Works (117)

Updated: July 8th, 2024 05:21

2024 journal article

COVSIM: A stochastic agent-based COVID-19 SIMulation model for North Carolina

EPIDEMICS, 46.

By: E. Rosenstrom n, J. Ivy n, M. Mayorga n & J. Swann n

author keywords: COVID-19 scenario modeling hub; Stochastic agent-based simulation; Health equity; Local public health decision making; Infectious disease modeling
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: March 1, 2024

2024 journal article

Potential Impact of a Diagnostic Test for Detecting Prepatent Guinea Worm Infections in Dogs

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, 110(5), 953–960.

By: H. Smalley, P. Keskinocak, J. Swann, C. Hanna & A. Weiss

Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: July 1, 2024

2024 journal article

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: April 29, 2024

2024 journal article

Risk score models for urinary tract infection hospitalization

PLOS ONE, 19(6).

By: N. Alizadeh*, K. Vahdat*, S. Shashaani*, J. Swann* & O. Ozaltin*

Ed(s): G. Villavicencio

Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: June 15, 2024

2023 article

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Potential Interventions for Guinea Worm Disease in Dogs in Chad Using Simulations

Wang, Y., Perini, T., Keskinocak, P., Smalley, H., Swann, J., & Weiss, A. (2023, May 28).

By: Y. Wang*, T. Perini*, P. Keskinocak*, H. Smalley*, J. Swann n & A. Weiss*

TL;DR: The results showed that elimination is most likely achieved within five years with extremely high levels of tethering and Abate, when intervention levels are uniform across district clusters, and optimization methods can inform how best to target limited resources and reach elimination faster. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: January 26, 2024

2023 journal article

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Potential Interventions for Guinea Worm Disease in Dogs in Chad Using Simulations

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE, 109(4), 835–843.

By: Y. Wang*, T. Perini*, P. Keskinocak*, H. Smalley*, J. Swann n & A. Weiss*

Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: March 11, 2024

2023 journal article

TL;DR: Scenarios remained close to reality for 22 weeks on average before the arrival of unanticipated SARS-CoV-2 variants invalidated key assumptions, and an ensemble of participating models that preserved variation between models was consistently more reliable than any single model in periods of valid scenario assumptions, while projection interval coverage was near target levels. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: February 26, 2024

2023 article

Potential Impact of a Diagnostic Test for Detecting Prepatent Guinea Worm Infections in Dogs

Smalley, H., Keskinocak, P., Swann, J., Hanna, C., & Weiss, A. (2023, October 31).

By: H. Smalley*, P. Keskinocak*, J. Swann n, C. Hanna & A. Weiss*

TL;DR: An agent-based simulation model is adapted for forecasting the impact of interventions on guinea worm disease in dogs to examine the interaction of multiple test factors including test accuracy, when the test can detect infection, dog selection, and dog-owner compliance with tethering recommendations and it finds that a diagnostic test could be successful if used in conjunction with existing interventions. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: January 26, 2024

2023 article

Risk Score Models for Unplanned Urinary Tract Infection Hospitalization

Alizadeh, N., Vahdat, K., Shashaani, S., Swann, J. L., & Ozaltin, O. (2023, August 9).

By: N. Alizadeh, K. Vahdat, S. Shashaani*, J. Swann* & O. Ozaltin

TL;DR: This work utilizes a sample of patients from the insurance claims data provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to develop and validate two risk score models for unplanned UTI hospitalization and provides a quantitative assessment of the significance of various risk factors. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: August 11, 2023

2022 article

AN APPROACH TO POPULATION SYNTHESIS OF ENGINEERING STUDENTS FOR UNDERSTANDING DROPOUT RISK

2022 WINTER SIMULATION CONFERENCE (WSC), pp. 677–688.

By: D. Dorris n, J. Ivy n & J. Swann n

TL;DR: This work outlines an approach for creating a synthetic population of students in STEM and builds a microsimulation which simulates students' risk behaviors over time. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 5, 2023

2022 article

COULD EARLIER AVAILABILITY OF BOOSTERS AND PEDIATRIC VACCINES HAVE REDUCED IMPACT OF COVID-19?

2022 WINTER SIMULATION CONFERENCE (WSC), pp. 1092–1103.

By: E. Rosenstrom n, J. Ivy n, M. Mayorga n & J. Swann n

TL;DR: The results of the simulation model suggest that the timing of childhood vaccination and booster efforts could have resulted in a reduced disease burden and that prioritizing childhood vaccinations would most effectively reduce disease spread. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 5, 2023

2022 article

Cross-sector Decision Landscape in Response to COVID-19: A Qualitative Analysis of North Carolina Decision-Makers

Biddell, C. B., Johnson, K. T., Patel, M. D., Smith, R. L., Hecht, H. K., Swann, J. L., … Lich, K. H. (2022, March 12). (Vol. 3). Vol. 3.

TL;DR: By documenting the local, cross-sector decision landscape that formed in response to COVID-19, this work illuminate the impacts different organizations may have on information/misinformation, prevention behaviors, and, ultimately, health. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: March 13, 2022

2022 journal article

Cross-sector decision landscape in response to COVID-19: A qualitative network mapping analysis of North Carolina decision-makers

FRONTIERS IN PUBLIC HEALTH, 10.

author keywords: COVID-19; community health; cross-sector collaboration; decision-making; crisis response
MeSH headings : COVID-19 / epidemiology; Decision Making; Humans; North Carolina; Pandemics; Public Health / methods
TL;DR: The cross-sector organizational decision landscape that formed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in North Carolina was examined, illuminating the impacts different organizations may have on information/misinformation, prevention behaviors, and, ultimately, health. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 12, 2022

2022 journal article

DIP: Natural history model for major depression with incidence and prevalence

JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS, 296, 498–505.

author keywords: Major depression; Natural history; Prevalence; Incidence; Recall bias; Lifetime prevalence
MeSH headings : Bias; Depression; Depressive Disorder, Major / epidemiology; Female; Humans; Incidence; Male; Prevalence
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: October 7, 2021

2022 journal article

Modeling the Impact of Nonpharmaceutical Interventions on COVID-19 Transmission in K-12 Schools

MDM POLICY & PRACTICE, 7(2).

By: Y. Zhang n, M. Mayorga n, J. Ivy n, K. Lich* & J. Swann n

author keywords: SEIR model; infectious disease; in-school testing; contact reduction; masking
TL;DR: A deterministic stratified SEIR model is developed that captures the role of social contacts in K-12 schools to estimate COVID-19 transmission under different nonpharmaceutical interventions and finds that masks and reducing contacts can greatly reduce new infections among students. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: December 3, 2022

2022 article

Organizational decision-making during COVID-19: A qualitative analysis of the organizational decision-making system in the United States during COVID-19

Johnson, K., Biddell, C. B. B., Hecht, H. K. K., Lich, K. H. H., Swann, J., Delamater, P., … Patel, M. D. D. (2022, November 18). JOURNAL OF CONTINGENCIES AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT, Vol. 11.

author keywords: COVID-19; decision science; systems science; organizational behaviour
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
4. Quality Education (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: December 12, 2022

2022 article

The Role of Leaders in a Pandemic

Swann, J. (2022, June 22).

