Professor Joshua Epstein

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Professor of Epidemiology, New York University

Joshua Epstein is Professor of Epidemiology in the NYU School of Global Public Health, and founding Director of the NYU Agent-Based Modeling Laboratory, with affiliated appointments at The Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, and the College of Arts & Sciences. Prior to joining NYU, he was Professor of Emergency Medicine at Johns Hopkins, and Director of the Center for Advanced Modeling in the Social, Behavior, and Health Sciences, with joint appointments in Economics, Applied Mathematics, International Health, and Biostatistics. 

Before that, he was Senior Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution and Director of the Center on Social and Economic Dynamics. His research interest has been modeling complex social and health dynamics using mathematical and computational methods, notably the method of Agent-Based Modeling in which he is a recognized pioneer.