Farrokh Alemi, PhD


Dr. Farrokh Alemi was trained as an operations researcher and industrial engineer and has worked in both academia and health industry. He maintains patents on (1) sentiment analysis, (2) measurement of episodes of illness and (3) personalized medicine. He has more than 125 peer reviewed publications in journals such as Health Services Research, Medical Care, eClinicalMedicine and Palliative Medicine. His research focuses on causal analysis of massive data available in electronic health records. This research has required balancing of data to remove confounding prior to estimating causal impact of interventions. His publications have contributed to predictive medicine, precision medicine, comparative effectiveness of medications, sentiment analysis, natural language processing, risk adjusted analysis of cost effectiveness, causal networked models, identifying trajectories of diseases, and predicting prognosis of patients with multiple morbidities. Alemi maintains a decision aid for selection of antidepressants at http://MeAgainMeds.com. Alemi is the author of Multi-Morbidity index, used in management of polypharmacy patients. He has worked with diverse groups of patients including children, nursing home residents and patients with diabetes, major depression, heart failure, anemia, hypertension, trauma, drug abuse, and other diseases. In addition, Alemi was a pioneer in online management of patients and has provided Congressional testimony on role of Internet in health delivery. He is the author of a book on decision analysis and another on policy systems and a third on application of process improvement to personal health. A fourth book, on causal statistical analysis, was published in 2020.


Research Interests

  • Causal analysis of massive data in electronic health records, including Bayesian Probability Networks
  • Predictive and personalized medicine
  • Trajectory of diseases and prognosis of patients with multiple comorbidities
  • Precision medicine and comparative effectiveness of medications
  • Online management of patients, including online counseling
  • Balanced (propensity matched) analysis of cost effectiveness of interventions
  • Use of data mining, natural language processing, and artificial intelligence in health services research


Alemi, F., Mazloum-Yazdi, A.,& Peppard, L. (2017). Citalopram is less effective for patients with neurological disorder and/or post-traumatic stress disorder. Personalized Medicine in Psychiatry. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmip.2017.07.003

Tuck, M.G., Alemi, F., Shortle, J.F., Avramovic, S., & Hesdorffer, C. (2017, March). A comprehensive index for predicting risk of anemia from patients' diagnoses. Big Data, 5(1):42-52.

Alemi, F., ElRafey, A., & Avramovic, I. (2016, December 14). Covariate balancing through naturally occurring strata. Health Serv Res.

Min, H., Avramovic, S., Wojtusiak, J., Khosla, R., Fletcher, R.D., Alemi, F., Elfadel, K.R. (2017, January). A comprehensive multimorbidity index for predicting mortality in intensive care unit patients. J Palliative Med, 20(1):35-41.

Alemi, F., Levy, C.R., Kheirbek, R.E. (2016, October 13). The multimorbidity index: A tool for assessing the prognosis of patients from their history of illness. EGEMS (Wash DC). 4(1): 1235.

Sutton, B.S., Pracht, É., Williams, A.R, Alemi F, Williams, A.E., & Levy, C. (2016. April 29). Budget impact analysis of veterans affairs medical foster homes versus community living centers. Population Health Management.

Levy, C.R., Alemi, F., Williams, A.E., Williams, A.R., Wojtusiak, J., Sutton, B.,…Argyros, L. (2016, February). Shared homes as an alternative to nursing home care: Impact of VA's medical foster home program on hospitalization. Gerontologist. 56(1):62-71.

Williams, A.R., Williams, D.D., Williams, P.D., Alemi, F., Hesham, H., Donley B., & Kheirbek R.E. (2015). The development and application of an oncology therapy-related symptom checklist for adults (TRSC) and children (TRSC-C) and e-health applications. Biomed Eng Online.14 Suppl 2:S1.

Levy, C.R., Zargoush, M., Williams, A.E., Williams, A.R., Giang, P., Wojtusiak, J., Kheirbek, R.E., & Alemi, F. (2016 February). Sequence of functional loss and recovery in nursing homes. Gerontologist.56 (1): 52-61.

Pracht, E.E., Levy, C.R., Williams, A., Alemi, F., & Williams, A.E. (2015). The VA medical foster home program, ambulatory care sensitive conditions, and avoidable hospitalizations. American Journal of Medical Quality.

