Elisa Long is an Associate Professor of Decisions, Operations, and Technology Management at UCLA Anderson, and was previously on the faculty at the Yale School of Management. Her research spans topics in healthcare operations, medical decision-making, particularly related to breast cancer prevention, and most recently, partisan responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. She currently teaches courses on Data & Decisions, and Healthcare Analytics, and has received several teaching and research awards. She earned a PhD in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford, and a BS in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering from Cornell. She is also a triple-negative breast cancer survivor and BRCA1 mutation carrier. Drawing on her own personal experience, she developed the online decision-tool BRCAlive.org to help aid fellow BRCA carriers with making personalized, informed prophylactic surgery decisions.