COVID-19 Journal Articles

A collection of research articles featuring INFORMS contributions to the public's understanding of the current coronavirus pandemic. 

Listed in reverse chronological order, these articles are currently free access.

Healthcare Peer-Reviewed Scientific Research

OM Fourm - COVID-19 Scratch Models to Support Local Decisions 
Manufacturing & Service Operations Management 
Journal Article
June 16, 2020

Implementing Analytics Projects in a Hospital: Successes, Failures and Opportunities
INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics
Journal Article
May 5, 2020

Warning Against Recurring Risk: An Information Design Approach
Management Science
Journal Article
April 17, 2020

Optimal Group Testing: Structural Properties and Robust Solutions, with Application to Public Health Screening
INFORMS Journal on Computing
Journal Article
April 8, 2020

Optimal Group Testing: Structural Properties and Robust Solutions, with Application to Public Health Screening
INFORMS Journal on Computing
Journal Article
April 8, 2020

Evaluating a Prediction-Driven Targeting Strategy for Reducing the Transmission of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms
INFORMS Journal on Computing
Journal Article
April 8, 2020

Misperception of Exponential Growth: Are People Aware of Their Errors?
Decision Analysis
Journal Article
November 15, 2019

Setting Strategic Objectives for the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations: An Exploratory Decision Analysis Process
INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics (formerly Interfaces)
Journal Article
November 6, 2019

OR Forum - Public Health Preparedness: Answering (:are;y Unanswerable) Questions with Operations Research - The 2016-2017 Philip McCord Morse Lecture
Operations Research
Journal Article
May 19, 2019

Dynamics of Drug Resistance: Optimal Control of an Infectious Disease
Operations Research
Journal Article
May 10, 2018

Eliciting Public Risk Preferences in Emergency Situations
Decision Analysis
Journal Article
June 13, 2018

A Stochastic Programming Model for Casualty Response Planning During Catastrophic Health Events
Transportation Science
Journal Article
January 16, 2018

Information Elicitation and Influenza Vaccine Production
Operations Research
Journal Article
November 17, 2016

A Mini Six Sigma Study: Six Sigma Applications for Covid-19 Global Outbreak
INFORMS Connect
Case Study: Nick Egli
April 29, 2016

Case—Dealing with the Bug in the Classrooms: Planning for a Pandemic
INFORMS Transactions on Education
Journal Article
April 29, 2016

Case Article—Dealing with the Bug in the Classrooms: Planning for a Pandemic
INFORMS Transactions on Education
Journal Article
April 29, 2016

Vaccine Prioritization for Effective Pandemic Response
INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics (formerly Interfaces)
Journal Article
October 20, 2015

Engineering Effective Responses to Influenza Outbreaks
Service Science
Journal Article
May 21, 2015 

Joint Assignment, Scheduling, and Routing Models to Home Care Optimization: A Pattern-Based Approach
Transportation Science
Journal Article
November 17, 2014

Improving the Value of Analysis for Biosurveillance
Decision Analysis
Journal Article
December 23, 2013

Optimizing the Societal Benefits of the Annual Influenza Vaccine: A Stochastic Programing Approach
Operations Research
Journal Article
October 1, 2011 

A Nonhomogeneous Agent-Based Simulation Approach to Modeling the Spread of Disease in a Pandemic Outbreak
INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics
Journal Article
June 1, 2011 

The Knowledge-Gradient Algorithm for Sequencing Experiments in Drug Discovery
INFORMS Journal on Computing
Journal Article
December 29, 2010

Modeling and Optimizing the Public-Health Infrastructure for Emergency Response
INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics
Journal Article
October 1, 2009 

Routing for Relief Efforts
Transportation Science
Journal Article
March 24, 2008

Controlling Co-Epidemics: Analysis of HIV and Tuberculosis Infection Dynamics
Operations Science
Journal Article
December 1, 2008

Heterogeneity and Network Structure in the Dynamics of Diffusion: Comparing Agent-Based and Differential Equation Models
Management Science
Journal Article
May 1, 2008

Simple Models of Influenza Progression Within a Heterogeneous Population
Operations Research
Journal Article
June 1, 2007

Optimization of Influenza Vaccine Selection
Operations Research
Journal Article
June 1, 2005

Probability Models of Needle Exchange
Operations Research
Journal Article
August 1, 1995

Let the Needles Do the Talking! Evaluating the New Haven Needle Exchange
INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics (formerly Interfaces)
Journal Article
February 1, 1993

Modeling Managerial Behavior: Misperceptions of Feedback in a Dynamic Decision Making Experiment
Management Science
Journal Article
March 1, 1989

Supply Chain Peer-Reviewed Scientific Research

Communication-Constrained Expansion Planning for Resilient Distribution Systems
INFORMS Journal on Computing
Journal article
April 16, 2020

Rushed Innovation: Evidence from Drug Licensing
Management Science
Journal article
April 8, 2020

Surge Capacity Deployment in Hospitals: Effectiveness of Response and Mitigation Strategies
Manufacturing & Service Operations Management
Journal article
March 25, 2020

Allocation of Intensive Care Unit Beds in Periods of High Demand
Operations Research
Journal article
February 10, 2020

A Segment-Based Formulation and a Matheuristic for the Humanitarian Pickup and Distribution Problem
Transportation Science
Journal Article
August 26, 2019

Planning for Overtime: The Value of Shift Extensions in Physician Scheduling
INFORMS Journal on Computing
Journal Article
June 19, 2019

A Logic-Based Benders Approach to Home Healthcare Delivery
Transportation Science
Journal Article
February 1, 2019

Spatial Resource Allocation for Emerging Epidemics: A Comparison of Greedy, Myopic, and Dynamic Policies
Manufacturing & Service Operations Management
Journal Article
April 20, 2018

Contracting for On-Time Delivery in the U.S. Influenza Supply Chain
Manufacturing & Service Operations Management
Journal Article
March 30, 2016

Modeling Influenza Pandemic and Planning Food Distribution
Manufacturing & Service Operations Management
Journal Article
October 31, 2013 

Multiregional Dynamic Vaccine Allocation During an Influenza Epidemic
Service Science
Journal Article
June 12, 2013

Selfish Drug Allocation for Containing an International Influenza Pandemic at the Onset
Operations Research
Journal Article
December 1, 2009

Supply Chain Coordination and Influenza Vaccination
Operations Research
Journal Article
December 1, 2008

Optimal Control of a Birth and Death Epidemic Process
Operations Research
Journal Article
October 1, 1981