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PHDL Participates in SMDM Annual Meeting

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The 39th Annual North American Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM) was held in Pittsburgh, PA, October 22-25, 2017. The focus this year was on “Better Decisions Through Better Data Processes”. The Society for Medical Decision Making has a long history of developing methodologies which take advantage of complex data structures to enhance medical decision making and advance policy formation. The 2017 Annual Meeting explored themes to ensure the credibility and usability of the Society’s efforts and to promote their vision of an integrated approach to health care decision making, through wise use and thoughtful communication of data.

Several Public Health Dynamics Laboratory (PHDL) faculty and postdocs participated in teaching short courses, and oral and poster presentations. The PHDL also participated in an exhibitor’s booth to share information on many of the PHDL software tools, including a demo of FRED (Framework for Reconstructing Epidemiological Dynamics).

 

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Oral Presentations

Zan Dodson, PhD, post-doctoral researcher, Health Policy & Management, Pitt Public Health
• Leveraging geospatial methods to accurately identify clusters of opioid drug abuse and target interventions

Hawre Jalal, MD, MSc, PhD, assistant professor, Health Policy & Management, Pitt Public Health
• Sub-epidemics within the opioid epidemic
• A multi-cohort simulation model of the opioid epidemic

Mary Krauland, PhD, research programmer, Public Health Dynamics Laboratory, Pitt Public Health
• The relationship between social determinants of health and excess cardiovascular disease in Allegheny County

David Sinclair, PhD, post-doctoral researcher, Health Policy & Management, Pitt Public Health
• A dynamic disease transmission model of the opioid epidemic

Poster Presentation

Wei-Chang Lo, MPH, PHDL visiting scholar, National University of Taiwan
• Exploring the impact of HCV interventions and treatments in IDU population in Taiwan: an agent-based model

The next annual North American SMDM meeting will be held in Montreal, Canada, October 14-17, 2018.

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