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Turgay Ayer is the George Family Foundation Early Career professor and an associate professor at Industrial and Systems Engineering, and is the research director for healthcare analytics and business intelligence in the Center for Health & Humanitarian Systems at Georgia Tech. In addition, Dr. Ayer holds a courtesy appointment at Emory Medical School.
Dr. Ayer conducts research on healthcare analytics. He has worked on various projects related to different aspects of healthcare, including health outcomes research, disease prevention & control modeling, infectious disease modeling, healthcare delivery planning, reimbursement mechanisms and payment models, and health information exchanges. His research papers have been published in top tier management, engineering and medical journals, and covered by popular media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, US News, and NPR.
Ayer has several awards for his work, including an NSF CAREER Award (2015), first place in the MSOM Best Practice-Based Research Competition (2017), INFORMS Franz Edelman Laureate Award (2017), and Society for Medical Decision Making Lee Lusted Award (2009).
Ayer serves an associate editor for Operations Research and Management Science, and is a past president of the INFORMS Health Application Society. He received a B.S. in industrial engineering from Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.