.e., outside utilization) and ways of preventing them. Her hobbies include reading, walking, traveling, astronomy, and baking.

Sibel B. SonucSibel B. Sonuc

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

s.sonuc@neu.edu

PhD, Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (2012); MS, Industrial Engineering, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey (2007); BS, Industrial Engineering, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey (2005); BS, Mathematics (as second major), Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey (2005)

Dissertation: Multi-stage MIP Formulation and Exact Solution Approaches for Combinatorial Network Problems

Research Interests: Operations Research, Integer Programming, Network Optimization, Large-Scale Optimization, Heuristics, Optimization on Social Networks, Optimization on Trust Networks
 
Sibel is a post-doctoral research associate at the Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute. Her position includes applied work, research, and mentoring. She is currently working on a project for a medical supplies company to determine the optimal locations of new distribution centers that will provide equipment and pharmaceuticals for dialysis patients. Her hobbies include painting, photography, hiking, biking, traveling, movies, and chess.


Graduate Research Assistants

bettingerBrendan Bettinger

Graduate Research Assistant

b.bettinger@neu.edu

BS, Mathematical Economics, Wake Forest University (2010)

Research Interests: Cooperative Competition, Game Theory, Mechanism Design, Optimization, Simulation, Applied Statistics
 
The focus of Brendan's research is to address cooperative competition in healthcare systems using game theory models and mechanism design. Guided by the IHI Triple Aim, these models are designed to reduce waste and inefficient allocation of scarce resources (controlling the cost of care); prevent failures in care coordination (enhancing the quality of care); and achieve sustainable cooperative equilibria among regional health care providers (improving the health of the population). This research is coordinated under the CHOT project that investigates economic incentives and accountable care. Brendan is also working on two applied projects under the CMS grant to (1) develop a shared savings program for Commonwealth Care Alliance's payments to skilled nursing facilities and, (2) determine the resource needs of Atrius Health's home-based primary care program with simulation. His hobbies include movies, music, and lists of three.

Dominic BreuerDominic J. Breuer

Graduate Research Assistant

dbreuer@coe.neu.edu

BS, Industrial & Systems Engineering with Minor in Business, Virginia Tech (2012); MS, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech (2013)

Research Interests: Robust Systems, Robust Optimization, Applied Statistics, Macroergonomics, Lean

Dominic is currently working on patient safety to reduce hospital acquired infections as well as an inventory/supply chain improvement project. For his research, Dominic is investigating methods to achieve robustness in healthcare systems. Previously, he has gained research experience in the effective implementation of system-wide lean strategies in hospitals and the application of Macroergonomics to analyze complex adaptive systems in healthcare. Practical training through internships in multiple industries including pharmaceuticals (Bayer) has also helped him to obtain field experience. His hobbies include jazz piano, film, photography, and biking.

Melike Hazal CanMelike Hazal Can

Graduate Research Assistant

m.can@neu.edu

BS, Industrial Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey (2010); MS, Industrial Engineering, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey (2013)

Research interests: System Dynamics, Simulation, Disease Modeling, Healthcare Management in OR Applications, Optimization, Health and Humanitarian Logistics, Scheduling, Risk Analysis, Applied Statistics, Health Economics, Decision Analysis

Melike is a PhD student in Industrial Engineering. In her MS thesis, she developed a system dynamics model for insulin resistance and type II diabetes in the context of obesity. During her graduate studies, she was part of a project team that built a simulation model for operating room scheduling and staff management. In addition, she was involved in a research on analyzing the factors affecting patients' decisions to receive a second opinion. As a new member of HSyE, she is enthusiastic to work on the research team. She recently joined two projects on constructing a dynamic simulation model for antibiotics stewardship and improving emergency department after-hours access. Her hobbies include playing volleyball and tennis, cycling, swimming, playing guitar, cooking and chess.