By: J. Swann n

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: August 17, 2022

2022 journal article

The cost-effectiveness of depression screening for the general adult population

JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS, 303, 306–314.

author keywords: Cost-effectiveness; Major depression; Minor depression; Routine screening; Incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER)
MeSH headings : Adult; Cost-Benefit Analysis; Depression / diagnosis; Depression / epidemiology; Female; Humans; Male; Mass Screening / methods; Middle Aged; Quality of Life; Quality-Adjusted Life Years
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: February 16, 2022

2022 journal article

Use of Modeling to Inform Decision Making in North Carolina during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Qualitative Study

MDM Policy & Practice.

Source: ORCID
Added: July 30, 2022

2022 journal article

Using COVID-19 Data on Vaccine Shipments and Wastage to Inform Modeling and Decision-Making

Transportation Science, 56(5), 1135–1147.

By: L. Hajibabai n, A. Hajbabaie n, J. Swann n & D. Vergano*

author keywords: COVID-19; vaccine distribution; vaccine wastage; data analytics
TL;DR: An overview of vaccine distribution logistics in the United States is given, the data the authors obtain, how they may be accessed and used by others, and some high-level analyses demonstrating some aspects of the data are described. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: April 14, 2022

2021 journal article

Assessing Health and Wellness Outcomes of Medicaid-Enrolled Infants Born to Adolescent Mothers

MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH JOURNAL, 25(5), 821–831.

author keywords: Adolescent pregnancy; Adolescent birth; Infant mortality; Wellness visits; Emergency department visits
MeSH headings : Adolescent; Adult; Emergency Service, Hospital; Female; Foster Home Care; Humans; Infant; Infant, Low Birth Weight; Infant, Newborn; Medicaid; Mothers; United States
TL;DR: Infants born to adolescents had a higher rate of ED visits within the first year of life, however, the increased rates of LBW and mortality for the Medicaid population are not as significant as previous national studies suggest. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
5. Gender Equality (Web of Science)
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: December 11, 2020

2021 journal article

Association of Simulated COVID-19 Vaccination and Nonpharmaceutical Interventions With Infections, Hospitalizations, and Mortality

JAMA NETWORK OPEN, 4(6).

By: M. Patel*, E. Rosenstrom n, J. Ivy n, M. Mayorga n, P. Keskinocak*, R. Boyce*, K. Hassmiller Lich*, R. Smith* ...

MeSH headings : Adult; COVID-19 / epidemiology; COVID-19 / prevention & control; COVID-19 / transmission; COVID-19 Vaccines / pharmacology; Communicable Disease Control / methods; Communicable Disease Control / organization & administration; Communicable Disease Control / statistics & numerical data; Computer Simulation; Disease Transmission, Infectious / prevention & control; Female; Hospitalization / statistics & numerical data; Humans; Male; Mass Vaccination / organization & administration; Mass Vaccination / statistics & numerical data; Mortality; North Carolina / epidemiology; Risk Assessment / methods; Risk Assessment / statistics & numerical data; SARS-CoV-2; Treatment Outcome; Vaccination Coverage / organization & administration; Vaccination Coverage / statistics & numerical data
TL;DR: Findings highlight the need for high COVID-19 vaccine coverage and continued adherence to NPIs before safely resuming many prepandemic activities. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: June 10, 2021

2021 article

COVID-19 Projections for K12 Schools in Fall 2021: Significant Transmission without Interventions

Zhang, Y., Johnson, K., Yu, Z., Fujimoto, A. B., Lich, K. H., Ivy, J., … Swann, J. L. (2021, August 11). (Vol. 8). Vol. 8.

TL;DR: To prevent new infections in the community, limit school absences, and maintain in-person learning, interventions such as masking and testing must be implemented widely, especially among elementary school settings in which children are not yet eligible for the vaccine. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: August 12, 2021

2021 article

DIP: Natural History Model for Major Depression with Incidence and Prevalence

Yildirim, M., Gaynes, B. N., Keskinocak, P., Pence, B. W., & Swann, J. (2021, March 12). (Vol. 3). Vol. 3.

TL;DR: A preliminary model for the natural history of major depression is constructed and it is determined that the lifetime prevalence are underestimated and the average incidence rates may be underestimated for males. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: March 14, 2021

2021 journal article

Estimating the impact of self-management education, influenza vaccines, nebulizers, and spacers on health utilization and expenditures for Medicaid-enrolled children with asthma

JOURNAL OF ASTHMA, 58(12), 1637–1647.

By: M. Yildirim*, P. Griffin*, P. Keskinocak*, . Jean C. O'Connor & J. Swann n

author keywords: Prevention; economics; pediatrics
MeSH headings : Adolescent; Asthma / drug therapy; Asthma / epidemiology; Child; Child, Preschool; Emergency Service, Hospital / statistics & numerical data; Health Expenditures / statistics & numerical data; Humans; Infant; Influenza Vaccines / administration & dosage; Medicaid / statistics & numerical data; Medication Adherence / statistics & numerical data; Nebulizers and Vaporizers; Patient Acceptance of Health Care / statistics & numerical data; Patient Education as Topic / statistics & numerical data; Self-Management / statistics & numerical data; Sociodemographic Factors; United States
TL;DR: Promoting asthma self-management education, influenza vaccinations, nebulizers, and spacers can decrease the frequency of healthcare utilization and asthma-related expenditures while improving medication adherence. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: November 2, 2020

2021 article

Impact of Stratified Interventions in University Reopenings

Zhang, Y., Yu, Z., Fujimoto, A., Keskinocak, P., & Swann, J. L. (2021, September 5). (Vol. 9). Vol. 9.

By: Y. Zhang n, Z. Yu*, A. Fujimoto*, P. Keskinocak* & J. Swann n

TL;DR: More than 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. are scheduled to start a new semester in August or September, 2021 and many colleges require Covid-19 vaccination, as well as some combination of face coverings or diagnostic testing, while others do not. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: September 6, 2021

2021 article

Mask Interventions in K12 Schools Can Also Reduce Community Transmission in Fall 2021

Mele, J., Rosenstrom, E., Ivy, J., Mayorga, M., Patel, M. D., & Swann, J. (2021, September 15). (Vol. 9). Vol. 9.

TL;DR: It is shown that given the current vaccination rates within the community, the best option for children and the general population is to employ consistent high-quality masking, and use social distancing where possible. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: September 16, 2021

2021 journal article

Return on investment of self-management education and home visits for children with asthma

JOURNAL OF ASTHMA, 58(3), 360–369.

By: J. Swann n, P. Griffin*, P. Keskinocak*, I. Bieder*, F. Yildirim*, T. Nurmagambetov*, J. Hsu*, L. Seeff*, C. Singleton*

author keywords: Asthma; cost; return-on-investment; asthma self-management education; asthma home visit program
MeSH headings : Adolescent; Asthma / therapy; Child; Child, Preschool; Cost-Benefit Analysis; Emergency Service, Hospital / economics; Emergency Service, Hospital / statistics & numerical data; Female; Health Expenditures / statistics & numerical data; Health Services / economics; Health Services / statistics & numerical data; Health Status; House Calls / statistics & numerical data; Humans; Male; Markov Chains; Medicaid / economics; Medicaid / statistics & numerical data; Models, Statistical; Patient Acceptance of Health Care / statistics & numerical data; Patient Education as Topic / economics; Patient Education as Topic / organization & administration; Self-Management / economics; Self-Management / education; Severity of Illness Index; United States
TL;DR: This model forecasts reduced healthcare costs and improved health outcomes as a result of ASME and home visits for children with high urgent healthcare utilization for asthma and state asthma control programs reimbursed by Medicaid. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: December 9, 2019

2021 article

THE COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF DEPRESSION SCREENING FOR THE GENERAL ADULT POPULATION

Yildirim, M., Gaynes, B. N., Keskinocak, P., Pence, B. W., & Swann, J. (2021, May 10). (Vol. 5). Vol. 5.

