Online Tutorials

Tutorials on Modeling and Simulation in Public Health

The application of dynamic modeling and simulation methods in public health is a relatively new, but rapidly growing, area of research. For anyone interested in background materials on Systems Science and Public Health, we recommend the following tutorial videos from the 2007 Systems Symposia Series sponsored by NIH's Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR).

Systems Methodologies for Solving Real-World Problems: Applications in Public Health
John Sterman and Ken McLeroy

System Dynamics Modeling: Population Flows, Feedback Loops and Health
George Richardson and Jack Homer

Network Analysis: Using Connections and Structures to Understand and Change Health Behaviors
Katherine Faust and Thomas Valente

Agent Based Modeling: Population Health from the Bottom Up
Michael Macy and Joshua Epstein