Jónas Oddur Jónasson


Jónas Oddur Jónasson


Jónas Oddur Jónasson is the Class of 1943 Career Development Professor and an Assistant Professor of Operations Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

His primary research focus is on understanding and improving the operational effectiveness and efficiency of decentralized healthcare delivery systems. In particular, Jónas is interested in developing data-driven models describing the impact of operational implementation of healthcare delivery programs on both operational and public health outcomes.

His research has been published in Operations Research, Management Science, and Manufacturing and Service Operations Management. He has been the winner or a finalist for multiple research competitions and awards.

Prior to joining MIT, Jónas received his PhD in management science and operations from London Business School, an MPhil from the University of Cambridge, an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and his BSc from the University of Iceland.


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"Recovering from Critical Incidents: Evidence from Paramedic Performance."

Bavafa, Hessam and Jónas Oddur Jónasson (Under 2nd round review Manufacturing & Service Operations Management), MIT Sloan Working Paper 5546-18. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, October 2018.

"Learning from Many: Partner Diversity and Team Familiarity in Fluid Teams."

Aksin, O. Zeynep, Sarang Deo, Jónas Oddur Jónasson, and Kamalini Ramdas (Under 2nd round review Management Science), Working Paper. 2018.

"Deployment Guidelines for Community Health Workers in Sub-Saharan Africa."

Carri Chan, Sarang Deo, Jeremie Gallien, and Jónas Oddur Jónasson. In Proceedings of the 2016 INFORMS International Conference, edited by Ming Hu, Waikoloa Village, HI: June 2016.

"Improving HIV Early Infant Diagnosis Supply Chains in Sub-Saharan Africa: Models and Application to Mozambique."

Jónas Oddur Jónasson, Sarang Deo, and Jérémie Gallien. In Proceedings of the 2015 INFORMS Annual Meeting, edited by Issac Shams, Philadelphia, PA: November 2015.

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