Wojtusiak, J., Levy, C.R., Williams, A.E., & Alemi, F. (2016, February). Predicting functional decline and recovery for residents in veterans affairs nursing homes. Gerontologist.56(1):42-51.

Pracht, E.E., Levy, C.R., Williams, A., Alemi, F., & Williams A.E.(2015, August 6). The VA medical foster home program, ambulatory care sensitive conditions, and avoidable hospitalizations. American Journal of Medical Quality.

Wojtusiak, J., Levy, C.R., Williams, A.E., & Alemi, F. (2015, July 16). Predicting functional decline and recovery for residents in veterans affairs nursing homes. Gerontologist.

Williams, A.R., Williams, D.D., Williams, P.D., Alemi, F., Hesham, H., Donley, B., & Kheirbek, R.E. (2015 August 13). The development and application of an oncology therapy-related symptom checklist for adults (TRSC) and children (TRSC-C) and e-health applications. Biomed Eng Online.; 14 Suppl 2:S1.

Kheirbek, R.E., Beygi, S., Zargoush, M., Alemi, F., Smith, A.W., Fletcher, R.D., … Hawkins, B.A. (2015, September). Causal analysis of emergency department delays. Quality Management In Health Care, 24(3):162-6.

Kheirbek, R.E., Alemi, F., & Fletcher, R. (2015). Heart failure prognosis: Comorbidities matter. Journal of Palliative medicine,18(5):447-52.

Khaliq, Q., Riaz, M., & Alemi, F. (2014, June). Performance of Tukey's and individual/moving range control charts. Quality and Reliability Engineering.

Levy, C., Kheirbek, R., Alemi, F., Wojtusiak, J., Sutton, B., Williams, A.R., & Williams, A. (2015, February). Predictors of six-month mortality among nursing home residents: diagnoses may be more predictive than functional disability. Journal of Palliative Medicine,18(2):100-6

Williams, A.R., Williams, D., Williams, P.D., Alemi, F., Hesham, H., Donley, B., Kheirbek, R.E. The development and application of an oncology therapy related symptom checklist for adults (TRSC) and children (TRSC-C). BMC Bioinformatics, in print.

Zargoush, M., & Alemi, F. (2014). Dependent Bayesian analysis: Application to text analysis. SAGE Research Methods Cases. London, United Kingdom: SAGE Publications, Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4135/978144627305014534934

Alemi, F. (2014, October 9). Foreward to special issue on health analytics. Health Care Management Science.

Alemi, F., & Jasper,H. (2014, March). An alternative to satisfaction surveys: Let the patients talk. Quality Management in Health Care, 23(1): 10-9.

Nassar, A.F., Alemi, F., Hetmyer, A., Alemi, Y., Randolph, L.A., & Ramey, S.L . (2014, February). Automated monitoring to detect H1N1 symptoms among urban, Medicaid-eligible, pregnant women: A community partnered randomized controlled trial. J Community Health. 39(1): 159-66.

Kheirbek, R.E., Alemi, F., & Zargoush, M. (2013, December).Comparative effectiveness of hypoglycemic medications among veterans. Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy, 19(9): 740-4.

Zargoush, M., Alemi, F., Esposito Vinzi, V., Vang, J., & Kheirbek, R. (2013, September 19). A psychological approach to learning causal networks. Health Care Management Science.

Alemi, F., Torii, M., Pattie, D., & Atherton, M. (2013, August). Continuously rethinking definition of influenza for surveillance systems: A dependent Bayesian expert system. Journal of Medical Decision Making, 33(6): 860 8.

Kheirbek, R.E., Alemi, F., Citron, B.A., Afaq ,M.A, Wu, H., & Fletcher, R.D. (2013, May).Trajectory of illness for patients with congestive heart failure. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 16(5): 478-84.

Burda, C., Haack, M., Duarte, A.C., & Alemi, F. (2012, November). Medication adherence among homeless patients: A pilot study of cell phone effectiveness. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. 24(11): 675-81.

Alemi, F., Torii, M., Clementz, L., Aron, D.C. (2012, March).Feasibility of real time satisfaction surveys through automated analysis of patients' unstructured comments and sentiments. Quality Management in Health Care. 21(1): 9-19.

Alemi F, Torii M, Atherton MJ, Pattie DC, Cox KL. Bayesian processing of context-dependent text: reasons for appointments can improve detection of influenza. Medical Decision Making. 2012 Mar-Apr; 32(2): E1-9.

