CHDS faculty Davene Wright has been promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Population Medicine (DPM) at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Institute, a research and teaching collaboration between the two institutions. She is Associate Director of DPM’s Division of Child Health Research and Policy (CHeRP).
Wright’s research focuses on how people make decisions when there is uncertainty, complexity and competing values. She aims to provide effective and efficient health care for patients with chronic diseases, particularly pediatric obesity and diabetes. Wright specializes in leading interdisciplinary studies using decision science methods and other techniques, including stated preference elicitation, economic evaluation, simulation modeling, and qualitative research.
Wright is dedicated to teaching and mentoring trainees and junior faculty. She offers professional development workshops for early career researchers and is a faculty member of the Harvard PhD Program in Health Policy and the Harvard-Wide Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship.
Learn more: Read about the Division of Child Health Research and Policy (CHeRP)
Learn more: Read the publication, Interpreting Cost-Effectiveness Analyses of Anti-Obesity Medications for the Treatment of Adolescent Obesity-Reading the Tea Leaves