Babak Pourbohloul, PhD

Associate Professor and Principal Investigator, Complexity Science Lab*

Director, Complexity Science for Health Systems Network (CS4HS)

Dr. Pourbohloul is trained as a theoretical physicist and for the past 17 years has been active in the development and application of novel quantitative methods in public- and global health systems policy design. Working at the interface of academia and government, he has been the Principal Investigator on several international modeling projects in the application of mathematical and computational tools to mitigate emerging infectious disease outbreaks and was designated as Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Complexity Science for Health Systems (CS4HS). He aims to develop and employ methods of complex systems analysis, through multidisciplinary collaborations, to optimize health policy design at the local, national and international levels.



Areas of interest:

  • Public- and Global Health Policy Design
  • Complex Networks Analysis
  • Econophysics and Systemic Risk Analysis
  • Nonlinear Dynamics and Control of Chaotic Systems


*CSL is the designated site for the WHO Collaborating Centre for Complexity Science for Health Systems