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Ronald McGarvey, PhD

Associate Professor

Office: E3437 Lafferre Hall

Phone: 573-882-9564


Lab URL:

Home Department: Industrial Engineering

Concentration: Health Informatics

Education: PhD, Penn State


Ronald McGarvey joined the University of Missouri in 2013 with a joint appointment in the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department and at the Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs. His primary research interest is in applied optimization and its applications to public policy and resource management.
McGarvey has more than 10 years of experience working as a researcher in Project AIR FORCE, a federally funded research and development center operated by the RAND Corporation that is tasked with performing policy analysis on behalf of Air Force leadership.