CHDS Receives NIH Grant for Stroke Policy

Headshot of Ankur Pandya.

CHDS faculty member Ankur Pandya was awarded funding from the National Institutes of Health to evaluate stroke prevention and treatment policies in the U.S.

Stroke is a leading cause of mortality, morbidity, and healthcare costs in the U.S., but there are tradeoffs associated with tackling each of these dimensions. For example, expanding screening for stroke-specific risk factors to the general population could identify high-risk individuals who might benefit from intensive stroke prevention measures, but these interventions also carry treatment risks and increase the costs of stroke care. Tradeoffs can be quantified using disease simulation modeling techniques and cost-effectiveness analysis, the approach Pandya’s team will take to address this issue. Pandya expects this research will provide healthcare decision-makers with a set of evidence-based policy actions that will prevent strokes, prioritize treatments, and curb inefficient care.

The 5-year grant includes collaborators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine.

The CHDS Media Hub collaborated with Pandya to design and produce a short video which explained the results. Watch a short video about stroke intervention with Dr. Pandya (Video production credit: Jake Waxman, CHDS Media Hub)

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The CHDS Media Hub combines a physical brainstorming space with a laboratory-like digital environment to prototype, pilot and produce educational multimedia for teaching, learning and policy translation.

Learn more: Read Dr. Pandya’s preliminary publication about this topic.

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