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Amy M. Cohn

Arthur F. Thurnau Professor


2885 IOE, SI North


(734) 615-7258 (IOE), (734) 763-5125 (SI North)


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Amy Ellen Mainville Cohn is an Alfred F. Thurnau Professor in the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan, where she also holds an appointment in the Department of Health Management and Policy in the School of Public Health. Dr. Cohn is the Associate Director of the Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety (CHEPS). She holds an A.B. in applied mathematics, magna cum laude, from Harvard University and a PhD in operations research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her primary research interests are in applications of combinatorial optimization, particularly to healthcare and aviation, and to the challenges of optimization problems with multiple objective criteria.


  • Ph.D., MIT, Operations Research
  • A.B., Harvard University, Applied Mathematics

Research Interests

  • Healthcare operations, access, and scheduling
  • Combinatorial optimization
  • Multi-criteria optimization

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