Alireza Akhavan Anvari (Ali Akhavan) received his PhD in Management from the University of Lugano in Switzerland. He holds a BS in Physics and an MBA from the Sharif University of Technology. Ali joined the MGH Institute for Technology Assessment (ITA) in September 2023 as a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Mohammad Jalali (“MJ”). Ali focuses on designing and developing simulation models to address, analyze, and explore different organizational, socio-economic, and environmental problems. He is developing system dynamics models on various health topics to inform policymakers for better decision-making.