Scaling Interventions to Manage Chronic Disease: Innovative Methods at the Intersection of Health Policy Research and Implementation Science

Policy implementation is a key component of scaling effective chronic disease prevention and management interventions. Policy can support scale-up by mandating or incentivizing intervention adoption, but enacting a policy is only the first step. …

Handling Correlation in Stacked Difference-in-Differences Estimates with Application to Medical Cannabis Policy

A contributed presentation at JSM 2022. Part of a session on "Statistical Methods in Policy Evaluation: From COVID-19 to Medical Cannabis–Related Policy".

Ready to roll? Practical guidance on whether and when to aggregate data in health policy evaluation

A poster at AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting 2022. I describe a simulation study investigating performance of difference-in-differences methods using hierarchical data for state-level health policy evaluation.

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 …