Jessica ClevelandJessica Cleveland

Graduate Research Assistant

cleveland.j@husky.neu.edu

BS, Industrial Engineering & Management Systems, University of Central Florida (2014)

Research Interests: Predictive Modeling, Applied Statistics, Optimization, Biomedical Informatics

Jessica completed her undergraduate studies in Industrial Engineering while also obtaining a minor in Health Services Administration. While pursuing her bachelor's degree, Jessica gained experience as an IE intern in both the manufacturing and healthcare industries. In her last year of undergraduate studies, Jessica worked as the Data Analytics and Reporting intern for a local hospital. In this position she was introduced to the impact of data analysis in the hospital setting in the areas of glycemic management, patient flow, staff scheduling, among others. Now a graduate research assistant pursuing a master's in Operations Research, Jessica will gain even more experience working with HSyE and continue to apply industrial engineering techniques to solve healthcare problems.

Kyle CunninghamKyle Cunningham

Graduate Research Assistant

cunningham.k@husky.neu.edu

BS, Industrial Engineering, University at Buffalo (2014)

Research Interests: Optimization, Mathematical Modeling, Simulation, Scheduling, Predictive Modeling, Decision Making

Kyle completed his undergraduate studies in Industrial Engineering at the University at Buffalo in 2014. As an undergraduate at UB, Kyle's research included a large scale scheduling problem to improve competitive balance of the National Football League's scheduling methods. Kyle also participated in a case study competition for the Society for Health Systems in which his team used simulation modeling to track patient and clinician flow through the various stages of an emergency department. With the simulation outputs, Kyle's team was able to determine the optimal number of patient beds and propose recommendations for re-designed facility layouts. With HSyE, Kyle is currently involved in a logistical routing problem to optimally assign warehousing location(s) for supplies going to dialysis patients. Kyle's team is constructing a linear programming model to minimize total combined costs for shipments and warehouse startup/maintenance. In his free time Kyle enjoys travelling, playing basketball, and music.

Sam DavisSam Davis

Graduate Research Assistant

s.davis@neu.edu
 
MEng, BS, Operations Research and Information Engineering, Cornell University (2007, 2012)

Research Interests: Emergency Departments, Predictive Modeling, Simulation, Optimization, Patient Flow, Appointment Access, Scheduling
 
Sam is currently collaborating with LogixHealth, a healthcare billing and coding company, on emergency department predictive modeling, benchmarking, and ancillary service utilization. He is also leading a project on improving patient flow and appointment access at Hallmark Health's Comprehensive Breast Center. He is currently enrolled in the Gordon Engineering Leadership program, slated to end in August 2014. Prior to joining HSyE, Sam worked in operations and management consulting, health benefits consulting, and health insurance fraud detection. His hobbies include Taekwondo, skiing, and music.

Merve DurakMerve Durak

Graduate Research Assistant

durak.m@husky.neu.edu
 
BS, Industrial Engineering, TOBB ETU, Ankara, Turkey (2012); MS, Operations Research, Northeastern University, Boston, MA (2015)

Merve is passionate about using mathematics to solve 'real world' problems and so is persuing graduate studies in operations research as a Fulbright Scholar. She is interested in community-based OR and is excited to be a part of the HSyE team. Merve is currently working on a project to minimize physician walking time by optimally allocating patient beds. In her free time, she enjoys travelling and sports.

hassanRazan Hassan

Graduate Research Assistant

r.hassan@neu.edu

BS, Industrial Engineering, Purdue University (2011)

Research Interests: Applied Statistics, Mathematical Models, Optimization, Simulation, Decision Making
 
Razan's primary research interests involve the use of probabilistic models to study the effectiveness of screening policies. Her current work involves the study of melanoma, post-treatment surveillance of melanoma, as well as autism screening policies. Other current research projects involve using predictive modeling to forecast short-term bed demand. Her hobbies include painting, rock climbing, cycling, and reading technical papers.

