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Interdepartmental Program in Health Economics

Collaborating to Evaluate Health Technology

Economic shocks and depression
Market Watch quotes Lauren Nicholas, co-author in “Recession depression: Mental health effects of the 2008 stock market crash” Learn more
Saving of Lives from Drowning (SoLiD) in Bangladesh
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
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
IMPROVING QUALITY OF CARE
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 Learn More

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:

Our team includes faculty health economists with years of experience publishing and communicating results of health technology evaluation.

Contact Information

Y. Natalia Alfonso
Health Economist-Research Associate
yalfonso@jhsph.edu