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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Buehler Center for Health Policy and Economics
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Our scientists are recipients of the following grants:

NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences/NUCATS Institute Pilot Award Funding

Agency: National Institute of Health / National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences/NUCATS Institute 
PI: Lori Post
Project Period: April 14, 2020 to November 14, 2020
This proposed study will allow us to demonstrate our ability to merge SUDORS, NVDRS, US Census, Vital Stats, NIBRS across multiple states to inform opioid-involved deaths. We will disaggregate opioid involved age-specific death rates for race, ethnicity, sex, and gender over time by intent, geography, and substance.

Global Security Act: Policy Analysis and Measurement

Agency: U.S. Agency for International Development/Rutgers University
Role: Site PI - Lori Post
Project Period: March 1, 2019 to February 27, 2021
This proposed study will evaluate policy based on their contribution toward the Global Food Security Act goals. We will look at the food security policy's contribution to these goals through a public and political will lens. This study will also measure water security at a household level.

The Effect of the Opioid Crisis on the Farm Sector: Implications from the Rural Economy 

Agency: U.S. Department of Agriculture / University of Florida
Role: Subaward PI - Lori Post
Project Period: July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021
The overall objective of this project is to determine how the opioid epidemic is affecting the farm economy in the United States.

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Geriatric Emergency Department Innovations

Agency: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Role: Co-Investigator - Lori Post
Project Period: May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2024
To improve acute care for geriatric patients, Northwestern Memorial Hospital implemented the Geriatric Emergency Department Innovations (GEDI) program. GEDI is an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to ED care for geriatric patients; it applies evidence-based protocols to improve ED care and improve transitions from the ED to the community. 

Tracking Guns Among Veterans

Agency: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs / VA Connecticut Healthcare System
PI: Lori Post
Project Period: September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020
Dr. Post will provide data analysis for all aspects of the study. She will use VHA data to perform patient and facility level analysis, including using hierarchical modeling and examining clustering of comorbid diseases and conditions and their influence on patient outcome.


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