Participatory Methods in Systems Science: Why, When, and How
Peter S. Hovmand, Ph.D., M.S.W. is the Pamela B. Davis M.D. Ph.D. Professor of Medicine, Interim-director and Professor at the Center for Community Health Integration, School of Medicine and Professor in Biomedical Engineering, Case School of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Hovmand also holds secondary appointments in Population and Quantitative Health Sciences in the School of Medicine and social work at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.
Prior to joining the Center for Community Health Integration, Dr. Hovmand founded and led the Brown School’s Social System Design Lab at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Hovmand’s research focuses on advancing systems science methods for understanding and preventing structural violence with a specific focus on advancing knowledge on multilevel feedback systems. Dr. Hovmand is the author of Community Based System Dynamics and has 17 years of experience designing, training teams, and facilitating group model building workshops in communities and organizations around the world.