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Dr. Catherine M. Banks

Dr. Catherine M. Banks

Special Assistant to the 
Executive Director
Research Associate Professor

757-686-6224
cmbanks@odu.edu

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CATHERINE M. BANKS, PhD, is Research Associate Professor at the Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center (VMASC) at Old Dominion University. Dr. Banks received her Ph.D. in International Studies at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She is currently working on the development of a medical immersive simulation training tool for a specific application and a simulation program to analyze the impact of the obesity epidemic on the medical community.

Her research also includes modeling states and their varied histories of revolution and insurgency, political economy and state volatility, and human behavior/ human modeling with applications in both the social sciences and the health sciences. Dr. Banks is the co-editor of Principles of Modeling and Simulation: A Multidisciplinary Approach published in 2009; co-author of Modeling and Simulation for Analyzing Global Events published in 2009; co-editor of Modeling and Simulation Fundamentals: Theoretical Underpinnings and Practical Domains published in 2010; and co-editor of Modeling and Simulation for Medical and Health Sciences published in 2011.

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Research Areas of Expertise

  • Insurgency modeling
  • Cilmate change modeling
  • Population dynamics
  • Medical and healthcare tool development
  • Social science analysis

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Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy (International Studies), Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, May 2004
  • Master (English and Applied Linguistics), Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, December 1998
  • Bachelor of Science (History), Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA, May 1994

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Committee Memberships

  • Society for Modeling and Simulation International
  • Society for Simulation in Healthcare

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Editorial Boards & Conference Program Committees

  • Co-Editor, Special Issue on Modeling and Simulation in Education, International Journal of Simulation and Process Modeling
  • Modeling and Simulation Education Track Co-Chair, Spring Simulation Multiconference, San Diego, CA, March 23-25, 2009.
  • Modeling and Simulation Education Track Co-Chair, Spring Simulation Multiconference, Ottawa, Canada, April 10-13, 2008.


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