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  • Cities and health
  • Climate, the planet, and health
  • Health inequities
  • Infectious Disease
  • Mental and behavioral health


Featured Research Projects

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  • Medicaid Policy Lab

    The Medicaid Policy Lab evaluates the impact of policy changes and innovative care delivery models on health insurance coverage, access to care, quality of care, health outcomes, and equity of care in low-income, Medicaid-enrolled populations.

  • Impact of CMS Public Reports of Hospital Charge Data

    Since 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has been publicizing charges for services provided in approximately 3,400 U.S. hospitals. This research is exploring impacts of CMS public reports on the market for hospital inpatient services by examining shifts in charges and in hospital market shares over time.

  • Assessing Children’s Environmental Exposures (ACHIEVE)

    By collecting children’s baby teeth and information via questionnaire, the ACHIEVE study characterizes children’s exposure to environmental contaminants during the prenatal period and early childhood.

  • AMBIT: Alternative Models of ART Delivery—Optimizing the Benefits

    AMBIT is a 3.5-year research and evaluation project in sub-Saharan Africa supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The project includes data synthesis, data collection, data analysis, and modeling activities aimed at generating information for near- and long-term decision making and creating an approach and platform for ongoing evaluation.

  • EVIDENCE: Evaluations to Inform Decisions using Economics and Epidemiology

    EVIDENCE is a 5-year HIV/AIDS project funded by PEPFAR through USAID, which conducts health economics and epidemiology research in support of the goals of the South African National Strategic Plan for HIV, TB and STI’s 2017-2022 (NSP) and the PEPFAR Country Operational Plans 2018-2022. BU faculty and staff work closely with HE2RO on project evaluations, cost modeling, outcomes research, and financial management to improve guidelines, policies, programs, and resource allocation.

  • Optimization of the South African National Specimen Transport Network

    The South African National Health Laboratory (NHLS) is the largest diagnostic pathology service provider in South Africa and through a national network of laboratories, it is responsible for supporting the national and provincial health departments in the delivery of healthcare.

  • EQUIP: Analytics to Achieve Global HIV Targets

    EQUIP is a global cooperative agreement between USAID and a consortium of African organizations to provide support and technical assistance to USAID countries to foster achievement of 90-­90-90. BUSPH is a supporting partner in the EQUIP consortium, with a focus on economic evaluation and other data analysis.

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  • Published On 6/1/2022Development of the Veterans Crisis Line Caring Letters Suicide Prevention Intervention.Health services researchread at PubMed
  • Published On 5/18/2022Determining Vascular Risk Factors for Dementia and Dementia Risk Prediction Across Mid- to Later-Life: The Framingham Heart Study.Neurologyread at PubMed
  • Published On 5/15/2022Treatments of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis: Light at the End of the Tunnel.American journal of respiratory and critical care medicineread at PubMed
  • Published On 5/13/2022Antemortem plasma phosphorylated tau (181) predicts Alzheimer''s disease neuropathology and regional tau at autopsy.Brain : a journal of neurologyread at PubMed
  • Published On 5/6/2022A Review of the Maternal and Child Health APHA Policy Statements, 1970-2019.Maternal and child health journalread at PubMed
  • Published On 5/6/2022E-Cigarette Use and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease: A Longitudinal Analysis of the PATH Study (2013-2019).Circulationread at PubMed
  • Published On 5/6/2022Higher Dietary Inflammatory Index scores are associated with brain MRI markers of brain aging: Results from the Framingham Heart Study Offspring cohort.Alzheimer''s & dementia : the journal of the Alzheimer''s Associationread at PubMed
  • Published On 5/5/2022Using electronic medical record diagnostic codes to identify veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder.Journal of traumatic stressread at PubMed
  • Published On 5/5/2022Cardiovascular risks associated with use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in patients with non-obstructive coronary artery disease.European heart journal. Cardiovascular pharmacotherapyread at PubMed
  • Published On 5/5/2022Impact of illicit opioid use on markers of monocyte activation and systemic inflammation in people living with HIV.PloS oneread at PubMed