Wittenberg Awarded Planning Grant for Center of Excellence

Eve Wittenberg, MPP, PhD, Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Health Decision Science, has been awarded a Planning Grant from the PhRMA Foundation to develop an application for a Center of Excellence to value family spillover effects of illness.

Wittenberg has conducted research on family effects of illness for the past decade, pioneering methods to measure values for integration into economic evaluation. The proposed Center will focus on research, education, and policy translation to ensure family members and caregivers are considered when considering the benefits of new treatments and interventions.

Wittenberg has been internationally recognized for her work in this arena with her primary collaborator, Lisa Prosser, PhD, Adjunct Professor at HSPH. They have published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Medical Decision Making, and PharmacoEconomics, among other top journals.  Their work is funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Nursing Research, and the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality.

The PhRMA Foundation’s Value Assessment Initiative seeks to support value-driven decision making.

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