Real World Applications
In keeping with the New American University imperatives of social transformation and embeddedness, the Consortium for Biosocial Complex Systems will seek real world applications of new research on the dynamics of biosocial complex systems that can contribute to policy analysis. By describing the core components and interactions of the biosocial in quantitative terms, mathematical and computational models can be designed as virtual experiments on issues such as the governance of social-ecological systems. And combining insights from social sciences, complex systems concepts and mathematical models of disease dynamics can improve our insights into how to cope with increasingly diverse and rapidly changing health problems in a globalizing world. From finding ways to sustainably manage the earth's resources to mitigating or even preventing pandemics, the Consortium for Biosocial Complex Systems is poised to produce solutions to some of humankind's biggest challenges.