Lessons from cost-effectiveness of HIV vaccines for COVID vaccines

Will HIV vaccines compete with existing HIV prevention strategies? Who is doing COVID vaccine cost-effectiveness analysis? Fred Hutch Science Spotlight translated the math in our peer-reviewed paper published in the Journal of the International AIDS Society to explain the economic tradeoffs of delivering an HIV vaccine in Seattle in the future. Our prior review of … Continue reading Lessons from cost-effectiveness of HIV vaccines for COVID vaccines

Economic roots of COVID-19 racial disparities

COVID-19 disparities persist in our most vulnerable communities, including low-income families and racial and ethnic minorities, partly because of the financial necessity to continue working, as well as the lack of employment opportunities that enable their residents to work remotely. They are more likely to be essential workers, and that increases their exposure to the … Continue reading Economic roots of COVID-19 racial disparities

Advanced methods for math modeling the epidemiology and economics of coronavirus

Pulled from the Infectious Economics archives, these articles provide recommendations for the design and development of robust mathematical models of COVID-19 epidemiology and economics to reduce uncertainty in decision-making and inform evidence-based public policy.  Associations are easy; valid causal inference is hard Tutorial: how to estimate person-centered treatment effects so that public policy to control … Continue reading Advanced methods for math modeling the epidemiology and economics of coronavirus

Q&A

Adamson spoke with Matthew Ong, a reporter with The Cancer Letter Before 2019, Blythe Adamson, a senior quantitative scientist at Flatiron Health, had never attended an annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. In the shower, sometime in November 2018, Adamson came up with an idea for future research: “I think we should … Continue reading Q&A

Press: ACA Medicaid expansion eliminated racial disparities in timely cancer treatment

This post has a summary of press coverage about results from a research study from Flatiron Health and Yale, following the Plenary Session presentation at ASCO 2019. We learned that Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansion was associated with reduction in racial disparity in timely treatment of advanced cancer. Results were reported in the The … Continue reading Press: ACA Medicaid expansion eliminated racial disparities in timely cancer treatment

Population targets and vaccine durability in South Africa

New paper in Vaccine shows staggered age targeting and the durability of protection will be key to strategic and efficient vaccination in South Africa. When an HIV vaccine is ready to launch in South Africa, an efficient implementation strategy needs to be ready. I worked with 3 women scientists in South Africa, 3 academic men … Continue reading Population targets and vaccine durability in South Africa