Policy Evaluation in the Real World: Experiences with Translating Cutting-Edge Methods for an Applied Audience

A talk at the 2022 American Causal Inference Conference offering advice on communicating cutting-edge methods for an applied audience, drawing on experience with using the augmented synthetic control method in a paper published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Part of a session on methodological innovations for challenges in health policy and clinical care.

Effects of State Opioid Prescribing Laws on Use of Opioid and Other Pain Treatments Among Commercially Insured U.S. Adults

Background: There is concern that state laws to curb opioid prescribing may adversely affect patients with chronic noncancer pain, but the laws' effects are unclear because of challenges in disentangling multiple laws implemented around the same …