Eva Lee is Virginia C. and Joseph C. Mello Chair and Professor in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Director of the Center for Operations Research in Medicine and HealthCare. She is a Distinguished Scholar in Health Systems, Health System Institute at Georgia Tech and Emory University. She is also the Co-Director of the Center for Organization Transformation, an NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center.
Lee partners with business leaders to develop transformational strategies in policies, service delivery, quality, safety, operations efficiency, information management, change management and organizational learning. Lee’s research focuses on mathematical programming; information technology; game theory; networks; machine learning for risk assessment, decision making, predictive analytics, and knowledge discovery; and systems and performance optimization. She has made major contributions to business operations transformation, emergency response and disaster preparedness, clinical care, and healthcare operations. Her work has focused on multiple critical infrastructures, including power plant and energy, telecommunication, finance, healthcare, and supply-chain and logistics.
Lee serves on the National Preparedness and Response Science Board and works with the White House National Security Council Directors of Medical and Biodefense Preparedness Policy and global health security agenda. She has served on multiple National Academies committees including evaluating BioWatch and National Biosurveillance Systems, medical countermeasures working groups, optimizing scheduling and access in healthcare, and system approaches for health innovation. She is the principle investigator of an online interoperable information exchange and decision support system for mass dispensing, emergency response, and casualty mitigation. Lee has received prestigious analytics and practice excellence awards including the INFORMS Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences; the Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice; and Pierskalla award for research excellence in health care management science. She is an INFORMS Fellow, and has received patents on innovative systems.