WP 11 will develop an agent-based model that integrates input from WP3-WP10 to assess the impact of policies that affect the urban environment on mental health in the context of ageing.
- To develop an agent-based model of mental health in urban environments that integrates the key multilevel determinants identified in WP3 to WP10, incorporating key dynamics (including feedbacks).
- To validate and calibrate the model by (a) using project results (as well as other relevant literature) to parameterize key components; (b) contrasting model predictions with observed generic data patterns on mental health in cities; and (c) sharing the model and obtaining input from other scientists and key stakeholders.
- To use the agent-based model to examine the impact of selected policy intervention scenarios on mental health in cities.
Work package leader Ana Diez-Roux, Drexel University Philadelphia