Forecasting Trends in Child Obesity

A model-based analysis, projecting >50% of today's children will be obese at age 35, was published Nov 30th, 2017 in NEJM. Listen to Zach Ward, first author, explain the study in our media hub. Learn about project CHOICES

New Teaching Pack: Decision Trees

CHDS director, Sue J. Goldie, posts introductory teaching pack for building decision trees, with videos, glossary, readings, slides and exercises. The module was piloted in a new online decision science class in 2017.


Siebert Takes Helm of SMDM

New President of the Society for Medical Decision Making, Adjunct Professor Uwe Siebert is recognized for Distinguished Service.


BCA Reference Case Guidelines

Workshop on reference case guidelines for benefit-cost analysis features "Conversation with Larry Summers". Learn more here.

Recent News

Reducing Air Pollution in Mexico City

January 11th, 2018

Reductions in mortality risk can be achieved by retrofitting Mexico City’s diesel trucks and buses with particulate filters – that was the topic of faculty member James Hammitt’s


Applications open for HIV Research Training

January 8th, 2018

The Harvard University Center for AIDS Research announces a call for applications for two NIH-funded Harvard research training grants, one focused on HIV/AIDS laboratory-based research


Open Access Modeling Webinar

December 18th, 2017

CHDS’s Ankur Pandya is presenting “Disease Model Calibration” webinar on Tuesday, 12/19, at 2pm EDT.  Sponsored by the ISPOR student network, this intermediate-level course


NEJM Article Makes International Headlines

December 15th, 2017

A recent paper by doctoral student and CHDS programmer Zach Ward has gained international media attention. The paper, part of the CHOICES project, found alarming projections