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Pre-Conference Behavior Modeling Workshop - FRED (a Framework for Reconstructing Epidemiological Dynamics)

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Graduate School of Public Health’s Public Health Dynamics Laboratory (PHDL) and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), both at the University of Pittsburgh. This hands-on workshop will focus on use of FRED (Framework for Reconstructing Epidemiological Dynamics), an agent-based modeling platform developed by the PHDL.

FRED uses census-based statistically representative synthetic populations that capture the demographic and geographically heterogeneous characteristics of actual populations, including realistic neighborhood, household, school and workplace social networks. FRED populations are currently available for every state and county in the United States and selected international locations. FRED is a flexible system that can be used to model diverse situations, including infectious diseases, chronic conditions, demographic changes at the population level, and the effects of human behavior. FRED can be used to predict outcomes of an epidemic, such as epidemic curves and disease incidence, and is a tool for evaluating interventions, such as school closure, social distancing and changes in vaccination behavior.

Workshop participants will become familiar with the FRED platform, learn the basics of incorporating and simulating agent behavior in simulation models, and create and run their own behavioral models using FRED Web, an online interface in which FRED models can be designed, run, and analyzed.

This workshop is being offered in conjunction with the Modeling Social Dynamics & Health Behavior Conference on Friday, October 26. 

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Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 12:00 PM
End Time
Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 05:00 PM
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