Magda Cerda, Population Health, NYU
Title: Simulating the bounds of plausibility: using agent-based models to estimate the impact of high-risk and population-based approaches to reduce firearm violence.
Magdalena Cerdá, DrPH MPH, is the Director of the NYU Center for Opioid Epidemiology and Policy, and Associate Professor in the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Health. In this talk, Dr. Cerdá will present findings from a study where she and colleagues used agent-based models to simulate the potential impact of expanding firearms denial criteria (an approach focused on high-risk groups) and increasing the price of firearms (an approach aimed at the whole population, regardless of risk) on rates of firearm violence. The talk will include a discussion of the implications of high-risk versus population-based approaches to prevention of leading public health problems such as firearm violence.
Lunch starts at 12:30, talk at 12:50(ish). 230E Gross Hall.