Virtual Discussion
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Ross Hammond

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SFI External Professor Ross Hammond will discuss the development of a new agent-based computer model that helps policy-makers account for the many uncertainties surrounding COVID-19. The simulation model, called TRACE, incorporates both knowns and unknowns to produce multiple variations for any particular policy option. Read more about the TRACE model here.


TRACE: Modeling Robust Containment Policy in the Face of Uncertainty, with Ross Hammond


Ross A. Hammond is a Senior Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution, where he is director of the Center on Social Dynamics and Policy. He is also the Betty Bofinger Brown Distinguished Associate Professor of Public Health & Social Policy at the Brown School, Washington University in St Louis. His primary area of expertise is modeling complex dynamics in economic, social, and public health systems using tools from complexity science. Much of his research has focused on the interaction of individual behavior or biology with social/environmental factors. His current research topics include pandemic containment policies, obesity etiology and prevention, food systems, precision prevention of chronic disease, tobacco control, health disparities, and decision-making. Hammond serves in formal policy advisory roles at the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, and the National Academies of Science.

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