Results for: Public Policy

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June 01, 2017

Vaccinating Kids Early During Flu Season Could Have Surprising Economic Impact, New Study Suggests

Researchers used a simulated flu outbreak to measure how targeting certain populations for vaccination can benefit society at large.

April 05, 2017

“Color-blind” Sentencing Can’t Cure Racial Bias in US Criminal Justice System, New Study Suggests

By re-creating real-world incarceration trends within a computational model, Virginia Tech researchers have created a toolset that can estimate how a set of criminal justice reforms will impact overall rates of imprisonment.

March 11, 2016

Award-winning App Reveals Where Resources are Most Needed in Weather Emergencies

When extreme weather strikes, isolated populations often find themselves vulnerable in the face of environmental hazards and limited access to disaster relief resources. But PIE Viz, a new tool developed by the Population Health Sciences Department and theBiocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech, could help disaster planners address these risks before they happen.