Daniel Otero-León

Daniel Otero-León

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Massachusetts General Hospital

University of Virginia


I joined the MGH Institute for Technology Assessment (ITA) in August 2023 as a postdoctoral fellow working with Mohammad Jalali, Ph.D. Also, I am part of the Rising Scholars Postdoctoral Program at the University of Virginia. I received my Ph.D. in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan working with Brian T. Denton, Ph.D. and Mariel S. Lavieri, Ph.D.

My research interests are generally in operations research and, more specifically, in stochastic models and stochastic dynamic programming applied to healthcare. My research is in data-driven models for improving decision-making in cardiovascular disease, working alongside clinical collaborators at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. My work seeks to develop new frameworks for health equity by considering patients’ health disparities in disease prevention policies.

  • Markov Decision Processes
  • Stochastic Optimization
  • Healthcare
  • Revenue Management
  • PhD in Industrial and Operations Engineering, 2023

    University of Michigan, United States

  • MSc in Industrial Engineering, 2012

    Universidad de los Andes, Colombia

  • BSc in Industrial Engineering with Mathematics Minor, 2010

    Universidad de los Andes, Colombia

Recent News

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[10/25/22] New paper on Monitoring policy in the context of preventive treatment of cardiovascular disease published in Health Care Management Science.

[10/20/22] The INFORMS Student chapter at UM received the 2022 Summa Cum Laude Student Chapter Award at the INFORMS Annual Meeting.

[10/17/22] Conference presentation Prediction of Long-Term Medication Adherence and Its Potential Benefits for Intervention at the 2022 INFORMS Annual Meeting.

[10/10/22] Seminar presentation Dynamic Medical Decision-Making to Define Monitoring Policies for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention at the CHEPS seminar in the University of Michigan.

[02/23/22] New paper on Using Longitudinal Health Records to Simulate the Impact of National Treatment Guidelines for Cardiovascular Disease published in the 2021 Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings.

Recent Publications


Teaching Experience

Aug 2021 – Dec 2021 Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Courses taught:

  • IOE 316 - Introduction to Markov Processes
Aug 2012 – Dec 2021 Bogota, Colombia

Courses taught:

  • IIND 2109 - Decision Analysis Tools
  • IIND 2104 - Stochastic Modeling
  • IIND 3107 - Marketing Engineering
  • IIND 3113 - Discrete Event Simulation