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David W. Lounsbury, Ph.D.

Dr. David W. Lounsbury

Professional Interests

Dr. David Lounsbury is a community psychologist and psycho-oncologist whose academic work is directed towards health services research in prevention and control of chronic illnesses. Specifically, his research focuses on participatory approaches to understanding and improving community-based systems of care, applying systems thinking and system dynamics modeling to address complex health care problems, and capacity building to reduce disparities in global cancer burden. He applies ecologically grounded social science methodologies, such as participatory action research and system dynamics modeling, as a means to explore and assess complex, multi-level, problems in primary care and public health.

Currently Dr. Lounsbury serves as Co-Chair of the System Dynamics Society’s Psychology Special Interest Group and Co-Chair of the Society for Community Research and Action’s Community Health Interest Group. Additionally, he facilitates a distance learning experience for Patient Centered Outcomes Research Outcomes Research Innovations at Montefiore and Einstein (PCOR-PRIME), developing educational materials and systems to support Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) and Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) capacity among junior clinical associates.

Dr. Lounsbury completed a Ph.D. at Michigan State University and a post-doctoral fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.


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