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Genomic epidemiology is a field of research that seeks to improve the prevention and management of common diseases through an understanding of their molecular origins. It involves studying thousands of individuals, often from different populations, with exacting techniques. The scale and complexity of such research has required the formation of research(More)
G enomic research has the potential to improve global health by elucidating basic mechanisms of disease, susceptibility, and resistance, thereby guiding the development of preventive interventions [1]. Recently developed methods for exploring how human genetic variation affects resistance are likely to provide strategic clues about vaccine development for(More)
As comparative effectiveness research becomes a more prominent feature of clinical medicine, investigators and policy makers would do well to seek lessons from prior examples of this type of research. Our analysis of previous examples reveals lessons in three key areas: choice of comparison treatments, time frame of study, and widespread applicability of(More)
I the face of persistently lackluster job creation, the U.S. health sector is paradoxically seen as both a contributor to torpid macroeconomic growth and a source of local employment opportunities. Labor costs account for more than half of U.S. health care spending, but as payment structures shift from volumebased reimbursement to the rewarding of value in(More)
The Affordable Care Act made admirable strides toward the "triple aim" of reducing health care costs, increasing health care quality, and improving the health of the community at large. A key element of reform is the accountable care organization (ACO), which restructures health care delivery such that networks of providers are held responsible for a group(More)