The 1st annual Systems Science for Social Impact Summer Training Institute was a success!

Researchers, evaluators and governmental administrators from around the U.S. and the world came to the Brown School July 29-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. The 33 participants received training in either agent-based modeling, system dynamics, or social networks, as well as their application.

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.