People

Dr. Jarrod Goentzel, Founder and Director of the MIT Humanitarian Response Lab
Ph.D. School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
M.S. Applied Mathematics, Colorado State University
B.A. Mathematics, Tabor College with studies at the Technical University of Budapest
E-mail: goentzel@mit.edu

 

Erica Gralla, Research Affiliate, George Washington University
Assistant Professor of Engineering Management & Systems Engineering and Institute for Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Management, George Washington University
Ph.D., S.M., Engineering Systems Division, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.S.E., Princeton University
Email: egralla@gwu.edu

Erin Hasselberg, Research Affiliate, Boston University School of Public Health
S.M., Population and International Health, 2003, Harvard School of Public Health
B.S., Community Health-Health Planning and Administration, 2001, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
E-mail: erinhass@mit.edu
Erin is the Project Director of Evaluation of Access Accelerated, and the Director of Pharmaceuticals Certificate Program. Erin is also responsible for MIT's engagement in the ACCEL project (Academic Consortium Combating Ebola in Liberia).

 

Jaya Chimnani, Research Affiliate
B.S., Biology, College of William and Mary, 1994
M.P.H, International Health and Development, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1999
E-mail: JayaChim@mit.edu
Jaya leads the implementation of supply chain solutions for the ACCEL (Academic Consortium Combatting Ebola in Liberia) Project.

Mark Brennan, Research Assistant, S.M. Technology and Policy Candidate, 2016
M.Sc. Mathematical Modelling, 2014, University of Limerick
B.A. Applied Mathematics, International Studies, 2012, Johns Hopkins University
E-mail: mbrenn@mit.edu
Mark is studying grain storage in Uganda.

 

Michael Veatch, Professor of Mathematics, Gordon College, Visiting Scholar
Ph.D. Operations Research, MIT
E-mail: veatchm@mit.edu

 

 

Olumurejiwa Fatunde, Supply Chain Consultant- SCALE Africa
MSc, Health Economics, 2013, London School of Economics
AB, Biomedical Engineering, 2012, Harvard University
E-mail: ofatunde@mit.edu

 

 

Tim Russell, Manager and Research Associate - Global Food Supply Chains
M.Eng. Supply Chain Management, MIT
B.S. Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology
E-mail: trussell@mit.edu
Tim is responsible for the HRL’s engagement in the USAID/Uganda | Feed the Future -  Value Chain | Market System Monitoring Activity.

 


 

Lab Alumni

Corinne Carland, Research Assistant
S.M., Technology and Policy, 2015, MIT
B.S., Chemical Engineering and Biology, 2013, MIT
E-mail: ccarland@mit.edu
Corinne studied rapid diagnostic tests in Uganda and studied water filters in India.

 

Emily Gooding, Research Assistant, S.M. Technology and Policy Candidate, 2016
B.S., Polymer & Fiber Engineering, 2014, Georgia Institute of Technology
E-mail: egooding@mit.edu
Emily is studying grain storage in Uganda and Ebola PPE standards.   

 

Erin Reissman, Research Assistant
M.B.A., 2015, Sloan School of Management, MIT
B.S. Mathematical Decision Science, 2007, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

E-mail: reissman@mit.edu
She is studying and wrote a case on water filters in India

 

Jaime Andrés Castañeda, Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., Economics, 2013, Università della Svizzera italiana (USI, Lugano)
M.S., Systems Engineering, 2009, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
B.S., Systems and Informatics Engineering, 2007, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
E-mail: castanej@mit.edu
He is studying prepositioning under budget constraints, and his CV can be found here.

Lauren Seelbach, Research Assistant
S.M., Technology and Policy, 2015, MIT
B.S., Civil Engineering, 2010, Syracuse University

E-mail: seelbach@mit.edu
Lauren studied a framework for assessing disaster response capacity and novel data sources for post-disaster information gathering

Marianne Jahre, Fulbright Fellow
Professor, BI Norwegian Business School and Lund University
Ph.D., Logistics, 1995, Chalmers University of Technology
E-mail: mjahre@mit.edu

       

Tim Breitbach, PhD Engineering Systems Candidate, 2016
Assistant Professor, Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)
PhD., Institute for Data, Systems and Society, 2017, MIT
M.S., Logistics and Supply Chain Management, 2012, AFIT
E-mail: timothy.breitbach@afit.edu.
Tim is an Assistant Professor in the Logistics and Supply Chain Management Division of the Department of  Operational Sciences at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT).

 

Vidya Chander

Christine Heberley

Colin Regnier

Gabriel de la Torre

Gina Malaver

Ira Haavisto

Javed Singha

Julia Moline

Karn Budhiraj

Lauren Shear

Marie-Eve Rancourt

Sujin Kim