COVID-19 Policy Alliance
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.
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