Staff Profile

Wanyi Chen

Wanyi Chen, PhD

Research Scientist, MGH Mongan Institute
Dr Chen is a Research Scientist at the MGH Mongan Institute. From 2018-2021, she was a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the MGH Institute for Technology Assessment. Dr. Chen received her PhD in Interdisciplinary Statistics and Operations Research from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MS in Operations Research from Columbia University, New York. She obtained her BS in Electrical Engineering from the Southeastern University in Nanjing, China. With an innate interest in math, Dr. Chen was wheeled back to the major of Operations Research after I stumbled across a class in Stochastic Modeling at Columbia University. Her graduate research was centered around applying statistical analysis, Queueing Theory, and simulation techniques to streamline patient flows in emergency departments. She always enjoyed working in the healthcare management industry, where she cooperates with professionals with various technical backgrounds and combine group wisdoms into advancing innovative healthcare operations and cost-effective healthcare policies. While at the ITA, she worked with Dr. Jagpreet Chhatwal on the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) progression model, and research in wearable technologies in screening for A-fib.