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Dr. Emily Tucker

tucker.jpg Assistant Professor  

Department of Industrial Engineering
271 Freeman Hall, Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634-0920

Phone: (864) 656-9573


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Ph.D. Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2020
M.S.E. Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, 2017
B.S. Industrial and Systems Engineering, North Carolina State University, 2013

Research Areas

Societally-motivated applications of OR
Healthcare policy and operations
Drug shortages
Supply chain resiliency
Stochastic optimization

Selected Publications

Tucker EL, Daskin MS, Sweet BV, Hopp WJ. "Incentivizing Resilient Supply Chain Design to Prevent Drug Shortages: Policy Analysis Using Two- and Multi-Stage Stochastic Programs." IISE Transactions. 52(4):394-412. DOI:

Tucker EL, Cao Y, Fox ER, Sweet BV. "The Drug Shortage Era: A Scoping Review of the Literature 2001-2019. (2020) Forthcoming in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. DOI:

Jacobson EU, Hicks KA, Tucker EL, Farnham PG. Sansom SL. (2018) Effects of Reaching National Goals on HIV Incidence, by Race and Ethnicity, in the United States. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. 24(4):E1-E8. DOI:, Video overview:

Daskin MS, Tucker EL. (2018) The Tradeoff between the Median and Range of Assigned Demand in Facility Location Models. International Journal of Production Research. 56:1-2, 97-119. DOI:

Courses Taught

IE 4570/6570 Transportation and Logistics

Professional Affiliations

Member, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
Member, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)