Jennifer E. Mason, Ph.D.
Division of Biomedical Informatics
Department of Public Health Sciences
Ph.D., North Carolina State University, Industrial Engineering, 2012
P.O. Box 800717
Health System West Complex Room 3003
Markov decision processes, approximate dynamic programming methods
I am interested in using Operations Research methods to address medical decision making questions. My current research involves designing optimal control guidelines for patients with chronic diseases and studying the effects of poor medication adherence on patient outcomes.
Mason, J.E., Denton, B.T., "Decision Maker Perspectives on the Optimal Time to Initiate Treatment," IBM Journal of Research and Development special issue on Technologies for Healthcare Transformation, 56(5): 8:1-8:12, 2012. [Link]
Mason, J.E., England, D.A., Denton, B.T., Smith, S.A., Kurt, M., Shah, N.D., "Optimizing Statin Treatment Decisions for Diabetes Patients in the Presence of Uncertain Future Adherence," Medical Decision Making, 32(1): 154-166, 2012. [Link]
Shah, N.D., Mason, J.E., Kurt, M., Denton, B.T., Schaefer, A.J., Montori, V.M., Smith, S.A., "Comparative Effectiveness of Guidelines for the Management of Hyperlipidemia and Hypertension for Type 2 Diabetes Patients," PLoS ONE, 6(1): e16170, 2011. [Link]
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