Irene Vidyanti is a Data Scientist/Modeler at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LADPH) and a collaborating programmer with University of Southern California’s Schaeffer Center of Health Policy and Economics. She holds a PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering from University of Southern California and a BA/M.Eng in Information and Computer Engineering from Cambridge University.
Her expertise is in using systems science to aid policy decision-making and evaluate the impact of interventions on health and other sectors. Her current responsibilities include various modeling efforts to assist LADPH to assist planning and evaluation of its projects. She leads the development of the Future Los Angeles Model, a dynamic microsimulation model of long-term health and economic outcomes for Los Angeles County residents age 25+, for use to evaluate an array of health intervention efforts, such as evaluating the impact of sodium reduction initiatives or increased tobacco tax in Los Angeles County.