Projects List

Application of Decision Science to Mental Health Policy

Not only are resources for mental health scarce, but they are also distributed inequitably

Benefits and Risks of Dietary Fish Consumption

Developing models to clarify tradeoffs among risks

Cardiovascular Disease Policy Model

A model focused on screening, prevention and treatment of CVD

Cervical Cancer Screening in Homeless Women: a Discrete Choice Experiment

Understanding homeless women’s decision making about cervical cancer screening

Childhood Cancer Survivorship

Over the past decades, survival rates for childhood cancer have dramatically increased, with over 300,000 long-term survivors alive today.

Community Breast MRI Screening: Clinical and Economic Implications

Learning about the use, clinical outcomes and economic consequences of screening breast MRI in the community to assess its cost-effectiveness

Comparative and Cost-Effectiveness of Preventing HPV-Related Diseases

Using decision-analytic approach to examine the health and economic consequences of alternative strategies in the prevention of HPV-related diseases

Comparative Effectiveness of the Cervical Cancer Screening Process: Past, Present and Future

Using decision analysis to improve effectiveness of cervical cancer screening process and outcomes

Comparative Modeling: Informing Breast Cancer Control Practice and Policy

Modeling population effects of novel breast cancer control approaches

Cost-Effectiveness, Affordability, and Uncertainty

Even countries eligible for GAVI support for new vaccines will have to consider financial sustainability in addition to cost effectiveness

Cost-effectiveness of Strategies to Reduce Maternal Morbidity and Mortality

There is little guidance, and few evidence based analyses, on how to cost effectively scale-up local efforts to reduce maternal mortality in the poorest countries

Discount rates for the long run

Reviewing key issues relating to the discount rate

Disparities in Cancer Prevention and Control

Much of the disparity in cancer outcome is a reflection of type, timeliness, and continuity of cancer care rather than the disease itself

Dynamic Modelling of New TB Diagnostic Strategies

Estimating the impact and cost effectiveness of the GeneXpert tuberculosis assay in low resource, high burden settings

Expanding National Health Accounts: Project 4: Trends in the Value of Cancer Care in the US

Comparing the benefits and costs of medical care to understand the interventions that improve health most efficiently

Future of Risk-Based Breast Cancer Screening In Community Settings

Maximizing the benefits of breast cancer screening in women with diverse levels of breast cancer risk

Gastric Cancer Prevention

Finding effective primary and secondary prevention strategies can significantly reduce gastric cancer mortality in the U.S. and globally.

Global Cervical Cancer: HPV Vaccination and Diagnostics

The risk of dying from cervical cancer is unequally borne by women in developing countries

Global HIV/AIDS Policy Modeling

Identifying the most effective treatment strategies for HIV infection in less developed countries

Health Related Quality of Life Impacts of Illness on Family Members and Care Givers

Considering the effects of an illness on caregivers in decisions

HIV/AIDS Policy Modeling for the U.S.

Addressing critical HIV/AIDS-related clinical and policy questions within the U.S.

HPV Vaccine Policy Model

Decision models to guide the development and evaluation of HPV vaccines and diagnostics

Impact of Radiation Therapy on Breast Conservation in DCIS

Investigating patient-specific risk factors underlying specific outcomes in people treated for Ductal Carcinoma In-situ

Incorporating Parent Preferences in Decision Making about Childhood Vaccines

Identifying parental preferences for childhood vaccinations

Medical Spending and Health Outcomes

Should the U.S. be using cost effectiveness analysis with regards to medical expenditures?

Methods for Research-Synthesis: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach Conference

A focus on alternative methods for synthesizing information when forecasting the effects of a policy

NHLBI/UNITED Health Collaboration Centers of Excellence (COE) Network

Working to reduce the burden of chronic disease among neglected populations in sub Saharan Africa

Packaging Adolescent Health Services in Resource-Limited Settings

Identifying adolescent health services that can be integrated with HPV vaccination to maximize health benefits

Policy Modeling and Decision Tools for HIV/AIDS Program Sustainability Analysis

Synthesizing epidemiologic, health system, and financial data to generate strategic information for HIV/AIDS policymakers

Predicting Cardiovascular Disease Risk in India and South Africa

Evaluating strategies for assessing cardiovascular risk

Preferences for Mortality Risk Reduction Over the Lifecycle

Investigating individuals' preferences for alternative interventions yielding the same increase in life expectancy

Prevention of Cervical Cancer in the U.S.

Informing cervical cancer prevention policy and clinical guidelines in the U.S.

ProVac: Evidence-Based Decision on New Vaccines

Collaborating to develop tools to strengthen national evidence based decisions on vaccine introduction in Latin America and the Caribbean

Quality of Life Outcomes in Prescription and Injection Opioid Dependence

Measuring the quality of life impact of opioid dependence

Risk, Perception, and Response Conference

Increasing our understanding of the situations in which people are likely to react poorly to evidence of risk

Using Social-Welfare Functions to Evaluate Policies that Reduce Mortality Risk

Investigating alternative approaches to valuing risk reductions

Valuing Reductions in Morbidity Risk: WTP and QALYs

Investigating the relationship between WTP and QALYs and the differences in their theoretical foundations