MEng Concentration: Applied Operations Research
Areas of Interest: Public Heath Logistics
Anticipated Graduation Date: December 2011
Christine Barnett graduated cum laude with her Bachelor of Science in Operations Research Engineering from Cornell University. In addition to her studies at Cornell, she has worked on several research projects. Christine helped create an Emergency Supply Chain Operations Evaluator, which is a simulator that allows public health officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to test the efficacy of their current response plans to public health emergencies, such as an anthrax attack.
Christine has also been awarded a grant to work with the CDC to redesign the way antiviral medications are distributed during a pandemic in order to address the problems and shortages that occurred during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. She will develop optimization models and simulations to model the distribution and dispensing of antiviral medications throughout the country during a pandemic.
After completing her Master of Engineering in Applied Operations Research, Christine plans on pursuing a PhD. In her spare time, Christine enjoys playing basketball, tennis, cooking and traveling.