Alton is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University. His research applies operations research modeling to clinical decisions and broader health policy decisions, focusing on the integration of epidemiological and economic data into decision-analytic models. Methods include cost-utility modeling, machine learning, micro-simulation, and partially-observable Markov decision processes. Application areas include gastrointestinal cancer, pediatric nephrology and the safety of blood donation and transfusion.

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