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.