TL;DR: Routine screening is cost-effective for all age groups of females and young, middle-aged males, and it is concluded that male population results are sensitive to the higher costs of screening. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: May 11, 2021

2021 article

The Impact of COVID-19 Testing on College Campuses*

Yu, Z., Fujimoto, A. B., Keskinocak, P., & Swann, J. L. (2021, August 18).

By: Z. Yu*, A. Fujimoto*, P. Keskinocak* & J. Swann n

TL;DR: The implementation of CO VID-19 testing protocols should be considered and evaluated as using testing allows for identification and isolation of cases which reduces the spread of COVID-19 on college campuses. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: August 19, 2021

2021 article

The Joint Impact of COVID-19 Vaccination and Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions on Infections, Hospitalizations, and Mortality: An Agent-Based Simulation

Patel, M. D., Rosenstrom, E., Ivy, J. S., Mayorga, M. E., Keskinocak, P., Boyce, R. M., … Swann, J. L. (2021, January 4). (Vol. 1). Vol. 1.

TL;DR: Simulation results suggest that, as NPIs are removed, higher vaccination coverage with less efficacious vaccines can contribute to a larger reduction in risk of SAR-CoV-2 infection than compared to more efficacious vaccine at lower coverage. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: January 5, 2021

2021 article

Vaccinating Children Against COVID-19 is Essential Prior to the Removal of Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions

Rosenstrom, E., Mele, J., Ivy, J., Mayorga, M., Patel, M., Lich, K. H., … Swann, J. L. (2021, December 9).

TL;DR: High vaccination uptake among both children and adults is necessary to mitigate the increase in infections from mask removal in schools and workplaces to reduce peak hospitalizations in 2022. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: December 11, 2021

2020 journal article

Agent-Based Simulation for Seasonal Guinea Worm Disease in Chad Dogs

The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 103(5), 1942–1950.

By: T. Perini*, P. Keskinocak*, Z. Li*, E. Ruiz-Tiben*, J. Swann n & A. Weiss*

MeSH headings : Animals; Chad / epidemiology; Computer Simulation; Dog Diseases / epidemiology; Dog Diseases / parasitology; Dog Diseases / transmission; Dogs; Dracunculiasis / epidemiology; Dracunculiasis / parasitology; Dracunculiasis / transmission; Dracunculiasis / veterinary; Dracunculus Nematode / growth & development; Dracunculus Nematode / physiology; Environment; Female; Life Cycle Stages; Models, Theoretical; Seasons; Temperature; Water
TL;DR: An agent-based simulation that models transmission of GW between a shared water source and a large population of dogs and shows that the basic reproductive number, R0, is approximately 2.0, sheds light on the transmission dynamics of GWs to dogs and lays the groundwork for reducing the number of infections and eventually interrupting transmission. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: December 11, 2020

2020 article

Brief Report: High-Quality Masks Can Reduce Infections and Deaths in the US

Rosenstrom, E., Oruc, B. E., Hupert, N., Ivy, J., Keskinocak, P., Mayorga, M. E., & Swann, J. L. (2020, September 29). (Vol. 9). Vol. 9.

TL;DR: After community transmission is present, masks can significantly reduce infections and this decreases the cumulative infection attack rate (CAR), the peak prevalence, and the population mortality by 40%. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: September 30, 2020

2020 article

Estimating the Impact of Self-Management Education, Influenza Vaccines, Nebulizers, and Spacers on Healthcare Utilization and Expenditures for Medicaid-Enrolled Children with Asthma

Yildirim, M., Griffin, P., Keskinocak, P., Jean, O. C., & Swann, J. L. (2020, September 29). (Vol. 9). Vol. 9.

By: M. Yildirim*, P. Griffin*, P. Keskinocak*, O. Jean* & J. Swann n

Source: ORCID
Added: September 30, 2020

2020 journal article

The impact of opening dedicated clinics on disease transmission during an influenza pandemic

PLOS ONE, 15(8).

By: P. Shi*, J. Yan*, P. Keskinocak*, A. Shane* & J. Swann n

Ed(s): Y. Kuo

MeSH headings : Computer Simulation; Georgia; Hospitalization; Hospitals, Special / organization & administration; Humans; Influenza, Human / epidemiology; Pandemics / prevention & control; Prevalence
TL;DR: It is found that opening clinics can reduce disease spread and hospitalizations even when visited by the worried-well, open for limited weeks, or open in limited locations, and especially when the clinics are in operation during times of highest prevalence. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 7, 2020

2020 article

The impact of opening dedicated clinics on disease transmission during an influenza pandemic

Swann, J. L., Shi, P., Yan, J., Keskinocak, P. L., & Shane, A. L. (2020, May 16). (Vol. 5). Vol. 5.

By: J. Swann n, P. Shi*, J. Yan*, P. Keskinocak* & A. Shane*

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: September 28, 2020

2019 journal article

Medicaid Claims for Contraception Among Women With Medical Conditions After Release of the US Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use

Preventing Chronic Disease, 16.

MeSH headings : Adult; Contraception / methods; Contraception Behavior; Contraceptive Agents; Family Planning Services; Female; Health Policy; Humans; Medicaid; United States
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 11, 2019

2018 journal article

Does distance to a cystic fibrosis center impact health outcomes?

Pediatric Pulmonology, 53(3), 284–292.

By: B. Johnson, R. Ngueyep*, M. Schechter*, N. Serban* & J. Swann n

author keywords: cystic fibrosis; health services accessibility; outcome assessment
MeSH headings : Adolescent; Adult; Cystic Fibrosis / genetics; Cystic Fibrosis / physiopathology; Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator / genetics; Female; Forced Expiratory Volume; Health Facilities; Health Services Accessibility / statistics & numerical data; Humans; Income; Insurance, Health; Male; Mutation; Registries; Young Adult
TL;DR: The impact of geographic distance from cystic fibrosis centers on lung function in children, young adults, and adults with cystic Fibrosis is considered. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
1. No Poverty (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 journal article

Risk Factors for Seizures Among Young Children Monitored With Continuous Electroencephalography in Intensive Care Unit: A Retrospective Study

FRONTIERS IN PEDIATRICS, 6.

By: J. Vlachy*, M. Jo*, Q. Li*, T. Ayer*, P. Keskinocak*, J. Swann n, L. Olson*, A. Vats*

author keywords: continuous EEG; pediatric; non-convulsive; intensive care; brain injury
TL;DR: An extremely high incidence of seizures prevails among critically ill children under 14 months, particularly those with HIE, ICH, or CNS infection. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: October 29, 2018

2018 journal article

Value of inventory information in allocating a limited supply of influenza vaccine during a pandemic

PLOS ONE, 13(10).

By: Z. Li*, J. Swann n & P. Keskinocak*

MeSH headings : Computer Simulation; Humans; Immunization Programs; Influenza Vaccines / supply & distribution; Influenza, Human / epidemiology; Influenza, Human / immunology; Influenza, Human / prevention & control; Information Dissemination; Pandemics / prevention & control; United States
TL;DR: The results indicate the need for greater vaccine inventory visibility in public health supply chains, especially when supply is limited, and uptake rates vary geographically. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: November 19, 2018

2017 chapter

Chapter 36: Humanitarian Applications of Supply Chain Optimization

In Advances and Trends in Optimization with Engineering Applications (pp. 479–491).

