Welcome to the Public Health Dynamics Laboratory
Areas of active research include:
The PHDL is on the vanguard of public health research and computational modeling, and takes an active role in the development of open source computational tools for the analysis of public health issues. Some of our systems are highlighted in the display on this page. These databases and programs support several major research projects including:
The PHDL also serves as a link between Graduate School of Public Health, the University of Pittsburgh Center for Simulation and Modeling and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, as well as the Schools of Medicine, Engineering, Art and Science and collaborators at Carnegie Mellon University. The PHDL provides an invigorating research environment for faculty, students and post-doctoral fellows interested in advancing computational approaches to problems in public health.
PHDL Director Mark S. Roberts Received the Career Achievement Award from the Society for Medical Decision Making
Mark Roberts, M.D., M.P.P., professor and chair, Department of Health Policy and Management, and Director, Public Health Dynamics Laboratory, Pitt Public Health received one of the highest accolades offered by the professional society he joined more than 30 years ago as a medical student. He received the Career Achievement Award of the Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM) during its 36th Annual North American Meeting in Miami. The SMDM’s members include scientists from a variety of disciplines including decision science, psychology, health economics, operations research, biostatistics, clinical epidemiology and informatics. The award recognizes distinguished senior investigators who have made significant contributions to the field of medical decision making.
Richard Zimmerman in the PITT CTSI Spotlight for Influenza
Dr. Zimmerman presents information for the public on influenza infection, symptoms, and prevention.