For release: April 19, 2010
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843
The University of Memphis School of Public Health will present its Visiting Public
Health Scholar Seminar at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 27, in the FedEx Institute of Technology
Video Conference Center. Dr. Peter Hovmand will discuss “Rethinking Systems: Applications
of System Dynamics in Human Services, Communities and Public Health.”
Hovmand is founding director of the Social System Design Lab at the George Warren
Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. His research focuses
on how organizations and communities can successfully implement and sustain innovations
to improve outcomes in mental health services, community responses to domestic violence,
health services, obesity prevention, and natural resources.
He holds degrees in electrical engineering, mathematics, and social work.
Convenient parking is available in the Fogelman parking garage on Innovation Drive.
Affiliated sponsors are the Methodist Le Bonheur Center for Healthcare Economics and
the U of M’s School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy.