Jónas Oddur Jónasson

Faculty

Jónas Oddur Jónasson

About

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 improving healthcare delivery in resource-limited settings. In particular, Jónas is interested in developing data-driven models describing the impact of operational implementation of healthcare delivery programs on individual disease progression and public health outcomes. In his research, Jónas has collaborated with a number of healthcare delivery organizations, including the Earth Institute, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, and the London Ambulance Service.

Jónas was awarded the 2014 Bonder Scholarship for applied Operations Research in Health Services, and received first prize in the 2014 INFORMS Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (MSOM) student paper competition for his work on early infant diagnosis of HIV in resource limited settings.

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

 

 

Honors

Jónasson’s proposal wins Grand Challenges Explorations Grant

Publications

"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.

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

Aksin, O. Zeynep, Sarang Deo, Jónas Oddur Jónasson, and Kamalini Ramdas, Working Paper. 2015.

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