Duncan McElfresh

Duncan McElfresh, PhD

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Duncan is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Health Services Research and Development, with the VA Center for Innovation to Implementation (Ci2i) and the Stanford Department of Health Policy. Duncan uses methods from computer science and operations research for resource allocation and decision making in applied settings. To ensure that these systems meet appropriate standards of quality and safety, he is also developing processes for governing and monitoring deployed algorithms in healthcare settings. Duncan’s past projects have focused on blood donor recruitment (with Facebook), kidney exchange (with UNOS), and financial services (with FinRegLab). He holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics (AMSC) from the University of Maryland, College Park.