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The fifth seminar in the *Frontiers for Network Analysis in Health Services
Research and Implementation Science* series will be delivered by *Professor
Douglas Luke* on *May 23rd at 4:00-5:30* PM Eastern Time.

The talk is entitled *“*Systems Science Methods in Public Health: Dynamics,
Networks, and Agents

*”. Please find more details about the talk and how to connect below, or
through the event link: *

Many of the most pressing public health challenges are types of ‘wicked
problems.’ These problems are complex, resistant to change, and require new
types of transdisciplinary scientific investigation to address. Systems
science methods, particularly system dynamics, social network analysis, and
agent-based modeling show promise for these types of challenges. This talk
will suggest how systems science can be applied to these types of problems,
introduce these three common systems science methodologies (focusing
particularly on network analysis and agent-based modeling), and provide
examples of their application drawn from a variety of public health areas,
including obesity, tobacco control, HIV/AIDS, healthcare delivery, and
dissemination & implementation.

*Professor Luke* is a leading researcher in the areas of health policy,
organizational systems, and tobacco control. He is director of the Center
for Public Health Systems Science
<> (CPHSS) at the Brown School,
which focuses on the evaluation, dissemination, and implementation of
evidence-based public health policies.
During the past decade, Dr. Luke has worked on applying systems science
methods to important public health problems, especially social network
analysis. Dr. Luke’s Center has used network analysis to study diffusion of
scientific innovations, to model the formation of organizational
collaborations, and to develop a blueprint of state tobacco control
programs. In addition, Dr. Luke has been the network analysis track lead at
NIH’s Institute for Systems Science and Health.

*In person or webinar presentations and Q/As will be broadcast online, and
will be archived on the IHPME website. You can watch the recorded videos of
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With Regards

Reza Yousefi Nooraie, MD, PhD

*Post-doctoral fellowInstitute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation
(IHPME)University of Toronto*

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