Wesley J. Marrero, PhD
Wesley joined the MGH Institute for Technology Assessment in February of 2021 as a Postdoctoral Fellow. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Industrial and Operations Engineering as well as an M.A. in Statistics from the University of Michigan and his B.S. in Industrial and Management Engineering from the University of Turabo. In 2022, he joined the faculty at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College as an assistant professor.
Wesley’s research interest lies at the intersection of operations research and statistics, with an emphasis on stochastic simulation and optimization to support decision making in practice. His current work addresses healthcare applications at a population and patient level. He addresses a wide range of application areas, including opioid use disorder, cardiovascular disease, and organ transplantation. Through this research, he has ongoing collaborations with the University of Michigan Hospital Medical School, the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and the Rackham Merit Fellowship. Throughout his Ph.D. studies, he also received the 2020 INFORMS Judith Liebman Award, the 2020 INFORMS Minority Issues Forum best poster award, and the American Statistical Association sponsored best poster award at the 2017 Michigan Student Symposium for Interdisciplinary Statistical Sciences.
Since joining the ITA, Wesley is working with Dr. Mohammad Jalali (“MJ”) on projects related to the surveillance of fatal opioid overdose and the health economic analysis of policies to tackle the opioid epidemic in the United States.
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A machine learning approach for the prediction of overall deceased donor organ yield. Journal Article
In: Surgery, 2021, ISSN: 1532-7361, ().
Optimal cholesterol treatment plans and genetic testing strategies for cardiovascular diseases Journal Article
In: Health Care Management Science, vol. 170, pp. 1561–1567, 2021, ISSN: 1386-9620, ().
Assessment of National Organ Donation Rates and Organ Procurement Organization Metrics Journal Article
In: JAMA Surgery, vol. 48109, pp. 1–8, 2020, ISSN: 2168-6254, ().
A simulation model to evaluate the implications of genetic testing in cholesterol treatment plans Conference
Proceedings of the 2019 Winter Simulation Conference, 2019, ().
Estimated Association Between Organ Availability and Presumed Consent in Solid Organ Transplant Journal Article
In: JAMA Network Open, vol. 2, no. 10, pp. e1912431, 2019, ISSN: 25743805, ().
Development of a Predictive Model for Deceased Donor Organ Yield Journal Article
In: Transplantation, vol. 102, no. 8, pp. e364, 2018, ISSN: 0041-1337, ().
Projected increase in obesity and non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-related liver transplantation waitlist additions in the United States Journal Article
In: Hepatology, vol. 00, no. 00, pp. 1–9, 2018, ISSN: 02709139, ().
Population-Based Analysis and Projections of Liver Supply Under Redistricting Journal Article
In: Transplantation, vol. 101, no. 9, pp. 2048–2055, 2017, ISSN: 0041-1337, ().
Data-driven Markov decision process approximations for personalized hypertension treatment planning Journal Article
In: MDM Policy & Practice, vol. 1, no. 1, 2016, ISSN: 2381-4683, ().
Predictors of Deceased Donor Kidney Discard in the United States. Journal Article
In: Transplantation, vol. 00, no. 00, pp. 1–8, 2016, ISSN: 1534-6080.