By: M. Çelik, Ö. Ergun, P. Keskinocak, M. Soldner & J. Swann*

Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 11, 2019

2017 journal article

Quantifying Disparities in Accessibility and Availability of Pediatric Primary Care across Multiple States with Implications for Targeted Interventions

Health Services Research, 53(3), 1458–1477.

By: M. Gentili*, P. Harati*, N. Serban*, J. O'Connor* & J. Swann*

author keywords: Spatial access; health care disparities; health policy
MeSH headings : Adolescent; Child; Child, Preschool; Health Services Accessibility / statistics & numerical data; Healthcare Disparities / statistics & numerical data; Humans; Infant; Infant, Newborn; Insurance Claim Review / statistics & numerical data; Insurance, Health / statistics & numerical data; Medicaid / statistics & numerical data; Medically Underserved Area; Primary Health Care / statistics & numerical data; Private Sector; Public Sector; Rural Population / statistics & numerical data; United States; Urban Population / statistics & numerical data
TL;DR: Disparities in availability are not as significant as disparities in accessibility, and both rural and urban communities are in need of improvement in accessibility to primary care for publicly insured children, although at varying levels across states. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 8, 2019

2016 journal article

Challenges in service network expansion: An application in donated breastmilk banking in South Africa

Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, 53, 33–48.

By: W. Cao*, M. Çelik*, Ö. Ergun*, J. Swann* & N. Viljoen*

author keywords: Equity; Donated breastmilk banking; Facility location; Supply/demand uncertainty; Demand coverage
TL;DR: This paper considers the network expansion of the donated breastmilk distribution supply chain in South Africa and focuses on two delivery schemes; one which uses out-and-back transportation, and one that makes multiple stops on the delivery route. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 8, 2019

2015 journal article

An optimization framework for measuring spatial access over healthcare networks

BMC Health Services Research, 15(1).

By: Z. Li*, N. Serban* & J. Swann*

author keywords: Optimization; Health access; Measurement of access; Intervention
MeSH headings : Catchment Area, Health; Health Services Accessibility; Humans; Models, Theoretical; Rural Population; Spatio-Temporal Analysis; United States
TL;DR: The optimization models capture a patient’s experience rather than their opportunities and avoid overestimating patient demand, and they can also capture system effects due to change based on congestion. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (OpenAlex)
Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 11, 2019

2015 journal article

Estimating Prevalence of Overweight or Obese Children and Adolescents in Small Geographic Areas Using Publicly Available Data

Preventing Chronic Disease, 12.

By: C. Davila-Payan*, M. DeGuzman*, K. Johnson*, N. Serban* & J. Swann*

MeSH headings : Adolescent; Arkansas / epidemiology; Body Mass Index; Censuses; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S.; Child; Child, Preschool; Ethnicity / statistics & numerical data; Georgia / epidemiology; Humans; Logistic Models; Nutrition Surveys; Overweight / epidemiology; Pediatric Obesity / epidemiology; Pilot Projects; Population Surveillance / methods; Prevalence; Risk Factors; Small-Area Analysis; Social Class; Spatial Analysis; United States
TL;DR: An approach to estimate the percentage of overweight or obese children aged 2 to 17 years in small geographic areas using publicly available data validates well against external data, and it can be a relevant aid for planning local interventions for children. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 11, 2019

2015 journal article

Optimized oral cholera vaccine distribution strategies to minimize disease incidence: A mixed integer programming model and analysis of a Bangladesh scenario

Vaccine, 33(46), 6218–6223.

By: H. Smalley*, P. Keskinocak*, J. Swann* & A. Hinman*

author keywords: Cholera; Vaccine; Bangladesh; Mixed integer programming; Vaccine distribution
MeSH headings : Administration, Oral; Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Bangladesh / epidemiology; Child; Child, Preschool; Cholera / epidemiology; Cholera / prevention & control; Cholera Vaccines / administration & dosage; Cholera Vaccines / supply & distribution; Female; Humans; Incidence; Infant; Male; Middle Aged; Models, Theoretical; Topography, Medical; Young Adult
TL;DR: A mathematical model for optimally allocating vaccines in a region under varying levels of demographic and incidence data availability is presented and results indicate that, given appropriate surveillance data, targeting age groups and regions with the highest disease incidence should be the first priority. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 11, 2019

2015 journal article

Quantifying and explaining accessibility with application to the 2009 H1N1 vaccination campaign

Health Care Management Science, 20(1), 76–93.

By: J. Heier Stamm*, N. Serban*, J. Swann* & P. Wortley*

author keywords: Public health; Potential spatial accessibility; Game theory; Network optimization; Statistics
MeSH headings : Health Promotion / methods; Health Services Accessibility / statistics & numerical data; Humans; Immunization Programs / methods; Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype; Influenza Vaccines / supply & distribution; Influenza Vaccines / therapeutic use; Influenza, Human / prevention & control; Models, Theoretical; Retrospective Studies; Southeastern United States
TL;DR: It is found that there were inequities in access to vaccine at the local level and that these were associated with factors including population density and health care infrastructure. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 11, 2019

2015 journal article

Small-Area Estimation of Spatial Access to Care and Its Implications for Policy

Journal of Urban Health, 92(5), 864–909.

author keywords: Spatial access; Health policy; Optimization; Small-area estimates
MeSH headings : California / epidemiology; Georgia / epidemiology; Health Policy; Health Services Accessibility / statistics & numerical data; Humans; Models, Statistical; Spatial Analysis
TL;DR: The results show the proposed approach is able to overcome limitations of other existing models by capturing patient and provider preferences and by incorporating possible changes in health policies, and inaccurate estimates of disparities across population and across geography at the county level are found. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (OpenAlex)
Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 11, 2019

2015 journal article

The effect of geographic access on severe health outcomes for pediatric asthma

Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 136(3), 610–618.

By: E. Garcia*, N. Serban*, J. Swann* & A. Fitzpatrick*

author keywords: Geographic access; pediatric asthma; severe health outcomes
MeSH headings : Adolescent; Asthma / epidemiology; Child; Child, Preschool; Emergency Service, Hospital; Female; Georgia / epidemiology; Health Services Accessibility; Hospitalization / statistics & numerical data; Humans; Logistic Models; Male; North Carolina / epidemiology; Outcome Assessment, Health Care / statistics & numerical data; Prevalence; Primary Health Care
TL;DR: The variation in the association between estimated access and outcomes affects the projected reductions of severe outcomes with access improvement, and interventions must be tailored to target regions with the potential to deliver the highest effect to gain maximum benefit. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 11, 2019

2014 journal article

Balancing investments in federally qualified health centers and Medicaid for improved access and coverage in Pennsylvania

Health Care Management Science, 17(4), 348–364.

By: P. Griffin*, H. Lee*, C. Scherrer* & J. Swann*

author keywords: Medicaid; Federally qualified health centers; Multi-criteria optimization; Utility
MeSH headings : Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Female; Financing, Government; Health Services Accessibility; Health Services Needs and Demand / statistics & numerical data; Health Status Disparities; Humans; Insurance Coverage; Male; Medicaid; Middle Aged; Models, Economic; Models, Statistical; Pennsylvania; United States; Young Adult
TL;DR: Results show that for Pennsylvania, FQHCs are more cost effective than Medicaid if the authors invest all of the resources in just one policy, however, a better investment point is approximately where the additional expenses incurred from relaxing Medicaid eligibility equals the investment in FQ HC expansion. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 11, 2019

2014 journal article

Modeling Influenza Pandemic and Planning Food Distribution

Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 16(1), 11–27.

