International Society of Microbial Resistance breakMedEDirect


Policy Studies Organization (PSO)


World Medical Association






The Center for the Study of International Medical Policies and Practices (CSIMPP) provides a global medical and health policy focus for the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs at George Mason University. The Center promotes inter- and trans-disciplinary research and training. CSIMPP focus is on applying the evidence base knowledge to the medical and health policy formulation and practice. The Center has working relationships with many professional organizations including the World Medical Association (WMA) and the Academy of Disaster Medicine. The unique expertise of the CSIMPP faculty contributes to the overall SPP and GMU mission by promoting academic activities in:

  1. Evidence-based application to medical policy formulation;
  2. Geographical Information System (GIS), social networks and epidemiology;
  3. Modeling medical and health policy processes;
  4. Priority setting and ethical considerations in allocating scarce medical resources;
  5. Emerging and reemerging infections, including antimicrobial drug resistance;
  6. Disaster preparedness and recovery, with emphasis on disparities;
  7. Medical standards and policies in support of operations in extreme environments;
  8. Health and medical community network analysis;
  9. Modeling spatio-temporal behavior and interaction.


Upcoming Events

World Medical & Health Policy will co-sponsor two Teaching Workshops at the American Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on Wednesday, August 27, 2014:

  • Research Issues for Transportation and Livability Policy
  • Alcohol and Public Policy: Implications for Politics and Health
  • Program details and registration information will be available in July.



Forum on Health Homelessness, and Poverty
November 6, 2014 
George Mason University- Founders Hall
Arlington, VA

The Forum on Health, Homelessness, and Poverty is an academic conference bringing together policy researchers, policymakers, and those working in the community to significantly reduce the effects of homelessness on health.  The most recent forum took place on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at George Mason University’s Founders Hall , in Arlington, VA. To see the program with list of speakers and topics, FOLLOW THIS LINK.

Organized in cooperation with the Policy Studies Organization, the World Medical & Health Policy journal, the School of Public Policy at George Mason University , the Center for Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy, and Policy at George Mason University , the American Public University System , and theArlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN).

Click here to access the World Medical & Health Policy Journal.

Click here to access the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) materials

Click here for information about Dupont Summit 2014