Alemi F, Zargoush M, Oakes JL, Edrees H. A Simple Method for Causal Analysis of Return on IT Investment. Journal of healthcare engineering. 03/2011; 2(1):43-54.

Alemi F, Uriyo M. Accuracy of claims-based measures of severity of childhood illnesses, Health Outcomes Research in Medicine, 2011. 2 (2): e71-e78.

Alemi F, Zargoush M, Erdman H, Vang J, Epstein S, Ayman F. Genetic markers anticipate response to citalopram in a majority of patients. Psychiatr Genet. 2011 Dec;21(6):287-93.

Alemi F, Baghi H. Measurement of substance abuse treatment outcomes over time. Quality Management in Health Care 01/2010; 19(2):129-36.

Alemi F, Haack M, Nemes S, Harge A, Baghi H, Wang A. Impact of online counseling on drug use: a pilot study. Quality Management in Health Care, 2010, 19(1).

Savory DJ, Cox KL, Emch M, Alemi F, Pattie DC. Enhancing spatial detection accuracy for syndromic surveillance with street level incidence data. International Journal of Health Geographics 01/2010; 9:1.

Alemi F, Baghi H. Measurement of Drug Use over Time: Procedures for Monitoring Impact of Substance Abuse Treatment on Drug Use. Quality Management in Health Care, 2010, 19(1).

Alemi F, Erdman H, Griva I, Evans CH. Improved statistical methods are needed to advance personalized medicine. The Open Translational Medicine Journal 2009; 1(1):16-20.

Alemi F. Hurd P. Rethinking satisfaction surveys: days to next complaint. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 2009, 35(3): 156-61.

Fornili K, Alemi F. Medicaid Reimbursement for Screening and Brief Intervention: Amending the Medicaid State Plan and Approving State Appropriations for the Medicaid State Match. Journal of Addictions Nursing 07/2009; 18(4):225-232.

Alemi F, Maddox PJ. Open courses: one view of the future of online education. J Health Adm Educ. 2008 Fall;25(4):329-42.

Alemi F, Badr N, Kulesz S, Walsh C, Neuhauser D. Rethinking satisfaction surveys: Minute Survey. Quality Management in Health Care, 2008, 17, 4: 275-286.

Sinkule JA, Alemi F. Helping clients think through their causal models: application to counseling clients to exercise. Quality Management in Health Care. 2008 Jan-Mar; 17(1):66-79.

Alemi F, Moore S, Baghi H. Self-experiments and analytical relapse prevention. Quality Management in Health Care. 2008 Jan-Mar; 17(1):53-65.

Alemi F. Probabilistic Risk Assessment is practical. Quality Management in Health Care Vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 299–309, 2007.

Alemi F. Tutorial on Discrete Hazard Functions. Quality Management in Health Care Vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 310–319, 2007.

Alemi R, Alemi F. A practical limit to trials needed in one-person randomized controlled experiments. Quality Management in Health Care. 2007 Apr-Jun; 16(2):130-4.

Alemi F, Sullivan T. An example of activity based costing of treatment programs. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. 2007; 33(1):89-99.

Alemi F, Loaiza F, Vang J. Probabilistic master lists: integration of patient records from different databases when unique patient identifier is missing. Health Care Management Science. 2007 Feb; 10(1):95-104.

Alemi F, Haack MR, Nemes S, Aughburns R, Sinkule J, Neuhauser D. Therapeutic emails. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy. 2007 Feb 16; 2: 7.

Alemi F, Taxman F, Baghi H, Vang J, Thanner M, Doyon V. Costs and benefits of combining probation and substance abuse treatment. The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics. 2006 Jun; 9(2): 57-70.

Alemi F, Walters SR. A mathematical theory for identifying and measuring severity of episodes of care. Quality Management in Health Care. 2006 Apr-Jun; 15(2): 72-82.

Haack M, Alemi F, Nemes S, Cohen JB. Experience with family drug courts in three cities. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 2005 Dec; 25(4): 17-25.

Alemi F, Baghi H. Simulated environment is not appropriate. Quality Management in Health Care. 2005 Jul-Sep; 14(3): 165-6.

