Akane Fujimoto

Hello! I am a final year PhD student in Industrial Engineering at Georgia Tech working with Dr. Pinar Keskinocak.

I am interested in applying analytics and modeling to public health preparedness response and planning and medical decision-making.
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Research Interests

How do we allocate limited resources in an effective, efficient, and equitable manner?

I have evaluated the allocation of COVID-19 vaccines using serology testing.
What strategies, including pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical interventions, can we implement to reduce and control the spread of disease?

I'm working on evaluating the spread of COVID-19 in cruise ships and the impact of interventions.
Do health disparities exist, to what extent and why?

I'm working on evaluating racial and ethnic disparities in COVID-19 (vaccinations, deaths, and hospitalizations) in Georgia counties.
Industry Research Experience

Jun 2021 —
Aug 2022
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
ORISE Fellow at Division of Global Migration Health (DGMH)
Jan 2019 —
May 2021
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Graduate Research Assistant, Intern at Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice and Advanced Analytics and Outcomes
Jun 2018 —
Aug 2018
Mayo Clinic
Intern at the Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery

Significance of SARS-CoV-2 Specific Antibody Testing during COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation
A. Fujimoto, I. Yildirim, P. Keskinocak
Vaccine, 2021 Link

A Comparison of First Trimester Prenatal Screening Strategies for Down Syndrome with Maternal Age and Preferences Considerations
A. Fujimoto, T. Ayer, A. Caughey, P. Keskinocak
Prenatal Diagnosis, 2020 Link

Effects of Gabapentin on Emergence Delirium in Pediatric Tonsillectomy/Adenoidectomy Patients: A Post-Hoc Analysis
E. Tuggle, M. Gettis, A.M. Brown, L. Jeter, A. Fujimoto
AANA Journal, 2023 Link

Early Mobilization in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and WeeFIM Scores at Rehabilitation: A Retrospective Study
J. Biagioni, T. Easley, J. Vova, M.L. DeAlmeida A. Fujimoto, S. Graessle, J. Nelson
Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, 2023

Gabapentin Premedication to Reduce Postoperative Pain for Pediatric Tonsillectomy/Adenoidectomy: A Pilot Study
M. Gettis, A.M. Brown, A. Fujimoto, M. Wetzel, J. Thomsen
Journal of PeriAnestheia Nursing, 2022 Link

Family Support Practices to Impact Stressors in Parents of Critically Ill Children
M. Gettis, A. Fujimoto, M. Rullo, J. Millinger
Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, 2021

Impact of Caloric Prescription and Degree of Malnutrition on Incidence of Refeeding Syndrome and Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Eating Disorders: A Retrospective Chart Review
L. Schlapfer, A. Fujimoto, M. Gettis
Nutrition in Clinical Practice, 2021 Link

Fabrication of Theta Carbon Nanopipettes using a Template-Based Chemical Vapor Deposition Nanomanufacturing Process
A. Arowosola, A. Fujimoto, O. Scheibel, M. Schrlau
Journal of Multidisciplinary Engineering Science and Technology (JMEST), 2015


2018 —
Georgia Institute of Technology
PhD in Industrial Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
M.S. in Industrial Engineering
Rochester Institute of Technology
B.S in Industrial and Systems Engineering
Minors in Applied Statistics, Management Information Systems
Graduated Summa Cum Laude
A little bit more about me

I was born and raised in Lima, Peru. I moved to the U.S. in 2013 to pursue my undergraduate studies in Rochester, NY. I enjoy traveling, spending time in nature, hiking, riding my bike, and swimming.

One of my biggest passions is sports, I love playing and watching them. Football (or soccer) is my favorite. Even though I do not play regularly anymore, I enjoy playing pickup games with my friends from time to time. I cannot miss a game of Peru's National team, the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), especially the North Carolina Courage.