Qiushi Chen, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School Qiushi Chen
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Qiushi Chen is currently a post-doctoral research fellow at MGH-ITA, and works with Dr. Jagpreet Chhatwal. He received his PhD in Operations Research from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2016 December, and a BS in Industrial Engineering from Tsinghua University, China, in 2010. Qiushi’s research interests focus on the mathematical modeling and optimization in the area of health care, including stochastic and dynamic modeling of health interventions, disease prevention and treatment strategies, and health economic evaluation with disease simulation models.  He has been closely collaborating with health practitioners from various health institutes such as Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has won the first prize of 2016 INFORMS Decision Analysis Society Student Paper Competition, and received the honorable mention of 2016 Public Sector Operations Research Best Paper Competition. He also received the George Fellowship from the George Family Foundation in 2012.


  • Chen, Q., Jain, N., Flowers, C. R. & Chhatwal, J. (2017). Reply to C. Nabhan et al.. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 35, 1864-1865. [Online version]
  • Chen, Q., Ayer, T. & Chhatwal, J. (2017). Sensitivity Analysis in Sequential Decision Models.. Medical decision making : an international journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making, 37, 243-252. [Online version]
  • Aggarwal, R., Chen, Q., Goel, A., Seguy, N., Pendse, R., Ayer, T. & Chhatwal, J. (2017). Cost-effectiveness of hepatitis C treatment using generic direct-acting antivirals available in India.. PloS one, 12, e0176503. [Online version]
  • Chen, Q., Jain, N., Ayer, T., Wierda, W. G., Flowers, C. R., O'Brien, S. M., Keating, M. J., Kantarjian, H. M. & Chhatwal, J. (2016). Economic Burden of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia in the Era of Oral Targeted Therapies in the United States.. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, , JCO2016682856. [Online version]
  • Chen, Q., Ayer, T., Nastoupil, L. J., Koff, J. L., Staton, A. D., Chhatwal, J. & Flowers, C. R. (2016). Population-specific prognostic models are needed to stratify outcomes for African-Americans with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.. Leukemia & lymphoma, 57, 842-851. [Online version]