The Institute for Technology Assessment’s (ITA) mission is to conduct health outcomes research to guide the development, evaluation, and utilization of medical technologies that improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of medical care

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Who are we?

We are physicians and methodologic experts from diverse fields and we find where healthcare is valuable. Our research aims to optimize disease treatment and prevention, quality of life, and cost-effectiveness of care. The ITA includes individuals with training and expertise in the core disciplines of biostatistics, epidemiology, economics, decision science, health-related quality of life measurement, outcomes analysis, and health care policy.

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What do we do at the ITA?

We synthesize currently available data from myriad sources to develop mathematical models that answer big-ticket public health questions when clinical trials are not feasible

We work in a collaborative team

The ITA is known for outcomes research in cancer (colorectal, lung, esophageal & thyroid) and several new research projects were initiated in the last five years that aim at informing policies to address the opioid epidemic (in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration), global hepatitis C elimination (in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO)), and more recently, COVID-19 mitigation response in the U.S.

ITA in the News

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Deaths from alcohol-related liver disease soared during COVID

The Harvard Gazette - by MGH Communications. American Indian and Alaska Native populations particularly affected, finds study. During the pandemic, deaths from ...
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‘Concerning’ study finds Black, Hispanic patients get shorter treatment for opioid addiction

Adrianna Rodriguez, USA Today Research has shown people of color are disproportionately impacted by drug overdose deaths and access to treatment is ...
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Medication Treatment for Addiction Is Shorter for Black and Hispanic Patients, Study Finds

The analysis of 15 years of prescription data showed that the racial disparities are widening. By Emily Baumgaertner, New York Times November ...
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