Diego Martinez is an Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso. He is also an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Biomedical Informatics, and Data Science at Johns Hopkins University. He is a faculty member of the Center for Data Science in Emergency Medicine housed within the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare at the Whiting School of Engineering.
Prof. Martinez research interests are in applications of machine learning and optimization, particularly to medicine and health policy, and to the challenges of human-centered artificial intelligence: How data- and model-driven decision support systems perform in practice and how they should communicate with decision-makers. He has published over 50 papers in various disciplines, including engineering, medicine, and public health.
Prof. Martinez received a BS in industrial engineering from the Universidad de La Frontera, and an MSc and PhD in industrial engineering from the University of South Florida. Following postdoctoral training at Johns Hopkins University, he was a Trainee and subsequently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Systems Engineering in Health between 2015 and 2017. He was an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins from 2017 to 2021 with appointments in the School of Medicine and the Whiting School of Engineering. He joined the PUCV College of Engineering in 2021.
He is actively working on projects with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Johns Hopkins Health System (JHHS). He is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). He teaches about data science and informatics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Diego Martinez lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with his wife, Diana Prieto, and children Javier and Juliana, and a cat, Martina.
Diana is an operations management professor at the Johns Hopkins University and leads a group working in public health operations research.
Education & Training
PDF emergency medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 2017
PhD industrial engineering, University of South Florida, 2015
MS industrial engineering, University of South Florida, 2011
BS industrial engineering, Universidad de La Frontera, Chile, 2010
Johns Hopkins University
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Health Sciences Informatics, 2017-Present