Are You vMad To Go For Surgery? Risk Assessment for Transmission of vCJD via Surgical Instruments

Client: UK Department of Health

Authors/Consultant: Stephen Curram, Jonathan Coyle, André Hare

Case summary: Although the prevalence of vCJD (a human form of “Mad Cow Disease”) was successfully reduced between 2000 and 2004, the alarming peak in cases led to concern about the disease’s possible transmission via various pathways. Surgical instruments were considered to be […]

System Dynamics & Agent-Based approaches to face HR constraints

Client: Public ICT company localized in Minas Gerais, Brazil; Primary Hospital Localized in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil

Authors/Consultant: Guttenberg Ferreira Passos, Ilan Chamovitz, Babis Theodoulidis

Case summary: Human Resource Management (HRM) has emerged as a fundamental and critical capital in organizations. After all, human resources plan, design policies, handles machinery and innovates. Human Resources hire […]

Exploring Prevention Strategies for Improving Children's Oral Health

Children’s Oral Health

 

Name Exploring Prevention Strategies for Improving Children’s Oral Health Modelers Gary B. Hirsch, Burton Edelstein, Marcy Frosh, Jayanth Kumar.

Client/Participant Childen’s DentalHealth Project, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, New York State Department of Health Client Type Government The Issue You Tackled Early childhood caries (ECC) – tooth […]

Social Determinants of Health in a Diverse Urban Population

Client: Wellesley Institute (Toronto)

Authors/Consultants: Mahamoud A, Roche B, Homer J

Social determinants of health are important in shaping the health of urban populations in Canada. The low socio-economic status of marginalized, disadvantaged, and precarious populations in urban settings has been linked to adverse health outcomes including chronic and infectious disease, negative health behaviors, barriers […]

Haaglanden

Client: Housing Market

Authors/Consultants: Eskinasi M, Rouwette E, Vennix J

In Haaglanden, the Netherlands, during a particular swing of the housing market, construction of new greenfield residential suburbs suffered delays, whereas urban transformation of old and sometimes decaying housing projects from the 1950’s was just starting. But urban transformation is dependent on the possibility of […]

Managing the Inventory of Test Items used in Computer-Based Educational Testing

Client: Educational Testing Service (ETS), the world’s leading developer and provider of standardized educational tests

Authors/Consultants: Homer J

In the mid-1990s, ETS started a transition from paper-and-pencil testing to computer-based testing for all of its graduate-level tests. Computer-based tests, offered on an almost daily basis at many test locations around the world and throughout the […]

Cocaine Use Prevalence Estimation and Policy Analysis

Client: National Institute of Justice, US Department of Justice

Authors/Consultants: Homer J

A system dynamics model reproduces a variety of national indicator data reflecting cocaine use and supply over a 15-year period and provides detailed estimates of actual underlying prevalence. Sensitivity testing clarifies the source of observed trends. Alternative scenarios with possible policy implications were […]

Obesity Population Dynamics

Client: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Authors/Consultants: Homer J, Milstein B, Dietz W, Buchner D, Majestic E

A system dynamics simulation model was developed for understanding trends in obesity in the United States. Data on population body weight from 1971-2002 were combined with information from nutritional science and demography into a single analytic […]

National Health System Reform Strategy

HealthBound

 

Name National Health System Reform Strategy Modelers Bobby Milstein, Jack Homer, Gary Hirsch

Client/Participant Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Client Type Government

 

The Issue You Tackled Proposals to improve the US health system are commonly supported by models that have only a few variables and overlook certain processes […]