10:00 am EST - 12:00 am EST

Past Event

Using Computer Simulations, Experts Devise Strategy to Contain Smallpox Attack

Monday, December 23, 2002

10:00 am - 12:00 am EST

The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

At this briefing, experts at the Brookings Institution-Johns Hopkins Center on Social and Economic Dynamics and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will reveal a powerful computer simulation graphically illustrating the effects of a bioterrorism outbreak of smallpox in a hypothetical American county. Based on the computer model, they developed an alternative strategy for vaccinating against smallpox compared to the strategy recently announced by President Bush.

Dr. Joshua M. Epstein, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Dr. Donald S. Burke, a professor of international health and epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, will demonstrate and explain the project, and answer questions.