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The second symposium of the four-part series on systems science and health:

Network Analysis: Using Connections and Structures to Understand and 
Change Health Behaviors

Katherine Faust, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
 University of California, Irvine


Thomas W. Valente, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Institute for Prevention Research

Department of Preventive Medicine
University of Southern California

 

Sponsored by the

THE NIH OFFICE OF BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES RESEARCH

AND  CDC'S SYNDEMICS PREVENTION NETWORK

 


TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2007

 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Natcher Center, Main Auditorium
45 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892

Directions to the Natcher Center: http://www.nih.gov/about/directions.htm

Webcast at: http://videocast.nih.gov

 

Description of the talks:

Dr. Faust will present a non-technical overview of methods used to 
analyze networks, with an emphasis on social networks.   Topics include: 
formal representations of social networks (graphs and sociomatrices), 
social network data considerations, and methods for analyzing social 
networks (connectivity, centrality, cohesive subgroups, equivalences and 
blockmodels, subgraphs, and structural hypotheses).  Dr. Valente will 
describe methods for using network analysis to elucidate the antecedents 
and consequences of health-related behaviors.  To do this, he will draw 
from a number of examples of his applied work in the areas of substance 
abuse prevention and treatment, contraceptive choices, and community 
coalitions among others.  He will also describe how applied research 
utilizing network analysis methods can be used to stimulate improvement 
in individual, community and organizational behavior change programs. 
Prior experience with or exposure to network methods is not assumed.

Mark Your Calendars for upcoming symposia in this series:

    * Agent Based Modeling: Population Health From the Bottom Up. 
      Joshua M. Epstien, Ph.D. (The Brookings Institution) and  Michael
      Macy, Ph.D. (Cornell University). Friday, July 13, 2007 10 :00 A M
      - 12 :00 p.m.  Natcher Center, Balcony , 45 Center Drive,
      Bethesda, MD 20892.

         System Dynamics Modeling for Population Health. Jack Homer, 
Ph.D. (Homer Consulting) and George Richardson, Ph.D. (University at 
Albany - State University of New York).  Thursday, August 30, 2007, 1:00 
p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Natcher Center, Main Auditorium, 45 Center Drive, 
Bethesda, MD 20892

In case you missed the first symposium in the series:

    * Systems Methodologies for Solving Real-World Problems: 
      Applications in Public Health  John Sterman, Ph.D. (Massachusetts
      Institute of Technology) and Kenneth McLeroy, Ph.D. (Texas A&M
      University).  March 22, 2007.  The videocast is archived at: 
      http://videocast.nih.gov
      <http://videocast.nih.gov/ram/ss032207.ram> see "Past Events" -
      "Special".  Podcast at:  http://videocast.nih.gov/podcasting

 

Sponsorship
This series is sponsored by the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social 
Sciences Research and CDC'S Syndemics Prevention Network with support 
from the following NIH components:  Division of Nutrition Research 
Coordination, Fogarty International Center, National Institute for 
Childhood Health and Human Development, National Institute for General 
Medical Sciences, and the National Cancer Institute.

 

Patricia L. Mabry, Ph.D. (Patty)

Health Scientist Administrator/Behavioral Scientist

Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research

Office of the Director, NIH

31 Center Drive, Building 31, Room B1-C19; MSC 2027

Bethesda, MD  20892-2027

Phone:  (301) 402-1753

email: [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>

 

 

 

 

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From: Mabry, Patty (NIH/OD) [E]
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2007 7:06 PM
To: 'Katherine Faust'; 'Tom Valente'
Cc: Eckstrand, Irene (NIH/NIGMS) [E]; Hesse, Bradford (NIH/NCI) [E]; 
McKenzie, Ellis (NIH/FIC) [E]; Spittel, Michael (NIH/NICHD) [E]; 
Milstein, Robert (CDC); Johnson-Taylor, Wendy (NIH/NIDDK) [E]
Subject: RE: Symposia Series on Systems Science and Health

 

See attachment per Tom's request

 

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From: Mabry, Patty (NIH/OD) [E]
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2007 6:41 PM
To: 'Katherine Faust'; 'Tom Valente'
Cc: Eckstrand, Irene (NIH/NIGMS) [E]; Hesse, Bradford (NIH/NCI) [E]; 
McKenzie, Ellis (NIH/FIC) [E]; Spittel, Michael (NIH/NICHD) [E]; 
Milstein, Robert (CDC); Johnson-Taylor, Wendy (NIH/NIDDK) [E]
Subject: FW: Symposia Series on Systems Science and Health

 

FYI

Here's the announcement I am sending out for the symposia.  Go ahead and 
publicize widely. THANKS!

