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Using System Dynamics to Teach and Learn about COVID 19
May 18, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
This Webinar is free due to the generous contribution of the University at Albany and California State University, Chico
The COVID Pandemic constituted a dynamic and complex problem challenging leaders and managers to design policies facing difficult questions such as:
- Do we still need to wear masks?
- Should the government mandate wearing masks?
- What happens if everyone does (or does not) get vaccinated?
- When will the next surge happen?
- How do we know if the pandemic is over?
Systems thinking and simulation provide tools and methods to explore these important questions with a variety of audiences. Learn how a team of experts is using System Dynamics to help different audiences to answer these questions:
- Using a case-based System Dynamics simulation to explore policy choices in an undergraduate public policy capstone course.
- Using a set of self-paced learning modules to build a simulation model from the ground up.
Ali N. Mashayekhi is a retired professor of management from the Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran where he taught System Dynamics and strategic management. He received his BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Sharif University and his Ph.D. in System Dynamics from MIT in Cambridge Massachusetts.
Babak Bahaddin works as an associate consultant at isee systems. Babak holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Sharif University of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Information Science, from the University at Albany, State University of New York.
Daniel Gordon trained in System Dynamics at Rockefeller College, the State University of New York at Albany. He is retired from the New York State Health Department, where he spent 34 years working in health care policy analysis and HIV epidemiology.
Hyunjung Kim is a professor of management at California State University, Chico. She teaches strategy and management courses using system dynamics. She received her Ph.D. in Public Administration from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany.