Modeling Social Dynamics and Health Behavior Conference

Studying the complex contexts of health behaviors and the dynamic interactions of individuals with their social and physical environments is critical for identifying and informing public health intervention opportunities. This conference will bring together national leaders from across the country to discuss the integration of modeling approaches into the field of behavioral and community health sciences. Through panel discussions and breakout sessions, attendees will learn about existing research, discuss associated challenges and opportunities, and chart a path forward for this emerging field.

Keynote Speaker: Thomas W. Valente, PhD, Professor of Preventive Medicine, Institute for Prevention Research, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, will address social networks and behavior change.

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