Ellis A Ballard
United States

Ellis A Ballard is Assistant Professor of Practice in Social Work and Public Health at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, USA, and is Director of the Social System Design Lab (https://socialsystemdesignlab.wustl.edu). His research and teaching focus on advancing participatory approaches to system dynamics modeling with communities to advance health access and social justice. In that role, he innovates group model building practice methods in cross-cultural contexts, trains future cohorts of social work and public health practitioners to apply system dynamics modeling in their work, and cultivates the growing global community of community based system dynamics practitioners.