Methodological interests in decision sciences, cost effectiveness analysis, comparative effectiveness, operations research, simulation modeling, clinical research methods, quality of life and utility analysis, and inference in observational studies; content interests in health care financing and physician and patient incentives, transplantation, HIV care, diagnostic tests, preventive care and tailoring clinical guidelines to individual patients.
Mark S. Roberts, MD, MPP is Professor and Chair of Health Policy and Management, and hold secondary appointments in Medicine, Industrial Engineering, and Clinical and Translational Science. A practicing general internist, he has conducted research in decision analysis and the mathematical modeling of disease for over 25 years, and has expertise in cost effectiveness analysis, mathematical optimization and simulation, and the measurement and inclusion of patient preferences into decision problems. He has used decision analysis to examine clinical, costs, policy and allocation questions in liver transplantation, vaccination strategies, operative interventions, and the use of many medications. His recent research has concentrated in the use of mathematical methods from operations research and management science, including Markov Decision Processes, Discrete Even Simulation and integer programming to problems in health care.