Affiliations The Center for the Study of International Medical Policies and Practices (CSIMPP) provides a global medical and health policy focus for the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs 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.


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


Upcoming Events

GMU Biodefense Spring 2015 Policy Seminars

March Seminar

Title: Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction – An Integrated Layered Approach

Speaker: Dr. David Christian Hassell, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Chemical and Biological Defense, Department of Defense

Date: Thursday, March 26, 2015

Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm; complimentary food will be served at 5:30pm

Location: The Hub Meeting Room 5, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

April Seminar

Title: Unconventional Methods for Assessing Unconventional Threats

Speaker: Dr. Gary Ackerman, Director, Unconventional Weapons and Technology Division, National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)

Speaker: Date: Thursday, April 16, 2014

Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm; complimentary food will be served at 5:30pm

Location: Merten Hall 1202, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

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Call for Papers

Spring 2015 Call for Papers – World Medical & Health Policy World Medical & Health Policy 
is dedicated to the intersection of politics, policy, medicine, and public health.

Its focus is on a globalizing world, where public policy decisions affect all aspects of human health and the practice of medicine.

Articles are aimed at helping policymakers design policies that ultimately improve health outcomes, enhancing understanding of the policy process, and translating empirical evidence into policy recommendations. Topics include medical ethics, medical education, bioethics and the societal context of
medical and health policy.

The journal is edited by international experts in medicine, public health, public policy and ethics, and is published by Wiley-Blackwell.




Deadline: May 1st, 2015
Contact: Bonnie Stabile, Deputy Editor,


Click here to access the World Medical & Health Policy Journal.

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International Society of Microbial Resistance 
Policy Studies Organization (PSO)
 World Medical Association

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