Invited Talks

Tsinghua University, China, 2019
  • Dynamic modeling, Moderna Inc., June 2022
  • A dynamic model to analyze health-related quality of life in cancer immunotherapy, Barcelona, Spain, June 2022
  • System Dynamics Modeling for Policy Making, The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University, Apr 2022
  • Multidisciplinary Modeling for Complex Problems, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, Dec 2021
  • Simulation Modeling in Healthcare, University of Toronto, Canada, Nov 2021
  • Dynamic Simulation Models in Public Health for Supporting Decision Making, Diponegoro University, Indonesia, Nov 2021
  • Modeling the Opioid Crisis in the United States, University of Southampton, UK, Nov 2021
  • Tools for Systems Thinking, World Health Organization’s Systems Thinking Accelerator Program, Switzerland, Nov 2021
  • Reducing Opioid Use Disorder and Overdose in the United States: Model Development and Policy Analysis, Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology for Drug Abuse and HIV, Northwestern University, Nov 2021
  • Modeling the Opioid Crisis to Support National Policy Development, Society for Epidemiologic Research, Virtual, Jun 2021
  • Modeling the Opioid Epidemic in the United States, Center for Health Decision Science, Harvard, Apr 2021 
  • A dynamic model for COVID-19 in Brazil, MIT Media Lab, Mar 2021
  • Modeling the opioid crisis, University of Washington, Mar 2021
  • COVID-19 modeling, MIT Media Lab, Dec 2020 
  • Weather, Air Pollution, and COVID-19, Georgia Southern University, Aug 2020
  • The impact of weather and air pollution on COVID-19 transmission, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Jul 2020
  • Systems engineering meets food safety, Wageningen University, The Netherlands, Jan 2020
  • Systems science in opioids research, Bentley University, USA, Nov 2019
  • Opioids systems modeling at the FDA, Opioid Use Disorder Modeling Seminar, Portland, OR, USA, Oct 2019 
  • Model synthesis and data fusion, Peking University, China, May 2019
  • Data modeling and simulation for decision making in healthcare, Tsinghua University, China, May 2019
  • Data needs for opioids systems modeling, US Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, USA, May 2019
  • Systems thinking and dynamic modeling for health policy analysis, RAND Corporation, Boston, USA, Oct 2018
  • A flexible method for aggregation of prior modeling-based findings; combining heterogeneous statistical findings, Medical Practice Evaluation Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA, Oct 2018
  • Analytical methodologies for evidence-based policy and decision-making, Wichita State University, USA, Mar 2018
  • Fighting another war: How many military personnel and veterans will have PTSD in 2025?, Health Systems Innovation’s Lunch Seminars at MIT Sloan, USA, Nov 2017
  • A new approach for aggregating heterogeneous statistical findings, MAER-NET Workshop, Germany, Oct. 2017
  • Diagnosis policies for PTSD and social stigma, MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society, USA, Oct 2017
  • A flexible method for aggregation of prior statistical findings, Applied Stats Workshop at Harvard IQSS (Gary King’s group), USA, Sep 2017
  • System dynamics modeling for complex sociotechnical problems, Sharif University of Technology, Iran, Sep 2017
  • Aggregation of prior heterogeneous statistical findings, SRSM Annual Meeting at McGill University, Canada, Jul 2017
  • Synthesizing predictive equations, Harvard School of Public Health, USA, May 2017
  • Systems science and health policy, The University of Tokyo, Japan, Mar 2017
  • Introduction to MIT-(IC)3, Keio University, Japan, Mar 2017
  • A novel method for aggregation of statistical findings, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, Feb 2017
  • System dynamics in health, for executives at Novartis, MIT Industrial Liaison, USA, Nov 2016
  • Measuring stakeholders’ perceptions of cybersecurity, International Workshop on Data Analytics, Italy, Jun 2016
  • Cybersecurity governance and culture, (keynote speaker and panelist), MIT Information and Communication Technologies Conference, USA, Apr 2016
  • A flexible method for aggregation of statistical findings, University of Pittsburgh, USA, Apr 2016
  • Current topics in systems thinking, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran, Apr 2015
  • Aggregation of heterogeneous statistical findings, Human Dynamics Lab (Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland’s lab), MIT Media Lab, USA, Feb 2015
  • Research synthesis and meta-analysis, West Virginia University, USA, Sep 2013