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Author Keane, Christopher (Christopher R.)

Title Modeling behavior in complex public health systems : simulations and games for action and evaluation / Christopher Keane, MPH, ScD
Published New York, NY : Springer Pub. Company, LLC, [2014]
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Contents Introduction : a grammar of public health behavior -- Primer on emergent collective behavior : tolerance and segregation -- The infection-protection game and the evolution of cooperation -- Public health behavior as conditional interaction in evolutionary games -- Thresholds, meta-stability, and behavioral avalanches -- Networks of conditional-interaction -- Balancing short-term and long-term reward : temporal interaction evaluation (TIE) -- Sensitivity through diversity -- Health intention and need satisfaction in a dynamic world -- Interaction logic modeling for planning -- Global-local dilemmas, meta-balancing and public health
Summary This graduate text is the first to present methods for modeling health behavior dynamics, using numerous online interactive simulations, downloadable programs, and examples of applications to planning interventions. The book examines behaviors that range from simple individual health protective actions to complex cooperative public health actions. It provides a user-friendly and effective method for teaching systems thinking, a core competency now required by the Association of Schools of Public Health
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Epidemiology -- Mathematical models.
Health planning -- Simulation methods.
Public health -- Mathematical models.
Public Health.
Models, Theoretical.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0826110185 (electronic bk.)
9780826110183 (electronic bk.)