By: A. Ekici*, P. Keskinocak* & J. Swann*

author keywords: influenza pandemic; food distribution planning; disease spread models; multiperiod facility location; dynamic update
TL;DR: A disease spread model is developed to estimate the spread pattern of the disease geographically and over time, a facility location and resource allocation network model for food distribution is combined, and heuristics to find near-optimal solutions for large instances are developed. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 11, 2019

2014 chapter

Research in Public Health for Efficient, Effective, and Equitable Outcomes

In Bridging Data and Decisions (pp. 216–239).

By: T. Ayer, P. Keskinocak & J. Swann*

Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 11, 2019

2014 journal article

Scaling the house: optimal seating zones for entertainment venues when location of seats affects demand

International Journal of Revenue Management, 8(1), 56.

By: N. Phumchusri* & J. Swann*

Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 11, 2019

2014 journal article

Spatial accessibility of pediatric primary healthcare: Measurement and inference

The Annals of Applied Statistics, 8(4), 1922–1946.

By: M. Nobles, N. Serban & J. Swann*

author keywords: Healthcare access; optimization model; pediatric healthcare; spatial accessibility; spatial-varying coefficient model
TL;DR: It is found that disparities in spatial accessibility to pediatric primary care in Georgia are significant, and resistant to many policy interventions, suggesting the need for major changes to the structure of Georgia's pediatric healthcare provider network. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 11, 2019

2014 journal article

System factors to explain 2009 pandemic H1N1 state vaccination rates for children and high-risk adults in US emergency response to pandemic

Vaccine, 32(2), 246–251.

By: C. Davila-Payan*, J. Swann* & P. Wortley*

author keywords: Pandemic; Coverage; State-specific; Factors; Estimates; Children and high-risk adults
MeSH headings : Adolescent; Adult; Child; Child, Preschool; Humans; Immunization Programs; Infant; Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype; Influenza Vaccines / administration & dosage; Influenza, Human / prevention & control; Middle Aged; Vaccination / statistics & numerical data
TL;DR: Findings suggest that distribution and system decisions such as vaccination venues and providers targeted can positively impact vaccination rates for children and high-risk adults. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 12, 2020

2013 article

Allocating Scarce Healthcare Resources in Developing Countries: A Case for Malaria Prevention

(pp. 511–532). pp. 511–532.

By: J. Griffin*, P. Keskinocak* & J. Swann*

TL;DR: A resource allocation model for the design of an Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) program for malaria prevention in developing countries and a decision support tool for IRS operations is constructed. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: September 5, 2019

2013 article

Disaster Response Planning in the Private Sector and the Role of Operations Research

(pp. 197–217). pp. 197–217.

By: Ã. Ergun*, G. Karakus*, P. Kerl*, P. Keskinocak*, J. Swann*, M. Villarreal*, M. Drake*

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: September 5, 2019

2013 journal article

Evaluation of Telemedicine for Screening of Diabetic Retinopathy in the Veterans Health Administration.

By: E. Kirkizlar*, N. Serban*, J. Sisson*, J. Swann*, C. Barnes*, M. Williams*, Ophthalmology

MeSH headings : Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Cost-Benefit Analysis; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / complications; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / complications; Diabetic Retinopathy / diagnosis; Diabetic Retinopathy / economics; Diabetic Retinopathy / etiology; Disease Progression; Female; Health Care Costs; Health Plan Implementation; Humans; Male; Mass Screening / economics; Mass Screening / organization & administration; Middle Aged; Quality-Adjusted Life Years; Retrospective Studies; Telemedicine / economics; Telemedicine / organization & administration; United States; United States Department of Veterans Affairs / economics; Veterans Health
TL;DR: It is not cost-effective to screen patients aged older than 80 years or in populations with <3500 patients, and future screening policies should give consideration to the age of patients receiving screenings and the system's patient pool size. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: September 5, 2019

2013 article

Humanitarian Logistics: Advanced Purchasing and Pre-Positioning of Relief Items

Julie Swann

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: September 5, 2019

2013 journal article

Improving Humanitarian Operations through Technology-enabled Collaboration

Julie Swann

author keywords: humanitarian operations; coordination; cooperative game theory; cost-allocation mechanisms
TL;DR: A cooperative game theory model is introduced and insights about the conditions under which multi‐agency coordination is feasible and desirable are explored, and an agenda for future research in the area of technology‐enabled collaboration in the humanitarian sector is outlined. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: September 5, 2019

2013 journal article

System factors to explain H1N1 state vaccination rates for adults in US emergency response to pandemic.

By: C. Davila-Payan*, J. Swann*, P. Wortley* & Vaccine

author keywords: Pandemic; Coverage; State-specific; Factors; Estimates; Adults
MeSH headings : Humans; Immunization Programs / organization & administration; Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype; Influenza Vaccines / administration & dosage; Influenza Vaccines / supply & distribution; Influenza, Human / prevention & control; Pandemics / prevention & control; Regression Analysis; United States; Vaccination / statistics & numerical data
TL;DR: It is found that higher H1N1 coverage of adults is associated with program aspects including shorter lead-times and less vaccine directed to specialist locations, which may suggest monitoring or redesign of distribution processes. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: September 5, 2019

2012 journal article

Dynamic switching times from season to single tickets in sports and entertainment

Optimization Letters, 6(6), 1185–1206.

By: S. Duran*, J. Swann* & E. Yakıcı

author keywords: Revenue management; Sports and entertainment industry; Stopping times; Bundled tickets
Source: ORCID
Added: September 5, 2019

2012 chapter

Humanitarian Logistics

In 2012 TutORials in Operations Research (pp. 18–49).

By: M. Çelik, Ö. Ergun, B. Johnson, P. Keskinocak, Á. Lorca, P. Pekgün, J. Swann*

Sources: ORCID, Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 5, 2019

2012 journal article

Modeling the Impact of Integrating HIV and Outpatient Health Services on Patient Waiting Times in an Urban Health Clinic in Zambia

SSRN Electronic Journal.

By: S. Deo*, S. Topp*, A. Garcia, M. Soldner, K. Yagci, J. Chipukuma, C. Wamulume, S. Reid*, J. Swann*

Source: ORCID
Added: September 5, 2019

2012 journal article

Modeling the impact of integrating HIV and outpatient health services on patient waiting times in an urban health clinic in Zambia.

PloS One, 7(4), 35479.

By: S. Deo*, S. Topp*, A. Garcia*, M. Soldner*, S. Yagci*, J. Chipukuma*, C. Wamulume*, S. Reid*, J. Swann*

MeSH headings : Computer Simulation; HIV Infections / epidemiology; HIV Infections / therapy; Hospitals, Urban / organization & administration; Humans; Models, Statistical; Patient Care / methods; Time Factors; Urban Health; Zambia / epidemiology
TL;DR: Integrating health services has the potential of reducing waiting times due to more efficient use of resources, however, one needs to ensure that other operational factors such as staff availability are not adversely affected due to integration. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: September 5, 2019

2011 journal article

Case Article: Keeping Logistics Under Wraps

Julie Swann

TL;DR: This paper describes a teaching case that integrates logistics network design with an ethical decision-making process and provides some recommendations for using the case successfully in a logistics or optimization course. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: September 5, 2019

2011 journal article

Case Article: Keeping Logistics Under Wraps

INFORMS Transactions on Education, 11(2), 57–62.

