Dr. Gralla awarded DSJ Best Paper Award

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December 08, 2020

Dr. Erica Gralla and her co-authors, Julia Moline (FEMA) and Jarrod Goentzel (MIT), were awarded the Decision Sciences Journal Best Paper Award for their paper “Approaches for Locating and Staffing FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers.” The paper develops and demonstrates decision support models that improve service to disaster survivors and reduce costs to FEMA; the models were implemented by FEMA in several major disaster responses in recent years. The award was announced at the Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference, held November 21-23.