Systems science approaches to health in the developing world – call for manuscripts

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  • 2016•08•01     Malaysia

    Systems science is increasingly recognized as critical to resolving complex policy problems in a variety of domains, including health. Yet most applications of interdisciplinary systems approaches target high-income contexts, whereas their use in the developing world remains limited.

    In partnership with researchers at the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka, and the University of Koblenz-Landau in Germany, UNU-IIGH research fellow José Siri is guest co-editor for a newly-announced special issue of Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, entitled “Systems science approaches to health in the developing world.” This special issue aims to highlight research applying systems science and associated mathematical modeling frameworks to existing or emerging health issues in developing countries.

    Potential topics include but are not limited to:

    • Systems science approaches and mathematical models that describe population prevalence or incidence of chronic diseases, injuries, infectious diseases, and health-related behaviours;
    • Reviews of systems science approaches and mathematical models used to describe and analyze morbidity and mortality;
    • Studies comparing the utility of particular models or approaches in describing health-related issues.

    Manuscripts are due December 9th, 2016. For further information, contact José Siri (