Document Type

Lecture

Publication Date

11-27-2012

Streaming Media

Publisher

Brookings Mountain West

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Computer simulation; Policy sciences; Public health; Public policy; Research

Disciplines

Community-Based Research | Health Policy | Medicine and Health | Policy Design, Analysis, and Evaluation | Sociology

Language

English

Comments

Greenspun Hall, UNLV Campus

Video File size: 145 megabytes


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