Pedro Nascimento de Lima is an associate engineer at the RAND Corporation. His research leverages simulation modeling, high-performance computing, and Decision Under Deep Uncertainty methods to inform health policy decision-analytic problems.
Prior to joining Pardee RAND, he was a lecturer at UNISINOS, where he taught simulation modeling and other quantitative courses. Both his undergraduate and master’s dissertations, focusing on wicked problems and decision under deep uncertainty, have received the Best Brazilian Dissertation in Production Engineering Prize from ABEPRO.
He has a B.S. and an M.S. in production engineering from UNISINOS University in Brazil, and a Ph.D. in policy analysis from Pardee RAND Graduate School.
Pedro Nascimento de Lima, Robert Lempert, Raffaele Vardavas, Lawrence Baker, Jeanne Ringel, Carolyn M. Rutter, Jonathan Ozik, Nicholson Collier, "Reopening California: Seeking robust, non-Dominated COVID-19 exit strategies," PLoS ONE, 2021
Pedro Nascimento de Lima, Raffaele Vardavas, Lawrence Baker, Jeanne S. Ringel, Robert J. Lempert, Carolyn M. Rutter, Jonathan Ozik, Reopening Under Uncertainty: Stress-Testing California's COVID-19 Exit Strategy, RAND Corporation (PE-PEA1080-1), 2021
Carolyn Rutter, Pedro Nascimento de Lima, Jeffrey K. Lee, Jonathan Ozik, "Too Good to Be True? Evaluation of Colonoscopy Sensitivity Assumptions Used in Policy Models," Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, 2021 (forthcoming)
Raffaele Vardavas, Pedro Nascimento de Lima, Lawrence Baker, "Could Periodic Nonpharmaceutical Intervention Strategies Produce Better COVID-19 Health and Economic Outcomes?" Journal on Policy and Complex Systems, 2021
Raffaele Vardavas, Pedro Nascimento de Lima, Paul K. Davis, Andrew M. Parker, Lawrence Baker, "Modeling Infectious Behaviors: The Need to Account for Behavioral Adaptation in COVID-19 Models," Journal on Policy and Complex Systems, 2021
Raffaele Vardavas, Aaron Strong, Jennifer Bouey, Jonathan Welburn, Pedro Nascimento de Lima, Lawrence Baker, Keren Zhu, Michelle Priest, Lynn Hu, Jeanne S. Ringel, The Health and Economic Impacts of Nonpharmaceutical Interventions to Address COVID-19: A Decision Support Tool for State and Local Policymakers, RAND Corporation (TL-TLA173-1), 2020