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Advancing Public Health with Systems Science & Simulation Modeling
DATE + TIME: Mon Jun 06, 2022 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
SPEAKERS: Dr. Andrew Brouwer (Assistant Research Scientist, University of Michigan, School of Public Health)
DESCRIPTION: Please join CAsToR investigator, Andrew Brouwer, and other modeling experts in the BU virtual symposium on advancing public health with systems science and simulation modeling.
How systems thinking and simulation modeling can reshape public health
DATE + TIME: Mon Jun 06, 2022 12:01 AM - 12:01 AM
SPEAKERS: CAsToR member Dr. Andrew Brouwer and Dr. Ana Diez Roux and Dr. Melissa Tracy and Dr. Philippe Giabbanelli
DESCRIPTION:

The keynote speaker will identify the components/hallmarks of systems thinking and how it broadens perspectives and expands opportunities, facilitated by the application of modeling and simulation methods. This will be followed by 2-4 case studies from particular problem domains in public health in which the application of systems thinking and simulation modeling served to advance scientific discovery and impact beyond conventional approaches. CAsToR member Andrew F. Brouwer, PhD, MS, MA is among the speakers.

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CAsToR Webinar: Agent-Based Modeling: Applications in Tobacco Regulatory Science
DATE + TIME: Thu May 19, 2022 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
SPEAKERS: Dr. Ross Hammond (Director, Center on Social Dynamics & Policy, Brookings Institution; Associate Professor, Washington University)
DESCRIPTION: In this webinar, Dr. Ross Hammond will present some of his most recent work in agent-based modeling with a focus on Tobacco Town, a computational model for exploring environmental effects of retail tobacco control policies. There will be sufficient time for Q&A. Registration is required. All registrants must be approved by CAsToR to join this webinar. Questions? Please contact Molly Coeling at mcoeling@umich.
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Panel Discussion: Developing Specific Aims for Tobacco Regulatory Science (TRS) Proposals
DATE + TIME: Tue Apr 26, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
SPEAKERS: Dr. Stephanie Land (Program Director & Statistician, NIH National Cancer Institute, Behavioral Research Program, Tobacco Control Research Branch) and Dr. Adam Leventhal (Founding Director, Health, Emotion & Addiction Laboratory at the University of Southern California) and Dr. Luz Sanchez Romero (Assistant Professor, Cancer Prevention and Control, Program at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University)
DESCRIPTION: Panelists each provide a brief presentation focused on developing Specific Aims in the context of TRS proposals.
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Longitudinal associations between exclusive and dual use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and cigarettes and cardiovascular disease among adults: Key findings and methodological considerations
DATE + TIME: Tue Jan 25, 2022 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
SPEAKERS: Dr. Jana Hirschtick (Assistant Research Scientist, University of Michigan School of Public Health) and Dr. Steve Cook (Senior Research Area Specialist, University of Michigan School of Public Health)
DESCRIPTION: In this webinar, CAsToR junior investigators Dr. Hirschtick and Dr. Cook will review one of the first longitudinal analyses of associations between exclusive and dual use of ENDS and cigarette use and diagnosed cardiovascular disease using the Population Assessment of Tobacco & Health (PATH) Study. In addition to presenting key findings, they will discuss important methodological considerations for these types of analyses, including confounding control, reducing the potential for reverse causation, key sensitivity analyses, and different approaches to applying the PATH weights.
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