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Soroush Saghafian
Assistant Professor of Public Policy
phone: (617)496-1748
Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
Ambiguous Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes: Structural Results and Applications
Saghafian, Soroush. "Ambiguous Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes: Structural Results and Applications." Journal of Economic Theory 178 (November 2018): 1-35.

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Are Testers Also Admitters? Comparing Emergency Physician Resource Utilization and Admitting Practices
Hodgson, Nicole R., Souroush Saghafian, Lanyu Mi, Matthew R. Buras, Eric D. Katz, Jesse M. Pines, Leon Sanchez, Scott Silvers, Steven A. Maher, and Stephen J. Traub. "Are Testers Also Admitters? Comparing Emergency Physician Resource Utilization and Admitting Practices." Journal of Emergency Medicine 36.10 (October 2018): 1865-1869.

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The Durability of Operational Improvements with Rotational Patient Assignment
Traub, Stephen J., Soroush Saghafian, Adam C. Bartley, Matthew R. Buras, Christopher F. Stewart, and Brian T.Kruse. "The Durability of Operational Improvements with Rotational Patient Assignment." The American Journal of Emergency Medicine 36.8 (August 2018): 1367-1371.

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Interphysician Differences in Emergency Department Length of Stay
Traub, Stephen J., Soroush Saghafian, Kurtis Judson, Christopher Russi, Bo Madsen, Stephen Cha, Hannah C. Tolson, Leon D. Sanchez, and Jesse M. Pines. "Interphysician Differences in Emergency Department Length of Stay." Journal of Emergency Medicine 54.5 (May 2018): 702-710.

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Workload Management in Telemedical Physician Triage and Other Knowledge-Based Service Systems
Saghafian, Soroush, Wallace J. Hopp, Seyed M.R. Iravani, Yao Cheng, and Daniel Diermeier. "Workload Management in Telemedical Physician Triage and Other Knowledge-Based Service Systems." Management Science 64.11 (February 2018): 5180-5197.

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Emergency Department Holding Orders
Traub, Stephen J., M'Hamed Temkit, and Soroush Saghafian. "Emergency Department Holding Orders." Journal of Emergency Medicine 52.6 (June 2017): 885-893.

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Resource Utilization in Emergency Department Patients with Known or Suspected Poisoning
Traub, Stephen J., Soroush Saghafian, Matthew R. Buras, and M'Hamed Temkit. "Resource Utilization in Emergency Department Patients with Known or Suspected Poisoning." Journal of Medical Toxicology (June 1, 2017).

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HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
Joint Patient Selection and Scheduling under No-Shows: Theory and Application in Proton Therapy
Saghafian, Soroush, Nikolaos Trichakis, Ruihao Zhu, and Helen A. Shih. "Joint Patient Selection and Scheduling under No-Shows: Theory and Application in Proton Therapy." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-019, May 2019.

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Do Physicians Influence Each Other’s Performance? Evidence from the Emergency Department
Saghafian, Soroush, Raha Imanirad, and Stephen J. Traub. "Do Physicians Influence Each Other’s Performance? Evidence from the Emergency Department." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-018, May 2019.

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Do Hospital Closures Improve the Efficiency and Quality of Other Hospitals?
Song, Lina, and Soroush Saghafian. "Do Hospital Closures Improve the Efficiency and Quality of Other Hospitals?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-006, January 2019.

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Who is an Efficient and Effective Physician? Evidence from Emergence Medicine
Saghafian, Soroush, Raha Imanirad, and Stephen J. Traub. "Who is an Efficient and Effective Physician? Evidence from Emergence Medicine." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-029, September 2018.

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Robust Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes
Rasouli, Mohammad, and Soroush Saghafian. "Robust Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-027, September 2018.

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The Internet of Things and Information Fusion: Who Talks to Who?
Saghafian, Soroush, Brian Tomlin, and Stephan Biller. "The Internet of Things and Information Fusion: Who Talks to Who?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-009, February 2018.

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Data-Driven Percentile Optimization for Multi-Class Queueing Systems with Model Ambiguity: Theory and Application
Bren, Austin, and Soroush Saghafian. "Data-Driven Percentile Optimization for Multi-Class Queueing Systems with Model Ambiguity: Theory and Application." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-008, February 2018.

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Can Public Reporting Cure Healthcare? The Role of Quality Transparency in Improving Patient-Provider Alignment
Saghafian, Soroush, and Wallace J. Hopp. "Can Public Reporting Cure Healthcare? The Role of Quality Transparency in Improving Patient-Provider Alignment." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-044, November 2017.

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Data-Driven Management of Post-Transplant Medications: An APOMDP Approach
Boloori, Alireza, Soroush Saghafian, Harini A. A. Chakkera, and Curtiss B. Cook. "Data-Driven Management of Post-Transplant Medications: An APOMDP Approach." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-036, August 2017.

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Workload Management in Telemedical Physician Triage and Other Knowledge-Based Service Systems
Saghafian, Soroush, Wallace J. Hopp, Seyed M. R. Iravani, Yao Cheng, and Daniel Diermeier. "Workload Management in Telemedical Physician Triage and Other Knowledge-Based Service Systems." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-035, August 2017.

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Dynamic Assignment of Patients to Primary and Secondary Inpatient Units: Is Patience a Virtue?
Kilinc, Derya, Soroush Saghafian, and Stephen Traub. "Dynamic Assignment of Patients to Primary and Secondary Inpatient Units: Is Patience a Virtue?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-010, December 2016.

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