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Brown School hosts June 11-15 Institute on Systems Science and Health Conference

Funded by the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, National Institutes of Health, the 2012 Institute on Systems Science and Health (ISSH) will provide investigators with a thorough introduction to selected systems science methodologies that may be used to study behavioral and social dimensions of public health. Participants in the week-long Institute will focus on one of three methodologies: agent-based modeling, system dynamics modeling, or network analysis. Track leads are as follows:

  • Agent-Based Modeling--Ross Hammond, Brookings Institution
  • Network Analysis--Doug Luke, Washington University
  • System Dynamics--Peter Hovmand, Washington University and Kristin Hassmiller, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

As part of the conference, there are a number of plenary talks on systems science and health open to the public (see attached flyer):

MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012, 4 pm to 5 pm, Brown Hall 100
Ana Diez-Rouz, University of Michigan
“Can Complex Systems Approaches Help Us Transcend Impasses in Health Disparities Research?”

TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012, 3 pm to 4 pm, Brown Hall 100
Joseph Lee Rodgers, University of Oklahoma
"Galileo and Significance Testing Versus Newton and Mathematical Modeling: Revolution, Backward and Forward"

THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm, Brown Hall 100
George Richardson, University at Albany and Mark Clanton, American Cancer Society
"A Fireside Chat on Modeling for Tobacco Policy"

More details can be found at the conference website

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