Peter Hovmand, PhD

"A System Dynamics Computer Simulation Model of Energy Balance and Weight Gain in Women that Spans Prenatal to Postpartum"

The goals of this pilot were to understand methods for preventing gestational diabetes and to: 1) introduce the potential role and value of computational modeling to the researchers involved with the multisite study, and 2) improve a simulation model of maternal weight gain/loss during pregnancy by revising and testing the model against experimental data.

Peter Hovmand, PhD – Professor of Practice, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis