Published Papers

Rao IJ and Brandeau ML. Vaccination for endemic diseases: Optimal allocation of initial and booster vaccine doses. Journal of Mathematical Biology, 2024

Qian G, Rao IJ, Humphreys K, Owens DK, and Brandeau ML. Cost-effectiveness of office-based buprenorphine treatment for opioid use disorder. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 2023.

Rao IJ and Brandeau ML. Sequential allocation of vaccine to control an infectious disease. Mathematical Biosciences, 2022.

Fairley M, Rao IJ, Qian G, Gonsalves G, and Brandeau ML. Surveillance for endemic infectious disease outbreaks: Adaptive sampling using profile likelihood estimation. Statistics in Medicine, 2022.

Rao IJ, Humphreys K, and Brandeau ML. Effectiveness of policies for controlling the US opioid epidemic: A model-based analysis from the Stanford-Lancet Commission on the North American Opioid Crisis. The Lancet Regional Health - Americas, 2021.

Rao IJ and Brandeau ML. Optimal allocation of limited vaccine to minimize the effective reproduction number. Mathematical Biosciences, 2021.

Rao IJ, Vallon JJ, and Brandeau ML. Effectiveness of face masks in reducing the spread of COVID-19: A model-based analysis. Medical Decision Making, 2021. North American top-rated abstract at the 2020 Society for Medical Decision Making meeting.

Rao IJ and Brandeau ML. Optimal allocation of limited vaccine to control an infectious disease: Simple analytical conditions. Mathematical Biosciences, 2021.

Horak RV, Marino BS, Werho DK, et al. Assessment of physician training and prediction of workforce needs in paediatric cardiac intensive care in the United States. Cardiology in the Young, 2021.

Shin AY, Rao IJ, Bassett HK, et al. Target-based care: An intervention to reduce variation in postoperative length of stay. The Journal of Pediatrics, 2021. 

Rao IJ, Shaham A, Yavneh A, Kahana D, Ashlagi I, Brandeau ML, and Yamin D. Predicting and improving patient-level antibiotic adherence. Health Care Management Science, 2020.

Bernard CL, Rao IJ, Robison KK, and Brandeau ML. Health outcomes and cost-effectiveness of diversion programs for low-level drug offenders: A model-based analysis. PLoS Medicine, 2020.

Working Papers 

Rao IJ and Chick S. Fast stochastic epidemic simulations and an adaptation of the next generation matrix for aCOVID-19 epidemic model of social distancing. Accepted at the 2024 Winter Simulation Conference.

Rao IJ and Brandeau ML. Opioid use disorder and homelessness: Modeling health and economic impacts of stable housing provision. Working paper.

Rao IJ, Brandeau ML, and Barrow GJ. Estimation of the potential effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis for STI clinic attendees in Jamaica. Working paper.