EPID 793 – Complex Systems Modeling for Public Health Research, Ann Arbor, MI, July 11-15, 2016

EPID 793 – Complex Systems Modeling for Public Health Research

July 11-15, 2016

9am – 5pm

Ann Arbor, MI


To Apply:  http://sph.umich.edu/gss/index.html


This course will provide an introduction to 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 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.


Women and scholars of color strongly encouraged to apply. To encourage a diverse applicant pool, we have travel vouchers and tuition scholarships available for a limited number of participants. If you would like to be considered for financial aid, please note that in your application.




Ross Hammond, Ph.D., Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Social Dynamics & Policy at the Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.

Nate Osgood, Ph.D., Associate Professor in Computer Science, Community Health, and Epidemiology, University of Saskatchewan

Elizabeth Bruch, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Sociology and Complex Systems at the University of Michigan