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Awatef Ergai

Assistant Teaching Professor, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
253 Richards Hall
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA


Awatef joined the Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute as a post-doctoral research associate. Her post-doc position includes applied work, research, and mentoring. She is currently working with undergraduate and graduate students on an applied project with Atrius Health under the CMMI Award, which aims to identify sub-populations of patients that would best benefit from Atrius’ home-based primary care program. In addition, Awatef is involved in a couple of research projects including the use of the signal detection theory to optimize physicians' decisions in diagnosing Autism and other types of diseases as well as identifying the causes of out-of-system referrals (i.e., outside utilization) and ways of preventing them. Her hobbies include reading, walking, traveling, astronomy, and baking.


BS, Materials Science Engineering, University of Tripoli, Tripoli, Libya; MS, Engineering Management, University of Tripoli, Tripoli, Libya (2005); MS, Industrial Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC (2011); PhD, Industrial Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC (2013)

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