Structure, Use and Expenditures for Autism Services

This 4-year study, 2002-2006, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, and carried out in conjunction with Division TEACCH at the University of North Carolina, seeks to develop a services research approach to understanding the structure, utilization, and expenditures for the care and treatment of autism.

Women, Co-Occurring Disorders and Violence Project

The coordinating center managed a 9-site quasi-experimental cost-effectiveness study of integrated services for women with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders and histories of violence.

EPC III: Genomic Testing for Risk of Recurrent Cancer

UNC personnel at the RTI-UNC Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) will collaborate with investigators at RTI to conduct a systematic review of available literature for evidence that testing of molecular markers of the risk of tumor recurrence,

Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions About Effectiveness Research Network: Developing and Evaluating Methods for Record Linkage and Reducing Bias in Patient Registries

To overcome the limitations of single databases, data from sources such as administrative claims can be linked securely and confidentially with data from patient registries. Registry linkage can facilitate exposure and control group identification, improve measurement of risk factors and outcomes, or allow researchers to monitor events without contacting participants directly.

Evidence Synthesis and Translation under Medicaid Modernization Act Section 1013: Area 5 – (1) Care delivery, including management, coordination, and prevention, (2) Behavioral interventions

The RTI-UNC Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) will complete a range of tasks including topic developments, topic refinements, and comparative effectiveness reviews on topics assigned by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Area 5 topics include care delivery, management, and coordination, prevention, and behavioral interventions. Principal Investigator: Daniel E. Jonas, MD, MPH Funding: AHRQ… Read more »

Evidence Synthesis and Translation under Medicaid Modernization Act Section 1013: Area 4 – (1) Dementia (including Alzheimer’s Disease), (2) Depression and other mental health disorders

The RTI-UNC Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) will complete a range of tasks including topic developments, topic refinements, and comparative effectiveness reviews on topics assigned by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Area 4 topics relate to dementia (including Alzheimer’s Disease), depression, and other mental health disorders. Principal Investigator: Daniel E. Jonas, MD, MPH… Read more »

Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPCs) IV

Evidence-based Practice Centers conduct rigorous systematic reviews, synthesize results of systematic reviews and report the findings, advance the methodology of systematic review, collaborate with partners and perform other related EPC activities.

Tweeting to Health

We hypothesize that our intervention, Tweeting to Health, can motivate and create behavioral changes that lead to healthier lifestyles and foster social support to help facilitate these changes through the novel use of Twitter, a social media platform, and FitBit technology