Itamar Megiddo is a Research Associate in the Management Science department at Strathclyde, which he joined in 2015. He was previously at, and remains affiliated with, the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP). He also has a disease modeling and computer science background. His main body of work integrates disease and economic models for policy impact evaluation. He has worked on and developed communicable and non-communicable disease models, including a pneumococcal disease model for the Global Antibiotic Resistance Partnership (GARP). He has developed agent-based models integrating population, healthcare, economic, and disease dynamics, including IndiaSim for the Disease Control Priorities (DPC-3) project. Itamar is also interested in the behavioral dynamics of actors facing decisions on vaccination. He has developed and analyzed game-theoretic models for this analysis. He received his master’s degree in economics from the University of McGill.
Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP)