- Social influence and obesityRoss A Hammond
The Brookings Institution, Washington, District of Columbia 20036, USA
Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes 17:467-71. 2010..To review a selection of research published in the last 12 months on the role of social influence in the obesity epidemic...
- A systems science perspective and transdisciplinary models for food and nutrition securityRoss A Hammond
Center on Social Dynamics and Policy, The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC 20036, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:12356-63. 2012..We present a framework for such an approach, examine key underlying systems, and identify transdisciplinary modeling tools that may prove especially useful...
- Complex systems modeling for obesity researchRoss A Hammond
Center on Social and Economic Dynamics, Economic Studies Program, The Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA
Prev Chronic Dis 6:A97. 2009..The article gives an overview of modeling techniques especially well suited to study the rich and complex dynamics of obesity and to inform policy design...
- Coupled contagion dynamics of fear and disease: mathematical and computational explorationsJoshua M Epstein
Center on Social and Economic Dynamics, The Brookings Institution, Washington DC, United States of America
PLoS ONE 3:e3955. 2008..They do not endogenously engage, for example, in social distancing based on fear. Yet, adaptive behavior is well-documented in true epidemics. We explore the effect of including such behavior in models of epidemic dynamics...