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*New* CSSS Seminar by Michelle O’Brien Agent-based modeling in women’s health: Building Fpsim (1/10/24)

Posted: 1/5/2024 ()

CSSS will be hosting a seminar by Michelle O’Brien on Wednesday, Jan 10th at 12:30 PM. The talk will take place in 409 Savery Hall and on Zoom (register here). Dr. O’Brien is Senior Research Scientist in the Institute for Disease Modeling (Gates Foundation).

Title: Agent-based modeling in women’s health: Building Fpsim

Abstract: Modeling epidemiological and social phenomenon in global health can have tremendous impact on policy-makers. Modeling to improve women’s health, especially sexual and reproductive health, have been underrepresented, in part due to data scarcity and complex social constraints. We built an agent-based model to better understand individual heterogeneity, life course dynamics, and women’s empowerment vis-à-vis family planning and reproductive health. This seminar will discuss building FPsim, as well as challenges and opportunities for modeling reproductive health as a critical component of global health.

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