Hsieh and James Receive Raiffa Awards

Headshots of Lyndon James and Lily Hsieh with decorative squares

CHDS has awarded the 2021 Howard Raiffa Fund to health policy doctoral candidates Yuli (Lily) Hsieh and Lyndon James.

Hsieh will create educational case studies and a practical guide on how to determine what data to use from clinical and epidemiological studies to parameterize decision-analytic models based on quality and suitability. These materials will be used in the decision science curriculum at the Harvard Chan School and will be publicly accessible through the CHDS website. Hsieh will be supervised by CHDS faculty director Sue J. Goldie.

James will create educational teaching cases and interactive learning materials on equity in decision making to accompany the decision science curriculum at the Harvard Chan School. James will be supervised by CHDS faculty Ankur Pandya and Nicolas Menzies.

The Howard Raiffa Fund was established in 1996 at the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis through the generosity of many donors wishing to honor Howard Raiffa, one of the true ‘founding fathers’ of decision science. Administered by CHDS, the Fund supports the training of scholars pursuing doctoral studies in decision and risk analysis and grants awards annually. Following Raiffa’s model of engaged mentorship, awardees work closely with CHDS faculty in planning and implementing projects of their own design.

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