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Brookings Mountain West Lecture

"New Approaches to Understanding and Managing Social Dynamics and Public Policy"

Ross Hammond, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies and Director, Center on Social Dynamics and Policy

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.

When: Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012

Where: UNLV Greenspun Hall, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas

Cost: Not available

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Lectures

Event posted Aug. 15, 2012
Last updated Aug. 15, 2012

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