In 2022, we were thrilled to return to an in-person meeting for the third annual SSSI at Washington University in St. Louis from July 24 to July 29, 2022. A group of 40 researchers, evaluators, post doctoral scholars, and graduate students from across the U.S. and the world joined together for training in systems science and its applications for social impact.

The Institute was a 5-day program that offered in-depth systems science methods training for health and social science scholars. Participants received training in either agent-based modeling, group model building, system dynamics, systems thinking, or social network analysis.

Participants learned about major systems science concepts and analytic best practices, and applied the methods to their own real-world data.

This was the most positive professional meeting experience I have had as a graduate student. I thoroughly enjoyed my time learning and networking with others.

ABM Participant

It was a phenomenal week that flew by! Many great connections and extremely useful content, as well as a lot of cultivation of thinking re: the importance of systems work.

GMB participant