Meetings of the Eastern North American Region of the International Biometric Society (a.k.a. "ENAR meetings") are held in late March or early April each year and reflect the broad interests of the Society, including both quantitative techniques and application areas. Faculty and student presenters from the Department of Biostatistics regularly participate giving invited talks, contributed talks, and poster presentations.
The Joint Statistical Meetings, known simply as "JSM", is the largest gathering of statisticians held annually in North American. Faculty and student presenters from the Department of Biostatistics regularly participate giving invited talks, contributed talks, and poster presentations. Our students often receive top awards and participate in the affiliated career marketplace at the event.
The value of simple models, rapidly built with available data, to aid decision makers during response to catastrophic infectious disease events will be demonstrated through 4 models: 1) Estimating, in near real-time, the impact of the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic; 2) Modeling input to aid the decision regarding the production of H3N2v monovalent vaccine; 3) Estimating impact of proposed vaccination for a hypothetical H5N2 influenza pandemic (exercise); and 4) A Risk-Benefit analysis of different options for testing and treating asymptomatic patients potentially infected with contaminated steroid product. These examples will be used to illustrate some basic concepts that must guide modelers as they interact with public health decision makers during responses.
Simple Models for Public Health Decision Making During a Response.
Martin Meltzer, PhD
Lead, Health Economics and Modeling Unit, CDC
Last Updated On Friday, April 01, 2016 by Borkowski, Matthew Gerard
Created On Monday, March 21, 2016