Haack, M., Alemi, F., Nemes, S., Harge, A., Burda-Cohee, C. Facilitating Self-Management of Substance Use Disorders with Online Counseling: The Intervention and Study Design, Journal of Addictions Nursing. 2005, 16 (1-2): 41-46.

Alemi, F., Haack, M.R., Harge, A., Dill, R., Benson, L. Engaging client’s family and friends in online counseling. Journal of Addictions Nursing. 2005, 16 (1-2): 47-55.

Alemi F, Taxman F, Doyon V, Thanner M, Baghi H. Activity based costing of probation with and without substance abuse treatment: a case study. Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics. 2004 Jun; 7(2): 51-7.

Alemi F, Neuhauser D. Time-between control charts for monitoring asthma attacks. Joint Commission Journal for Quality and Safety 2004 Feb; 30(2): 95-102.

Alemi F, Haack M, Nemes S. Statistical definition of relapse: Case of family drug court. Addictive Behaviors 2004 Jun; 29(4): 685-98. Listed in CORK bibliography on relapse, an independent web-based clearinghouse of major publications in substance abuse treatment prepared at Dartmouth University. American Bar Association's Center on Children and Law prepared a special report on this article and its implications for judges in family courts

Alemi F, Pawloski L, Fallon WF Jr. System thinking in a personal context to improve eating behaviors. Journal of Healthcare Quality 2003 Mar-Apr; 25(2): 20-5.

Alemi F, Stephens R, Llorens S, Schaefer D, Nemes S, Arendt R. The Orientation of Social Support measure. Addictive Behaviors 2003 Sep; 28(7): 1285-98.

Alemi F, Maddox PJ, Prudius V, Doyon V. Evaluating Medicaid HMOs when encounter data are missing: case of developmentally delayed children. Health Care Management Science. 2003 Feb; 6(1): 37-42.

Alemi F, Haack M, Holifield L, Claudio Y, Haqqi K. Unit cost of counseling and patients length of stay in a residential drug treatment setting. Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics. 2002 Sep; 5(3):103-7.

Alemi F, Safaie FK, Neuhauser D. A survey of 92 quality improvement projects. Joint Commission Journal of Quality Improvement. 2001 Nov; 27(11): 619-32.

DiSalvio PS, Alemi F. The state of online education in health administration programs. Journal of Health Administration Education. 2001, 19:1 1-8.

Alemi F, Sullivan T. Tutorial on risk adjusted X-bar charts: applications to measurement of diabetes control. Quality Management in Healthcare 2001; 9(3): 57-65.

Alemi F, Oliver DW. Tutorial on risk-adjusted P-charts. Quality Management in Healthcare 2001; 10(1): 1-9.

Alemi F, Haack MR, Nemes S. Continuous improvement evaluation: a framework for multi-site evaluation studies. Journal of Healthcare Quality 2001 May-Jun; 23(3): 26-33.

Alemi F. Management matters: technology succeeds when management innovates. Frontiers of Health Services Management 2000 Fall; 17(1):17-30. See also discussion of the paper in DeLuca JM, Enmark R. This is an invited article with four commentaries and reviews. Dr. Alemi’s reply to the commentaries also follows these publications, see pages 31 through 51.

Alemi F, Neuhauser D, Ardito S, Headrick L, Moore S, Hekelman F, Norman L. Continuous self-improvement: systems thinking in a personal context. Joint Commission Journal on Quality Improvement 2000 Feb; 26(2): 74-86. Translated to Arabic, Norwegian and to Chinese. Discussed in mass media including front cover of Shape Magazine. See Strote MA. “How Smart Women Lose Weight.” Shape Magazine, November 2000, 132-136. Also see “What successful dieters know about losing weight?” Redbook, April 2001, 54.

Patrick K, Robinson TN, Alemi F, Eng TR. Policy issues relevant to evaluation of interactive health communication applications. The Science Panel on Interactive Communication and Health. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 1999 Jan; 16(1):35-42

Alemi F, Walker L, Carey J, Leggett J. Validity of three measures of severity of AIDS for use in health services research studies. Health Service Management Research. 1999 Feb; 12(1): 45-50.

Woodward RS, Alemi F, Larsson L, Lee JM, Smith T, Perez TH, Dalston JW, Reed L, Kress JR. Integrating the Internet into health administration education: a report from AUPHA's Faculty Internet integration task force. The Journal of Health Administration Education. 1999; 17(4): 259-70.

