Brandon Pope is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University. He received his B.S. in Mathematics from Abilene Christian University in 2006 and his M.E. in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2008. His research interests lie in healthcare systems, including designing incentives for consumers, providers, and insurers; measuring efficiency and quality; and identifying efficient operational practices in hospital systems. Brandon is member of IIE and INFORMS, and served as the President of the Texas A&M Student Chapter INFORMS for the year 2009.