I am a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the Department of Management Science. My research is interdisciplinary and focuses on modelling to improve decision-making in healthcare policy, utilizing tools and methodologies from mathematical epidemiology, economics, and computer science, among other areas.
My main body of work involves systems modelling and simulation, including integrating disease and economic models for policy impact evaluation and prioritisation. I am particularly interested in agent-based modelling and hybrid models, which integrate modelling methodologies when this simplifies analyses. I am interested in both non-communicable disease and infectious disease as well as in how systems modelling can contribute to evaluating health system strengthening. I am currently doing work on antimicrobial resistance and vaccine financing among work in other areas. I am also conducting work related to Coivd-19.
I have a PhD in Management Science, focusing on modelling for healthcare policy, from the University of Strathclyde and an MA in economics and BA honours economics from McGill University, in Montreal.
- Economic modelling of a new payment model for antibiotics
- Public health applications of agent-based models
- Implementation of ScotQR in NHS Lanarkshire
- Agent-based modelling to explore Covid-19 interventions in a care home.
- Agent-based modelling in public health: when and why?
- Interventions for preventing Covid-19 outbreaks and controlling transmission in care homes
More professional activities
- Analysing the links between fuel poverty, energy efficiency and health in Scottish communities
- Mueller, Tanja (Principal Investigator) Calvillo Munoz, Christian (Principal Investigator) Megiddo, Itamar (Co-investigator)
- Energy efficiency and the decarbonisation of heat have been identified as key areas to achieve the net zero targets set by the Scottish Government. However, these changes could translate into higher energy prices, putting further economic pressure on households. Also, impacts of fuel poverty are very likely to go beyond the lack of disposable income, potentially affecting health, work productivity, and general wellbeing.
This project aims to investigate links between housing type, energy efficiency ratings, economic status, fuel poverty, and health, with a focus on several diverse areas of Scotland. Generated hypotheses can then be used to inform future policies and as a basis for further research.
£1,200 were awarded from the StrathWide 2020 funding call (inernal funding).
- 01-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2021
- COVID-19 Multi-Model Comparison Consortium (CMCC)
- Megiddo, Itamar (Principal Investigator)
- 15-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2020
- A Socio-economically-informed Approach to Novel Treatments for TB
- Scott, Fraser (Principal Investigator) Megiddo, Itamar (Co-investigator)
- SFC GCRF Pump Priming Award
- 01-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2020
- STRAthclyde Diversity in Data LinkagE (STRADDLE) Doctoral Training Centre
- Barry, Sarah (Co-investigator) Kavanagh, Kimberley (Co-investigator) Megiddo, Itamar (Co-investigator) Murray, Paul (Co-investigator) Rattray, Nicholas (Co-investigator)
- The focus of the STRAthclyde Diversity in Data LinkagE (STRADDLE) DTC is to develop a centre of excellence in the linkage and analysis of data across disciplines. With an initial focus on health and healthcare delivery, STRADDLE will deliver linkage and innovative analysis of data from the molecular to population level, to achieve new insights and to maximize the value of health research data. There are 3 fully funded, 3.5 year PhD studentships are available to highly motivated UK and EU students. Successful applicants will be trained as the next generation of data scientists and develop skills and know how to deliver on the integration of diverse clinical data types – from molecules to man to populations.
- 01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2023
- Assessment of cardiovascular diseases risk profile and management in HIV-infected patients in Kenya: A local situation analysis to inform future development of quality improvement interventions
- Kurdi, Amanj (Principal Investigator) ACHIENG, Loice (Principal Investigator) Bennie, Marion (Co-investigator) Godman, Brian (Co-investigator) Kavanagh, Kimberley (Co-investigator) Megiddo, Itamar (Co-investigator)
- 01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2020
- Extension: Mathematical Modelling of a Novel Autodissemination Trap.
- Greenhalgh, David (Principal Investigator) Megiddo, Itamar (Co-investigator)
- £10,343 extension to our Scottish Funding Council (SFC) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Escalator Fund. Three extra months RA effort.
- 01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2019
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