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Project Title: Assessment of Agent-Based Models to Inform Tobacco Product Regulation

PIN: IOM-BPH-13-06         

Major Unit:
Institute of Medicine

Sub Unit:
Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice

Geller, Amy

Subject/Focus Area:
Behavioral and Social Sciences; Health and Medicine

Assessment of Agent-Based Models to Inform Tobacco Product Regulation
June 26, 2014 - June 27, 2014
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Anna Martin
Phone: 202/334-2388
Fax: 202/334-2939


Thursday, June 26, 2014 • 8:15am – 12:45pm ET


8:15 – 8:30 am
Welcome and Introductions
Robert Wallace, Committee Chair

8:30 – 9:15 am
Agent-Based Tobacco Model Developed for the Center for Tobacco Products—An Update
Nancy Brodsky
Thomas Moore
Sandia National Laboratories

9:15 am – 9:45 am

9:45 – 10:15 am
Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS)—Examples of Agent-Based Modeling
Joshua Epstein
Professor, Emergency Medicine, Departments of Applied Mathematics, Economics, Biostatistics, International Health, Civil Engineering, Environmental Health Sciences, and The Institute for Computational Medicine, Johns Hopkins University; External Professor Santa Fe Institute

10:15 – 10:35 am

10:35 – 10:50 am

10:50 – 11:20 am
Finding the Unknown Unknowns: Using Dynamic Models to Identify and Reduce Uncertainty in Regulatory Analyses
Scot Spak
Assistant Professor, Urban & Regional Planning and Civil & Environmental Engineering, Public Policy Center
University of Iowa

11:20 – 11:40

11:40 – 12:15
Understanding Fundamental Model Uncertainties and their Decision-making Implications: Lessons from Energy Policy
Alan H. Sanstad
Staff Scientist, Sustainable Energy Systems Group, Environmental Energy Technologies Division
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

12:15 – 12:40

12:40 – 12:45
Closing Comments/Adjourn Open Session
Robert Wallace, Committee Chair

LAST REVISED: 6/11/2014

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Robert Wallace (chair)
Elizabeth Bruch
Karen Glanz
Carlos Roberto Jaen
Scott Leischow
Douglas Luke
Charles Manski
David Mendez
Nancy Rigotti
David Shoham
Jody Sindelar

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Discussion of review process; report overview and review of chapter outline

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
Committee/staff developed item working group summaries and report outline

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: July 3, 2014