Itamar Megiddo is a fellow at CDDEP, where has been part of the team since 2010. His research is interdisciplinary and focuses on modeling to improve decision-making in healthcare policy, utilizing tools and methodologies from mathematical epidemiology, economics, and computer science, among other areas.
Dr. Megiddo’s main body of work integrates disease and economic models for policy impact evaluation. He has developed infectious and non-communicable disease models, including a pneumococcal disease model for the Global Antibiotic Resistance Partnership (GARP) and agent-based models integrating population, healthcare, economic, and disease dynamics for the Disease Control Priorities (DPC-3) project. Currently, Dr. Megiddo is working 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. Dr. Megiddo is also interested in using game-theoretic models to study the behavior of individuals and actors facing healthcare decisions, and to study how the actors’ behavior impacts the population.
Dr. Megiddo is a Chancellor’s Fellow, Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK. He received his PhD from the department of Management Science at the University of Strathclyde, and he completed his MA economics and BA honors economics at McGill University in Montreal.