Brief introductory guide to agent-based modeling and an illustration from urban health research

Amy H. Auchincloss, Leandro M. T. Garcia

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Abstract

There is growing interest among urban health researchers in addressing complex problems using conceptual and computation models from the field of complex systems. Agent-based modeling (ABM) is one computational modeling tool that has received a lot of interest. However, many researchers remain unfamiliar with developing and carrying out an ABM, hindering the understanding and application of it. This paper first presents a brief introductory guide to carrying out a simple agent-based model. Then, the method is illustrated by discussing a previously developed agent-based model, which explored inequalities in diet in the context of urban residential segregation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-78
JournalCadernos de Saude Publica
Volume31
Issue numberSuppl. 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

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