Professor Brandeau is the Coleman F. Fung Professor in the School of Engineering. She holds a BS in Mathematics and an MS in Operations Research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a PhD in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford. She is an operations researcher and policy analyst with extensive background in the development of applied mathematical and economic models, and a distinguished investigator in HIV. Among other awards, she has received the President's Award from the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) for contributions to the welfare of society, the Pierskalla Prize from INFORMS for research excellence in health care management science, the Award for Excellence in Application of Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes Research from the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), a Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Management Science and Engineering Graduate Teaching Award, and the Eugene L. Grant Faculty Teaching Award. She is a Fellow of INFORMS.
Professor Brandeau has published numerous articles in areas of applied operations research and policy analysis, has co-edited the books Modeling the AIDS Epidemic: Planning, Policy, and Prediction and Operations Research in Health: A Handbook of Methods and Applications, and has served as Principal Investigator on a broad range of funded research projects. She has served on the board of several journals, including Operations Research, Management Science, and Health Care Management Science. Her HIV research focuses on using mathematical and economic models to assess the value of different HIV and drug abuse interventions, both in the U.S. and abroad. Recently she has studied policies for control of Hepatitis B both in the US and abroad, and preparedness planning for potential bioterror attacks.
For a complete list of Brandeau's research and publications, see her publications page.
Bioterror response planning, HIV prevention and treatment, Hepatitis B control, infectious disease control
System and Method for Optimum Operation Assignments in Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing (Co-Inventors: Corey A. Billington and Margaret L. Brandeau. Patent Number 5,258,915. Awarded 1993)
Making Better Decisions: Policy Modeling for AIDS and Drug Abuse, National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2013-2018.
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|Decision making for HIV prevention and treatment scale up: Bridging the gap between theory and practice||Alistar, S.S. and M.L. Brandeau||Medical Decision Making||01-2012|
|Optimal link removal for epidemic mitigation: A two-way partitioning approach||Enns, E.A., Mounzer, J.J., and M.L. Brandeau||Mathematical Biosciences||01-2012|
|The cost-effectiveness of preexposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention in men who have sex with men in the United States||Juusola, J.L., Brandeau, M.L., Owens, D.K., and E. Bendavid||Annals of Internal Medicine||01-2012|
|Are Organic Foods Safer or Healthier than Conventional Alternatives? A Systematic Review.||Smith-Spangler, C., Brandeau, M.L., Hunter, G.E., Bavinger, J.C., Pearson, M., Eschbach, P.J., Sundaram, V., Liu, H., Schirmer, P., Stave, C., Olkin, I., and D.M. Bravata.||Annals of Internal Medicine||01-2012|
|Effectiveness and cost effectiveness of expanding harm reduction and antiretroviral therapy in a mixed HIV epidemic: A modeling analysis for Ukraine||Alistar, S.S, Owens, D.K., and M.L. Brandeau||PLoS Medicine||01-2011|
|Doing good with good OR: Supporting cost-effective hepatitis B interventions||Hutton, D.W., Brandeau, M.L., and S.K. So||Interfaces||01-2011|
|The cost effectiveness and population outcomes of expanded HIV screening and antiretroviral treatment in the United States||Long, E.F., Brandeau, M.L., and D.K. Owens||Annals of Internal Medicine||01-2010|
|Cost effectiveness of nationwide hepatitis B catch-up vaccination among children and adolescents in China||Hutton, D.W., So, S.K, and M.L. Brandeau||Hepatology||01-2010|
|Cost-effective control of chronic viral diseases: Finding the optimal level of screening and contact tracing||Armbruster, B. and M.L. Brandeau||Mathematical Biosciences||01-2010|
|Modeling the logistics of response to anthrax bioterrorism||Zaric, G.S., Bravata, D.M., Holty, J-E.C., McDonald, K.M., Owens, D.K., and M.L. Brandeau||Medical Decision Making||01-2008|
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- Fellow, INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and Management Science), Elected 2009
- Graduate Teaching Award, Department of Management Science and Engineering, 2008 - 2009
- President's Award, INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and Management Science), 2008
- Award for Excellence in Application of Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes Research, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), 2008
- Pierskalla Prize, INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and Management Science), 2001
- Annual Outstanding Paper Award, Society for Computer Simulation, Conference on Simulation in the Medical Sciences, 1996
- PYI (Presidential Young Investigator) Award, National Science Foundation, 1988 - 1993
- Eugene L. Grant Teaching Award, 1990 - 1991