Lauren Steimle

Harold R. and Mary Anne Nash Early Career Professor
Assistant Professor


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  • Ph.D. Industrial and Operations Engineering (2019), University of Michigan
  • M.S.E. Industrial and Operations Engineering (2016), University of Michigan
  • B.S. Systems Science and Engineering (2014), Washington University in St. Louis


Lauren Steimle is the Harold R. and Mary Anne Nash Early Career Professor and an Assistant Professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) at the Georgia Institute of Technology.  Her expertise is in operations research/industrial engineering with applications to public health and medicine. Her work builds on optimization, simulation, and predictive modeling to design effective, efficient, and equitable strategies to prevent and control diseases and adverse health outcomes at both the population and individual levels. She has on-going work in the areas of infectious disease control, healthcare access, and medical decision making motivated by problems arising in the contexts of COVID-19, poliovirus, maternal healthcare, and chronic disease management.

Dr. Steimle received her Ph.D. and M.S.E in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan, and her Bachelor’s degree in Systems Science and Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. She is the recipient of the Best Paper of IISE Transactions Focus Issue on Operations Engineering & Analytics, the INFORMS Service Science Best Cluster Paper Award (Finalist), and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.