One of the most highly infectious time periods in the life of a person with HIV is also when that person is most likely unaware of their HIV status. This is the acute stage. Shortly after infection, the virus explodes with a measurable peak in the number of copies floating around. This feature of the … Continue reading Do the math: Finding acute HIV cases in a hot epidemic
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
Want to join our book club? We’re reading the new Causal Inference Book by Miguel Hernan and James Robins. The book is forthcoming publication by Chapman & Hall/CRC and it is available for FREE right now to download from Harvard. Every few weeks my colleagues and I meet up to discuss a few chapters. We … Continue reading Causal Inference Book Club
There is little prior evidence of effective interventions to improve viral suppression, despite this being a critical step in the HIV care continuum as described in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States. Continue reading Should we pay some people to take their HIV drugs?
@AcademyHealth #ARM2018 attendees: join me on Monday at 3:15 pm in room 605-606, where Anirban Basu will present our work in collaboration with the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to quantify the potential economic impact of the findings from comparative-effectiveness research studies. Goal Our goal was to understand the potential benefits of implementing comparative-effectiveness … Continue reading Economic Impact of Comparative-Effectiveness Studies
On Tuesday, April 17, the journal Nature Scientific Reports published our paper “Projected effectiveness and added value of HIV vaccination campaigns in South Africa: A modeling study.” A few hours later, a reporter from BBC World Service reached out to discuss the the results of our study. Live Interview You can listen to this clip with … Continue reading BBC Interview
An Invitation Please join us at my doctoral dissertation defense titled “Mathematical Models to Evaluate the Clinical and Economic Impact of Biomedical HIV Prevention Strategies in the United States” at 12:30 pm on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the Washington Research Foundation (WRF) Data Science Studio on the 6th floor of the Physics/Astronomy Tower at the University of Washington … Continue reading Doctoral Dissertation Defense
Let’s keep digging into the association between Google searches and the number of people starting PrEP drugs by fitting a poisson model of the time series in R. We’ll use this work-in-progress to kick off a discussion on validation of models used to forecast utilization. To review: First, we first noticed a similarity in the trends … Continue reading How to Validate Forecasts