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 CPHSS director Douglas A. Luke, senior data analyst Bobbi J. Carothers, and Amar Dhand of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital

2017, Oxford University Press

Systems Science and Population Health:

  • 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

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