David O’Gara

Working at the Intersection of Systems Science and Public Health

I am a 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. I am interested in modeling, exploring, and intervening on complex dynamical systems to inform policy and decision-making. To that end, I design and build large-scale, detailed, computationally efficient agent-based models.

I am advised by Ross Hammond.

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.