Maria Mayorga

Professor of Personalized Medicine

 
Maria Mayorga joined North Carolina State University in August 2013 as a Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program cluster hire in Personalized Medicine. She is a Professor in the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and part of the Healthcare Systems Engineering group. Her goal is to address fundamental research barriers in moving from estimates of efficacy to estimates of the effectiveness of interventions or policies by explicitly considering individual patient preferences when the underlying patient population is heterogeneous. She is also interested in optimally allocating resources in Emergency Medical Service systems. To achieve these goals Mayorga will create analytical models of health systems that incorporate patient-level data. She uses techniques such as simulation, dynamic programming, applied probability, queuing theory and mathematical programming. She employs multiple sources of secondary data and a mixed methods approach to enable predictions of health outcomes at levels for which it is difficult to conduct studies in practice. This research is inherently interdisciplinary and is thus facilitated via collaborations with health services researchers such as epidemiologists, economists, and medical doctors.

Prior to joining the NC State faculty, she was on the faculty at Clemson University, Department of Industrial Engineering for seven years. She has authored over 40 publications in archival journals and refereed proceedings. Her research has been supported by NIH and NSF, among others. She received the distinguished National Science Foundation CAREER Award for her work to incorporate patient choice into predictive models of health outcomes.
 

Research Interests

Maria Mayorga’s research interests include Modeling Marketing and Operations Interface, Analysis of Supply Chain Models, Application of Stochastic Optimization in Production and Service Systems, Analysis of Queuing Systems.
 

Education

DegreeProgramSchoolYear
Ph.D.Doctorate on Philosophy in Industrial EngineeringUniversity of California at Berkeley2006
MSMaster of ScienceUniversity of California at Berkeley2002
BSBachelor of ScienceGeorge Washington University2000
 

Honors and Awards

  • 2019 | Women & Minority Engineering Most Supportive Faculty Award, Women & Minority Engineering Program at NC State
  • 2019 | C.A. Anderson Outstanding Faculty Award, NC State ISE Department
  • 2019 | 2018-2019 University Faculty Scholar
  • 2017 | Honored as Professor of Personalized Medicine with NC State

 

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Publications

Assigning spontaneous volunteers to relief efforts under uncertainty in task demand and volunteer availability
Paret, K. E., Mayorga, M. E., & Lodree, E. J. (2021), OMEGA-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, 99. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.omega.2020.102228
Association of Simulated COVID-19 Vaccination and Nonpharmaceutical Interventions With Infections, Hospitalizations, and Mortality
Patel, M. D., Rosenstrom, E., Ivy, J. S., Mayorga, M. E., Keskinocak, P., Boyce, R. M., … Swann, J. L. (2021), JAMA NETWORK OPEN. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.10782
Notice to comply: A systematic review of clinician compliance with guidelines surrounding acute hospital-based infection management
McKenzie, K. E., Mayorga, M. E., Miller, K. E., Singh, N., Arnold, R. C., & Romero-Brufau, S. (2020). [Review of , ]. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL, 48(8), 940–947. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2020.02.006
Prepositioning disaster relief supplies using robust optimization
Velasquez, G. A., Mayorga, M. E., & Ozaltin, O. Y. (2020), IISE TRANSACTIONS. https://doi.org/10.1080/24725854.2020.1725692
The potential impact of the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion on reducing colorectal cancer screening disparities in African American males
Powell, W., Frerichs, L., Townsley, R., Mayorga, M., Richmond, J., Corbie-Smith, G., … Lich, K. H. (2020), PLOS ONE, 15(1). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0226942
Workflow Differences Affect Data Accuracy in Oncologic EHRs: A First Step Toward Detangling the Diagnosis Data Babel
Diaz-Garelli, F., Strowd, R., Lawson, V. L., Mayorga, M. E., Wells, B. J., Lycan, T. W., Jr., & Topaloglu, U. (2020), JCO CLINICAL CANCER INFORMATICS, 4, 529–538. https://doi.org/10.1200/CCI.19.00114
An effective integer program for a general assembly line balancing problem with parallel workers and additional assignment restrictions
Pearce, B. W., Antani, K., Mears, L., Funk, K., Mayorga, M. E., & Kurz, M. E. (2019), Journal of Manufacturing Systems, 50, 180–192. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.JMSY.2018.12.011
Colorectal cancer screening in newly insured Medicaid members: a review of concurrent federal and state policies
Meghan C. O'Leary, Lich, K. H., Gu, Y., Wheeler, S. B., Coronado, G. D., Bartelmann, S. E., … Davis, M. M. (2019). [Review of , ]. BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH, 19. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-019-4113-2
Estimating the impact of insurance expansion on colorectal cancer and related costs in North Carolina: A population-level simulation analysis
Lich, K. H., Meghan C. O'Leary, Nambiar, S., Townsley, R. M., Mayorga, M. E., Hicklin, K., … Wheeler, S. B. (2019), PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, 129. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2019.105847
Identifying trade-offs in equity and efficiency for simultaneously optimizing location and multipriority dispatch of ambulances
Enayati, S., Mayorga, M. E., Toro-Diaz, H., & Albert, L. A. (2019), INTERNATIONAL TRANSACTIONS IN OPERATIONAL RESEARCH, 26(2), 415–438. https://doi.org/10.1111/itor.12590

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Grants

  • Integrated Systems Model to Inform State and Local Level Planning for the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Framework and Tools for Modeling Intervention Impact
  • Collaborative Research RAPID: Matriculation and Well-Being Under Emergent Events (MWEE): Using Data to Empower Campus Communities in Times of Crisis
  • A Realistic and Nationally Representative Model to Project the Longterm Impacts of Colorectal Cancer Screening on CRC Outcomes
  • RAPID: Health Systems and Patients Grapple with Medical Surge in the Era of COVID-19
  • Projecting Impacts of Colorectal Cancer Screening on Lifelong CRC Outcomes
  • ISN2: Interpretable and Automated Detection of Illicit Massage Businesses
  • RAPID: Collaborative Research: Defining a Performance Measurement Framework for Spontaneous Volunteer Management Systems in Post-Disaster Relief
  • Improving Patient Throughput in the Emergency Department at Southeastern Regional Medical Center
  • UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Year 5
Maria Mayorga