Collaborating to Evaluate Health Technology
Saving of Lives from Drowning (SoLiD) in Bangladesh
Hopkins researcher Natalia Alfonso assessing cost effectiveness of Creche care to prevent drowning in Bangladesh.
CHRONIC ILLNESS AND LATE-LIFE COGNITIVE DECLINE
Antonio Trujillo’s and student Mariana Socal’s research show returns from preventive policies would increase if targeted to seniors with chronic conditions and implemented before the impact from multiple comorbidities makes cognitive decline too steep to be reversed
Lauren Nicholas’ study (effect of Medicare’s policy restricting patients to hospitals designated as Centers of Excellence) shows the policy doesn’t improve quality and increases racial disparities. Study helps reverse the policy allowing Medicare beneficiaries to use any hospital again
Our faculty have been at the forefront of developments in health technology evaluation and its application in clinical medicine, nursing, and public health.
Past and ongoing collaboration includes:
- Cost effectiveness/cost benefit analysis
- Impact modeling
- Demand forecasts for products in development
- Measuring patient and user preferences
- Grant development
- General advice
Our team includes faculty health economists with years of experience publishing and communicating results of health technology evaluation.
Y. Natalia Alfonso
Health Economist-Research Associate