Computer Simulation Models and Multilevel Cancer Control Interventions by Joseph Morrissey, PhD

This paper will examine how models can be used to simulate the effects of multilevel intervention components and the role of mediating and moderating factors on outcomes. The paper will: a) describe how simulation has been used to assess intervention effects outside of the realm of cancer; b) propose extensions of existing models of the natural history of cancer and cancer care; and c) discuss challenges and future directions for simulation modeling in cancer control.