Walker LR, Alemi F, Headrick L, Moore S, Neuhauser D, Hekelman F, Pioche V. Use of voice mail in teaching commuting students. The Journal of Health Administration Education, 1998, 16: 3, 268.

Alemi F, Walker LR, Minter R. Internet course on total quality management. The Journal of Health Administration Education, 1998; 16(3): 267-82.

Alemi F. Virtual Managed Care Organizations: The implications of technology based patient management. The American Journal of Managed Care, 1998; 4(3): 415-418.

Alemi F, Moore S, Headrick L, Neuhauser D, Hekelman F, Kizys N. Rapid improvement. Joint Commission Journal Quality Improvement 1998 March; 24(3): 119-129.

Headrick LA, Moore SM, Alemi F, Hekelman F, Kizys N, Miller D, Neuhauser D. Using PDSA (Plan-Do-Study-Act) to establish academic-community partnerships: the Cleveland experience. Quality Management in Healthcare. 1998; 6(2): 12-20.

Alemi F, Jackson M, Parren T, Williams L, Cavor B, Llorens S, Mosavel M. Participation in teleconference support groups: application to drug-using pregnant patients. Journal of Medical Systems, 1997 Apr; 21(2): 119-125

Alemi F, Alemagno SA, Goldhagen J, Ash L, Finkelstein B, Lavin A, Butts J, Butler K, Ghadiri A, Heineke N. Computer reminders improve on-time immunization rates. Medical Care 1996, 34 (10) Supplement on Computer Services to Patients Homes through Their Telephones.

Eisenstein EL, Alemi F. A comparison of three techniques for rapid model development: an application in patient risk-stratification. Proceedings of American Medical Information Association Annual Fall Symposium 1996; Pages: 443-447. Winner of best dissertation of the year award.

Alemi F, Stephens RC, Mosavel M, Ghadiri A, Krishnaswamy J, Thakkar H. Electronic Self Help and Support Groups: A Voice Bulletin Board. Medical Care 1996, 34 (10) Supplement on Computer Services to Patients Homes through Their Telephones.

Alemi F, Stephens RC, Muise K, Dyches H, Mosavel M, Butts J. Educating patients at home: Community Health Rap. Medical Care 1996, 34 (10) Supplement on Computer Services to Patients Homes through Their Telephones.

Alemi F, Stephens RC. Description of services and summary of findings. Medical Care, Supplement on Computer Services to Patients Homes through Their Telephones. 1996, 34 (10).

Alemi F, Stephens RC. Epilogue. Medical Care, 1996, 34 (10) Supplement on Computer Services to Patients Homes through Their Telephones.

Moore SM, Alemi F, Headrick LA, Hekelman F, Neuhauser D, Novotny J, Flowers AD. Using learning cycles to build an interdisciplinary curriculum in CI for health professions students in Cleveland. The Joint Commission Journal for Quality Improvement, 1996 Mar; 22(3): 165-171.

Alemi F, Stephens RC, Javalghi RG, Dyches H, Butts J, Ghadiri A. A randomized trial of a telecommunications network for pregnant women who use cocaine. Medical Care, 1996 Oct; 34 (10 Supplement): OS10-OS20.

Alemi F, Stephens RC, Llorens S, Orris B. A review of factors affecting treatment outcome: Expected Treatment Outcome scale. Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 1995, 21 (4): 483 - 509.

Alemi F, Higley P. Reactions to talking computers assessing health risks. Medical Care, 1995, 33 (1): 227-233.

Driver JF, Alemi F. Forecasting without historical data: Bayesian probability models utilizing expert opinions. Journal of Medical Systems, 1995, 19, (4): 359-374.

Alemi F, Stephens R, Parren T, Llorens S, Bhatt P, Ghadiri A, Eisenstein E. Automated monitoring of patients: Application to treatment of drug abuse. Medical Decision Making, 1994; 14: 180-187.

Eisenstein EL, Alemi F. An evaluation of factors influencing Bayesian learning systems. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 1994, 1: 274-284.

Alemi F. Improving the accuracy of severity indexes: Exceptions to the rules. Medical Decision Making, 1992; 12 (1): 8-14.

Alemi F, Turner B, Markson L, Szorady R, Maccaron T. Severity of the course of AIDS. Interfaces, 1991; 21 (3): 105-116.