Sara NourazariSara Nourazari

Graduate Research Assistant

s.nourazari@neu.edu

BS, Electrical Engineering, K.N.Toosi University (2007); MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Oklahoma (2009)

Research Interests: Mathematical Modeling and Simulation, Non-Linear Optimization, Patient Flow, Appointment Access Systems, Scheduling

Sara completed her undergraduate and graduate studies in Electrical Engineering with a focus on Systems and Control. Over the course of her graduate studies, her research area mainly centered on mathematical modeling and non-linear optimization. She has worked on different research projects including: 1. Developing advanced methods for inversion of large data collected to estimate unknown properties of complex environments, 2. Dynamic physics based modeling and optimization, supported by the Dynamic Structures Sensing and Control Center at the University of Oklahoma, 3. Rule extraction from Support Vector Machines with applications to medical diagnosis. As a PhD student, her research focuses on adaptive control of healthcare queues. In this research she explores the use of automation engineering to optimally adapt service capacities in order to achieve specified performance levels under a variety of assumptions. Sara has also served as trainer of Professional Ethics Training and a Capstone Project Mentor. Her hobbies include dancing, horseback riding, cooking, and travel.

Ram PrashanthRam Prashanth Radha Krishnan

Graduate Research Assistant

r.radhakrishnan@neu.edu

BE, Aeronautical Engineering, Anna University (2013)

Research Interests: Supply Chain Network Optimization, Logistics, Scheduling and Simulation

Ram is a graduate student in Industrial Engineering with a primary focus in operations research and optimization. He is working on developing mathematical solutions to optimize supply chain networks, logistics and inventory management problems. He is interested in studying the effect of change in the system process backed by statistics and data analysis. He is involved in a CHOT research project, which is based on the simulation of the spread of improvement ideas across the healthcare quality improvement network which is intended to help serve patients better.Ram also doubles as our computer support technician to help others with computer issues.

Aven SamarehAven Samareh

Graduate Research Assistant

samarehabolhasani.b@husky.neu.edu

BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Pune (2011); MS, Industrial Engineering and Management, Oklahoma State University (2013)

Research Interest: Applied Statistics, Quality Control and Improvement, Six Sigma, Time Series Analysis, Data Reduction

Aven completed her MS in Industrial Engineering and Management in reliability and quality from Oklahoma State University with a Minor in Statistics. Her thesis was in dynamic analysis of high dimensional gene expression data using various dimension reduction methods, with a focus on applied statistics, biostatics, time series analysis, and data reduction. She also worked on an applied project on BlackIce detection methods using various sensors based on thermo graphical and vibration properties of BlackIce supported by Oklahoma Department of Transportation during her MS degree. As a PhD student, she is a part of the statistical process quality (SPC) group at HSyE, in which her research is narrowed down in theatrical problems using statistical methods with application in healthcare. She is also a part of the Tufts System Dynamics team, working on decision thresholds in developmental-behavioral screening. Based on her gained experiences in time-series, she is also investigating the application of interrupted time series (ITS) in healthcare. Aven served as the Vice-President of INFORMS student chapter at OSU during the 2012-2013 academic year. Her hobbies include playing piano, painting, dancing, and travel.

Kendall SandersonKendall Sanderson

Graduate Research Assistant

sanderson.kendall@gmail.com

BS, Industrial Engineering, Northeastern University (2013)

Research Interests: Simulation, Patient Flow, Optimization, Predictive Modeling, Scheduling, Tools for Real-Time Decision Making

Kendall received his BS in Industrial Engineering from Northeastern University in May 2013 and is now pursuing his MS in Operations Research. He is also enrolled in the Gordon Engineering Leadership certificate program. Kendall is currently working with a large outpatient institute to create and implement a new method for exam room allocation (how to evaluate and operationalize pooling of exam rooms) as a part of the CMS center. He has also worked on creating an excel-based improvement toolkit to evaluate emergency department observation units. During his time as an undergraduate, Kendall completed co-ops (6-8 months, full-time) at VA Hospital Boston, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Banner Health. His hobbies include sports, snowboarding, running, and music.

