Gian-Gabriel Garcia is an Assistant Professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Garcia is interested in developing data-driven frameworks which integrate prediction and decision analytics as motivated by high-impact problems in health policy, personalized medicine, and medical decision-making. He is especially interested in how health equity and social/behavioral dynamics impact decision-making at the patient and policy levels. His research spans several disease areas, including concussion, opioids, maternal health, post-traumatic stress disorder, cardiovascular disease, and glaucoma. His research has received recognition through various awards, including the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, the INFORMS Bonder Scholarship for Applied Operations Research in Health Services, the SMDM Lee B. Lusted Prize in Quantitative Methods and Theoretical Developments, first prize in the INFORMS Minority Issues Forum Paper Competition, and first prize at the INFORMS Minority Issues Forum Poster Competition.
Prior to joining ISyE, Garcia was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Technology Assessment and Harvard Medical School. He received his Ph.D and M.S. in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan and his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He is also passionate about supporting under-represented and minoritized students in engineering through mentorship and outreach.