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Agent Based Modeling: Population Health from the Bottom Up

The NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research and CDC’s Syndemics Prevention Network host the Spring 2007 Symposia Series on Systems Science and Health.

Dr. Epstein demonstrates concrete agent models across a range of scales and public health problems, including: a local smallpox model, a realistic New Orleans toxic aerosol and evacuation model; a 300 million agent US model suitable for contagious disease projections; and the NIH MIDAS Global Pandemic Flu model. He also discusses the role of behavioral factors in these and the models of smoking, obesity, and trust under development at the Center on Social and Economic Dynamics.

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Joshua M. Epstein

Former Brookings Expert

Professor of Epidemiology - New York University


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