Staff Profile

Hesam received his PhD in Management Systems Engineering from the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech. He also holds an M.Sc. in Management Science and a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, both from Sharif University of Technology. During his PhD, Hesam focused on the dynamics of learning from experience in biomedical clinical research, specifically as part of the moonshot to cure cancer. Hesam joined the MGH Institute for Technology Assessment (ITA) in September 2023 as a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Mohammad Jalali (“MJ”). Currently, his research centers around developing simulation models to investigate the behavioral dynamics of the opioid crises and cancer screening.

Hesam specializes in simulation modeling, system dynamics, dynamic decision making, and experiential learning. His research commonly aims to improve understanding of complexities that arise from human behavior in response to policies in a wide range of health problems.