Institute faculty have training and expertise in:
  • decision science
  • simulation modeling
  • cost-effectiveness analysis
  • health outcomes analysis
  • healthcare policy
Research activities emphasize the evaluation of non-drug technologies, including devices, diagnostics, and procedures. A unique focus is on the evaluation of technologies during the early stages of development, from discovery to preliminary clinical testing, when extensive data regarding clinical effectiveness may not yet be available. In these instances, computer models are utilized in order to simulate expected outcomes (using the methods of decision analysis), and thereby predict costs, effectiveness, and overall impact on the healthcare system.