Costly Cost Savings: An Overview of The Flint Water Crisis

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A Senior Environmental Engineer at Corona Environmental Consulting, LLC, Dr. Sheldon Masters’ highly-cited work involves assessing the quality of water in commercial and residential buildings. Based in Philadelphia, his company provides solutions to remove harmful pathogens to make the water safer. Dr. Masters was invited to Optimal Solutions Group LLC on May 13th to present on water quality assessment and the causes of lead exposure.  » Read more

The New ABC’s of Research


Ben Shneiderman is a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Computer Science, founding director of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory, and a member of the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. He was elected as a Fellow of the Association for Computing (ACM) in 1997 and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2001. He received the ACM SIGCHI Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001 and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.  » Read more

Dr. Herrmann to present “Model-Based Systems Engineering for Healthcare Organizations” at Optimal’s Brown Bag Seminar


University of Maryland Associate Professor Dr. Jeffrey W. Herrmann will share new innovative models to improve operations of healthcare organizations on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 11:45 a.m. This brown bag seminar will be held at Optimal Solutions Group, LLC (Optimal) headquarters located in M Square Research Park in College Park, Maryland. » Read more

Monthly Household Income Fluctuations, Material Deprivation and Health Outcomes in the U.S.

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Dr. Neil Bania has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Oregon.  His research is focused on food insufficiency and other social policy topic areas including welfare, housing assistance, and transportation as well as state and local taxation policies.  He joined the University of Oregon’s Department of Planning, Public Policy, and Management in 2004 as an Associate Professor.  Prior to that, he served as Associate Director at the Center on Urban Poverty at Case Western Reserve University.  His current research is on rising household monthly income instability and its implications for the well-being of low-income U.S. households.

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