Project Contact: Stephen Eubank / Bryan Lewis
Funding agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)   National Institutes of Health

The Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) is a large research consortium–as of late 2018, 10 research projects, three research centers, and an informatics resource–funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Our researchers have led research projects in MIDAS since its inception in 2005 with the goals to promote policymakers' use of large-scale simulation models capable of faithfully representing the interactions among people that lead to the spread and control of infectious diseases. Researchers have demonstrated the feasibility of conducting epidemiology experiments in silico to assess the comparative effectiveness of hypothetical spatio-temporally and demographically targeted mitigations according to many different measures of effectiveness.