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Jonathan Helm

Contact Information

(812) 855-3486
helmj [at] indiana [dot] edu (E-mail)
Business School

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  • Assistant Professor


  • Bloomington


  • PhD, Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2012
  • MS, Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2009
  • MEng, Operations Research and Industrial Engineeri, Cornell University, 2004
  • BA, Mathematics and Computer Science, Cornell University, 2003

Professional Experience

  • Mayo Clinic, Healthcare Policy Research Group, 2011
  • General Electric Healthcare, Operations Management Leadership Program, 2004-2006

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • 2012, First Place, INFORMS, Doing Good with Good OR Competition
  • 2012, Finalist, George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award
  • 2012, University of Michigan Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for Distinguished Academic Achievement
  • 2012, First Prize Harvard Business plan Competition, Social Venture Track
  • 2012, Finalist, POMS 2012 College of Healthcare Operations Management Paper Competition
  • 2011-2012, University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School Predoctoral Fellow
  • 2011, First Prize, POMS 2011 College of Healthcare Operations Management Paper Competition
  • 2011, Katta Murty Prize for the Best Research Paper on Optimization
  • 2008-2011, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow
  • 2008, IOE Bonder Fellowship Award in Applied Operations Research
  • 2004 Andrew Schultz, Jr. Award, Cornell University
  • 2004, Silent Hoist and Crane Award, Cornell University

Professional Interests

Healthcare Operations Management; Patient Flow and Healthcare Resource Management; Service Operations Management; Medical Decision Making

Current Projects

  • Helm, Jonathan E., Mark P. Van Oyen, "Design and Optimization Methods for Elective Hospital Admissions", Operations Research (2nd round of review), 2012.
  • Helm, Jonathan E., Mariel S. Lavieri, Mark P. Van Oyen, Joshua Stein, David Musch, "Dynamic Forecasting and Control Algorithms of Glaucoma Progression for Clinician Decision Support", Operations Research (2nd round of review), 2012.
  • Parvin, Hoda, Shervin AhmadBeygi, Jonathan E. Helm, Peter Larson, Mark P. Van Oyen, "Malaria Treatment Distribution in Developing World Health Systems and Application to Malawi", IIE Transactions (under review), 2012.

Selected Publications

  • Helm, Jonathan E., Marcial Lapp, and Brendan D. See (2010), "Characterizing an Effective Hospital Admissions Scheduling and Control Management System: A Genetic Algorithm Approach," Proceedings of the 2010 Winter Simulation Conference, pp. 2387-2398. Read Abstract ››

  • Helm, Jonathan E., Shervin AhmadBeygi, and Mark P. Van Oyen (2011), "Design and Analysis of Hospital Admission Control for Operational Effectiveness," Production and Operations Management, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 359-374. Read Abstract ››