The mission of the Public Health Dynamics Laboratory is to:

  • Develop interdisciplinary approaches using computational models to advance the theory and practice of public health.
  • Contribute to "Systems Thinking" in the training of the next generation of Public Health professionals. 

The specific goals of the PHDL are to:

  • Provide leadership in computational simulation and modeling across the Graduate School of Public Health.
  • Provide in-house computational support for the development of new modeling and simulation efforts.
  • Serve as a link between GSPH and the University of Pittsburgh Center for Simulation and Modeling, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, other Schools at the University of Pittsburgh, and collaborators at Carnegie Mellon University.
  • Provide an invigorating research environment for faculty, students and post-doctoral fellows interested inadvancing computational approaches to problems in public health.