Joshua M. Epstein, PhD
Joshua M. Epstein directs the Johns Hopkins University Center for Advanced Modeling in the Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences (CAM). He holds a Ph.D. from MIT and is Professor of Emergency Medicine in the School of Medicine with Joint Appointments in the departments of Applied Mathematics, Economics, Biostatistics, International Health, Environmental Health Sciences, Civil Engineering, and the Institute for Computational Medicine. He is director for Systems Science of the Johns Hopkins Systems Institute based in the Whiting School of Engineering. He is a former Senior Fellow in Economics and Director of the Center of Social and Economic Dynamics at the Brookings Institution, and is an external professor at the Santa Fe Institute.
Professor Epstein has extensive experience in mathematical/computational modeling of biomedical and social dynamics at all scales from local to planetary. He is a recognized leader in the field of Agent-Based Modeling, which is considered a transformative innovation by NIH, and helped earn him a 2008 NIH Director's Pioneer Award. He received an Honorary Doctorate of Science from his alma mater, Amherst College, in 2010. He is the co-author of one, and sole author of six, books, the most recent of which is Agent_Zero: Toward Neurocognitive Foundations for Generative Social Science (Princeton University Press, 2013).