COVID-19 Policy Alliance

About Us

Retsef Levi is the J. Spencer Standish (1945) Professor of Operations Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is a member of the Operations Management Group at MIT Sloan and affiliated with the MIT Operations Research Center. Levi spent almost 12 years in the Israeli Defense Forces as an officer in the Intelligence Wing and was designated as an Extra Merit Officer.

 

Levi has been leading several industry-based collaborative research efforts with some of the major academic hospitals in the Boston area (such as Mass General Hospital (MGH), Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Children’s Hospital) and across the U.S.

Simon Johnson is the Ronald A. Kurtz (1954) Professor of Entrepreneurship at MIT and former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund. His much-viewed opinion pieces have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the Atlantic, and elsewhere.

 

With law professor James Kwak, Simon is the coauthor of the best sellers 13 Bankers and White House Burning and a founder of the widely cited economics blog The Baseline Scenario. He is the coauthor, with MIT economics professor Jon Gruber, of Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream.

Senator Tom Sherman, M.D. A practicing physician who has long espoused the philosophy of caring for “the whole patient”, Senator Sherman served two terms as State Representative for the communities of Rye and New Castle before winning election to the Senate in November 2018.  During his tenure in the House, he was a key figure in successful legislative efforts to implement Medicaid Expansion in NH, which now provides health coverage to more than 50,000 of our residents. He also worked on medical pricing transparency, revising the state’s infection control protocols and improving patient safety.  

 

Upon his election to the Senate, Senator Sherman was named Chair of the Committee on Health and Human Services. His legislation addressing the statewide crises in addiction and mental health, human rights, and the protection of drinking water and the environment have been signed into law by the Governor.  

Kate Kellogg is the David J. McGrath Jr Professor of Management and Innovation and a Professor of Business Administration at the MIT Sloan School of Management. She researches how organizations can effectively implement new technologies and new models of work and employment, with a particular focus on healthcare and frontline workers.

 

She is the author of Challenging Operations: Medical Reform and Resistance in Surgery, and of articles in Administrative Science Quarterly, the American Journal of Sociology, the American Sociological Review, and Organization Science. Prior to her academic career, Kellogg worked as a management consultant for Bain & Company and for Health Advances. She graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Biology and Psychology and received her MBA from Harvard and her PhD in Organization Studies from MIT.

Vivek Farias is the Patrick J. McGovern (1959) Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management. His research is focused on machine learning and optimization in large-scale stochastic systems. Innovations arising from his research have had widely recognized impact in areas ranging from technology for commerce to modern diagnostic tools. Vivek received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. Outside of academia, he was most recently co-founder/CTO at Celect (acquired by Nike) and serves on several technology startup advisory boards. 

Our Team

Andrew Surwilo

Moe Khan

Matt Williams

Vassili Valayannopoulos  

Vyda Bielkus

Erika Gianni

Tim Chen

Jason Strebe

Kenny Lee

J. Harvey

Friedi Pfeiffer

Susan Rivas

Tim O'Neill

Daniel Curtis

Rao Mantri

Mitra Mosharraf 

Kushal Gohil

Sue Stempek

Mike Solomon
Krikor Kirkorov
Yuriy Gankin
Anuj Tyagi

Alida Lujan, Data Analytics

Eugenio Zuccarelli, Data Analytics

Jason Lee, Data Analytics

El Ghali Zerhouni, Data Analytics

Lily Bailey, Data Analytics

Michelle Park, Data Analytics

Célia Escribe, Data Analytics

Deeksha Sinha, Data Analytics, Demand Modeling

Josh Wilde, Data Analytics, Demand Modeling

Andy Zheng, Data Analytics, Demand Modeling

Andreea Georgescu, Data Analytics, Demand Modeling

Jackie Baek, Data Analytics, Demand Modeling

Jonathan Amar, Data Analytics, Demand Modeling

Patricio Foncea, Data Analytics, Demand Modeling

Christopher Sun, Data Analytics, Testing, Demand Modeling

Nigel Goh, Personal Proective Equipment

Noa Ghersin, Personal Protective Equipment

Ling Wang, Personal Protective Equipment

Jennifer Gao, Personal Protective Equipment, Policy 

Lindsay Sanneman, PPE

Anna Waldman-Brown, PPE, Workforce 

Cecilia Fernandez, PPE and workforce

Dave Lahr, Testing, Data

Tess Cameron, Testing, Policy

Brandon Busuito, Testing, Policy

Phyllis Spinale, Workforce

Cary Collins, Workforce

Ginny Churchill, Workforce

Andrew Minster, Workforce

Robyn Boyd, Workforce

Dana White, Workforce

Karen Scott, Workforce, policy

Jenna Myers, Workforce, training