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About Us

The Center for the Study of International Medical Policies and Practices (CSIMPP) provides a global medical and health policy focus for the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. The Center promotes inter- and trans-disciplinary research and training. CSIMPP focus is on applying the evidence base knowledge to the medical and health policy formulation and practice. The Center has working relationships with many professional organizations including the World Medical Association (WMA) and the Academy of Disaster Medicine. The unique expertise of the CSIMPP faculty contributes to the overall SPP and GMU mission by promoting academic activities in:

  1. Evidence-based application to medical policy formulation;
  2. Geographical Information System (GIS), social networks and epidemiology;
  3. Modeling medical and health policy processes;
  4. Priority setting and ethical considerations in allocating scarce medical resources;
  5. Emerging and reemerging infections, including antimicrobial drug resistance;
  6. Disaster preparedness and recovery, with emphasis on disparities;
  7. Medical standards and policies in support of operations in extreme environments;
  8. Health and medical community network analysis;
  9. Modeling spatio-temporal behavior and interaction.


In the News

CSIMPP faculty member Dr. Mary Schmidt interviewed by Fox News about Ebola Facts vs. Fiction.


Policy Studies Organization (PSO)

World Medical Association


One Health Initiative

International Society of Microbial Resistance

Formulating Medical Policy for Space Exploration

Click here to access the World Medical & Health Policy Journal.
anti-microbialClick here to access the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) materials

module2 Click here to view the Health Effects of Tobacco Secondhand Smoke PowerPoint presentation.
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