Douglas A. Luke, PhD

Professor, Brown School
Keywords:
biostatistics, social network analysis, tobacco use, health policy, computational modeling, system dynamics, dissemination & implementation research, program evaluation, research design, transdisciplinary & team science

Dr. Luke is a leading researcher in the areas of health policy, organizational systems, and tobacco control. He is director of the Center for Public Health Systems Science (CPHSS) at the Brown School, which focuses on the evaluation, dissemination, and implementation of evidence-based public health policies.

During the past decade, Dr. Luke has worked on applying systems science methods to important public health problems, especially social network analysis. Dr. Luke’s Center has used network analysis to study diffusion of scientific innovations, to model the formation of organizational collaborations, and to develop a blueprint of state tobacco control programs. In addition, Dr. Luke has been the network analysis track lead at NIH’s Institute for Systems Science and Health.