Covid-19 Decision Modeling Initiative

With support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM) has partnered with researchers from the University of Michigan, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON), and Duke University to catalyze innovative COVID-19 decision models for rapid uptake and impact. Dr. Lisa Prosser, professor in Health Management and Policy at the UM SPH serves as a Co-Principal Investigator on this initiative and is currently President of SMDM. 

The COVID Decision Modeling Initiative (CDMI) will support the development of decision models to inform the urgent needs of decision makers responding to the Covid-19 pandemic. This initiative has the following goals:

  1. Determine key priorities and critical questions where decision modeling can support better decisions and outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. Implement grant making program to fund 6-10 projects with rapid impact potential.
  3. Leverage Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM) repository of models and network of decision modelers addressing COVID-19.