Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) Fellowship Application
Our Center’s research focuses on diseases that impact the elderly, such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and dementia. These conditions are among the leading causes of mortality and morbidity in the United States and account for a substantial proportion of national health care spending. Our research portfolio spans multiple settings (VA, hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory settings) and topics which we’ve grouped under the headings of:
1) Comparative effectiveness of cancer imaging;
2) Clinical treatment choices for nursing home residents with dementia;
3) Comparative effectiveness of states' Medicaid policies on important clinical outcomes; and,
4) Comparisons of different insurance benefit designs on outcomes among Medicare managed care enrollees.
We have obtained over $35 million to fund CER studies in these four areas. To facilitate this research agenda, we have built expertise in large-scale database analyses of CMS data and cutting-edge analytic techniques, including complex multilevel models, which demand an understanding of the interaction of biological, social, and behavioral factors.