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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 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.


In the News

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


Upcoming Events

Forum on Health, Homelessness and Poverty

World Medical & Health Policy

November 5, 2015

George Mason University

Founders Hall

Arlington, VA

An academic conference bringing together policy researchers, policymakers, and practitioners working in the community to reduce the effects of homelessness and poverty on health, and to study the relationships among health, homelessness and poverty in an effort to improve policy design and outcomes.

Keynote Address by Michael Gusmano of the Hastings Center

Organized in cooperation with the Policy Studies Organization, the World Medical & Health Policy journal, the School of Policy, Government and International Affairs at George Mason University, the Center for Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy, and Policy at George Mason University, the Metropolitan Policy Center of the School of Public Affairs at American University, and the American Public University System.

Call for Papers

Call for Chapters

Ongoing Issue in Georgian Policy and Public Administration

On behalf of Westphalia Press, we invite faculty of the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs and the School of Policy, Government and International Affairs, to submit chapter proposals for this upcoming edited volume.  Chapters based on original research, as well as consideration of and reflections on the current status of selected issues in Georgian Policy and Public Administration, are sought in areas to include foreign and domestic public affairs, governance and reform, health, and education.Chapter proposals of up to 250 words in length should be submitted by July 1st, 2015 to Co-Editors Bonnie Stabile ( and Nino Ghonghadze (  Authors of selected proposals will be notified by August 5th, and completed chapters  in the range of 3,000 to 7,000 words will be due by December 31, 2016 for expected publication in 2016.
The Editorial Board for the Volume will include Professors Paul Posner, Priscilla Regan and Eric Mcglinchey.

Call for Papers: Forum on Health, Homelessness and Poverty

World Medical & Health Policy

Abstract Submission Deadline: September 4, 2015

Please send abstracts of 250 words to Bonnie Stabile, Deputy Editor, at  Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by September 15th.  Presentations will take place at the Forum on November 5th.

Papers must be uploaded to ScholarOne at by November 20th for peer review and possible inclusion in an upcoming article series.


International Society of Microbial Resistance


Policy Studies Organization (PSO)

World Medical Association

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