Identification

Name

Bioterrorism and Epidemic Outbreak Model Version 2

Short name

BERM

Contact people
(1) Nathaniel Hupert, nah2005@med.cornell.edu
Created

2014-02-04 20:27:33+00:00

Modified

2015-12-04 16:53:19.365238+00:00

Overview

Types
(1) Disease Dynamics
Overview

BERM allows planners to formulate realistic mass antibiotic dispensing and vaccination contingency plans for target populations. This computer model predicts the number and type of staff needed to respond to a major disease outbreak or bioterrorism attack on a given population. The model will calculate estimates of recommended per-clinic and campaign-wide core staff and support staff based on user inputs.

Question

What is the number and type of staff needed to respond to a major disease outbreak or bioterrorism attack on a given population?

Purpose

Assessment

Scope

Outbreak

Goals
(1) Consequence management
Decision support

Yes

Based on
Products
(1) Control strategy

Application

Diseases
(1) Influenza

Utility and readiness

Maintenance status

Legacy

Readiness

Deployed

Organizations
(1) Organization Weill Medical College (Cornell University)
Role Developer
(2) Organization Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Role

Availability

URL http://www.simfluenza.org/
URL (alternate) http://archive.ahrq.gov/research/biomodel.htm
Computational platform

Windows

Implementation language

Spreadsheet

URL (source code) http://archive.ahrq.gov/research/biomodel.htm
Developer contacted

No

Availability notes

Open Source

Input