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Reza Yaesoubi, PhD

Assistant Professor of Public Health (Health Policy)

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Reza Yaesoubi, PhD

Mailing Address

  • 350 George Street

    Room 308

    New Haven, CT, 06511

    United States



Dr. Yaesoubi’s research focuses on medical decision making and model-based evaluation of health policies. His work incorporates mathematical and computer simulation models, machine learning methods, and optimization techniques to guide resource allocation and decision making in public health and health delivery systems. He has applied these methods in conducting cost-effectiveness analyses of colorectal cancer screening strategies, estimating societal willingness-to-pay for health, and characterizing performance-based payment systems for preventive care systems. His current work mainly focuses on adaptive decision making to control the spread of infectious diseases including tuberculosis, influenza, and meningitis. He is also interested in theoretical and methodological issues in medical decision making including cost-effectiveness analysis, large-scale simulation modeling, reinforcement learning, and game theory.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    North Carolina State University, Industrial & Systems Engineering (2010)


  • Predicting seasonal influenza activities in the U.S.
    New Haven, United States 2016
  • Cost-effectiveness of the alternative uses of polyvalent meningococcal vaccines in Niger
    Niamey, Niger 2016
  • The cost- effectiveness analysis of furnishing a pediatric OR in Uganda from the non-governmental organization’s perspective
    Kampala, Uganda 2016
  • Reducing the risk of alcohol-exposed pregnancies: A modeling approach
    New Haven, United States 2016
  • Modeling the impact of tuberculosis control interventions targeted to previously treated people
    Cape Town, South Africa 2015
  • Cost-effectiveness of alternative uses of polyvalent meningococcal vaccines in Burkina Faso
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso 2015

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