This webinar presents insights from a National Academies report exploring how reports on obesity prevalence and trends differ and what these differences mean for interpretation and application. Speakers provide an overview of the various data collection and analysis approaches that have been used across population groups, but particularly as they relate to children and adolescents.
A collection of online chapters that provide an introduction to selected behavioral and social science research approaches, including theory development and testing, survey methods, measurement, and study design. eSource was developed in 2010, and these chapters have not been updated to reflect advances in the past decade. However, they can still be used as supplementary teaching materials.
In his Methods: Mind the Gap webinar, Dr. David Grossman focuses on the evidence gaps in children’s clinical preventive services and addresses how these gaps might be filled through a combination of different study designs that best address these gaps, including screening trials, treatment trials, and observational evidence across a broad variety of conditions.
This webinar explores the topic of community and stakeholder engagement, partnership, and issues of measurement. Drs. Nina Wallerstein and Bonnie Duran provide an overview of their research in community-based participatory research (CBPR), in relevance to implementation science, and the measures they used to assess engagement and CBPR in action.
In this Methods: Mind the Gap webinar, Dr. Max Crowley discusses key standards for economic evaluation as identified by a number of convergent efforts. In particular, the important role of administrative records for mapping the costs and benefits of prevention onto public budgets are discussed. Participants will gain a greater awareness of (1) best practices for economic evaluations of prevention, (2) how to increase utility of estimates for budget making, and (3) opportunities to include economic evaluation in ongoing and new studies.
These modules are designed to complement the Measures Registry and Measures Registry User Guides and assist researchers and practitioners with choosing the best measures across the four domains of the Measures Registry: individual diet, food environment, individual physical activity and physical activity environment.
This week-long immersion program provides 30 selected investigators with a thorough introduction to selected mHealth methodologies that may be used to study behavioral and social dimensions of public health. Participants work with expert mentors to create their own inter-disciplinary mobile health projects.
The mHealth training institute is funded via the NIH BD2K Program. The NIH BD2K Program is funded by all the NIH Institutes and Centers and receives support from the NIH Common Fund and the NIH Office of Behavioral Health and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR).
Measuring and projecting the economic burden associated with cancer and identifying effective policies for minimizing its impact are increasingly important issues for health care policymakers and health care systems at multiple levels.
Written by experts in health economics, epidemiology, health services research, health policy, and biostatistics, this publication highlights the multiple benefits of comparing patterns of cancer care, costs, and outcomes across health systems within a single country or across countries.
The NINDS Clinical Trials Methodology Course (CTMC) is an intensive, engaging program designed to help junior investigators develop scientifically rigorous, yet practical clinical trial protocols, and to focus on early consideration of funding mechanisms as a key trial planning activity.
In this presentation, Dr. Gortmaker presents the latest findings from the Childhood Obesity Intervention Cost-Effectiveness Study (CHOICES) project. CHOICES is a collaborative modeling effort designed to evaluate the effectiveness, costs, and reach of interventions to reduce childhood obesity in the United States.
The NIH Disaster Research Response Program (DR2) is the national framework for research on the medical and public health aspects of disasters and public health emergencies. The DR2 website, provided by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Library of Medicine, supports disaster science investigators by offering data collection tools, training and exercises, research protocols, disaster research news and events, and more.
The program, intended for early stage research investigators, features lectures, mock grant review, seminars, and small group discussions on research relevant to minority health and health disparities. It also includes sessions with NIH scientific staff engaged in related health disparities research across the various institutes and centers.
Lectures and seminars include:
- Population science and health disparities
- Research design and measurement approaches
- Intervention Science methods
- Healthcare disparities and outcomes research
- Community-based participatory research
- Grant writing and mock grant review.
The NINR Big Data in Symptoms Research Boot Camp, part of the NINR Symptom Research Methodologies Series, is a one-week intensive research training course at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. It provides a foundation in methodologies for using Big Data in research. The purpose of the course is to increase the research capability of graduate students and faculty.
The problem of overdiagnosis, the detection by screening of latent cancers that would never have surfaced, has been much in the news lately. What is overdiagnosis, and how significant is the problem? In this Methods: Mind the Gap webinar, Dr. Etzioni examines how overdiagnosis arises and discusses what it takes to validly estimate its frequency.
Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) is a research framework for new ways of studying mental disorders. It integrates many levels of information (from genomics to self-report) to better understand basic dimensions of functioning underlying the full range of human behavior from normal to abnormal.
RDoC Educational and Training Resources page includes links to RDoC office hours, webinars, and RDoC-influenced courses.
In this Methods: Mind the Gap webinar, Dr. Walsh presents preventive strategies that integrate clinical data science, informatics, and mental health expertise in an attempt to prevent suicidal thoughts and behaviors. He explains basic concepts in applied predictive modeling relevant to an audience interested in disease prevention. He also shares examples of active research and operational efforts in this domain in civilian and active duty military environments.
Implementation science methodologies, approaches, and tools have a great interdisciplinary applicability. Dr. Alice Ammerman’s webinar discusses what new (and "new to") D&I investigators need to know to succeed in this burgeoning field.