Awards and Honors

  • Awarded AASLD Innovation Fund to develop nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) simulator tool, 2018-2019
  • Presented at the AASLD Presidential Plenary Session, 2017 (topic: benefits of transplanting hep C positive livers in hep C negative recipients)
    • Abstract represents the most outstanding science submitted to AASLD
  • Invited by the Department of Health and Human Services for expert consultation on hepatitis C treatment access, 2016
  • Finalist, INFORMS Health Applications Society Best Paper Competition (Pierskalla Award), 2016     
  • Third place, INFORMS Public Sector Operations Research (PSOR) Best Paper Award, 2016     
  • First Place, INFORMS Decision Analysis Society Student Paper Competition, 2016
    • Awarded to Qiushi Chen (mentee)
  • Presented at the AASLD Presidential Plenary Session, 2016 (topic: optimal timing of hep C treatment in patients on the transplant waiting list)
    • Abstract represents the most outstanding science submitted to AASLD
  • Presented at the AASLD Presidential Plenary Session, 2015 (topic: hep C disease burden in the era of direct-acting antivirals)
    • Abstract represents the most outstanding science submitted to AASLD
  • Lee B. Lusted student prize of the Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM), 2015
    • Awarded to Ashish Deshmukh (mentee)
  • Lee B. Lusted student prize of the Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM), 2014
    • Awarded to Mina Kabiri (mentee)
  • NIH KL2 Career Development Award, 2012
  • SMDM-AHRQ Speaker Award, 2012
  • George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS), 2nd place, 2009
    • Prestigious award for the best dissertation in any area of operations research and management science that is innovative and relevant to practice.
  • Lee B. Lusted student prize of the Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM), 2009
    • Awarded to Turgay Ayer for Ayer et al. (2010) Cancer
  • INFORMS Junior Faculty Interest Group (JFIG) best paper competition, 2nd place, 2008
  • Best Student Paper Award of the Decision Analysis Society of INFORMS, 2008
  • Best Student Paper Competition of Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (MSOM) Society of INFORMS, 1st place, 2008
  • Vinod K. and J. Gail Sahney Scholarship, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008
  • Best poster award at INFORMS Annual Meeting 2007