Lauren Davis

TitleAssociate Professor

DepartmentIndustrial and Systems Engineering



OfficeMcNair hall
Room: 404

1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Lauren Davis


Ph D: Industrial Engineering, North Carolina State University, 2005

MS: Industrial & Management Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1992

BS: Computational Mathematics, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1991

Research Interests

Humanitarian Logistics, Supply Chain Optimization, Emergency preparedness/ response

Recent Publications

Bemley,  Jessye  Davis,  Lauren  Morin,  Benjamin  ( 2019).  A Vector-Borne Contamination Model to Assess food-borne outbreak intervention Strategies.  ( 66,  pp. 383-403).   Applied Mathematical Modeling .

Desai,  Yogeeta  Jiang,  Steven  Davis,  Lauren  ( 2017).  Development of a Dashboard for a Local Food Bank.    American Journal of Eningeering and Applied Science.

Davis,  Lauren  Jiang,  Steven  Morgan,  Shona  Nuamah,  Isaac  Terry,  Jessica  ( 2016).  Analysis and prediction of food donation behavior for a domestic hunger relief organization.  ( 182,  pp. 26-37).   International Journal of Production Economics.

Lodree,  Emmett  Davis,  Lauren  ( 2016).  Empirical analysis of volunteer convergence following the 2011 tornado disaster in Tuscaloosa Alabama.  ( 2,  84,  pp. 1109-1135).   Natural Hazards.

Orgut,  Irem  Brock, III,  Luther  Davis,  Lauren  Ivy,  Julie  Jiang,  Steven  Morgan,  Shona  Uzsoy,  Reha  Hale,  Charlie  Middleton,  Earline  ( 2016).  Achieving Equity, Effectiveness, and Efficiency in Food Bank Operations: Strategies for Feeding America with Implications for Global Hunger Relief.  Advances in Managing Humanitarian Operations    Springer International Publishing.

Teasley,  Raquel  Bemley,  Jessye  Davis,  Lauren  Erera,  Alan  Chang,  Yanling  ( 2016).  A Markov Chain Model for Quantifying Consumer Risk in Food Supply Chains.  ( 2,  5,  pp. 149-161).   Health Systems.

Brock,  Luther  Davis,  Lauren  ( 2015).  Estimating available supermarket commodities for food bank collection in the absence of information.  ( 7,  42,  pp. 3450 - 3461).   Expert Systems with Applications.

Abdus-Salaam,  Husniyah  Davis,  Lauren  ( 2015).  Tactical allocation and acceptance of multiple patient classes in the presence of no-shows.  ( 2,  4,  pp. 93 - 103).   Health Systems.

Davis,  Lauren  Sengul,  Irem  Ivy,  Julie  Brock,  Luther  Miles,  Lastella  ( 2014).  Scheduling food bank collections and deliveries to ensure food safety and improve access.  ( 3,  48,  pp. 175 - 188).   Socio-Economic Planning Sciences.

Chapman,  Jarrett  Davis,  Lauren  Samanlioglu,  Funda  Qu,  Xiuli  ( 2014).  Evaluating the Effectiveness of Prepositioning Policies in Response to Natural Disasters.  ( 2,  5,  pp. 86-100).   International Journal of Operations Research and Information Systems.

Davis,  Lauren  Samanlioglu,  Funda  Qu,  Xiuli  Root,  Sarah  ( 2013).  Inventory Planning and Coordination in disaster relief efforts.  ( 2,  141,  pp. 561-573).   International Journal of Production Economics.