In the past decade, the scale, scope, and complexity of health research and evaluation has grown rapidly, creating growing demand for qualified individuals to design, conduct, analyze, and evaluate health studies and programs across the globe.
Drawing on her experience as a researcher in the Community Noise Lab at BUSPH, Erica Walker discusses how adopting a "ride-sharing science" approach as academic researchers can lead us to more meaningful and public-facing research.
Healthcare organizations are constantly looking for ways to improve efficiency and manage rising costs, while still delivering the best quality of care and a great patient experience. Lean management is a quality improvement process designed for reducing waste and variation.
Matt, Chris, and Don look at a study of the risk of HIV transmission when a person is successfully taking HIV treatment (spoiler: the risk is 0), the gang discuss what a “risk factor” is, and Matt channels his inner Harry Potter.
Matt, Chris, and Don review the literature on whether labelling can reduce food purchase and consumption, the gang discusses a series of trials that were found to have errors, and Chris calculates the sum total of all living things on earth.
Matt, Chris, and Don discuss a study on the HPV vaccine and its impact on prevalence of HPV, the gang discusses what the goal of peer review is, and Matt gets on twitter to find out the latest on significance.
Matt, Chris, and Don decide whether school kids in Uganda can be taught to evaluate the validity of health claims (hey, isn’t that our job?), talk about generalizing study results and Chris finds the answers in rubbing his bald spot.
Matt, Chris, and Don examine a report on how routines in childhood affect obesity, discuss their takes on how to critically read a journal article, debate the plural of platypus and the science behind the “asparagus smell”, and why neurotic cats need boxes.