David O’Gara

Working at the Intersection of Systems Science and Public Health

I am a first-year PhD Student in the Division of Computational and Data Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. My research interests are at the frontier of Systems Science and Public Health. During my first research rotation with Ross Hammond, I worked on agent-based models of COVID-19. During my second rotation with Jr-Shin Li, I am applying control theory to agent-based modeling, with a focus on creating tools for Public Health solutions.

I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Systems Science and Engineering, and my Master’s in Systems Science and Mathematics at WashU in 2018. Before my PhD, I was an economic and health outcomes consultant at Analysis Group in Denver, Colorado, and Chicago, Illinois.