By: M. Drake, P. Griffin & J. Swann*

Source: ORCID
Added: September 5, 2019

2011 journal article

Case: Keeping Logistics Under Wraps

INFORMS Transactions on Education, 11(2), 63–67.

By: M. Drake, P. Griffin & J. Swann*

Source: ORCID
Added: September 5, 2019

2011 journal article

Case: Keeping Logistics Under Wraps

INFORMS Transactions on Education, 11(2), 63–67.

By: M. Drake*, P. Griffin* & J. Swann*

TL;DR: Stationery Demand is a national distributor of customized paper goods and office supplies located in Blawnox, Pennsylvania that converted its sales force into a network of independent distributors to provide extra sales incentives and reduce his company’s benefit obligations. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: September 5, 2019

2011 journal article

Customer rebates and retailer incentives in the presence of competition and price discrimination

European Journal of Operational Research, 215(1), 268–280.

By: O. Demirag*, P. Keskinocak* & J. Swann*

author keywords: Retailer incentives; Customer rebates; Competition; Automotive industry; First-degree price discrimination
TL;DR: The performance of customer rebate and retailer incentive promotions under competition is analyzed and it is found that retailer incentives can be used by manufacturers to simultaneously improve each of their profits but can potentially lead to lower retailer profits. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: September 5, 2019

2011 chapter

Facilitating Demand Risk-Sharing with the Percent Deviation Contract

In Supply Chain Coordination under Uncertainty (pp. 131–163).

By: M. Drake* & J. Swann*

author keywords: Supply chain coordination; Contracting; Newsvendor; Model; Risk-sharing
Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 13, 2019

2011 journal article

Introduction to the Special Issue on Humanitarian Applications: Doing Good with Good OR

Interfaces, 41(3), 215–222.

By: Ö. Ergun*, P. Keskinocak* & J. Swann*

author keywords: humanitarian; disaster preparedness; societal impact; public sector
TL;DR: Humanitarian applications include research that is primarily directed toward promoting human welfare, and research focused on planning and responding to disasters can have an immediate impact on reducing loss of life, easing suffering, and advancing human dignity. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 13, 2019

2011 journal article

Keeping Logistics Under Wraps

INFORMS Transactions on Education, 11(2), 57–67.

By: M. Drake, P. Griffin & J. Swann*

TL;DR: A teaching case that integrates logistics network design with an ethical decision-making process and discusses its pedagogical goals and provides some recommendations for using the case successfully in a logistics or optimization course. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: September 5, 2019

2011 entry reference

Operations Research to Improve Disaster Supply Chain Management

By: O. Ergun*, G. Karakus*, P. Keskinocak*, J. Swann* & M. Villarreal*

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (OpenAlex)
Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 13, 2019

2011 journal article

Teaching Note: Keeping Logistics Under Wraps

Julie Swann

TL;DR: Case Teaching Note: Interested Instructors please see the Instructor Materials page for access to the restricted materials. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: September 5, 2019

2010 newspaper article

Haiti’s Eternal Weight

DesRoches, R., Ergun, O., & Swann, J. (2010, July 7). New York Times.

By: R. DesRoches, O. Ergun & J. Swann

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: March 5, 2021

2010 newspaper article

Logistics ignored in disaster relief

Ergun, O., Keskinocak, P., & Swann, J. (2010, February 3). The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

By: O. Ergun, P. Keskinocak & J. Swann

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: March 5, 2021

2010 conference paper

Modeling Influenza Pandemic, Intervention Strategies, and Food Distribution

Proceedings of the DHS Workshop on Grand Challenges in Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis for Homeland Security. Presented at the DHS Workshop on Grand Challenges in Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis for Homeland Security, Arlington, VA.

By: A. Ekici, P. Kekinocak, P. Shi & J. Swann

Event: DHS Workshop on Grand Challenges in Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis for Homeland Security at Arlington, VA

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: March 5, 2021

2010 journal article

Modelling seasonality and viral mutation to predict the course of an influenza pandemic

Epidemiology and Infection, 138(10), 1472–1481.

By: P. Shi*, P. Keskinocak*, J. Swann* & B. Lee*

author keywords: Influenza; pandemic; public health
MeSH headings : Basic Reproduction Number; Computer Simulation; Disease Outbreaks; Epidemiologic Methods; Georgia / epidemiology; Humans; Influenza, Human / epidemiology; Influenza, Human / virology; Models, Statistical; Mutation; Orthomyxoviridae / genetics; Seasons; Sensitivity and Specificity
TL;DR: An agent-based simulation model was developed and data from the state of Georgia was used to explore the influence of viral mutation and seasonal effects on the course of an influenza pandemic and showed that when a pandemic begins in April certain conditions can lead to a second wave in autumn. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 13, 2019

2010 journal article

The Engineering and Science Issues Test (ESIT): a discipline-specific approach to assessing moral judgment.

Science and Engineering Ethics, 16(2), 387–407.

By: J. Borenstein*, M. Drake*, R. Kirkman* & J. Swann*

author keywords: Engineering ethics; Science ethics; Assessment; Moral judgment; Ethics education
MeSH headings : Adult; Decision Making / ethics; Educational Measurement / methods; Educational Measurement / standards; Engineering / education; Engineering / ethics; Ethics, Professional / education; Female; Georgia; Humans; Judgment; Male; Morals; Principle-Based Ethics; Problem Solving / ethics; Science / education; Science / ethics; Sensitivity and Specificity
TL;DR: It is found that several (but not all) stand-alone classes showed a significant improvement compared to the control group when the metric includes multiple stages of moral development, and the written test had a higher response rate and sensitivity to pedagogy than the electronic version. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: September 5, 2019

2010 journal article

The impact of mass gatherings and holiday traveling on the course of an influenza pandemic: a computational model.

BMC Public Health, 10, 778.

By: P. Shi*, P. Keskinocak*, J. Swann* & B. Lee*

MeSH headings : Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Child; Child, Preschool; Computer Simulation; Disease Outbreaks; Female; Georgia / epidemiology; Holidays; Humans; Infant; Infant, Newborn; Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype; Influenza, Human / epidemiology; Male; Middle Aged; Models, Theoretical; Travel; Young Adult
TL;DR: It is suggested that monitoring, postponing, or cancelling large public gatherings may be warranted close to the epidemic peak but not earlier or later during the epidemic. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: September 5, 2019

2010 journal article

Timing of testing and treatment for asymptomatic diseases.

Mathematical Biosciences, 226(1), 28–37.

By: E. Kirkizlar*, D. Faissol, P. Griffin* & J. Swann*

author keywords: Disease modeling; Markov decision processes; Asymptomatic diseases; Disease screening and intervention; Hepatitis C
MeSH headings : Cost-Benefit Analysis / statistics & numerical data; Decision Theory; Diagnosis; Disease / economics; Hepatitis C / diagnosis; Hepatitis C / economics; Hepatitis C / therapy; Humans; Markov Chains; Mass Screening / economics; Mass Screening / statistics & numerical data; Models, Statistical; Stochastic Processes; Therapeutics / statistics & numerical data; Time Factors
TL;DR: A computationally efficient method for determining a cost-effective dynamic intervention strategy that takes into account the results of the previous test for each individual and the change in the individual's behavior based on awareness of the disease is provided. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: September 5, 2019

2010 journal article

Waffle House Restaurants hurricane response: A case study

Julie Swann

author keywords: Supply chain management; Crisis management; Disaster response; Case study
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
13. Climate Action (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: September 5, 2019

2009 journal article

Bias in Markov models of disease.

