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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.

Our Strategic Directions

Our Strategic Directions are interdisciplinary topics of critical importance to the public’s health and areas of strength and growth for Boston University School of Public Health. These Strategic Directions emerged from broad consultation both internal and external to the School. Our engagement with these research directions helps support a vision of the future that is unstinting in its emphasis on what matters most for health.

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

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Recent Faculty Publications

  • Published On 4/1/2023Social environments still matter: The role of physical and social environments in place attachment in a transitional city, Guangzhou, ChinaLandscape and Urban Planningread at Custom
  • Published On 1/31/2023The No Surprises Act: A Conservative Band-Aid to Protect Business as UsualInternational Journal of Social Determinants of Health and Health Servicesread at Custom
  • Published On 1/26/2023Adoption of E-Cigarettes among Older Adults who Smoke to Reduce Harm and Narrow Age-Related Disparities: An Application of the Health Belief Model.Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobaccoread at PubMed
  • Published On 1/21/2023Repetitive head impacts and chronic traumatic encephalopathy are associated with TDP-43 inclusions and hippocampal sclerosis.Acta neuropathologicaread at PubMed
  • Published On 1/18/2023Neighborhood Deprivation and Privilege: an Examination of Racialized-Economic Segregation and Preterm Birth, Florida 2019.Journal of racial and ethnic health disparitiesread at PubMed
  • Published On 1/17/2023Yoga Versus Education for Veterans with Chronic Low Back Pain: a Randomized Controlled Trial.Journal of general internal medicineread at PubMed
  • Published On 1/16/2023Sustainment of diverse evidence-informed practices disseminated in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA): initial development and piloting of a pragmatic survey tool.Implementation science communicationsread at PubMed
  • Published On 1/14/2023Glycemic Load, Dietary Fiber, Added Sugar, and Spontaneous Abortion in Two Preconception Cohorts.The Journal of nutritionread at PubMed
  • Published On 1/12/2023Predicted effects of the introduction of long-acting injectable cabotegravir pre-exposure prophylaxis in sub-Saharan Africa: a modelling study.The lancet. HIVread at PubMed
  • Published On 1/10/2023Impact of simulated flight conditions on supraventricular and ventricular ectopy.Scientific reportsread at PubMed