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Kelsey Werner

Director, Social & Community Based Systems Modeling


Kelsey Werner is the Director of Social & Community Based Systems Modeling at Boston College School of Social Work. She leads the schools efforts to integrate innovative systems science approaches in research & practice, education, and interdisciplinary partnerships. Kelsey's research and practice focuses on using Community Based System Dynamics (CBSD), a participatory approach for engaging communities in understanding and changing systems to solve complex social problems. She is interested in developing community capabilities to use system dynamics models and tailoring methods for different community contexts. She's worked with diverse communities in sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, and throughout the US on issues ranging from public health and environmental sustainability to innovation adoption and program design.