Health Systems Innovation (HSI) Lunchtime Seminar Series with Dr. Richard C. Larson

March 1, 2018 - 11:45am
  • Health Management Seminar
Health Systems Innovation (HSI)
  • On Campus Event


Thursday, March 1, 2018 

11:45am – 1:00pm

E62 - 587

Modeling the Spread of Influenza

Dr. Richard C. Larson

Institute for Data, Systems, and Society

Dr. Larson received his Ph.D. from MIT where he is Mitsui Professor (post-tenure) in MIT’s Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS).  He is founding director of MIT LINC and Principal Investigator of MIT BLOSSOMS  The majority of his career has focused on operations research as applied to services industries.  He is author, co-author or editor of six books and over 150 scientific articles, primarily in the fields of urban service systems (esp. emergency response systems), queueing, logistics, disaster management, disease dynamics, dynamic pricing of critical infrastructures, education and workforce planning. Dr. Larson served as Co-Director of the MIT Operations Research Center (over 15 years in that post). He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and is an INFORMS Founding Fellow.   He has been honored with the INFORMS President’s Award and the Kimball Medal.  Recognizing his research on pandemic influenza and health care systems analysis, he recently served on the Board on Health Sciences Policy of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), and he currently serves on the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Evidence-Based Practices for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response.

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