Selected initiatives, publications and resources that reside at the nexus of research, policy and practice are featured below.

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EPIC, a multi-year initiative that launched with primary data collection in 6 countries, works to improve the availability and quality of immunization cost and financing information for low-income countries.

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Disease Control Priorities

Disease Control Priorities (DCP3) provides economic evaluation of policy choices affecting the access, uptake, and quality of interventions and delivery platforms for low-and middle-income countries. 

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PROSPR, an NCI-funded consortium, evaluates the screening process for breast, colorectal and cervical cancers across 7 diverse health care institutions throughout the United States.

Data Analysis and Policy Podcast

In an episode of PolicyCast, CHDS faculty Soroush Saghafian and colleague Amitabh Chandra discuss the important role of data analysis and smart policy design in fixing the healthcare sector. Listen to the PolicyCast episode and learn more about the impact of COVID-19 and the trend in hospital closures.

COVID-19 Mortality Prevention

What are the costs of avoiding Covid-19 deaths by vaccinations versus lockdowns? This model demonstrate that both lockdowns and vaccination campaigns effectively lower COVID-19 deaths, but the cost to avoid one COVID-19 death with effective vaccination is 50-466 times lower than with a lockdown.

Informing Cancer Prevention Guidelines

Model-based decision analysis informs the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) revision of cervical cancer screening guidelines, integrating new evidence on standalone human papillomavirus (HPV) testing, recently approved by the FDA for women ages 25 years and older. Learn about the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

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Featured Resource: A Conversation with Howard Raiffa

Fienberg interviews Howard Raiffa in April, 2000 preceding his receipt of the 1999 Dickson Prize in Science awarded by Carnegie Mellon University to honor the person judged by the University to “have made the most progress in the scientific field in the U.S. for the year in question”.  Fienberg SE. The Early Statistical Years: 1947–1967 A Conversation with Howard Raiffa. Institute of Mathematical Statistics 2008.