PM

 

 

THE NIH OFFICE OF BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES RESEARCH

 

AND

 

CDC'S SYNDEMICS PREVENTION NETWORK

 

Present

 


SPRING 2007 SYMPOSIA SERIES ON SYSTEMS SCIENCE AND HEALTH

 

The second symposium of the four-part series is:

Network Analysis: Using Connections and Structures to Understand and 
Change Health Behaviors

Katherine Faust, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
 University of California, Irvine


Thomas Valente, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Preventive Medicine
University of Southern California

 

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2007

 

 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Natcher Center, Main Auditorium
45 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892

 

 

Directions to the Natcher Center: http://www.nih.gov/about/directions.htm

 

Webcast at: http://videocast.nih.gov

 

 

Description of the talks:

Dr. Faust will present a non-technical overview of methods used to 
analyze networks, with an emphasis on social networks.   Topics include: 
formal representations of social networks (graphs and sociomatrices), 
social network data considerations, and methods for analyzing social 
networks (connectivity, centrality, cohesive subgroups, equivalences and 
blockmodels, subgraphs, and structural hypotheses).  Dr. Valente will 
describe methods for using network analysis to elucidate the antecedents 
and consequences of health-related behaviors.  To do this, he will draw 
from a number of examples of his applied work in the areas of substance 
abuse prevention and treatment, contraceptive choices, and community 
coalitions among others.  He will also describe how applied research 
utilizing network analysis methods can be used to stimulate improvement 
in individual, community and organizational behavior change programs. 
Prior experience with or exposure to network methods is not assumed.

Mark Your Calendars for upcoming symposia in this series:

    * Agent Based Modeling: Population Health From the Bottom Up. 
      Joshua M. Epstien, Ph.D. (The Brookings Institution) and  Michael
      Macy, Ph.D. (Cornell University). Friday, July 13, 2007 10 :00 A M
      - 12 :00 p.m.  Natcher Center, Balcony , 45 Center Drive,
      Bethesda, MD 20892.

         System Dynamics Modeling for Population Health. Jack Homer, 
Ph.D. (Homer Consulting) and George Richardson, Ph.D. (University at 
Albany - State University of New York).  Thursday, August 30, 2007, 1:00 
p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Natcher Center, Main Auditorium, 45 Center Drive, 
Bethesda, MD 20892

In case you missed the first symposium in the series:

    * Systems Methodologies for Solving Real-World Problems: 
      Applications in Public Health  John Sterman, Ph.D. (Massachusetts
      Institute of Technology) and Kenneth McLeroy, Ph.D. (Texas A&M
      University).  March 22, 2007.  The videocast is archived at: 
      http://videocast.nih.gov
      <http://videocast.nih.gov/ram/ss032207.ram> see "Past Events" -
      "Special".  Podcast at:  http://videocast.nih.gov/podcasting

 

Sponsorship
This series is sponsored by the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social 
Sciences Research and CDC'S Syndemics Prevention Network with support 
from the following NIH components:  Division of Nutrition Research 
Coordination, Fogarty International Center, National Institute for 
Childhood Health and Human Development, National Institute for General 
Medical Sciences, and the National Cancer Institute.

 

 

Patricia L. Mabry, Ph.D. (Patty)

Health Scientist Administrator/Behavioral Scientist

Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research

Office of the Director, NIH

31 Center Drive, Building 31, Room B1-C19; MSC 2027

Bethesda, MD  20892-2027

Phone:  (301) 402-1753

email: [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>

 


-- 
Evaluating Health Promotion Programs (Oxford U. Press):
http://www.oup-usa.org/isbn/0195141768.html

My personal webpage:
http://www-hsc.usc.edu/~tvalente/	

The Empirical Networks Project 
http://ipr1.hsc.usc.edu/networks/

---
Thomas W. Valente, PhD
Director, Master of Public Health Program
http://www.usc.edu/medicine/mph/
Department of  Preventive Medicine
School of Medicine
University of Southern California
1000 S. Fremont Ave.
Building A Room 5133
Alhambra CA 91803
phone: (626) 457-6678
fax: (626) 457-6699
email: [log in to unmask]



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