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Population Health 1
23 Apr. 2020 -
15:00 - 17:00

Population Health: a new comprehensive framework

NIAS Seminar

Hal Caswell, Professor Mathematical Demography and Ecology at the University of Amsterdam and current Distinguished Lorentz Fellow, will discuss his project on population health.

The research project will develop demographic models of healthy longevity, disease prevalence and incidence, causes of death, and occupancy of health states. The models will be combine population projection matrices, Markov chains with rewards, multistate life tables, and sensitivity analysis with applications to human and animal populations. I will explore connections to epidemiological models of disease transmission, and to projections of future population growth and structure (of humans
responding to trends in mortality and fertility, or of animals responding to climate change) over decadal time scales. At shorter time scales, the models will be applicable to medical demography where calculations are focused on the progression of specific diseases within an individual lifespan, often following treatments.

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