2014 Wagner Prize Finalist: U.S. Naval Academy & Johns Hopkins

Gerrymandering for Justice: Redistricting U.S. Liver Allocation

U.S. policy sequesters livers from deceased donors within arbitrary geographic zones, frustrating the intent of offering livers according to medical urgency. We used a zero-one integer program to partition the U.S. into districts that minimize disparity in access to livers. Redistricting liver allocation would save hundreds of lives and make transplantation more equitable. Our redistricting concept garnered unprecedented unanimous support in the Liver Committee that manages allocation policy.