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About Dr. Jack Homer

Dr. Jack Homer is a management consultant and expert in System Dynamics (SD) simulation modeling. His models assist organizations looking for a formal yet flexible approach to strategic planning and policy design. 

In 1997, Dr. Homer received the Jay W. Forrester Award from the International SD Society (ISDC) for best contribution to the field in the preceding five years. In 2008, as lead modeler of a 9-person team, he received the inaugural Applied Systems Thinking Prize of the ASysT Institute for collaborative work on a problem of national significance. In 2011, as lead modeler of an 8-person team, he received the Applications Award from the ISDC for best real world application of SD in the preceding ten years. In 2012, as one of 5 co-authors, he received AcademyHealth's 2012 award for Public Health Services Research Article of the Year.

For more than 25 years, Dr. Homer has developed original models for companies including AEP, AT&T, Aventis, BellSouth, BP, Campbell Soup, CIGNA, CSX Transportation, Deloitte, Dow Chemical, Eastman Chemical, Educational Testing Service, Ford Motor Co., Georgia-Pacific, GlaxoSmithKline, Harley-Davidson, Hughes Aircraft, KLA-Tencor, Mars, Nortel, Novartis, and Standard & Poor's, and for public agencies including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the National Institute of Justice, the Minnesota Department of Health, the Texas Department of Health, the Academy for Educational Development, and the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors.

In addition to his consulting work, Dr. Homer writes and speaks frequently, with many refereed journal articles to his name. His book, "Models That Matter: Selected Writings on System Dynamics 1985-2010", is available at Amazon.com.

Areas of Expertise

  • Population health and health care dynamics
  • Dynamics of market growth and competition
  • Dynamics of production and capacity management
  • Dynamics of service delivery
  • Dynamics of project and program management
  • Simulation packages Vensim and ithink
  • Systems thinking/modeling facilitation and training

 

Employment

1990-present......Sole Proprietor, Homer Consulting, Barrytown, NY (formerly Voorhees, NJ). 
1984-1989..........Assistant Professor, USC, Los Angeles, CA. 
1980-1981..........Program Analyst, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. 
1977-1981..........Research Associate and Teaching Assistant, MIT, Cambridge, MA.

 

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