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. Jónas was awarded the 2014 Bonder Scholarship for applied Operations Research in Health Services, received first prize in the 2014 INFORMS Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (MSOM) student paper competition, and was a finalist in the 2019 MSOM Responsible 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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"Learning from Many: Partner Exposure and Team Familiarity in Fluid Teams."

​Aksin, Zeynep, Sarang Deo, Jónas Oddur Jónasson, and Kamalini Ramdas. Management Science. Forthcoming. Supplemental Materials. SSRN Preprint.

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

Bavafa, Hessam, and Jónas Oddur Jónasson. Manufacturing and Service Operations Management. Forthcoming. SSRN Preprint. Supplemental Materials.

"The Variance Learning Curve."

Bavafa, Hessam and Jónas Oddur Jónasson. Management Science. Forthcoming. SSRN Preprint.

"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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