Federal agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention are seeking ways to regulate the constantly evolving markets and the use of tobacco and other nicotine-containing products. Reliable data has become a vital tool for Federal and state agencies seeking to prevent the use of these products among minors and the general population.
Crafting effective policy and programs requires an in-depth understanding of the behaviors of tobacco users, manufacturers, and retailers. The IMPAQ team brings together some of the nation’s best minds and deepest experience in the analysis and augmentation of administrative data, bioinformatics text analytics and topic modeling, system dynamics, and agent-based modeling.
Our teams of researchers, social scientists, and technologists are researching innovative ways to assist enforcement agencies with their regulatory and enforcement activities. We employ the latest methods in agent-based models, microsimulations, and data science to help our clients achieve their goals.
For example, for the Food and Drug Administration, we researched the computer science, mathematical, and statistical methods currently in use for agent-based modeling and simulation. From our findings, and in collaboration with the client, we then developed a comprehensive experimental evaluation of the methods and approaches identified.
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