My think tank, Orgcomplexity, explores the larger policy implications of complexity on health, urban affairs and social issues. Orgcomplexity uses the method of translational policy analysis- translating research to applications in policy. While there are many “systems science” blogs that lean toward the “Science of networks”, this blog venue will be used to highlight the applications of systems theory and systems methodology to healthcare and social issues while keeping current with the “science of systems”. Orgcomplexity as a credo will infuse structural power of networks into human agency in health and society, very broadly defined.
A ScoopIt page “Orgcomplexity-systems approaches to health policy” is being curated by me as well. ScoopIt will not be used for original content suited for my blog. Orgcomplexity.wordpress.com will be the primary place for all things Orgcomplexity.
I was competitively selected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2012 to its Institute on Systems Science and Health (ISSH), where I was trained by Dr. Doug Luke (Washington U- St. Louis) in network analysis and I teach a graduate level course in Social Networks and Health. I am also a member of the Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science (Vienna). Starting in 2014, I am a co-editor of U.S. Health Policy Gateway (Duke University).
As a mission, this is a home for positivists to the more constructionist and critical thinker. It is a place for methods heads, wonks, philosophers and the masters of complexity applications in the field. This is a place to cross our arbitrary silos. The goal of ORGCOMPLEXITY is to lead an orchestrated effort to allow cross-germination of ideas to occur in a welcoming space fostering possible collaboration.
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