We work toward our mission in three main focus areas:


Reducing the harmful effects of chronic disease through the development, dissemination, and implementation of public health prevention policies.

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Sharing and implementing the results of public health science effectively in healthcare settings, communities, and states.

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Studying the complex nature of systems, using new methodologies such as social network analysis, agent-based modeling, and system dynamics.

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Applications are open for the 1st annual week-long Systems Science for Social Impact summer institute, to be held at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. You can read more in the Institute’s handout or website.

I had the great opportunity to do a research practicum with the Center for Public Health Systems Science, where I was able to work on a multi-center project that utilized social network analysis methods.

– Sara Beeler-Stinn, Brown School Doctoral Student



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We offer services in the areas of Evaluation, Sustainability Assessment & Action Planning, and Research & Data Analysis.

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Our faculty and staff are committed to sharing knowledge and expertise with other  professionals.

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