Emily L. Tucker, MSE is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE) at the University of Michigan. She received her master’s in IOE from Michigan and her BS in Industrial Engineering from NC State with a minor in Business Administration.
Emily’s research interests include the applications of operations research to healthcare operations and policy. Her dissertation is focused on preventing and mitigating drug shortages by studying supply chain networks under disruption. Emily is also involved in projects related to nurse scheduling at the University of Michigan Health System and analyzing expectations after kidney transplants with the Arbor Research Collaborative for Health. Her research is supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and a Rackham Merit Fellowship.
Emily has served as the President of the Student Leadership Board in IOE and an editor of OR/MS Tomorrow, the INFORMS student magazine. She received the 2018 WORMS Doctoral Colloquium Student Sponsorship Award and was a finalist for the 2017 Bonder Scholarship for Applied OR in Health Services. She has contributed to efforts to broaden participation in research, including supervising many undergraduate researchers and giving seminars to undergraduates about her work.
Prior to graduate school, Emily worked as a Research Health Economist at RTI International. She collaborated extensively with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and was the lead programmer and analyst on the CDC’s national HIV Optimization and Prevention Economics (HOPE) model.
Advisor(s): Mark S. Daskin
Position Sought: Academia, Government, Industry
Availability: Spring 2020
Student Lecturer (Fall 2017): IOE 202 – Operations Modeling