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Research
"A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers." - Plato

MODELING

Fraud in Public Service Delivery Programs Model

A white-collar crime, fraud in public service delivery programs, is approached using an agent-based model. Public service delivery programs often involves several entities that are loosely interrelated and interact dynamically. This model is designed to explore how certain statistical and spatial patterns associated with fraud emerge from the interaction between vendors and program recipients in a public servic delivery program. Developed by Yushim Kim for her dissertation (2006)

Environmental Justice Model

Compared to the accumulated empirical evidence on the disproportionate collocation of environmental disamenities with racial and ethnic minorities, there is considerably less clarity with regard to why or how the inequality occurs in communities. This model is designed to test competing theories of how environmental injustice occurs in a dynamic urban setting. Developed by Adam Eckerd, Heather Campbell and Yushim Kim (2010-present)

Risk Communication during a Pandemic Flu Outbreak Model

While extensive studies have been conducted to examine individual responsive process to emergency risk information, the public emergency management literature has been silent on how emergency impact can be imitigated through the use of information transmission channels for public risk communication. This model explores the effect of risk communication strategies using various communication channels on individual responses and epidemic process during the 2009 H1N1 flu outbreak. Developed by Wei Zhong for her dissertation (2012).