Selected Publications:

Hovmand Book

Hovmand PS. 2013. Community Based System Dynamics. Springer, New York

Community Based System Dynamics introduces researchers and practitioners to the design and application of participatory systems modeling with diverse communities.

Yadama GN & Katzman M. 2013. Fires, Fuel, and the Fate of 3 Billion: The State of the Energy Impoverished. Oxford University Press, New York.

Yadama GN & Katzman M. 2013. Fires, Fuel, and the Fate of 3 Billion: The State of the Energy Impoverished. Oxford University Press, New York.

Fires, Fuel, and the Fate of 3 Billion examines the complex nexus of issues at play in the developing world’s use of crude cookstoves– factors such as poverty, energy, environment, and gender inequality. Dr. Yadama is a long time partner of the SSDL and a co-instructor with Dr. Hovmand in the annual Winter Institute in India.



Munar, W., Hovmand, P. S., Fleming, C., & Darmstadt G.L. (2015). Scaling-up impact in perinatology through systems science: Bridging the collaboration and translational divides in cross- disciplinary research and public policy. Semin. Perinatol, 39 (3), 416-423.​

Sabounchi, N.S. & Rahmandad, H. (2013). Best fitting-prediction equations for basal metabolic rate: informing obesity interventionsin diverse poulations. International Journal of Obesity, 37(10):1364-70. doi:10.1038/ijo.2012.218

Sabounchi, N.S., Hovmand, P. S., Osgood, N. D., Dyck, R. F. & Jungheim, E. S. (2013). Modeling Pregnancy Weight Gain for Early Childhood and Maternal Obesity Prevention, Annual Conference – Institute for Public Health – Washington University in St. Louis


Hovmand, P. S., Andersen, D. F., Rouwette, E., Richardson, G. P., Rux, K., & Calhoun, A. (2012). Group model building “scripts” as a collaborative tool. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 29, 179-193.

Rahmandad H., & Sabounchi, N. S. (2012), Modeling and Estimating Individual and Population Obesity Dynamics, In Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction, pp. 306-313. Springer, Berlin.


Sabounchi, N. S., Triantis, K., Sarangi S., & Liu, S. (2011) Fuzzy Modeling of Linguistic Variables in a System Dynamics Context, In Proceedings of the 29th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, July 24-28, 2011, Washington, DC.

Hovmand, P. S., & Gillespie, D. F. (2010). Implementation of Evidence Based Practice and Organizational Performance. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 37(1), 79-94. doi: 10.1007/s11414-008-9154-y

Hovmand, P. S., & Ford, D. N. (2009). Sequence and timing of three community interventions to domestic violence. American Journal of Community Psychology, 44(3-4), 261-272.

Hovmand, P. S., Ford, D. N., Flom, I., & Kyriakakis, S. (2009). Victims arrested for domestic violence: unintended consequences of arrest policies. System Dynamics Review, 25(3), 161-181.

Hovmand, P. S., & O’Sullivan, J. (2008). Lessons from an interdisciplinary system dynamics course. System Dynamics Review, 24(4), 479-488.