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Margaret Brandeau

Stanford University
United States of America

Margaret Brandeau


Professor Brandeau is the Coleman F. Fung Professor in the School of Engineering and a Professor of Medicine (by Courtesy). Her research focuses on the development of applied mathematical and economic models to support health policy decisions. Her recent work has focused on HIV prevention and treatment programs, programs to control the spread of hepatitis B virus, and public health preparedness plans. She has served as Principal Investigator or Co-PI on a broad range of funded research projects. She is a Fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) and a member of the Omega Rho International Honor Society for Operations Research and Management Science. From INFORMS she has received the President’s Award (recognizing important contributions to the welfare of society), the Pierskalla Prize (for research excellence in health care management science), the Philip McCord Morse Lectureship Award, and the Award for the Advancement of Women in Operations Research and the Management Sciences. She has also received the Award for Excellence in Application of Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes Research from the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, and a Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation, among other awards. Professor Brandeau earned a BS in Mathematics and an MS in Operations Research from MIT, and a PhD in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford.

Research Interest

Management Science and Engineering


  • Juusola JL, Brandeau ML (2016) HIV Treatment and Prevention: A Simple Model to Determine Optimal Investment MEDICAL DECISION MAKING 36: 391-409

  • Fu R, Gutfraind A, Brandeau ML (2016) Modeling a dynamic bi-layer contact network of injection drug users and the spread of blood-borne infections MATHEMATICAL BIOSCIENCES 273: 102-113

  • Brandeau ML (2016) Creating impact with operations research in health: making room for practice in academia HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT SCIENCE 19: 305-312

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