SYSTEMS SCIENCE AND POPULATION HEALTH
Sandro Galea, M.D., Ph.D.
Population health is the product of complex systems. It is characterized by discontinuities, non-linearities, reciprocity, and emergent properties. This requires clarity about our conceptualization of population health and the approaches we take towards answering population health science questions. This presentation will discuss the fundamental principles of population health science and how it intersects with complex systems perspectives, using examples from ongoing modeling work.