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Systems science has been instrumental in breaking new scientific ground in diverse fields such as meteorology, engineering and decision analysis. However, it is just beginning to impact public health. This seminar is designed to introduce students to basic tools of theory building and data analysis in systems science and to apply those tools to better understand the obesity epidemic in human populations. There will also be a lab in which students will use a simple demonstration model of food acquisition behavior using agent-based modeling on standard (free) software (netlogo). The central organizing idea of the course is to examine the obesity epidemic at a population level as an emergent properties of complex, nested systems, with attention to feedback processes, multilevel interactions, and the phenomenon of emergence. While the emphasis will be on obesity, the goal will be to explore ways in which the systems approach can be applied to other non-communicable diseases both nationally and internationally. Topics will include: a) the epidemiology of obesity across time and place, b) theories to explain population obesity, c) the role of environments and economic resources in obesity c) basic concepts and tools of systems science, d) modeling energy-balance related behaviors in context, e) agent-based models, systems dynamic models, and social network models...
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Module 1

Obesity, the facts of the case, and human populations through a systems science lens....
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7 видео (всего 112 мин.), 1 тест
Video7 видео
Obesity, The Facts of the Case (Or Why Obesity Pushes Our Buttons) - Tom Glass17мин
Beyond the Usual Suspect: Why This Case Is Hard To Crack12мин
Explanations: The Food Supply, A System of Interest18мин
Obesity in Human Populations Through a Systems Science Lens - Tom Glass11мин
Taking a Systems Perspective: 5 Key Features25мин
What is so "Systemy" About Obesity?23мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Module 120мин

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Module 2

Complex systems, system dynamic models, and developing a stock and flow. This module includes a lab lesson....
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6 видео (всего 89 мин.), 1 материал для самостоятельного изучения, 2 тестов
Video6 видео
Nuts and Bolts of System Dynamics Models12мин
Developing a Stock and Flow Model12мин
Policy Resistance10мин
Coding tutorial for systems dynamics model22мин
From stock and flow diagram to developing a SD model in Vensim20мин
Reading1 материал для самостоятельного изучения
Important: Models for Lab Assessment10мин
Quiz2 практического упражнения
Module 2 Quiz20мин
Lab 1 Quiz8мин

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Module 3

Social networks and obesity, neighborhoods and noshing, and prices and poverty....
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9 видео (всего 123 мин.), 1 тест
Video9 видео
Social Network Analysis13мин
Obesity & Social Networks13мин
Neighborhoods and Noshing: Foraging and the Food Environment14мин
Why Should We Care About Neighborhoods for a Systems Science of Obesity15мин
Foraging Theory: A Unifying Framework?26мин
Lecture 6: What's price (and income) got to do with it?11мин
Less money, more problems?11мин
Taxman: Can Price Manipulations Be Used to Promote Healthful Eating9мин
Quiz1 практическое упражнение
Module 3 Quiz18мин

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Agent based modeling and conceptual motivation for agent based modeling. This module includes a lab lesson....
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8 видео (всего 125 мин.), 2 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 2 тестов
Video8 видео
Why agent-based modeling?24мин
Development of a Simple Model with Environment, Peer Networks, and Agent Behaviors19мин
Food Foraging ABM:Embedded in a GIS-Based Environment8мин
Lab 2 Part 1: Tutorial on building ABMs in Netlogo environment34мин
Lab 2 Part 2: ABM for Food Store; Food Foraging ABM8мин
Lab 2 Part 3: Income-Diet model example with extensions15мин
Congratulations!мин
Reading2 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Important: Models For Lab Assessment 210мин
Learn more about the Global Obesity Prevention Center10мин
Quiz2 практического упражнения
Module 4 Quiz20мин
Lab Quiz 210мин
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автор: PVSep 12th 2017

This course was surprisingly challenging and educational. I had little background in system science, and very much enjoyed the learning process!

автор: HHSep 12th 2017

Very interesting and useful tools for analyzing complex networks and designing interventions.

Преподавателя

Jessica Jones-Smith

Assistant Professor
Human Nutrition

Rahmatollah Beheshti

Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Civil Engineering

Daniel Taber

Assistant Professor
School of Public Health (UT Health)

Kayla de la Haye

Assistant Professor of Preventative Medicine
Keck School of Medicine (USC)

Thomas Glass

Professor
Epidemiology

О Johns Hopkins University

The mission of The Johns Hopkins University is to educate its students and cultivate their capacity for life-long learning, to foster independent and original research, and to bring the benefits of discovery to the world....

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