Evaluative Science and Statistics

Concentration Chairs: Mary Beth Landrum and Michael McWilliams

Training in this concentration will enable students to study the effects of a wide range of policies and health services (e.g., health insurance, health-care quality improvement, clinical decision-making, drug policy, cost-containment, and socioeconomic factors) on behaviors, access, processes and quality of health care, health outcomes, or costs.  Students in this concentration will develop proficiency in experimental and quasi-experimental research design, statistics, relevant social sciences, and other methodological approaches (e.g., epidemiology, program evaluation, qualitative methods, and survey design).  Previous students in this track have used innovative methodological and statistical approaches to study, for example:

POLICY EVALUATION

 QUALITY OF CARE AND CLINICAL DECISION-MAKING

 DISPARITIES

 COMPARATIVE HEALTH POLICY

  • International differences in health outcomes following medical care for acute myocardial infarction

 POPULATION HEALTH

  • Effects of unemployment on mortality

 

View Evaluative Science and Statitistics curriculum guide.