Our mission ​is to develop the science and application of system dynamics in human services and communities.

The Social System Design Lab (SSDL) pursues its mission through research, community engagement, and teaching with a commitment to evidence based practice, social justice, and capacity building.

We offer courses in community based system dynamics, workshops, internships and a MSW specialization.

We use system dynamics computer modeling, simulations, and group model building to research. 

We partner with organizations around the globe to facilitate group model building workshops on a wide range of issues. 

Meet the Staff