David W. Hutton smiles and poses for a portrait.

David W. Hutton

Associate Professor


M3525 SPH II 2029


David Hutton’s current research is focused on using mathematical models to help inform health policy and medical decision making. He has examined interventions for a wide variety of policies ranging from hepatitis treatment to influenza vaccination to stroke prevention. A common theme is examining both health and economic effects to guide resource allocation decisions. His research and influence on national and international hepatitis B policy earned him the first place prize in the “Doing Good with Good OR student paper competition” from the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science. He is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) and the Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM).


Research Interests


  • Healthcare Operations
  • Healthcare Policy

Operations Research Tools

  • Decision Analysis
  • Math Modeling
  • Optimum Decision Making
  • Queuing Theory

Quality & Applied Statistics

  • Bayesian Statistics

Professional Service