This course will provide an introduction to three major complex systems science modeling techniques with wide applicability to public health. We will cover an introductory overview to each technique, examples of applications, brief discussions of best practices, and some initial hands-on lab experience. At the completion of the course the student will be able to explain current and potential future roles of complex systems science in public health and describe each of the three approaches and their respective advantages/disadvantages. Students will be well positioned to further explore incorporation of systems science methods into their own research or participation in interdisciplinary teams using the modeling techniques. Prerequisite: Introductory level course in epidemiology
Women and scholars of color especially encouraged to apply. To encourage a diverse applicant pool, we have travel and tuition scholarships available for a limited number of participants. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please note that in your application.