Monali Malvankar, PhD

Dr. Malvankar

Assistant Professor

P: 519.661.2111 ext: 80463


Research Interests

  • Management Science
  • Health Economics
  • Health Policy
  • Cost-effectiveness Analysis
  • HIV Policy Analysis
  • Simulation


  • PhD (Management Science, Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario)

Publications (selected)

  • Krishnan R., MacNeil D., Malvankar-Mehta, M.S. (senior author), Comparing Sutures versus Staples for Skin Closure After Orthopedic Surgery, British Medical Journal (BMJ) Open, 6 (1): e009257. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009257, 2016.
  • Thomas S., Hodge W., Malvankar-Mehta M.S. (senior author), The Cost-effectiveness Analysis of Teleglaucoma Screening Device, Public library of Science (PLOS) ONE 10(9): e0137913. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0137913, 2015.
    • Funded by Internal Research Fund (IRF), Lawson Health Research Institute (LHRI), London, Ontario, Fall 2014 Competition.
  • Malvankar-Mehta, M.S., Mehta, S.S., Optimal Task Allocation in Multi-human Multi-robot Interaction,” Optimization Letters.1 - 17. doi: 10.1007/s11590-015-0890-7, 2015.
    • Funded by Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR-LRIR),
    • Funded by the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) Mathematical Modeling and Optimization Institute, and
    • Funded by the USDA NIFA AFRI National Robotics Initiative.
  • Malvankar-Mehta M.S., Iordanous Y., Chen Y., Wang W., Patel S.S., Costella J., Hutnik C. iStent with Phacoemulsification versus Phacoemulsification Alone for Patients with Glaucoma and Cataract: A Meta-Analysis. PLOS ONE 10(7): e0131770. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0131770, 2015.
  • Malvankar-Mehta M.S., Chen Y., Patel S.S., Leung A.P., Merchea M.M., Hodge W.G. Immediate versus Delayed Sequential Bilateral Cataract Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLOS ONE 10(6): e0131857. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0131857, 2015.
    • Funded by Baker New Researcher Award, Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB), 2011.
  • Malvankar-Mehta, M.S., Chen, Y., Iordanous Y., Wang W., Hutnik C., iStent as a Solo Procedure for Glaucoma Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLOS ONE 10(5): e0128146. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0128146, 2015.
  • Thomas S-M., Jeyaraman M., Hodge W.G., Hutnik C., Costella J., Malvankar-Mehta M.S. (senior author), The Effectiveness of Teleglaucoma versus In-Patient Examination for Glaucoma Screening: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLOS ONE 9(12): e113779. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0113779, 2014.
    • Winner of Translational Science Award, Canadian Glaucoma Society, 2015.
  • Iordanous Y., Kent J., Hutnik C., Malvankar-Mehta, M.S. (senior author), Projected Cost Comparison of Trabectome, iStent, and Endoscopic Cyclophotocoagulation versus Glaucoma Medication in the Ontario Health Insurance Plan, Journal of Glaucoma 23(2): p. e112-e118, PMID:23807348, 2014.
    • Winner of Drance Award, Canadian Ophthalmology Society, 2013, and
    • TOP 10 Publication List of World Glaucoma Congress, 2013.
  • Malvankar-Mehta, M.S., Filek, R., Iqbal, M., Shakir, A., Mao, A., Si, F., Malvankar, M., Mehta, S., Hodge, W.G., Immediately Sequential Bilateral Cataract Surgery: A Cost-Effective Procedure. Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, 48(6): p. 482-488, 2013.
    • Funded by Baker New Researcher Award, Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 2011.
  • Malvankar-Mehta M.S., Xie B., Optimal Incentives for Allocating HIV/AIDS Prevention Resources among Multiple Populations, Health Care Management Science, 15(4), p. 327-338. DOI: 10.1007/s10729-012-9194-y, 2012.
  • Malvankar-Mehta, M.S. and Zaric G.S., Incentives for Optimal Multi-level Allocation of HIV Prevention Resources, Information Systems and Operational Research, 49(4): p. 241-246. DOI: 10.3138/infor.49.4.241, 2012.