Staff Profile

Andres Alban, PhD

Assistant Professor of Operations Management, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.

Andres is an Assistant Professor of Operations Management at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. He received his PhD in operations management from INSEAD, France, and his BS in applied mathematics and physics from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Andres’s research uses stochastic simulation and optimization to support decision-making in healthcare settings. Andres joined the MGH Institute for Technology Assessment (ITA) in August 2021 as a postdoctoral fellow. His work here was with Dr. Carrie Cunningham on the optimization of thyroid nodule treatment. In the past, he has also worked on clinical trial design, ICU patient-flow, and resource allocation of mobile healthcare units.

Selected Publications


Collins, Reagan A; Herman, Tianna; Snyder, Rebecca A; Haines, Krista L; Stey, Anne; Arora, Tania K; Geevarghese, Sunil K; Phillips, Joseph D; Vicente, Diego; Griggs, Cornelia L; McElroy, Imani E; Wall, Anji E; Hughes, Tasha M; Sen, Srijan; Valinejad, Jaber; Alban, Andres; Swan, J Shannon; Mercaldo, Nathaniel; Jalali, Mohammad S; Chhatwal, Jagpreet; Gazelle, G Scott; Rangel, Erika; Yang, Chi-Fu Jeffrey; Donelan, Karen; Gold, Jessica A; West, Colin P; Cunningham, Carrie

Unspoken Truths: Mental Health Among Academic Surgeons Journal Article

In: Ann Surg, vol. 279, iss. 3, pp. 429-436, 2024, ISSN: 1528-1140.

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Forster, Martin; Brealey, Stephen; Chick, Stephen; Keding, Ada; Corbacho, Belen; Alban, Andres; Pertile, Paolo; Rangan, Amar

Cost-effective clinical trial design: Application of a Bayesian sequential model to the ProFHER pragmatic trial. Journal Article

In: Clinical trials (London, England), pp. 17407745211032909, 2021, ISSN: 1740-7753, ().

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Blaettchen, Philippe; Vries, Harwin; Wassenhove, Luk N. Van; Alban, Andres

Resource Allocation with Sigmoidal Demands: Mobile Healthcare Units and Service Adoption Journal Article

In: Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 2021, ().

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Chick, Stephen E.; Dongelmans, Dave A.; Vlaar, Alexander P. J.; Sent, Danielle; Group, Study; Alban, Andres

ICU capacity management during the COVID-19 pandemic using a process simulation. Journal Article

In: Intensive care medicine, vol. 46, pp. 1624–1626, 2020, ISSN: 1432-1238, ().

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Darji, Hardik A.; Imamura, Atsuki; Nakayama, Marvin K.; Alban, Andres

Efficient Monte Carlo methods for estimating failure probabilities Journal Article

In: Reliability Engineering & System Safety, vol. 165, pp. 376-394, 2017, ISSN: 0951-8320, ().

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