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Andrew Placona

Andrew Placona

PhD HSOR Candidate

Andrew Placona is a part time PhD student. Andrew received his Masters Degree in public policy from Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University. In addition to his data analytics work, Andrew’s research focuses on analytics (i.e. performance, outcomes, decision-making) within complex, heterogeneous inter-organizational networks



Placona, A. M., Martinez, C., McGehee, H., Carrico, B., Klassen, D. K., & Stewart, D. (2020). Can donor narratives yield insights? A natural language processing proof of concept to facilitate kidney allocation. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, 20(4), 1095–1104. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajt.15705

Placona, A., Shay, P., Goff, R. R., & Carrico, B. (2021). Do Organizational Characteristics of Lung Procurement Operations Matter: The Association Between Transplant Center Centrality and Volume With Total Ischemic Time. Transplantation, 10.1097/TP.0000000000003781. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1097/TP.0000000000003781

Placona, A. M., & Rathert, C. (2021). Are Online Patient Reviews Associated With Health Care Outcomes? A Systematic Review of the Literature. Medical care research and review : MCRR, 10775587211014534. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/10775587211014534