Cullen College IE Professor Awarded Two NSF Grants to Improve Health Care

Taewoo Lee, assistant professor of Industrial Engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering , was awarded two grants to address critical issues in health care by the National Science Foundation.

One focuses on making eye care more accessible to at-risk patients with diabetic complications and the other is looking to create smart incentives for organ transplant centers to work equitably with patient needs and government regulations.

“I’m very interested in using mathematical optimization and quantitative modeling skills for improving healthcare delivery and operational systems to help patients who otherwise would not receive good or equitable care,” Lee said.