The aim of the center is to bring together like-minded research faculty with different backgrounds including biology, medicine, biostatistics/informatics, mathematical modeling and big-data analytics to perform cutting-edge research with direct policy relevance. In particular, we aim to work collaboratively on the intersection of biomedicine and artificial intelligence (AI) to generate policy recommendations.
NSF, Schar School Study Takes on Illicit Trafficking—of Human Kidneys
A new study funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) will explore the intricacies and prevalence of the trafficking of human kidneys by illicit networks around the world, with the goal of disrupting the flow of the trafficking.
The study, D-ISN: Evolution of Global Illicit Kidney Trade Networks: Identification, Reconstruction, and Disruption, will be headed by veteran kidney researcher Naoru Koizumi, professor of public policy and associate dean of research and grants in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University.
Koizumi will be assisted by Hadi El-Amine, an assistant professor in Mason’s Systems Engineering and Operations Research Department, who specializes in health care and public policy.