The Policy and Systems Science Analysis Core aims to improve and expand the use of innovative and state-of-the-art policy research methods, enhance the use of novel systems science methods, and increase the capacity for policy and systems science in diabetes translation research among WU-CDTR investigators.

Core Personnel

Doug Luke, PhD

Doug Luke, PhD

Director: Policy and Systems Science Analysis Core | Irving Louis Horowitz Professor in Social Policy

Veronica Chaitan, MPH

Veronica Chaitan, MPH

Core Manager: Policy and Systems Science Analysis

Ross A, Hammond, PhD

Ross A, Hammond, PhD

Associate Director: Policy and Systems Science Analysis Core | Betty Bofinger Brown Distinguished Professor in Public Health

Megan White, MSW

Research Project Manager, Center for Diabetes Translation Research

Core Services 

  • Provide one-on-one consultation on:
    • Policy and systems science research designs and analytic methods 
    • Application of policy and systems science models suited to diabetes translation research
  • Foster collaborations with systems modelers, diabetes scientist, and community stakeholder 
  • Provide guidance on connecting WU-CDTR members with local, regional, and national policy stakeholders interested in research collaborations 
  • Facilitate participation by the next generation of diabetes scientists in interest groups that focus on rigorous and innovative policy and systems analysis methods



Systems science methods

Policy analysis and economic evaluation

Other resources
  • Systems Science Interest Group
    • The interest group is a community of scholars, researchers, and evaluators who are interested in systems science, including network analysis, agent-based modeling, and system dynamics. Sessions are held once per month during the academic year and include a mix of formal and informal presentations and discussions.