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Health Policy

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.

Health Policy SIG Leadership

Navid Ghaffarzadegan (2021-2022)
Mohammad Jalali (2021-2022)
Wayne Wakeland (2022-2023)

The Health Policy SIG of the System Dynamics Society is open to all, not just Society members, so we encourage participation. Create a free account on this website to join if you haven’t already.

sig goals

  • 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 

the health policy sig group on linkedin

We invite you to join the LinkedIn group for the Health Policy SIG at

The Discussions page facilitates dialogue among Health Policy SIG members.

The Promotions page facilitates inter-SDS conference meetings.
Going to a relevant conference?  Post/review notes on the Promotions page and see if others are joining you.

The Jobs page facilitates collaboration.
Hoping to collaborate on a project/grant?  Hoping to find an internship placement?  Post/review notes on the Jobs page and connect.

We encourage you to join this group and to participate in the dialogue.  Welcome!

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.