Gian-Gabriel Garcia, PhE
Gian-Gabriel Garcia joined the MGH Institute for Technology Assessment in 2020 as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. He received his PhD and MS in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan and his BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. In his research, Gian is interested in developing data-driven frameworks for predictive and prescriptive analytics as motivated by high-impact problems in healthcare. His current research focuses on (1) using large clinical datasets to gain patient-specific insights on disease progression and (2) combining these insights with stakeholders’ perspectives to improve diagnosis and treatment decisions. Gian is also interested in the healthcare policy implications of these models. In 2022, Gian joined the faculty at Gthe H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) at Georgia Tech.
His research spans a wide range of disease areas, including post-traumatic stress disorder, opioid use disorder, concussion, glaucoma, and cardiovascular disease. It has also received recognition through various awards, including the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, the INFORMS Bonder Scholarship for Applied Operations Research in Health Services, the SMDM Lee B. Lusted Prize in Quantitative Methods and Theoretical Developments, first prize at the INFORMS Minority Issues Forum Poster Competition, and selection as a finalist for the INFORMS Minority Issues Forum Paper Competition.
Gian is currently working with Dr. Mohammad Jalali (“MJ”) on various projects related to screening for post-traumatic stress disorder, social network analysis for opioid use disorder, and analysis of the effects of COVID-19 on opioid-related overdose deaths.
Gian is also passionate about supporting under-represented and minoritized students in engineering through mentorship and outreach. He has led a wide range of mentorship and outreach initiatives at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Michigan. Currently, he serves on the Pitt EXCEL Alumni Board at the University of Pittsburgh.