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Dr Itamar Megiddo

Strathclyde Chancellor'S Fellow

Management Science

Personal statement

I am a Chancellor's Fellow at 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 integrates disease and economic models for policy impact evaluation, and I have developed infectious and non-communicable disease models, including a pneumococcal disease model for the Global Antibiotic Resistance Partnership (GARP) and agent-based models (ABMs) integrating population, healthcare, economic, and disease dynamics for the Disease Control Priorities (DPC-3) project. In addition to continuing my work on the economics of healthcare interventions in low- and middle-income countries, I have done work on valuation of antibiotics for DRIVE-AB, an Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) funded project investigating mechanisms to encourage research and development of new antibiotics and to promote their global access and sustainable use. My other research interests include using game-theoretic models to study the impact of behaviour by individuals and actors facing healthcare decisions.

I am also affiliated with the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics, and Policy in Washington, DC, where I am a Fellow. 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.


Potential impact of introducing the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine into national immunization programmes : an economic-epidemiological analysis using data from India
Megiddo Itamar, Klein Eili, Laxminarayan Ramanan
BMJ Global Health Vol 3, (2018)
Reduced burden of childhood diarrheal diseases through increased access to water and sanitation in India : a modeling analysis
Nandi Arindam, Megiddo Itamar, Ashok Ashvin, Verma Amit, Laxminarayan Ramanan
Social Science and Medicine Vol 180, pp. 181-192, (2017)
Health and economic benefits of scaling up a home-based neonatal care package in rural India : a modelling analysis
Nandi Arindam, Colson Abigail R., Verma Amit, Megiddo Itamar, Ashok Ashvin, Laxminarayan Ramanan
Health Policy and Planning Vol 31, pp. 634-644, (2016)
Universal health coverage for mental, neurological, and substance use disorders : an extended cost-effectiveness analysis
Chisholm Dan, Johansson Kjell Arne, Raykar Neha, Megiddo Itamar, Nigam Aditi, Strand Kirsten Bjerkreim, Colson Abigail, Fekadu Abebaw, Verguet Stéphane
Disease Control PrioritiesDisease Control Priorities, (2016)
Self-enforcing regional vaccination agreements
Klepac Petra, Megiddo Itamar, Grenfell Bryan T., Laxminarayan Ramanan
Journal of the Royal Society Interface Vol 13, (2016)
Health and economic benefits of public financing of epilepsy treatment in India : an agent-based simulation model
Megiddo Itamar, Colson Abigail, Chisholm Dan, Dua Tarun, Nandi Arindam, Laxminarayan Ramanan
Epilepsia, (2016)

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