Nasim Sabounchi

Dr. Nasim Sabounchi is a Research Associate Professor at the City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) where she is also affiliated with the Center for Systems and Community Design (CSCD). She is an industrial and systems engineer, and a systems scientist in the field of public health and healthcare and recipient of the Systems Science Scholarship, Academy of Health – Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She bridges her engineering knowledge with behavioral and social sciences research with the goal of expanding the tools for modeling problems within health and social systems. Her research interest involves adopting tools including systems science methodologies, systems engineering and data analytics to model complex systems and problems pertaining to health outcomes at both the individual and population levels. Dr. Sabounchi contributes to the advancement of system dynamics modeling and computer simulation for studying complex health and social systems and leads various projects in the domain of public health and health policy analysis including enhancing access to care for socio-economically disadvantaged populations and Medicaid recipients, prevention of prescription misuse, antibiotic resistance, Lyme Disease, HPV and epidemics. Furthermore, she has extensive experience in developing system dynamics simulation models through group model building with various stakeholders including residents in low-income communities, policy makers, physicians and basic scientists.



  • PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech, Falls Church, VA
  • MS in Industrial Engineering from Tehran Polytechnic, Tehran, Iran


Research Interests

Systems Science, System Dynamics Modeling, Public Health and Health Promotion, Health Policy Design and Analysis, Computational Social Science, Data Analysis, Simulation, Health Systems Engineering, Quality, Productivity and Performance Management





Nasim Sabounchi