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Health Policy

Health Policy Special Interest Group (SIG)

Join us to analyse health systems, develop early problem recognition skills, and evaluate policy impacts using System Dynamics and systems thinking!

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Friendly journals to publish your System Dynamics, health-based work. Check out “Publisher” in our bibliography to find further publishing options.

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


The Health Policy Special Interest Group (HPSIG) of the System Dynamics Society is pleased to present a conference award. Learn more.

This award is funded by generous donations from community members interested in promoting System Dynamics applications to health:

  • Jack Homer
  • Wayne Wakeland
  • David Lounsbury
  • Gary and Linda Hirsch


Contact the Health Policy SIG organizers at

Navid Ghaffarzadegan

Rachel L. Thompson

PhD Student
City University of New York

Wayne Wakeland

Wayne Wakeland


Portland State University

Past SIG Organizers

Mohammad Jalali (2021-2022) Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School

Navid Ghaffarzadegan (2021-2022) Associate Professor at Virginia Tech