Parth VaderaParth Vadera

Graduate Research Assistant

vadera.p@husky.neu.edu

BS, Computational Science, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Science, India (2013)

Research Interests: Data Mining, Machine Learning, Simulation and Social Network Analysis

Parth is pursuing a Masters in Operations Research at Northeastern University. For his undergraduate capstone project, Parth developed a real time dynamic mathematical model to determine value at risk (VaR) for a given portfolio of financial instruments. The predictive model used Monte Carlo simulation and Neural Networks to quantify and estimate risk. At HSyE he has been involved with a CHOT research project which aims to characterize and curb outside utilization by exploring various simulation and optimization models. Parth has also developed a decision support tool for classifying appropriate vs inappropriate referrals to improve access time for patients. He has applied different machine learning algorithms to boost accuracy while simultaneously simplifying the tool to make it user friendly. He is passionate about ideas and applications which focus on automating processes using data to reduce unnecessary labor.


Undergraduate Research Assistants

Elizabeth CalhounElizabeth Calhoun

Undergraduate Research Assistant

calhoun.el@husky.neu.edu

BS Industrial Engineering, 2018, Northeastern University

Elizabeth is a second year Industrial Engineering student at Northeastern University starting her minor in Spanish this year. She works on applied projects, especially those related to simulation and optimization. Her hobbies include running and sewing.

Makarem "Marco" ElmassihMakarem Elmassih

Undergraduate Research Assistant

elmassih.m@husky.neu.edu

BS Industrial Engineering, 2017, Northeastern University

Marco is a third year Industrial Engineering student at Northeastern University. He works on both applied and internal projects at HSyE. His applied projects including reducing unnecessary Emergency Department visits as well as the number of unnecessary consults and tests at the Mary Washington health system. In addition to applied projects, Marco is assisting in research that is evaluating effective U.S. Ebola response policies. His hobbies include gaming, exercise, and reading.

Brian GreenBrian Green

Undergraduate Research Assistant

green.b@husky.neu.edu

BS Industrial Engineering, 2018, Northeastern University
 
Brian is a second year Industrial Engineering student, minoring in Business Administration and Mathematics. He is currently working on a research project at HSyE that seeks to map and study the spread of ideas through quality improvement networks in healthcare, and is very excited to get started on applied projects in the future. His hobbies include cooking, reading, and watching films.

Savannah GreenlySavannah Greenly

Undergraduate Research Assistant

greenly.s@husky.neu.edu

BS Industrial Engineering, 2017, Northeastern University
 
Savannah is a third year Industrial Engineering student at Northeastern University. She works on applied projects including reducing the patient fall rate at the Boston Medical Center and she assists in the research of modeling the spread of ideas on healthcare quality improvement networks. She enjoys staying involved on campus, spending time with friends, and surfing the web.

Samantha HaySamantha Hay

Undergraduate Research Assistant

hay.sa@husky.neu.edu

BS Industrial Engineering, 2017, Northeastern University
 
During her first year at HSyE, Samy focused on applied projects including reducing emergency department length of stay, unnecessary opiate prescriptions, and unnecessary CT scans. Now for her second co-op, she if focusing on internal projects, such as website management and multi-platform tool development. Her hobbies include FIRST Robotics, computer repair, and learning new computer languages.

Zach KatsulisZach Katsulis

Undergraduate Research Assistant

z.katsulis@neu.edu

BS Biomedical Engineering, 2016, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Zach is in the third year of his undergraduate studies in Biomedical Engineering with a specialty in Healthcare Systems and a minor in Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He works on an applied project with Brigham and Women's Hospital involving the creation of a fall prevention toolkit, while also researching patient leakage in Healthcare Systems using network modeling. Zach enjoys traveling, playing sports, and anything related to the Chicago Cubs.

