Diego Martinez is an Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile. He is an Associate Editor of IISE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering and previously served as an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Informatics at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. His 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 clinical 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 in 2010, and a PhD in industrial engineering from the University of South Florida in 2015. Following postdoctoral training at Johns Hopkins, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Systems Engineering in Health from 2015 to 2017. He joined the Johns Hopkins faculty as an assistant professor of emergency medicine and informatics from 2017 to 2021. In 2021, he returns to Chile as an assistant professor of industrial engineering at PUCV and an external peofessor of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Prof. Martinez 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 Concón, Chile, with his wife, Diana Prieto, and his children Javier and Juliana. Diana is an engineering professor at PUCV and leads a group working in public health and operations management.
Education & Training
PDF emergency medicine / health informatics, 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
Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, 2021-present
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine (part-time), Johns Hopkins University, 2021-present
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Johns Hopkins University, 2018-2021
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 2017-2021
Postdoctoral Research Fellow of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 2015-2017
Graduate Research Assistant of Industrial Engineering, University of South Florida, 2010-2015