Brookings Mountain West
Complex social dynamics drive our economic, political, and public health systems, and understanding these dynamics can be critical for designing effective public policies. Advanced computational modeling is increasingly used at the national level to craft responses to complex public health challenges facing our society, including obesity, infectious disease pandemics, and widening health disparities. This presentation will include introduction to these novel computational methods and an overview of several recent research studies from the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR) and Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) networks, which have both been cited by the Department of Health and Human Services for their innovation and contributions to the nation's health. Applications to other policy questions will also be discussed.
Computer simulation; Policy sciences; Public health; Public policy; Research
Community-Based Research | Health Policy | Medicine and Health | Policy Design, Analysis, and Evaluation | Sociology
New Approaches to Understanding and Managing Social Dynamics and Public Policy.
Available at: http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/brookings_lectures_events/44