Mathematical Biosciences, 220(2), 143–156.

By: D. Faissol*, P. Griffin* & J. Swann*

author keywords: Markov model; Bias; Monte Carlo simulation
MeSH headings : Age Factors; Algorithms; Alzheimer Disease / diagnosis; Bias; Computer Simulation; Disease Progression; Hepatitis C, Chronic / diagnosis; Humans; Lung Neoplasms / diagnosis; Markov Chains; Models, Biological; Monte Carlo Method; Probability; Severity of Illness Index; Time Factors
TL;DR: By not incorporating state/time dependent transition probabilities, studies that use Markov models of diseases may be significantly overestimating or underestimating disease progression, which could potentially result in incorrect recommendations from cost-effectiveness studies and incorrect disease burden forecasts. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: September 5, 2019

2009 conference paper

Humanitarian Supply Chain Management - An Overview

In C. Barnhart, U. Clausen, U. Lauther, & R. H. Mohring (Eds.), Models and Algorithms for Optimization in Logistics. Dagstuhl, Germany: Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik.

By: O. Ergun, G. Karakus, P. Keskinocak, J. Swann & M. Villarreal

Ed(s): C. Barnhart, U. Clausen, U. Lauther & R. Mohring

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: March 12, 2021

2009 journal article

The effects of customer rebates and retailer incentives on a manufacturer's profits and sales

Naval Research Logistics, n/a-n/a.

By: O. Demirag*, O. Baysar*, P. Keskinocak* & J. Swann*

author keywords: promotions; automotive industry; operations management-marketing
Source: ORCID
Added: September 5, 2019

2008 journal article

A Response

JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 47(2), 266.

By: D. Faissol*, P. Griffin* & J. Swann*

author keywords: posterior lamellar keratoplasty; endothelial keratoplasty; Descemet-stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty; histopathology; electron microscopy; keratocyte degeneration; primary graft failure
MeSH headings : Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Corneal Edema / etiology; Corneal Edema / pathology; Corneal Transplantation; Descemet Membrane / surgery; Endothelium, Corneal / transplantation; Endothelium, Corneal / ultrastructure; Female; Fuchs' Endothelial Dystrophy / surgery; Graft Rejection / etiology; Graft Rejection / pathology; Humans; Male; Microscopy, Electron, Scanning; Microscopy, Electron, Transmission; Postoperative Complications; Reoperation; Tomography, Optical Coherence
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: September 5, 2019

2008 conference paper

Analysis of Coordinated Stochastic Systems Based on Operational Policies of Animal Shelters

Presented at the MSOM conference, College Park, MD.

By: S. Duran, N. Phumchusri & J. Swann

Event: MSOM conference at College Park, MD on June 5-6, 2008

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: March 14, 2021

2008 conference paper

Customer Rebates and Retailer Incentives in the Presence of Competition

Presented at the MSOM conference, College Park, MD.

By: O. Caliskan Demirag, P. Keskinocak & J. Swann

Event: MSOM conference at College Park, MD on June 5-6, 2008

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: March 14, 2021

2008 conference paper

Keeping Logistics Under Wraps: A Case Study

Presented at the Supply Chain Management Educators’ Conference by CSCMP, Denver, CO.

By: M. Drake, P. Griffin & J. Swann

Event: Supply Chain Management Educators’ Conference by CSCMP at Denver, CO on October 5-8, 2008

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: March 14, 2021

2008 journal article

Optimal timing of switches between product sales for sports and entertainment tickets

Naval Research Logistics, 55(1), 59–75.

author keywords: revenue management; optimal timing; Markov death process; sports operations; entertainment; bundling
Source: ORCID
Added: September 5, 2019

2008 journal article

Optimization of community health center locations and service offerings with statistical need estimation

IIE Transactions, 40(9), 880–892.

By: P. Griffin*, C. Scherrer* & J. Swann*

author keywords: location; service selection; health outcomes; community health centers
TL;DR: An optimization model is developed to determine the best location and number of new CHCs in a geographical network, as well as what services each CHC should offer at which capacity level, and it is demonstrated that optimizing the overall network can result in improvements in several measures. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: September 5, 2019

2008 conference paper

Pandemic influenza response

2008 Winter Simulation Conference. Presented at the 2008 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC).

By: A. Ekici*, P. Keskinocak* & J. Swann*

Event: 2008 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC)

TL;DR: A disease spread model is developed that assists in estimating the food need geographically at a given time and an integrated solution approach called the Dynamic Update Approach is developed to build the food distribution network. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 13, 2019

2008 journal article

Policies utilizing tactical inventory for service-differentiated customers

Operations Research Letters, 36(2), 259–264.

author keywords: tactical inventory; service differentiation; two-class
TL;DR: It is shown that an (S,R,B) base-stock policy is optimal under differentiation and non-differentiation where S, R, and B are the order-up-to, reserve-up to, and backlog- up-to amounts. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: September 5, 2019

2008 conference paper

The Test of Ethical Sensitivity in Science and Engineering (TESSE): A Discipline-Specific Assessment Tool for Awareness of Ethical Issues

Presented at the ASEE conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

By: J. Borenstein, M. Drake, P. Griffin & J. Swann

Event: ASEE conference at Pittsburgh, PA on June 22-25, 2008

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: March 14, 2021

2007 journal article

Capacity allocation to sales agents in a decentralized logistics network

Naval Research Logistics, 54(7), 796–810.

By: O. Demirag* & J. Swann*

author keywords: transportation; incentives; heuristics; sea cargo industry
TL;DR: An upper bound is developed for the decentralized system, where the bound gives insight on the performance of the heuristics in large systems. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: September 5, 2019

2007 journal article

Optimal production and inventory policies of priority and price-differentiated customers

IIE Transactions, 39(9), 845–861.

author keywords: inventory policy; tactical inventory; customer differentiation; threshold policies; two-class; priority differentiated; price differentiated
Source: ORCID
Added: September 5, 2019

2007 journal article

Public health sealant delivery programs: optimal delivery and the cost of practice acts.

27(6), 762–771.

By: C. Scherrer*, P. Griffin* & J. Swann*

author keywords: public health; sealant; dental care; children; cost savings
MeSH headings : Child; Cost Control; Cost-Benefit Analysis; Dental Care for Children / economics; Dental Care for Children / organization & administration; Dental Caries / prevention & control; Health Care Rationing; Humans; Models, Econometric; Personnel Staffing and Scheduling / economics; Pit and Fissure Sealants; School Health Services / economics; School Health Services / organization & administration; United States; Wisconsin; Workforce
TL;DR: States could save money by relaxing restrictions on the type of personnel who can deliver sealants in public health settings and by productivity gains through proper consideration of staffing, and the savings could be used to improve access to sealant programs and further reduce disparities in oral health. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: September 5, 2019

2007 journal article

The role of bathhouses and sex clubs in HIV transmission: findings from a mathematic model.

JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 44(4), 386–394.

