Collaborating to Evaluate Health Technology
Market Watch quotes Lauren Nicholas, co-author in “Recession depression: Mental health effects of the 2008 stock market crash”
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 (CILLCD)
Antonio Trujillo’s and student Mariana Socal’s research shows returns from CILLCD preventive policies would increase if these were targeted to seniors with chronic conditions and implemented before the impact from multiple comorbidities make cognitive decline too steep to reverse
Lauren Nicholas’ study (effect of Medicare’s policy restricting patients to hospitals designated as Centers of Excellence) shows policy doesn’t improve quality and increases racial disparities. Study helps reverse policy allowing Medicare beneficiaries to use any hospital again
Researcher Bill Padula shows how "Medically necessary treatments like gender-reassignment surgery and hormone-replacement therapy are also an investment in reducing patients’ future health expenses."
Bill Padula discusses "the synergies between big data & DSM, practical considerations & challenges, & how integrating these is useful to decision makers to address complex, systemic health economics & outcomes questions & to transform healthcare delivery."
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