HSPH-Cervical (Harvard)

Cervical Cancer Model

Basic Model Attributes
Cancer siteCervical
Host institution Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Purpose The purpose of the Harvard HPV and cervical cancer models are: to integrate the most up-to-date evidence on the epidemiology of HPV and cervical cancer, as well as clinical practice and delivery of vaccination and screening interventions; to simulate the burden of HPV infection and cervical cancer in populations of interest; to respond to priority policy questions regarding the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of prevention and control strategies against HPV-related cancers in the US and in low- and middle-income countries. The HSPH modeling group uses two distinct models: (1) a dynamic agent-based model of HPV sexual transmission between males and females, and (2) a static, individual-based model of HPV-induced cervical carcinogenesis. The models can be used as stand-alone models or can be linked to allow for the inclusion of direct and indirect benefits from vaccination, potential synergies between vaccination and screening strategies, and vaccine cross-protection of non-16/18 types.
Contact Jane Kim (jkim@hsph.harvard.edu)