DK (Dong Yeob) KimDK Kim

Undergraduate Research Assistant

dong-yeob.kim@ttu.edu

BS Industrial Engineering, 2015, Texas Tech University; Minors in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics

DK is completing his final semester as a fourth year at Texas Tech University after finishing his co-op at Disney as a Workforce Management Analyst Intern. He was previously a HSyE summer intern in 2014 and is currently working remotely part-time with HSyE. He is currently working on the binary model portion of the spread project. He enjoys cooking, travelling, and eating.

Jessica LewisJessica Lewis

Undergraduate Research Assistant

lewis.jes@husky.neu.edu

BS Industrial Engineering, 2018, Northeastern University

Jessica is a second year Industrial Engineering student at Northeastern. She works on applied projects at HSyE, including the reduction of CT Utilization in the Mid Coast Maine Hospital Emergency Department. Her hobbies include piano, volleyball, and travel.

Jennine LopezJennine Lopez

Undergraduate Research Assistant

j.lopez@neu.edu

BS Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2015, Northeastern University

Jennine is completing her final year at Binghamton University and will be graduating with a degree in Industrial and Systems engineering. She is working on many applied and research projects including perioperative supply chain and modeling the spread of ideas. In her free time, Jennine is involved in Engineering Learning Community, Alpha Pi Mu Industrial Engineering Honor Society (Vice President), and Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honor Society.

Jeff ManvilleJeff Manville

Undergraduate Research Assistant

manville.j@husky.neu.edu

BS Industrial Engineering, 2017, Northeastern University

Jeff is a third year Industrial Engineering student at Northeastern University. Currently his professional focus is on Statistical Process Control charts and their application to healthcare data. He has completed one Co op at Depuy Synthes before joining HSyE. His interests include reading, traveling, exercise, coding, and sauntering outdoors

Ben MaslowBen Maslow

Undergraduate Research Assistant

maslow.b@husky.neu.edu

BS Industrial Engineering, 2016, Northeastern University

Benjamin is a fourth year undergraduate Industrial Engineering student at Northeastern University. His projects have included improving patient discharge, reducing patient wait time, and planning a financial incentive for skilled nursing facilities with desired outcomes. His hobbies include travel, keeping up with current events, skiing, and kayaking.

Obhafuoso OlumeseObhafuoso Olumese

Undergraduate Researsh Assistant

o.olumese@neu.edu

BS Industrial Engineering, 2017, University of Pittsburgh

Obhafuoso is a third year Industrial Engineering student at the University of Pittsburgh. She was previously a HSyE summer intern and is currently completing her first co-op rotation at HSyE. Her projects include conducting antibiotic resistance research, increasing prescription fill rates using statistical process control, and assisting with the upcoming internship program. Her hobbies include going to concerts, travelling and volunteering.

Brenda PeraltaBrenda Peralta

Undergraduate Researsh Assistant

peralta.b@husky.neu.edu

BS Industrial Engineering, 2016, Northeastern University

Brenda is a fourth year undergraduate Industrial Engineering student at Northeastern University. She is currently working on applied projects at HSyE. Projects include improving lab utilization by level loading blood draws from inpatients at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Her hobbies include cooking, reading, traveling, and drawing.

Tyannah ReedTyannah Reed

Undergraduate Research Assistant

reed.ty@husky.neu.edu

BS, Nursing, 2015. Northeastern University
 
Tyannah is completing her final year as a Nursing student at Northeastern University. She is currently working on applied projects at HSyE including improving exclusive breast milk feeding rates at Tufts Medical Center, among others. In her free time she enjoys traveling, running, and music.

Clayton WigginsClayton Wiggins

Undergraduate Research Assistant

wiggins.c@husky.neu.edu

BS Industrial Engineering, 2015, Northeastern University

Clayton is completing his final year of undergraduate studies in Industrial Engineering at Northeastern University. Originally from Washington state, Clayton is currently working remotely in the greater Seattle region. He works on applied projects and assists with developing the local Seattle health systems including Virginia Mason and Harborview Medical Center. Clayton enjoys the outdoors, travelling, and DJing in his spare time.