Front Line

News, trends & tactics in the November 2014 issue of Industrial Engineer 

Breaking the back of Ebola

Models give decision-makers the data to tackle the deadly disease
The grim forecasts appear at the beginning: So many people could die from (insert crisis here).

Usually, such dire predictions do not come to pass. And for that we can thank industrial engineers like Michael L. Washington, a health systems specialist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Washington, D.C.

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