Jovan Julien

Georgia Power Foundation Faculty Fellow
Assistant Professor


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  • Ph.D. Operations Research (2022), Georgia Institute of Technology
  • M.S. Health Systems Engineering (2025), Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Sc.B. Biomedical Engineering (2010), Brown University


Jovan Julien (li~ they/them) is an Assistant Professor with joint appointments in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech. They are also a Georgia Power Faculty Fellow.

Dr. Julien's research interests center on collective decision making under uncertainty, as well as predictive and speculative models that can inform health systems & public policy at the individual, interpersonal, and systemic levels. Before joining the Georgia Tech faculty, they were a postdoctoral fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital's Institute for Technology Assessment and Harvard Medical School, where they leveraged simulation models to explore the impact of breathing modulation and other meditation and mindfulness techniques on disease mitigation strategies. 

Jovan received their B.Sc in Biomedical Engineering from Brown University, and a MS in health systems engineering and PhD degree in Operations Research from Georgia Institute of Technology's H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering where they were a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar.

As part of the Haitian Diaspora, they trace their roots to the Haitian Revolution, a legacy that was imparted to them by listening to their grandmother’s stories about her homeland, its history, and its culture. Fascinated by the courage and resilience of the Haitian people, who decided to and fought for their collective liberation and dignity against colonial oppression, Jovan is inspired to seek transformative models for informing public policy that can manifest a pathway towards a more humane future for all.