Itamar Megiddo

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  • United Kingdom

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Personal Statement

I am a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the Department of Management Science, conducting interdisciplinary research aimed at tackling healthcare challenges and improving decision-making and implementation in healthcare policy. My research is centred around using systems thinking and modelling approaches and draws on tools and methods from mathematical epidemiology, economics, management science, and computer science, among other fields.

My main body of work involves systems modelling and simulation, and it involves integrating disease and economic models for policy impact evaluation and prioritisation. I am interested in both infectious disease and non-communicable disease modelling. From a methodological standpoint, I am particularly interested in strengthening rigour in agent-based modelling and hybrid models, which integrate modelling methods when this simplifies analyses. I have applied my research to studying and conducting knowledge-exchange activities addressing global health challenges. This includes conducting healthcare intervention and policy evaluations, studying health systems strengthening in low- and middle-income countries, studying antimicrobial resistance policy globally and in the UK, evaluating COVID-19 policy and interventions, investigating how behaviour and social structure affect health and diseases, and exploring the role of incentives in healthcare policy design.

I hold a PhD in Management Science, specialising in 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
  • Systems modeling
  • Disease modeling
  • Pneumococcal disease

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, Economics, McGill University

Award Date: 1 Sept 2009

Bachelor of Arts, Honors Economics, McGill University

Award Date: 1 May 2008

External positions

Fellow, Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics, & Policy

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