Systematic Reviews for the US Preventive Services Task Force

The RTI-UNC EPC will produce new and updated systematic reviews for use by the United States Preventive Services Task Force. The Task Force will use the systematic reviews in assessing the available evidence and making recommendations about screening and preventive health services. Principal Investigator: Daniel E. Jonas, MD, MPH Funding: AHRQ Project Period: October 2012… Read more »

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.

Associate Editor Duties for the EPC

Timothy Carey, M.D., M.P.H. will serve as an associate editor for the EPC, reviewing, editing, and providing comments on EPC reports by other EPCs for AHRQ. Principal Investigator: Timothy S. Carey, M.D., M.P.H. Funding: AHRQ Project Period: 8/1/2013 – 8/31/2017  

Drug Effectiveness Review Project (DERP)

Utilizing the infrastructure of the RTI-UNC EPC, this research aims to summarize the available evidence comparing the efficacy, effectiveness, and harms of drugs in many widely used drug classes.