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Diana Prieto, Ph.D.

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Western Michigan University
E-213 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5336
Phone: (269) 276-3342
Email: diana.prieto@wmich.edu

Interests:
  • Modeling disease progression
  • Operations research in disease surveillance and intervention
  • Healthcare disparities research
  • Agent-based modeling
  • Applied statistical analysis
  • Applied stochastic modeling
  • K-12 engineering and science education
 

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, University of South Florida, 2011
  • M.A. in Statistics, University of South Florida, 2010
  • M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering, Universidad del Norte, 2006
  • B.S. in Industrial Engineering, Universidad del Norte, 2003

Courses Taught:

    WMU:
  • IME 2610 Engineering Statistics
  • IME 2620 Probability and Quality for Engineers
  • IME 5160 Experiments and Regression Analysis
  • Other Institutions:
  • Basic science lecture for the MSU/KCMS orthopedic surgery program:
    Analyzing research literature on orthopedics from a statistical
    perspective.

Publications:

D. Prieto, T. K. Das. An operational epidemiological model for calibrating agent-based simulations of co-circulating pandemic and seasonal influenza outbreaks. Health Care Manag Sci. 2014, Apr 8. [Epub ahead of print].

D. Prieto, T. K. Das, A. Savachkin, A. Uribe, R. Izurieta and S. Malavade. A Systematic Review to Identify Areas of Enhancements of Pandemic Simulation Models for Operational Use at Provincial and Local Levels. BMC Public Health, Volume 12, Number 251, 2012.

A. Uribe, A. Savachkin, T. K. Das, A. Santana and D. Prieto. A predictive decision aid methodology for dynamic mitigation of influenza pandemics. Special Issue on Optimization in Disaster Relief, OR Spectrum (6 May 2011), pp. 1-36.

Lesson Activities:

D. Martinez and D. Prieto. "Spreading the flu". In review with http://www.teachengineering.org: Resources for K-12, October 2010.

Laboratory:

Health Systems Decision Support (HSDS) Lab at WMU

Grants and Awards:

The 2013 Faculty Research and Creative Activities Award, Western Michigan University

The 2010 Graduate Student Challenge Grant, University of South Florida.