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 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. Jónas was awarded the 2014 Bonder Scholarship for applied Operations Research in Health Services and received first prizes in the 2014 INFORMS Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (MSOM) student paper competition as well as the 2021 MSOM Practice-Based Research Competition. 

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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"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. Forthcoming. Supplemental Material.

"Vaccine Supply Chains in Resource-Limited Settings: Mitigating the Impact of Rainy Season Disruptions."

De Boeck, Kim, Catherine Decouttere, Jónas Oddur Jónasson, and Nico Vandaele. European Journal of Operational Research. Forthcoming.

"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.

"Preventing Opioid Overdose: From Prediction to Operationalization."

Jónasson, Jónas Oddur , Neal Kaw, Deeksha Sinha, Nikolaos Trichakis, Anyi Chen, Joseph Conte, Ashley Restaino, and Salvatore Volpe, MIT Sloan Working Paper 6535-21. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, May 2021.

"The Variance Learning Curve."

Bavafa, Hessam and Jónas Oddur Jónasson. Management Science Vol. 67, No. 5 (2021): 3104-3116. SSRN Preprint.

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