Soroush Saghafian

Associate Professor
Harvard University

Dr. Soroush Saghafian, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He also serves as a faculty affiliate for the Harvard Ph.D. Program in Health Policy, the Harvard Center for Health Decision Science, the Harvard Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government (M-RCBG), the Harvard Data Science Initiative, and is an associate faculty member at the Harvard Ariadne Labs (Health Systems Innovation). He is an expert in healthcare operations management and has been collaborating with a variety of hospitals including the Mayo Clinic and Mass General Hospital (MGH) to improve their operational efficiency, patient flow, medical decision-making, and more broadly, healthcare delivery policies. He is also the founder and director of the Public Impact Analytics Science Lab (PIAS-Lab) at Harvard, which is devoted to advancing and applying the science of analytics for solving societal problems that can have public impact. Dr. Saghafian's research has appeared in the news, including in pieces and interviews by The Hill, National Academy of Medicine,, Industry Global News 24, Global Health News Wire, Eureka Alert (American Association for the Advancement of Science), Managed Healthcare Executive, and th the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS). He has won various awards for his research, including the INFORMS MSOM Young Scholar Prize “[for] outstanding contributions to scholarship in operations management," the Inaugural INFORMS Mehrotra Research Excellence Award "for significant contributions to the practice of health applications through operations research and management science modeling and methodologies," INFORMS Pierskalla Award "for the best research paper in healthcare", and the Production and Operations Managements Society (POMS) College of Healthcare Best Paper Award.