Social epidemiology and complex system dynamic modelling as applied to health behaviour and drug use research.

  title={Social epidemiology and complex system dynamic modelling as applied to health behaviour and drug use research.},
  author={Sandro Galea and C. J. Hall and George A. Kaplan},
  journal={The International journal on drug policy},
  volume={20 3},
A social epidemiologic perspective considers factors at multiple levels of influence (e.g., social networks, neighbourhoods, states) that may individually or jointly affect health and health behaviour. This provides a useful lens through which to understand the production of health behaviours in general, and drug use in particular. However, the analytic models that are commonly applied in population health sciences limit the inference we are able to draw about the determination of health… CONTINUE READING

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