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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.


New Educational Materials

Arnauld E. Nicogossian, Richard S. Williams, Carolyn L. Huntoon, Charles R. Doarn, James D. Polk, and Victor S. Schneider (Eds.): Space Physiology and Medicine: From Evidence to Practice. Springer, December 2016.

ISBN-13: 978-1493966509
ISBN-10: 1493966502

This new and extensively revised textbook, inspired and introduced by the former US Senator and Astronaut John Glenn, summarizes the current evidence in space medicine and physiology. Through three editions edited by experts and practioners in space medicine and human factors, this classic text has met the need to inform professionals and the public. This fourth edition of Space Physiology and Medicine provides succinct, evidence-based information of the current knowledge base in space medicine and human exploration of space. The textbook is supported by an extensive online material available for each chapter, featuring teaching materials.

Affiliations Policy Studies Organization (PSO) World Medical Association MedEDirect One Health Initiative International Society of Microbial Resistance
Formulating Medical Policy for Space Exploration
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