Alemi F. Note on controlling risk in capitation payment: Actuaries rate HMOs in a different fashion. Medical Care, 1990, 28 (10): 990-992.

Alemi F, Rice J, Hankins W. Predicting in-hospital survival of myocardial infarction: A comparative study of various severity measures. Medical Care, 1990; 28 (9): 762-775.

Alemi F, Fos P, Lacorte W, Siegel PZ. A demonstration of methods for studying negotiations between physicians and health care managers, Decision Sciences, 1990, 21 (3): 633-641.

Alemi F, Alemi M. A computer aid for choosing HMOs: Design of a new interface. Journal of Medical Systems, 1989; 13 (4): 215-220.

Alemi F, Cherry F, Meffret G. Can rehearsing decisions help teenagers? Computers in Biology and Medicine, 1989; 19: 4, 283-290.

Alemi F. Agliato J, Restricting patient's choice of physicians: A decision analytic evaluation of costs, Interfaces 1989, 2: 20-28.

Alemi F. Subjective and objective methods of program evaluation. Evaluation Review 1988; 11 (6): 765-774.

Alemi F, Stokes J III, Rice J, Karim E, Lacorte W, Saligman L, Nau R. Appraisal of modifiable hospitalization risks. Medical Care 1987; 25 (7): 582-591.

Alemi F. Explicated models constructed under time pressure: utility modeling versus process tracing. Organization Behavior and Human Decision Processes 1986; 38: 133-140.

Alemi F, Gustafson DH, Johnson M. How to construct a subjective index. Evaluation and the Health Professions, 1986; (9): 42-52.

Alemi F. Decision analysis in health administration programs: An experiment. Journal of Health Administration Education, 1986; 4: 45-61.

Gustafson, D.H., Fryback, D., Rose, J., Prokop, C., Detmer, D., Rossmeissel, J.,… Carnazzo, A. An evaluation of multiple trauma severity indices created by different index development strategies. Medical Care, 1983; 21: 674-691.



Select Veterans Affairs Projects

"Analysis of VA Data Warehouse to Evaluate cost and impact of medical foster home program," Denver Veteran Affairs Medical Center. October 2011–September 2017. Role: Investigator. $850,000.

"Predictors of Diabetes," New York University. October 2016–October 2017. Role: Principal Investigator. $40,000.

"Analysis of VA Data Warehouse to Establish Impact of Racial Disparities on Readmission Rate," VA Office of Equity. October 2014–October 2015. Role: Investigator. $120,000.

"Analysis of VA Data Warehouse to Establish Comparative effectiveness of diabetes medication," Washington DC Medical Center of the Veteran Administration. October 2010–October 2011. Role: Investigator. $100,000.

Department of Defence Funded Project

"Enhance the Department of Defense Worldwide Syndrome Surveillance System," Department of Defense, Force Health Protection and Readiness, W74V8H-04-D-0024. April 2008–August 2009. Role: Investigator. $250,000.

NIH Funded Project

"Developing and Testing a Computer-Based Alcohol Use Disorder Recovery System," National Institute of Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism, 5R01 AA017192-02. September 2009–August 2010. Role: PI of subcontract to Georgetown. $3,000,000.

"System Change for Exercise Maintenance in Older Cardiac Patients," National Institute of Heart Lung and Blood, R01 HL084767, September 2006–September 2010. Role: Co-investigator. $2,700,000.

"Extended case management of cocaine addicted pregnancy," National Institute of Drug Abuse, R18 DAO913. September 1992–September 1995. Role: Principal Investigator. $1,144,705.

"Cost of Substance Abuse Treatment," National Institute of Drug Abuse, 9802247300. October 2000–October2003. Role: Co-investigator. $213,095 for the subcontract to Alemi.

"National Capital Region Critical Infrastructure Project," The National Institute of Standards and Technology. March 2004–March 2005. Role: Principal Investigator of Subcontract. $80,000 for the subcontract to Alemi.

Other Funded Projects

"Organization of a health Informatics Program for George Washington’s School of Public Health," George Washington University. September 2000–March2001. Role: Principal Investigator. $42,000.

"Reimbursement Policy for Online Substance Abuse Treatment," Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 041106. January 2001–December 2004. Role: Principal Investigator. $350,573.


  • PhD, Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • MS, System Analysis, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BS, Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison