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Health Policy Special Interest Group (SIG)

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The Health Policy SIG supports and promotes System Dynamics threads in a number of conferences and other events.


The Health Policy SIG of the System Dynamics Society promotes and supports the wider adoption of System Dynamics methodology and best practices to inform health policy and provides communication channels for collaboration as well as for recognizing achievements of System Dynamics practitioners in health.

The goal of the SIG:

  • Foster collaboration among Health Policy SIG members (via LinkedIn group)

  • Facilitate mentoring for interested Health Policy SIG members

  • Facilitate dialogue (via LinkedIn group discussion and Health Policy SIG informal meetings at conferences attended by members)

  • Foster young talent (via the Lupina Young Researchers Awards

lupina young researchers award

The Health Policy Special Interest Group (HPSIG) of the System Dynamics Society is pleased to present the Lupina Young Researchers Award for work in health system dynamics, which will be awarded at this summer’s International System Dynamics Conference. The award is sponsored by the Lupina Foundation of Toronto, Canada, and will be accompanied by a check in the amount of CAN$5000. The award will be presented to the recipient (or recipients) during the HPSIG meeting on the Sunday afternoon meeting just preceding the conference, and a brief announcement will also be made to all conference attendees at a plenary session.


Contact the Health Policy SIG organizers at

Wayne Wakeland

Wayne Wakeland


Portland State University

Mohammed Jalali

Mohammad Jalali


Assistant Professor
Harvard Medical School

Navid Ghaffarzadegan

Navid Ghaffarzadegan


Associate Professor
Virginia Tech