Select, Route and Schedule: Optimizing Community Paramedicine Service Delivery with Mandatory Visits and Patient Prioritization

Many patients receive reactive care in the United States healthcare system, including those who frequent emergency rooms and who are recently discharged from a hospital. Community paramedicine is a recent healthcare innovation that enables proactive visitation of patients at home, often shortly after emergency department and hospital discharge. We propose an optimization framework for managing … Read more

Aid Allocation for Camp-Based and Urban Refugees with Uncertain Demand and Replenishments

There are nearly 26 million refugees worldwide seeking safety from persecution, violence, conflict, and human rights violations. Camp-based refugees are those that seek shelter in refugee camps, whereas urban refugees inhabit nearby, surrounding populations. The systems that supply aid to refugee camps may suffer from ineffective distribution due to challenges in administration, demand uncertainty and … Read more