First Annual Systems Science for Social Impact Summer Training Institute

The 1st annual Systems Science for Social Impact Summer Training Institute will be held at the Washington University’s Brown School from July 29 to August 2, 2019. Co-organized by principal faculty Ross Hammond, Douglas Luke, and Peter Hovmand, the 5-day workshop will train up to 45 participants in systems science methods, especially those most useful for enhancing the […]

Tobacco Town shows benefits of limiting retailers

Douglas Luke

From April 28, 2017 ASPPH Friday Letter ​Reducing the number of retailers that sell tobacco products could benefit public health, but the strategies for doing so should be adjusted to account for differing community characteristics, according to new research from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. Researchers used a computational model they […]

New book on Systems Science and Population Health

Book cover and Douglas Luke

A new book, Systems Science and Population Health, edited by Abdulrahman M. El-Sayed and Sandro Galea, was published this March by Oxford University Press (OUP).  Chapter 10 is entitled Social Network analysis: the ubiquity of social networks and their importance for population health and was authored by CPHSS director Douglas A. Luke, senior data analyst Bobbi […]

Mentoring is Key to Future Collaboration

Douglas Luke

From ASPPH Friday LetterJanuary 12, 2017Mentoring relationships developed during implementation training resulted in more scientific collaboration by participants years later, according to new research from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. Researchers surveyed 94 participants in training conducted from 2012-2014 at the Implementation Research Institute, a two-year training in mental health implementation […]