Itamar Megiddo

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  • United Kingdom

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Personal Statement

I am a Chancellor's Fellow at the Department of Management Science. My research is interdisciplinary and focuses on modelling to improve decision-making in healthcare policy, utilizing tools and methodologies from mathematical epidemiology, economics, and computer science, among other areas.

My main body of work integrates disease and economic models for policy impact evaluation, and I have developed infectious and non-communicable disease models, including a pneumococcal disease model for the Global Antibiotic Resistance Partnership (GARP) and agent-based models (ABMs) integrating population, healthcare, economic, and disease dynamics for the Disease Control Priorities (DPC-3) project. In addition to continuing my work on the economics of healthcare interventions in low- and middle-income countries, I have done work on valuation of antibiotics for DRIVE-AB, an Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) funded project investigating mechanisms to encourage research and development of new antibiotics and to promote their global access and sustainable use. My other research interests include using game-theoretic models to study the impact of behaviour by individuals and actors facing healthcare decisions.

I am also affiliated with the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics, and Policy in Washington, DC, where I am a Fellow. I have a PhD in Management Science, focusing on modelling for healthcare policy, from the University of Strathclyde and an MA in economics and BA honours economics from McGill University, in Montreal.

Expertise & Capabilities

  • Health Economics
  • Agent-based modeling
  • Disease modeling
  • Microsimulation
  • Pneumococcal disease

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, McGill University

Bachelor of Arts, McGill University

External positions

Fellow, Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics, & Policy

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Research Output

A hybrid simulation modelling framework for combining system dynamics and agent-based models

Nguyen, L. K. N., Howick, S. & Megiddo, I., 29 Feb 2020, (Accepted/In press). 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
  • Agent-based modelling for health economic evaluations and healthcare policy decisions

    Megiddo, I., 12 Mar 2019. 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

    Open Access
  • Prizes

    The OR Society’s Doctoral Award 2016

    Itamar Megiddo (Recipient), 25 Apr 2018

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    • 4 Invited talk
    • 2 Participation in conference
    • 1 Organiser of special symposia
    • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

    IMA Festival of Mathematics and its Applications

    David Greenhalgh (Participant), Jonathan Wells (Participant), Yanfeng Liang (Participant), Itamar Megiddo (Participant), H. Lee (Participant), Wasi Ahmad Nazni (Participant), Guat-ney Teoh (Participant)
    25 Jun 201926 Jun 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    What is the value of a novel antibiotic? Models of withholding use.

    Itamar Megiddo (Speaker)
    18 Jun 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk