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New Horizons in Modeling and Simulation for Social Epidemiology and Public Health. Edition No. 1. Wiley Series in Modeling and Simulation

  • Book
  • 208 Pages
  • March 2021
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • ID: 5187100

An introduction to state-of-the-art modeling and simulation approaches for social and economic determinants of population health

New Horizons in Modeling and Simulation for Social Epidemiology and Public Health offers a comprehensive introduction to modeling and simulation that addresses the many complex research questions in social epidemiology and public health. This book highlights a variety of practical applications and illustrative examples with a focus on modeling and simulation approaches for the social and economic determinants of population health.

The book contains classic case examples in agent-based modeling (ABM) as well as essential information on ABM applications to public health including for infectious disease modeling, obesity, and tobacco control. This book also surveys applications of microsimulation (MSM) including of tax-benefit policies to project impacts of the social determinants of health.

Specifically, this book:

  • Provides an overview of the social determinants of health and the public health significance of addressing the social determinants of health
  • Gives a conceptual foundation for the application of ABM and MSM to study the social determinants of health
  • Offers methodological introductions to both ABM and MSM approaches with illustrative examples
  • Includes cutting-edge systematic reviews of empirical applications of ABM and MSM in the social sciences, social epidemiology, and public health
  • Discusses future directions for empirical research using ABM and MSM, including integrating aspects of both ABM and MSM and implications for public health policies

Written for a broad audience of policy analysts, public planners, and researchers and practitioners in public health and public policy including social epidemiologists, New Horizons in Modeling and Simulation for Social Epidemiology and Public Health offers a fundamental guide to the social determinants of health and state-of-the-art applications of ABM and MSM to studying the social and economic determinants of population health.

Table of Contents

Section I: Introduction

Chapter 1: A Primer on the Social Determinants of Health (Daniel Kim)

Chapter 2: Rationale for New Modeling and Simulation Tools: Agent-Based Modeling and Microsimulation (Daniel Kim, Ross A. Hammond)

Section II: Agent-Based Modeling

Chapter 3: Overview of Current Concepts and Process for Agent-Based Modeling (Ross A. Hammond)

Chapter 4: Agent-Based Modeling in the Social Sciences (Joseph T. Ornstein and Ross A. Hammond)

Chapter 5: Agent-Based Modeling in Public Health (Joseph T. Ornstein and Ross A. Hammond)

Chapter 6: Section Summary (Ross A. Hammond)

Section III: Microsimulation Modeling

Chapter 7: Concepts and Methods for Microsimulation Modeling in the Social Sciences (Gerlinde Verbist and Hilde Philips)

Chapter 8: Empirical Evidence Using Microsimulation Models in the Social Sciences (Francesco Figari and Emanuela Lezzi)

Chapter 9: Applications of Microsimulation Models to the Social Determinants of Health and Public Health: A Systematic Review of the Literature (Daniel Kim)

Chapter 10: Section Summary (Daniel Kim)

Section IV: Conclusions

Chapter 11: Future Directions (Daniel Kim, Ross A. Hammond)

Authors

Daniel Kim RAND Corporation.