Systems Science and Population Health

Edited by Abdulrahman M. El-Sayed and Sandro Galea

Chapter 10, Network analysis: the ubiquity of social networks and their importance for population health, written by Douglas A. LukeBobbi J. Carothers, and Amar Dhand 

2017, Oxford University Press

Order the book

  • Applies the conceptual and methodological tools of computer science, ecology, and economics to perennial public health challenges
  • Introduces methods such as machine learning and systems dynamics modeling without presupposing a strong background in statistics
  • Contextualizes systems science’s setbacks and successes by means of a thorough discussion of its intellectual evolution
  • Represents an innovative approach to foundational questions in population health science
  • Is an ideal core text for public health and epidemiology coursework