The Department of Population Medicine (DPM) resides within the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, and is an appointing department of Harvard Medical School. DPM does the research that helps provide information to people at all levels of our health care system, from government health officials to private citizens faced with day-to-day choices about how to maintain their own health.
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Led by DPM researchers Ann Wu, MD, MPH, Lingling Li, PhD, and Alison Galbraith, MD, MPH, the study included 740 providers and parents of children age 4-11 years with one or more diagnoses of asthma and one or more dispensing of asthma controller medications. Those with severe asthma were excluded. The parents and providers were surveyed by mail, telephone, web, or in person.
A new Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) article highlights the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Sentinel Initiative. The JAMA Medical News & Perspectives piece focuses on the progress to date with Sentinel, which was designed to identify potential safety issues by using electronic data to evaluate the safety of marketed drugs, devices, and biologics. Sentinel’s coordinating center is located at the HPHC Institute and led by DPM Chair Richard Platt, MD, MS.
On February 3, 2015, Alison Galbraith, MD, MPH of the Center for Child Health Care Studies was featured on Minnesota Public Radio’s program “The Daily Circuit” to discuss high-deductible health plans (HDHPs), which offer lower premiums and higher deductibles than traditional health plans. Dr. Galbraith discussed the affordability of HDHPs for families of varying income levels, and the difficulties many people face when assessing the affordability of different health care options. Listen to the full program here.
Obesity prevention experts from the Department of Population Medicine share their insights and discuss their research findings on their new blog.