Understanding and Assessing Quantitative Modelling Research

This document provides an overview of how to critically assess a research article which uses quantitative, data-driven mathematical modelling to examine infectious disease transmission. Included is a Quick Reference Guide which aligns with the process of quantitative model development and the format of research articles and is meant to assist in a critical review of the research.

mod4PH Research Highlights Podcast: NACI Guidelines for economic evaluation of vaccination programs in Canada

This episode will provide an overview of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) health economics guidelines for the evaluation of vaccination programs in Canada, and how they can be used to inform best practices and promote standardized and high-quality evidence for public health decision making.

The COVID-19 Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) Modelling Group

COVID-19 has spread across the world, and the associated morbidity and mortality, spawning extensive international research to inform both clinical and public health evidence-based actions to mitigate its effects.  The Public Health Agency of Canada, as part of its mandate, is monitoring, preparing and responding to the COVID-19 outbreak to ensure minimal impacts to the…

PHAC Agent-Based Models on COVID-19

Agent-based models (ABMs) can systematically simulate actions and interactions of independent “agents” that can represent people, places and/or objects within a predefined environment. These models aim to evaluate the success of public health interventions depending upon community structure and population dynamics.