Decision making models for personalized OB-GYN medical care

Speaker: Thaleia Zariphopoulou (UT Austin)

Occasion: Decision Making in Health and Medical Care: Modeling and Optimization

Date: May 20, 2021: Obstetrics/Gynecology

Abstract: Modeling and incorporating idiosyncratic preferences of patients (risk aversion, bounded rationality, asymmetric aversion to information, risk communication, rational inattention, etc.) is ubiquitous in building multi-period/dynamic decision-making models for personalized medical and health care. Additional difficulties for the construction of such models come from the interaction of uncertainty and time, as updated information becomes progressively available over the course of a treatment, recovery, pregnancy, etc.. In my talk, I will introduce representative decision-making models for cases arising in OB-GYN, present the related optimization problems and discuss the associated conceptual, methodological and computational difficulties in solving them.