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Edieal J. Pinker

  • In the Emergency Department, Patients from Marginalized Groups Are More Likely to be Bypassed in the Queue

    In a busy hospital emergency department, White people who speak English and have private insurance are more likely to jump the line and get seen first, according to new research from Professors Lesley Meng and Edieal Pinker and Dr. Rohit Sangal ’21 of Yale New Haven Hospital.

    Patients waiting in an emergency department waiting room
  • The American Jewish Community Will Look Different in 50 Years

    A new study by Yale SOM’s Edieal Pinker finds that in the coming decades, the more liberal Reform and Conservative denominations will shrink and the number of Jews identifying as Orthodox will grow.

    Temple Emanu-El, New York City's oldest Reform congregation.
  • In Defense of (Mathematical) Models

    Epidemiological models have played an influential role in governments’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Yale SOM’s Edieal Pinker takes a look back at one of the most influential models and argues that such rigorous efforts at understanding the likely course of the disease, while imperfect, are critical to good decision making.

    A chart of ICU occupancy under various scenarios from Imperial College London
  • Could Better Predictions Improve End-of-Life Care?

    A statistical tool that predicts when patients with advanced cancer are likely to die could help promote patient welfare by transferring more people from aggressive interventions to hospice care.

    Screen of heart monitor
  • Three Questions: Prof. Edieal Pinker on Holiday Travel

    We asked Prof. Edieal Pinker if operations research can make airline travel less unpleasant.

    Crowded airport
  • What Can Game Theory Tell Us about Iran’s Nuclear Intentions?

    What’s the best way to manage a secret project—one whose stakes, whether diplomatic or business, are very high? And what do your actions tell your opponents about your true intentions?