Julie Ivy

Director of Graduate Program and Certificate Program

  • Phone: 919.513.1683
  • Office: 4347 Fitts-Woolard Hall

Julie Simmons Ivy is a professor in the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Fitts Faculty Fellow in Health Systems Engineering. She previously spent several years on the faculty of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. She received her B.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan. She also received her M.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering with a focus on Operations Research at Georgia Tech.

Ivy is a President of the Health Systems Engineering Alliance (HSEA) Board of Directors. She is an active member of the Institute of Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS), and served as the 2007 Chair (President) of the INFORMS Health Applications Society and the 2012–13 President for the INFORMS Minority Issues Forum. Her research interests are mathematical modeling of stochastic dynamic systems with an emphasis on statistics and decision analysis as applied to health care, public health, and humanitarian logistics. This research has made an impact on how researchers and practitioners address complex societal issues, such as health disparities, public health preparedness, hunger relief, student performance, and personalized medical decision-making and has been funded by CDC, NSF, Clinton Health Access Initiative, and the UNC Cancer Center.

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Checklists in Healthcare: Operational Improvement of Standards using Safety Engineering-Project CHOISSE-A framework for evaluating the effects of checklists on surgical team culture
Perera, G. N., Hey, L. A., Chen, K. B., Morello, M. J., McConnell, B. M., & Ivy, J. S. (2022), APPLIED ERGONOMICS. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2022.103786
The SMART Framework: Selection of Machine Learning Algorithms With ReplicaTions-A Case Study on the Microvascular Complications of Diabetes
Swan, B. P., Mayorga, M. E., & Ivy, J. S. (2022), IEEE JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL AND HEALTH INFORMATICS. https://doi.org/10.1109/JBHI.2021.3094777
Association of Simulated COVID-19 Vaccination and Nonpharmaceutical Interventions With Infections, Hospitalizations, and Mortality
Patel, M. D., Rosenstrom, E., Ivy, J. S., Mayorga, M. E., Keskinocak, P., Boyce, R. M., … Swann, J. L. (2021), JAMA NETWORK OPEN. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.10782
Data to Donations: Towards In-Kind Food Donation Prediction across Two Coasts
Sharma, E., Davis, L., Ivy, J., & Chi, M. (2021), 2021 IEEE GLOBAL HUMANITARIAN TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE (GHTC). https://doi.org/10.1109/GHTC53159.2021.9612484
Elicitation of Preference among Multiple Criteria in Food Distribution by Food Banks
Hasnain, T., Sengul Orgut, I., & Ivy, J. S. (2021, October 22), PRODUCTION AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT. https://doi.org/10.1111/poms.13551
Modeling the role of efficiency for the equitable and effective distribution of donated food
Islam, M. H., & Ivy, J. S. (2021, June 16), OR SPECTRUM. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00291-021-00634-z
Proximity of Cellular and Physiological Response Failures in Sepsis
Jazayeri, A., Capan, M., Ivy, J., Arnold, R., & Yang, C. C. (2021), IEEE JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL AND HEALTH INFORMATICS. https://doi.org/10.1109/JBHI.2021.3098428
Swan, B., Nambiar, S., Koutouan, P., Mayorga, M. E., Ivy, J., & Fransen, S. (2020), 2020 WINTER SIMULATION CONFERENCE (WSC). https://doi.org/10.1109/WSC48552.2020.9384074
Simulation model of the relationship between cesarean section rates and labor duration
Hicklin, K. T., Ivy, J. S., Wilson, J. R., Payton, F. C., Viswanathan, M., & Myers, E. R. (2019), HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, 22(4), 635–657. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10729-018-9449-3
The value of missing information in severity of illness score development
Agor, J., Ozaltin, O. Y., Ivy, J. S., Capan, M., Arnold, R., & Romero, S. (2019), JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL INFORMATICS, 97. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbi.2019.103255

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