PIMS Lunchbox Lecture: Krisztina Vasarhelyi

  • Date: 02/24/2016
Krisztina Vasarhelyi, IMPACT-HIV and SFU Health Sciences

University of British Columbia, Robson Square, Vancouver


Systems Modeling for HIV Health Service Delivery




PIMS Lunchbox Lecture: Krisztina Vasarhelyi


Public health program managers and policy makers are regularly faced with complex decisions that affect the health and well-being of the public. Mathematical models and operations research tools can be used to consider diverse interacting factors, such as the epidemiology and clinical aspects of a condition, delivery methods of health services, and constraints on budget and resources. Creating reliable, data-driven models that are tractable and useful for informing policy decisions requires close collaboration of stakeholders and mathematicians.


This presentation will describe a health systems modeling project to inform the delivery of HIV health services in Vancouver, which illustrates the promise, challenges and rewards of cross-sector collaborations and offers possible avenues for the expanded use of modeling in public policy.




Other Information: 

Time: 12:00pm 

**A light lunch will be served before the lecture. Please RSVP below.** 


Location: UBC at Robson Square, 800 Robson St., Room C485


Registration: Registration for this event is now closed.


**The next PIMS lunchbox lecture is on March 30th, 2016. Please RSVP for that event through the webpage here