Naoru Koizumi is Associate Professor at the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs (http://spgia.gmu.edu) and Associate Director of the Center for Study of International Medical Policies and Practices (http://policy-csimpp.gmu.edu/) at George Mason University. She specializes in stochastic modeling and simulation in the health and the environmental sectors. Professor Koizumi’s main research projects funded by NIH include simulation and optimization of resource allocations for mental health systems and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and simulation based study on the disparities in access to organ transplant.
Professor Koizumi completed her first doctoral program in Regional Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002. Her second PhD (2005) is in Environmental and Preventive Medicine from Hyogo College of Medicine, Japan. Before joining the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs; Professor Koizumi was a post-doctoral researcher at the Electrical and Systems Engineering Department of the University of Pennsylvania where she worked on various health sector federal grants and research projects in collaboration with the School of Medicine. Outside academia, Professor Koizumi worked for several international development agencies (IDB and EBRD) and in private consulting, participating primarily in social and environmental sector projects in Latin America and East Europe.