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The Center for the Study of International Medical Policies and Practices (CSIMPP) provides a global medical and health policy focus for the School of Public Policy, 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


Dupont Summit 2013 on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy

Friday, December 6th

Historic Whittemore House, Dupont Circle

1526 New Hampshire Avenue, Washington DC

Title: Technology and Global Health Policy: Focus Transportation

Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of International Medical Policies and Practices (CSIMPP, SPP, GMU) and World Medical and Health Policy Journal (WMHPJ, PSO)

Co-chairs: Arnauld Nicogossian and Naoru Koizumi

Time: 10:00-11:00

Learning Objective: Address the relationship between transportation policies and global health

Description: All forms of transportation increase globalization through the movement of people and goods. Increasing speed and capacity of transportation systems opened new opportunities for economic development and improved quality of life. But as with all technological advances improvements results in increasing economic disparities, environmental and health impacts. The panel will address the benefits and risks associated with global transportation:

Panel Moderator: Naoru Koizumi, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor. SPP, GMU.

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