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Holly Wiberg

Holly Wiberg

Assistant Professor of Operations Research and Public Policy

Holly Wiberg is an Assistant Professor of Operations Research and Public Policy at the Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy.

Holly's research leverages optimization and machine learning to improve healthcare in both clinical and operational settings. She has developed novel approaches to enable data-driven decision making, including prescriptive frameworks and interpretable methods. In parallel, she has collaborated extensively with medical organizations from both the US and Europe on projects spanning oncology, pediatric trauma, and COVID-19. Her doctoral research was supported by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Her work with the MIT COVID Analytics team was awarded the Pierskalla Award for best healthcare paper (INFORMS 2020).

She received her PhD in Operations Research at MIT's Operations Research Center, and her BS in Operations Research and Engineering from Cornell University in 2016. Prior to joining Heinz, Holly spent a year as an ML/OR researcher at Flatiron Health. She also previously worked on the Data Science team at athenahealth.