Dr. Li Lin
Simulation modeling and analysis of operations in complex and critical systems; Delivery of health care services
Summary of Recent Relevant Research:
Dr. Linís research includes estimation of hospital capacity in a disaster situation by computer simulation Ė simulation models are developed to capture the hospital response to the sudden surge of patient volume from the disaster injuries. Empirical models are then derived from the simulation results that can predict the hospitalsí capability of treating injuries in the critical hours after the disaster. Modeling of hospitalsí operations are based on extensive projects with several hospitals in studying the performance of EDís (Emergency Department) and ORís.