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

Solid machine learning model predicts new HIV cases using EHR data

Incredible new research from Harvard and Kaiser contributed two substantial leaps forward this summer: first in the useful application of machine learning predictions using electronic health records and second in the accurate targeting of people who can benefit the most from HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis. This paper in Lancet HIV by Marcus and colleagues is so good … Continue reading Solid machine learning model predicts new HIV cases using EHR data

A health economist walks into a tech company…

…and learns good practices for reproducible analyses in health economics and outcomes research from software engineers. THE KEYS are functional programming, version control, style guides, and peer code review systems. READ ABOUT IT in the latest Value & Outcomes Spotlight magazine here. LEARN HANDS ON at our short-course Sat, May 18, 8am-Noon at the ISPOR … Continue reading A health economist walks into a tech company…