The Social System Design Lab (SSDL) works with partners around the world to apply the methods of system dynamics to a wide range of issues related to social justice and health equity. The SSDL collaborates with community partners and researchers to design and facilitate group model building workshops, develop computer simulation models, and build capacity in systems thinking with the ultimate goal of designing solutions to complex problems. Changing Systems and the Relationship and Sexual Violence Assessment Initiative (RSV-AI) are the SSDL’s place-based initiatives anchored in St. Louis.
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Payne-Sturges, DP.; Ballard, E.; Cory-Slechta, DA.; Thomas, SB.; Hovmand, PS. (2023)
Making the invisible visible: Using a qualitative system dynamics model to map disparities in cumulative environmental stressors and children’s neurodevelopment. Environmental Research, 221. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2023.115295.
Ballard, E., Werner, K. and Priyadarshini, P. (2021), Boundary objects in translation: the role of language in participatory system dynamics modeling. Syst. Dyn. Rev., 37: 310-332. https://doi.org/10.1002/sdr.1694