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BU Dean Co-authors AJE ‘Article of the Year’

The American Journal of Epidemiology (AJE) has named an article co-authored by Dr. Sandro Galea, dean of Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH), as one of its 2015 “Articles of the Year.”

10/28/14 - Boston, Massachusetts Images of the School of Public Health Talbot Building on the BU MED Campus and new SPH Dean Sandro Galea. Photo by Dan Aguirre for Boston University Photography.

[Photo: Dean Sandro Galea]

Formalizing the Role of Agent-Based Modeling in Causal Inference and Epidemiology” was nominated by AJE readers and editors as one of the top 10 articles representing “the very best of AJE.”

The titles of the 10 articles were published in the April 15 issue of the AJE, and award winners were recognized during the 2016 Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER) meeting in Miami on June 24, which coincided with the Epidemiology Congress of the Americas.

Dr. Galea co-authored the article with Dr. Brandon D. L. Marshall, assistant professor of epidemiology at Brown University School of Public Health. Dr. Galea and Dr. Marshall showed how agent-based models, which simulate the actions and interactions of autonomous “agents” to assess their effects on a system as a whole, “can be used to simulate counterfactual outcomes in the presence of complexity.”

An article co-authored by Dean Galea was also selected as an AJE 2014 Article of the Year.

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