Jónas Oddur Jónasson


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Jónas Oddur Jónasson is 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 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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"A New Combination Testing Methodology to Identify Accurate and Economical Point-of-Care Testing Strategies."

Jain, Sanjay, Jónas Oddur Jónasson, Jean Pauphilet,et al., Working Paper. 2021.

"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.

"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.

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

​Aksin, Zeynep, Sarang Deo, Jónas Oddur Jónasson, and Kamalini Ramdas. Management Science Vol. 67, No. 2 (2021): 854-874. Supplemental Materials. SSRN Preprint.

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