Adam VanDeusen is a PhD candidate at the University of Michigan working with Dr. Amy Cohn. His work applies operations research methods to public health policy and access to healthcare. As part of his graduate training, Adam works with the University of Michigan Center for Healthcare Engineering & Patient Safety (CHEPS).
Adam's research involves integrating operations research methods to evaluate healthcare access. His previous research focused on economic and decision analysis applied to global health. View Adam's research statement here
Triaging Non-Urgent Patients During COVID-19 (2020-present)
Developing models to help the VA triage colonoscopy patients under reduced capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Patient Preference for Telehealth (2018-2020)
Simulation models to help specialty care providers in the VA accommodate patient preference for telehealth when determining next appointment modality.
Veteran Access to Eye Screening (2017-2020)
Designed systems to improve veteran access to screenings for chronic eye disease screenings using mixed-integer programming and facility location models. Learn more
Clincal Outcomes of Patient Alone Time (2017)
Understanding the effects of patients spending extended time alone in emergency departments. Learn more
Cost-Effectiveness of HIV Therapy for Pregnant Women in Ghana (2011-2013)
Developed a decision analytic model that incorporates clinical information into a decision tree with embedded Markov model to evaluate two therapy regimens for HIV-positive pregnant women in Ghana. Read more
Poverty & Visual Impairment from Cataract in Ghana (2011-2012)
Analyzed the relationship between visual impairment due to cataract and economic impact of subsidized treatment. This work was conducted with Unite For Sight. Read more
Adam has found teaching to be the most rewarding part of his graduate studies and looks forward to a career making a difference in the classroom.
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Additional Teaching Education