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Jason Merrick


Area: Supply Chain Management and Analytics

  • Snead Hall
  • 301 W. Main Street
  • Box 844000
  • Richmond, VA, 23284-4000
  • Office: B4141
  • Alternate Website: https://sites.google.com/vcu.edu/ jason-merrick


  • Decision Analysis
  • Maritime Risk Assessment
  • Supply Chain Simulation


  • Decision Analytics, Forecasting, Simulation.
  • Decision & Risk Analysis, Bayesian Statistics, Simulation.

Jason Merrick has worked on projects ranging from assessing oi spill risk and counter-terrorism as well as supply chain agility, design, and sustainability. He has received grants from the National Science Foundation, the Federal Aviation Administration, the United States Coast Guard, the American Bureau of Shipping, British Petroleum, Booz Allen Hamilton, and the Makah Tribal Council, amongst others. He is Past-President of the Decision Analysis Society. He has a bachelors in mathematics and computation from Oxford University and a doctorate in operations research from George Washington University.


Teaching Experience
  • INTRO TO RISK ANALYSIS, 2 courses.


Published Intellectual Contributions
Journal Article
  • Merrick, J. R., Dorsey, C. A., Wang, B., Grabowski, M., Harrald, J. R. (2021). Measuring Prediction Accuracy in a Maritime Accident Warning System. Production and Operations Management. DOI: 10.1111/poms.13581
  • Saunders, L. W., Merrick, J. R., Holcomb, M. (2021). Microdosing flexibility in an efficient supply chain. (vol. 67(3), pp.407-416). Journal of Operations Management. DOI: 10.1002/joom.1117
  • Saunders, L., Brooks, J. P., Merrick, J. R., Autry, C. (2020). Addressing Economic/Environmental Sustainability Tradeoffs in Procurement Episodes with Industrial Suppliers. (vol. 29(5), pp.1256-1269). Production and Operations Management. DOI: 10.1111/poms.13162
  • Dorsey, C., Wang, B., Grabowski, M., Merrick, J. R., Harrald, J. R. (2020). Self healing databases for predictive risk analytics in safety-critical systems. (vol. 63, pp.1-11). Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. DOI: 10.1016/j.jlp.2019.104014
  • Syed, R., Merrick, J. R., Dhillon, G. S. (2019). Identity Protection Value Model: A Design Science Approach to Assess Value Gaps on Social Media. (vol. 50(3), pp.498-536). Decision Sciences. DOI: 10.1111/deci.12335
  • Salak Pay, B., Merrick, J. R., Song, Y. (2019). Stochastic Network Interdiction with Incomplete Preference. (vol. 73(1), pp.3-22). Networks. DOI: 10.1002/net.21831
  • Mazicioglu, D., Merrick, J. R. (2018). Behavioral Modeling of Adversaries with Multiple Objectives in Counter-terrorism. (vol. 38(5), pp.962-977). Risk Analysis. DOI: 10.1111/risa.12898
  • Leclerc, P., Merrick, J. R. (2016). Modeling Adversaries in Counter-terrorism Decisions Using Prospect Theory. (vol. 36(4), pp.681-693). Risk Analysis. DOI: 10.1111/risa.12254
  • Merrick, J. R., Grabowski, M. (2014). Decision Performance and Safety Performance: A Value Focused Thinking Study in the Oil Industry. (vol. 11(2), pp.105-116). Decision Analysis. DOI: 10.1287/deca.2014.0291
  • Merrick, J. R., Parnell, G. S. (2011). A Comparative Analysis of PRA and Intelligent Adversary Methods for Counterterrorism Risk Management. (vol. 31(9), pp.1488-1510). Risk Analysis. DOI: 10.1111/j.1539-6924.2011.01590.x
  • Merrick, J. R., McLay, L. A. (2010). Is Screening Cargo Containers for Smuggled Nuclear Threats Worthwhile?. (vol. 7(2), pp.155-171). Decision Analysis. DOI: 10.1287/deca.1100.0171
  • McLay, L. A., Foufoulides, C., Merrick, J. R. (2010). Using simulation-optimization to construct screening strategies for cervical cancer. (vol. 13(4), pp.294-318). Health Care Management Science. DOI: 10.1007/s10729-010-9131-x
  • Grabowski, M., Ayyalasomayajula, P., Merrick, J. R., Harrald, J. R., Roberts, K. (2007). Leading indicators of safety in virtual organizations. (vol. 45(10), pp.1013-1043). Safety Science. DOI: 10.1016/j.ssci.2006.09.007
  • Merrick, J. R., Hardin, J. R., Walker, R. (2006). Partnerships in training. (vol. 36(4), pp.359-368). Interfaces. DOI: 10.1287/inte.1060.0202
  • Merrick, J. R., van Dorp, R, (2006). Speaking the truth in maritime risk assessment. (vol. 26(1), pp.223-237). Risk Analysis. DOI: 10.1111/j.1539-6924.2006.00708.x
  • Merrick, J. R., Soyer, R., Mazzuchi, T. (2005). Are maintenance practices for railroad tracks effective?. (vol. 100(469), pp.17-25). Journal of the American Statistical Association. DOI: 10.1198/016214504000002104
  • Merrick, J. R., van Dorp, JR,, Dinesh, V. (2005). Assessing uncertainty in simulation-based maritime risk assessment. (vol. 25(3), pp.731-743). Risk Analysis. DOI: 10.1111/j.1539-6924.2005.00616.x
  • Merrick, J. R., Grabowski, M., Ayyalasomayajula, P., Harrald, JR, (2005). Understanding organizational safety using value-focused thinking. (vol. 25(4), pp.1029-1041). Risk Analysis. DOI: 10.1111/j.1539-6924.2005.00654.x
  • Merrick, J. R., Soyer, R., Mazzuchi, T. (2003). A Bayesian semiparametric analysis of the reliability and maintenance of machine tools. (vol. 45(1), pp.58-69). Technometrics. DOI: 10.1198/004017002188618707
  • Merrick, J. R., van Dorp, JR,, Mazzuchi, T., Harrald, JR,, Spahn, J., Grabowski, M. (2002). The Prince William Sound risk assessment. (vol. 32(6), pp.25-40). Interfaces. DOI: 10.1287/inte.
  • van Dorp, JR,, Merrick, J. R., Harrald, JR,, Mazzuchi, T., Grabowski, M. (2001). A risk management procedure for the Washington state ferries. (vol. 21(1), pp.127-142). Risk Analysis. DOI: 10.1111/0272-4332.211096
  • Grabowski, M., Merrick, J. R., Harrald, JR,, Mazzuchi, T., van Dorp, JR, (2000). Risk modeling in distributed, large-scale systems. (vol. 30(6), pp.651-660). IEEE Transactions on Systems Man and Cybernetics Part A-Systems and Humans. DOI: 10.1109/3468.895888