Dr. Naoru Koizumi is Professor and Director of Research at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. She specializes in health/medical policies, particularly in the fields of organ transplantation and the end-stage kidney and liver diseases. Her research focuses on the applications of various quantitative tools such as biostatistics, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), simulation and mathematical optimization to analyze various health and medical policy questions related to organ transplantation and other chronic disease treatments. Professor Koizumi completed her first doctoral program in Regional Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002. The extension of her doctoral research was funded by National Institutes of Health. Her second PhD (2005) is in Environmental and Preventive Medicine from the Hyogo College of Medicine, Japan. Before joining George Mason University as a tenure-track faculty, Professor Koizumi was a post-doctoral researcher at the Electrical and Systems Engineering Department of the University of Pennsylvania where she worked on various health sector projects in coordination with the School of Medicine and the Business School faculty members.