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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: 
 http://ihpme.utoronto.ca/events/health-services-systems-policy-seminar-series-douglas-luke/


Abstract:
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 previous seminars at: http://ihpme.utoronto.ca/hssp-seminar-archives/

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With Regards

Reza Yousefi Nooraie, MD, PhD
Post-doctoral fellow
Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation (IHPME)
University of Toronto

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