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SMDM COVID-19 Decision Modeling Grant

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Applications for high impact decision modeling grants will be accepted starting May 18, 2020 through June 30, 2020 and award decisions will be made on a rolling basis.

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With support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, researchers from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON), Duke University Margolis Center for Health Policy, University of Michigan Medical School and the Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM) have partnered to catalyze innovative COVID-19 decision models for rapid uptake and impact. The COVID Decision Modeling Initiative (CDMI) will support the development of decision models to inform the urgent needs of decision makers responding to the Covid-19 pandemic.

CDMI has several specific goals to facilitate responsive decision modeling research:

  1. Determine key priorities and critical questions where decision modeling can support better decisions and outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic
  2. Implement grant making program to fund 6-10 projects with rapid impact potential
  3. Leverage Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM) repository of models and network of decision modelers addressing COVID-19

To optimize success of decision modeling projects funded for rapid impact, the research team will coordinate efforts from their institutions along with the SMDM COVID-19 Modeling Special Committee to provide connectivity between decision makers and decision modelers and disseminate the combined CDMI results to the public at large. Johns Hopkins University will administer 6-10 agreements to recipients for decision modeling projects with anticipated impact within 4-6 months from start date.

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SMDM COVID-19 Modeling Special Committee

Kathy McDonald (John Hopkins University), Co-Chair
Gillian Sanders Schmidler (Duke University), Co-Chair

Committee Members:

Fernando Alarid-Escudero (Center for Research and Teaching in Economics)
Robert Beck (Fox Chase Cancer Center)
Ava John-Baptiste (Western University)
Lisa Prosser (University of Michigan)
Mark Roberts (University of Pittsburgh)
Mark Sculpher (University of York)
Uwe Siebert (UMIT)
John Wong (Tufts Medical Center)