In the inaugural year of SSSI, researchers, evaluators, and governmental administrators from around the U.S. and the world came to the Brown School from July 29 to August 2, 2019 for training in systems science and how it can be applied to enhance social impact.

The Institute was a week-long program that aimed to begin training the next generation of health and social science scholars in systems science methods. Washington University hosted 33 participants who received training in either agent-based modeling, system dynamics, or social networks.

Participants became familiar with major concepts, learned analytic best practices, and applied the methods to real-world data. They also had opportunities to interact with each other, instructors, and outside experts across tracks.

Read more in Brown School News.

I believe the in-class time with access to the experts for consultation was extremely important and valuable.

ABM Participant

The structure of learning the theory then applying it in R was really beneficial and I felt I could really understand the concepts better that way.

SNA participant

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