Core Faculty

Benjamin Armbruster

Benjamin Armbruster

Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences

2145 Sheridan Road

Tech M237

Evanston, IL 60208-3109

armbruster( at )


Ph.D. Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University, CA

B.S. Mathematics, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Research Interests

Engineering applications in health care

Selected Publications

  • Lucas, Aaron; Armbruster, Benjamin, “The cost-effectiveness of expanded HIV screening in the United States”, AIDS, (2013)
  • Armbruster, Benjamin; Beck, Ekkehard C.; Waheed, Mustafa, “The importance of extended high viremics in models of HIV spread in South Africa”, Health Care Management Science, (2013)
  • Armbruster, Benjamin; Roy, Sourya; Kapur, Abhinav; Schneider, John A., “Sex Role Segregation and Mixing among Men Who Have Sex with Men: Implications for Biomedical HIV Prevention Interventions”, PLoS ONE, (2013)
  • Armbruster, Benjamin; Reniers, Georges, “HIV Status Awareness, Partnership Dissolution and HIV Transmission in Generalized Epidemics”, PLoS ONE, (2012)
  • B. Armbruster and A. M. Lucas, “Effectiveness of a no-sex or safe-sex month in reducing HIV transmission”, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, (2012)
  • B. Armbruster, S. Helleringer, L. Kalilani-Phiri, J. Mkandawire and H.-P. Kohler, “Exploring The Relative Costs of Contact Tracing for Increasing HIV Case Finding in Sub-Saharan Countries”, Jaids-Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, (2011)
  • S Helleringer;HP Kohler;L Kalilani-Phiri;J Mkandawire;B Armbruster, “The reliability of sexual partnership histories: implications for the measurement of partnership concurrency during surveys”, Aids, (2011)
  • Carlsson, J. G; Armbruster, B., “A bottleneck matching problem with edge-crossing constraints”, , (2010)

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