IHE-LeaD Public Seminar: Laura Schmitt Olabisi

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Thursday October 6, 2022
      1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Phone:
  • URL: EBB 1005 (CHOA Seminar Room)
  • Email:
  • Fee(s):
    N/A
  • Extras:
Contact

Gabi Steinbach
gsteinbach6@gatech.edu
PI, IHE-LeaD
Scientific Project Coordinator, Weitz Group

Summaries

Summary Sentence: Laura Schmitt Olabisi, a professor in the Department of Community Sustainability at Michigan State University, will give her talk entitled “Addressing Social-Ecological Problems Through Participatory Systems Modeling​​​​​​​.”

Full Summary: Join us for a special public seminar hosted by the Interdisciplinary Health and Environment Leadership Development (IHE-LeaD) program. Laura Schmitt Olabisi, a professor in the Department of Community Sustainability at Michigan State University, will give her talk entitled “Addressing Social-Ecological Problems Through Participatory Systems Modeling.”

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Join us for a special public seminar hosted by the Interdisciplinary Health and Environment Leadership Development (IHE-LeaD) program. Laura Schmitt Olabisi, a professor in the Department of Community Sustainability at Michigan State University, will give her talk entitled “Addressing Social-Ecological Problems Through Participatory Systems Modeling.”

Abstract: From the COVID-19 pandemic, to climate change, to structural inequality, the most pressing issues facing scientists and decision makers in the 21st century are systems problems. These problems exhibit emergent behavior; there is often disagreement around how to solve the problem or even what the problem is; and interventions to address the problem may be ineffective or even backfire. A transdisciplinary approach to these problems is critical if real progress is to be made. Participatory systems modeling has emerged as a field of practice and a suite of tools and approaches for addressing systems problems in a transdisciplinary context. In this talk, I will describe some of the attributes of systems problems that make them challenging to work with, and give examples of modeling tools that can lend insight into these problems. I will also discuss two cases in which we used participatory systems modeling methods to gain insight into deforestation dynamics in Zambia, and the food system in Flint, Michigan.

Seminar Background: The Interdisciplinary Health and Environment Leadership Development (IHE-LeaD) program at GT facilitates impact-driven exchange and training at the intersection of human and environmental health. Seminar speakers present their work on impact-driven research at the intersection of IHE, and discuss opportunities for translate their work into actions with public impact and visibility. Sign up for the IHE seminars email list to receive regular updates (contact Gabi Steinbach: gsteinbach6@gatech.edu). 

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Additional Information

In Campus Calendar
No
Groups

College of Sciences, Center for Microbial Dynamics and Infection (CMDI), EAS, Ocean Science and Engineering (OSE), School of Biological Sciences, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Postdoc, Public, Graduate students, Undergraduate students
Categories
Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
Keywords
Interdisciplinary Health and Environment Leadership Development (IHE-LeaD) Program, modeling
Status
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  • Created On: Oct 3, 2022 - 12:26pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 3, 2022 - 12:33pm