December 12, 2002

Simulations for Teaching Public Health Issues in Humanitarian Relief

Dr. Ron Waldman will join us to discuss simulations for teaching. Dr. Waldman will discuss his role as a teacher, trainer, and scholar in the area of public health issues in humanitarian relief. For the past year, he has been the lead content expert for CCNMTL's ReliefSim project. CCNMTL has been funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to carry out a join project, with Oxford University's Refugee Studies Centre, to investigate the use of computer simulations for educating humanitarian workers in the management of the processes involved in providing assistance in complex emergencies. With the aid of Dr. Waldman, CCNMTL has developed and tested a prototype simulation in Dr. Waldman's School of Public Health class.

Ron Waldman and CCNMTL ReliefSim project team members will demonstrate parts of the simulation, review its development and design, and discuss its future. This should prompt us all to contend with the application of simulations to other aspects of the University curriculum.

We eagerly look forward to a stimulating discussion.

Dr. Waldman's class web site