Author

Xin WeiFollow

Date of Award

8-7-2007

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Mathematics and Statistics

First Advisor

Guantao Chen - Chair

Second Advisor

Guoyu Tao

Third Advisor

George Davis

Abstract

We propose a resource allocation model for the management of the fund for the screening and treatment of women infected by Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae. The goal is to maximize the number of infected women cured of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections. The population going for screening is divided into groups by ages and races. The group number is dynamic. Dierent groups have dierent infection rates. There are four possible test assays and four possible treatments. We employed a two-phase algorithm to solve the problem. The first phase is small so an exhaustive method is applied, while the second phase is transformed to a knapsack problem and a dynamic programming method is applied.

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