By: D. Faissol, J. Swann*, B. Kolodziejski, P. Griffin & T. Gift

author keywords: bathhouse; Bernoulli process; condom use; HIV prevalence; mathematic model; sex clubs; syphilis
MeSH headings : Female; HIV Infections / transmission; Humans; Male; Models, Biological; Sex; Sexual Behavior; Sexually Transmitted Diseases / transmission
TL;DR: An extension of the Bernoulli process model of HIV transmission is presented to incorporate subpopulations with different behaviors in sex acts, condom use, and choice of partners in a single period of time to study the role that bathhouses and sex clubs play in HIV transmission. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: September 5, 2019

2006 journal article

Expert opinions: Current pricing and revenue management practice across U.S. industries

Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management, 5(3), 237–247.

By: L. Garrow*, M. Ferguson, P. Keskinocak & J. Swann*

author keywords: dynamic pricing; revenue management; internet; applications
TL;DR: This paper summarises the key discussions from this conference and synthesises experts' perspectives on near-term opportunities and challenges facing their industries. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 13, 2019

2006 journal article

Pricing for Environmental Compliance in the Auto Industry

Interfaces, 36(2), 118–125.

By: S. Biller* & J. Swann*

author keywords: inventory; production : policies; marketing : pricing; programming : nonlinear; applications
TL;DR: A mathematical model is developed to coordinate price with production decisions while meeting fleetwide standards, market share, and production-capacity constraints and to incorporate substitutability of products, which is a demand model that uses consumers second-choice preferences and linear demand curves. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 13, 2019

2006 journal article

Pricing, Production, and Inventory Policies for Manufacturing with Stochastic Demand and Discretionary Sales

Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, 8(2), 149–168.

By: L. Chan*, D. Simchi-Levi* & J. Swann*

author keywords: pricing; production; inventory control; discretionary sales; worst-case analysis
TL;DR: It is found that delayed production is usually better than delayed pricing except sometimes when capacity is tight, and on average, the delayed production (pricing) heuristic achieved 99.3 (99.8) of the corresponding optimal strategy. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: September 5, 2019

2006 conference paper

Revenue Management for Sports Ticket Packages

Presented at the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (MSOM) conference, Atlanta, GA.

By: M. Drake, P. Griffin & J. Swann

Event: Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (MSOM) conference at Atlanta, GA on June 19-20, 2006

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: March 16, 2021

2005 journal article

Dynamic Pricing and the Direct-to-Customer Model in the Automotive Industry

Electronic Commerce Research, 5(2), 309–334.

By: S. Biller*, L. Chan*, D. Simchi-Levi* & J. Swann*

TL;DR: A strategy that incorporates pricing, production scheduling, and inventory control under production capacity limits in a multi-period horizon is discussed and it is suggested that it is possible to achieve significant benefit with few price changes. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: September 5, 2019

2005 conference paper

Engineering Ethical Curricula: Assessment Of Two Approaches And Recommendations

Proceedings of the 2005 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition. Presented at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference, Portland, OR.

By: M. Drake, P. Griffin, R. Kirkman & J. Swann

Event: American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference at Portland, OR on June 12-15, 2005

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: March 16, 2021

2005 journal article

Engineering Ethical Curricula: Assessment and Comparison of Two Approaches

Journal of Engineering Education, 94(2), 223–231.

By: M. Drake*, P. Griffin*, R. Kirkman* & J. Swann*

author keywords: engineering ethics; content delivery; assessment
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
4. Quality Education (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: September 5, 2019

2005 journal article

New Coronal Caries in Older Adults: Implications for Prevention

Journal of Dental Research, 84(8), 715–720.

By: S. Griffin*, P. Griffin*, J. Swann* & N. Zlobin*

author keywords: coronal caries; incidence; increment; attack rate; adults
MeSH headings : Aged; Australia / epidemiology; Canada / epidemiology; DMF Index; Dental Care for Aged; Dental Caries / epidemiology; Dental Caries / prevention & control; Humans; Incidence; Middle Aged; Models, Statistical; Sweden / epidemiology; United States / epidemiology
TL;DR: To characterize the extent and severity of coronal caries among older US adults and document their need for prevention interventions, a systematically reviewed studies on coronalcaries incidence, increment, and attack rate. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 13, 2019

2004 article

Coordination of Pricing and Inventory Decisions: A Survey and Classification

(pp. 335–392). pp. 335–392.

By: L. Chan*, Z. Shen*, D. Simchi-Levi* & J. Swann*

Source: ORCID
Added: September 5, 2019

2004 journal article

Estimating Rates of New Root Caries in Older Adults

Journal of Dental Research, 83(8), 634–638.

By: S. Griffin*, P. Griffin*, J. Swann* & N. Zlobin*

author keywords: root caries; incidence; increment
MeSH headings : Age Distribution; Aged; Chi-Square Distribution; Dental Caries / epidemiology; Forecasting; Humans; Incidence; Middle Aged; Models, Statistical; Outcome Assessment, Health Care; Root Caries / epidemiology; Root Caries / prevention & control; United States / epidemiology
TL;DR: It is suggested that older adults experience high rates of new caries and could benefit from caries-prevention programs and should be interpreted with caution. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 13, 2019

2004 journal article

The Right Price Consultants

Revenue Management and Pricing: Case Studies and Applications, 32–45.

By: J. Swann

Ed(s): I. Yeoman & U. McMahon Beattie

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: March 16, 2021

2001 journal article

Simple Procedures for Selecting the Best Simulated System When the Number of Alternatives is Large

Operations Research, 49(6), 950–963.

By: B. Nelson*, J. Swann*, D. Goldsman* & W. Song*

TL;DR: The approach is to use the data provided by the first stage of sampling in an R&S procedure to screen out alternatives that are not competitive, and thereby avoid the (typically much larger) second stage sample for these systems. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: September 5, 2019

2000 book

Vote Early and Often

Bloomington, IN: Association for Practical and Professional Ethics.

By: J. Swann

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: March 16, 2021

conference paper

Optimal Location and Service Selection for Community Healthcare Centers

Griffin, P., Scherrer, C., & Swann, J. Presented at the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (MSOM) conference, Atlanta, GA.

By: P. Griffin, C. Scherrer & J. Swann

Event: Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (MSOM) conference at Atlanta, GA on June 19-20, 2006

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: March 16, 2021

article

Simple Procedures for Selecting the Best Simulated System when the Number of Alternatives Is Large

Nelson, B. L., Swann, J., Goldsman, D., & Song, W. http://europepmc.org/abstract/CIT/256622

By: B. Nelson, J. Swann, D. Goldsman & W. Song

Source: ORCID
Added: September 5, 2019

article

Simple Procedures for Selecting the Best Simulated System when the Number of Alternatives is Large

Nelson, B. L., Swann, J., Goldsman, D., & Song, W. http://europepmc.org/abstract/CIT/184503

By: B. Nelson, J. Swann, D. Goldsman & W. Song

Source: ORCID
Added: September 5, 2019

article

Simple Procedures for Selecting the Best Simulated System when the Number of Alternatives is Large

Nelson, B. L., Swann, J., Goldsman, D., & Song, W. http://europepmc.org/abstract/CIT/200803

By: B. Nelson, J. Swann, D. Goldsman & W. Song

Source: ORCID
Added: September 5, 2019

Employment

Updated: December 15th, 2017 17:24

2017 - present

NC State University Raleigh, N, US
Department Head and Distinguished Professor Industrial and Systems Engineering

2002 - 2017

Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA, US
Professor and center Co-Director Industrial and Systems Engineering

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