Food Supply Chain Analytics and Sensing Initiative
Access to Healthy Food
Professors Retsef Levi and Georgia Perakis have studied food access and the management of food waste in the United States from an operations management perspective. Their goal is to effectively increase fruit and vegetable consumption among low income households to ultimately improve health outcomes.
Their research focuses have included 1) household grocery shopping decision-making and the impact of interventions targeted to the household and neighborhood levels; 2) increasing the throughput and reducing the cost of fresh fruits and vegetables in the perishable supply chain by modeling information sharing scenarios ; and 3) reducing food loss and food waste at the farm and retail levels.
Retsef Levi, Georgia Perakis, and Elisabeth Paulson. In Proceedings of the 2018 MSOM Conference, Dallas, TX: July 2018.
Levi, Retsef, Elisabeth Paulson, and Georgia Perakis, MIT Sloan Working Paper 6053-19. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, October 2020.
Harsha, Pavithra, Ashish Jagmohan, Retsef Levi, Elisabeth Paulson, and Georgia Perakis. (Resubmitted to Management Science), MIT Sloan Working Paper 6172-20. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, December 2020.