Events / Innovations in Ending the HIV Epidemic Series featuring Wouter Vermeer and Nanette Benbow

Innovations in Ending the HIV Epidemic Series featuring Wouter Vermeer and Nanette Benbow

September 22, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Please join the Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology (CEPIM) for their event “Ending the HIV Epidemic in Chicago: Evidence from High-Fidelity Local Agent-Based Model” featuring Wouter Vermeer and ISGMH affiliate faculty member Nanette Benbow, M.A.S.

 

The event will take place on Tuesday, September 22 from 12:00-1:30 pm (CT). To attend, please provide your email and become a PSMG member here. You will receive CEPIM’s newsletter with the Zoom link and password for the event.

 

Background:

 

Agent-based models have enormous potential for modeling complex social phenomena. The ability to model complex individual-level social dynamics and project system-wide behaviors can help inform decision makers in their effort to curb a phenomenon like the spread of HIV. To produce actionable results, models need to accurately capture the dynamics and behaviors observed by decision makers. As such, models aimed at supporting decision making need to be tailored to the local context by incorporating behaviors based on local data. In this presentation we describe our model for HIV-spread in Chicago and highlight how we used Chicago-level data and input from local public health experts to inform this model. We will illustrate how our model can be used to perform predictive scenario analysis and discuss how these results can be used to inform decision makers as they plan their HIV care and prevention strategies to end the HIV epidemic.