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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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Cunningham named Associate Director of ITA

Dr. Jag Chhatwal has announced Dr. Carrie Cunningham (nee Lubitz) is the Associate Director of the Institute for Technology Assessment (ITA). Dr ...
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Wrist-Worn Devices are Shown by MGH Researchers to be Cost-Effective for Screening of Atrial Fibrillation

A study simulating a population of 30 million people 65 and older found that wrist-wearable devices are more cost-effective than traditional electrocardiograms ...
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Researchers track crisis over 2 decades to better understand its stages, help guide policy response

A data-driven simulation model designed to help policymakers to better understand and address the nation’s rampant opioid crisis has been developed by ...
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Knudsen received Celebration of Science Recognition Award

Amy Knudsen, PhD, senior scientist at the MGH ITA and Assistant Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School, received a Celebration of ...
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Chhatwal Named Director of the ITA

On February 20th, Dr. James Brink, Radiologist-in-Chief at Massachusetts General Hospital announced that Jagpreet Chhatwal, PhD, will succeed Pari Pandharipande, MD, MPH, ...
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Heavier Drinking During Pandemic Means More Liver Disease to Come

Liver disease is projected to be one of those, with 8,000 additional deaths from alcohol-related liver disease, 18,700 cases of liver failure ...
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One model projects a sobering outlook for rising COVID-19 cases in the US and Mass. as Omicron surges

An updated projection model shows COVID-19 infections fueled by the Omicron variant are expected to surge dramatically in the coming weeks in ...
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Pandharipande named Radiology Chair at Ohio State

ITA Director Pari Pandharipande will become The Ohio State University College of Medicine Chair of Radiology. G. Scott Gazelle, Director Emeritus of ...
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Limited-Seating Football Games Don’t Seem to Spread COVID: Study

Football games with some fans in the stands may not be the super spreader events they were once feared to be. An ...
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Study reveals trends in opioid overdose deaths in nine states during the COVID-19 pandemic

BOSTON – The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the social support and economic stability of many individuals, which experts have warned could lead ...
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ITA Staff Honored at System Dynamics Society Conference

At the 2021 System Dynamics Society conference, one paper authored by ITA researchers Erin Stringfellow, PhD, Celia Stafford, MPH, Catherine DiGennaro, BA, ...
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Provincetown Becomes Test Case For Vaccines And Delta Variant

WBUR, Radio Boston, interviewed ITA Associate Director Jag Chhatwal regarding the COVID19 Delta variant outbreak and COVID19 Simulator project ...
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As U.S. COVID Cases Rise, Deaths Could Hit Some States Harder Than Others

An article published on July 15, 2021 by Newsweek concerning new COVID case numbers in light of vaccines included several quotes by ...
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Lubitz named Section Head of Endrocrine Surgery

ITA Senior Scientist and Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School Carrie Cunningham Lubitz, MD, MHP was named Section Head of Endocrine ...
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ITA Scientist Leads Modeling Study on Colorectal Cancer Screening for USPSTF

Amy Knudsen, PhD, Senior Scientist at the MGH Institute for Technology Assessment, led a team of researchers commissioned by the US Preventive ...
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Removing The X-Waiver Is One Small Step Toward Increasing Treatment Of Opioid Use Disorder, But Great Leaps Are Needed

by Erin J. Stringfellow, Keith Humphreys, Mohammad S. Jalali April 22, 2021 Buprenorphine treatment is among the most effective options for people ...
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Computerized Map Can Predict Next COVID-19 Outbreak

Jagpreet Chhatwal, Associate Director of the ITA talked with Voice of America regarding their AI-based COVID-19 Outbreak Tool that shows how fast ...
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Carrie Lubitz Becomes President-Elect, AAS

In February, Carrie Lubitz, MD, MPH, principal investigator at the ITA, attending surgeon in the Department of Surgery, and at the Massachusetts ...
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Value in Heath Editor’s Choice Article February 2021

An article co-authored by members of the ITA, Columbia University, The Ohio State University, and the NYU Grossman School of Medicine was ...
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Will Tampa’s Super Bowl be a super spreader? Experts worry about what NFL can’t control

The NFL has worked with authorities at all levels to keep Super Bowl LV safe for the host city of Tampa, where ...
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Telemedicine creates big cybersecurity risks, Harvard researchers say

As hospitals and health systems continue the shift to telemedicine, new issues and risks with cybersecurity have arisen that will require ongoing ...
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Colleges need to look beyond stopping parties to safely reopen in spring 2021

As colleges and universities reopened in the fall of 2020, many emerged as hot spots of Covid-19 transmission. The narrative that has ...
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ITA Post-Docs Honored at SMDM Conference

Peter Mueller, PhD, and Gian-Gabriel Garcia, PhD, received Lee B. Lusted Student Prizes given at the 42nd annual North American meeting of ...
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COVID-19 Simulator Informs Local Policymaking: Q&A with Jagpreet Chhatwal, PhD

The COVID-19 Simulator , developed by Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston Medical Center and Georgia Tech, was launched in April ...
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Tracking the Spread

New tool can detect COVID-19 outbreaks in U.S. counties that host in-person football events By MGH News and Public Affairs October 15, ...
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Pandharipande receives Anne Klibanski Visiting Scholars Award

Pari Pandharipande, MD, MPH, was one of 36 women honored with the Anne Klibanski Visiting Scholars Award by the MGH Center for ...
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If the Virus Slows This Summer, It May Be Time to Worry

We hoped that Covid-19 would be a seasonal infection. We hoped wrong. by Roxanne Khamsi, published on The past few days ...
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Will Hot Weather Kill the Coronavirus Where You Live?

For many people living with the crushing consequences of Covid-19, the summer offers a tantalizing possibility: If the coronavirus behaves like the ...
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