Jónas Oddur Jónasson


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Jónas Oddur Jónasson is the Robert G. James Career Development Associate Professor in Operations Management and an Associate Professor of Operations Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

His research focuses on improving decentralized healthcare delivery systems—through process design & optimization; analytics & data-driven decision-making; and understanding people-centric drivers of operational performance. He is interested in operational challenges related to healthcare delivery in resource-limited settings, particularly with applications to global health delivery, behavioral health interventions, health policy, and emergency medical services.

His research has been published in Operations ResearchManagement Science, and Manufacturing and Service Operations Management. Along with his co-authors, Jónas received first prize in the INFORMS Manufacturing & Service Operations Management Practice-Based Research Competition. Jónas serves as an associate editor for Management Science and IISE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering.

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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"​​Robust Combination Testing: Methods and Application to COVID-19 Detection."

Jain, Sanjay, Jónas Oddur Jónasson, Jean Pauphilet, and Kamalini Ramdas. Management Science. Forthcoming. SSRN Preprint. Supplemental Material.

"The Policy Case for Designating EMS Teams for Vulnerable Patient Populations: Evidence from an Intervention in Boston."

Brennan, Mark, Sophia Dyer, Jónas Oddur Jónasson, James Salvia, Laura Segal, Erin Serino, and Justin Steil. Health Care Management Science Vol. 27, (2024): 72-87.

"​​Redesigning Sample Transportation in Malawi Through Improved Data Sharing and Daily Route Optimization."

Gibson, Emma, Sarang Deo, Jónas Oddur Jónasson, Mphatso Kachule, and Kara Palamountain. .Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Vol. 25, No. 4 (2023): 1209-1226. SSRN Preprint. Supplemental Material.

"Can Digital Adherence Technologies Reduce Inequity in Tuberculosis Treatment Success? Evidence from a Randomised Controlled Trial."

Boutilier, Justin J., Erez Yoeli, Jon Rathauser, Philip Owiti, Ramnath Subbaraman, and Jónas Oddur Jónasson. BMJ Global Health No. 7 (2022): :e010512.

"Improving Tuberculosis Treatment Adherence Support: The Case for Targeted Behavioral Interventions."

Boutilier, Justin J., Jónas Oddur Jónasson, and Erez Yoeli. Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Vol. 24, No. 6 (2022): 2925-2943. Access to Paper through MIT DSpace. Supplemental Material.

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