Our direc­tors, fel­lows and researchers have demon­strated effec­tive­ness in their respec­tive con­cen­tra­tions and are able to uti­lize an incred­i­ble extended net­work of tal­ented researchers under the aegis of Tulane Uni­ver­sity and the Louisiana Pub­lic Health Institute.

Here you will find a short list of selected pub­li­ca­tions rep­re­sent­ing our teams core com­pe­ten­cies in the fol­low­ing areas of expertise:

    • Cost-effectiveness analy­sis
    • Phar­ma­coepi­de­mil­ogy
    • Health Eco­nom­ics
    • Health Pol­icy Analysis
    • Health Infor­ma­tion Technology
    • Health Infor­ma­tion Exchange
    • Health Care Qual­ity and Qual­ity Improvement


Lizheng Shi, PhD

Shi, L., Ye, X., Lu, M., Wu, E.Q., Sharma, H., Thoma­son, D., Fon­seca, V.A. (2013). “Clin­i­cal and Eco­nomic Ben­e­fits Asso­ci­ated With the Achieve­ment of Both HbA1c and LDL Cho­les­terol Goals in Vet­er­ans With Type 2 Dia­betes.” Dia­betes Care, 36(10): 3297–3304.


Mark Diana, PhD

Kaz­ley, A. S., & Diana, M. L. (2011). “Hos­pi­tal com­put­er­ized provider order entry adop­tion and qual­ity: An exam­i­na­tion of the United States.” Health Care Man­age­ment Review, 36(1): 86–94.


Valerie Yea­ger, PhD

Yea­ger, V.A., Men­a­chemi, N., and Brooks, R.G. (2010). “EHR Adop­tion among Doc­tors Who Treat the Elderly” Jour­nal of Eval­u­a­tion in Clin­i­cal Prac­tice, 16(6):1103–7.


Charles Stoecker, PhD

Stoecker, C., et al. (2013). “Cost-effectiveness of using 2 vs 3 pri­mary doses of 13-valent pneu­mo­coc­cal con­ju­gate vac­cine.” Pedi­atrics, 132(2): e324-e332.


Joan Stein­berg, PhD

Smith, W.B., Stein­berg, J., Scholtes, S., McNa­mara, I.R. (2015) “Medial Com­part­ment Knee Osteoarthri­tis: Age-Stratified Cost-Effectiveness of Total Knee Arthro­plasty, Uni­com­part­men­tal Knee Arthro­plasty, and High Tib­ial Osteotomy”Jour­nal of Knee Surgery, Sports Trau­ma­tol­ogy, Arthroscopy (KSSTA).Vol­ume 7


Janna Wis­niewski, PhD

Wis­niewski, J. M., Yea­ger, V. A., Diana, M. L., & Hotchkiss, D. R. (2016). Explor­ing the bar­ri­ers to rig­or­ous mon­i­tor­ing and eval­u­a­tion of health sys­tems strength­en­ing activ­i­ties: qual­i­ta­tive evi­dence from inter­na­tional devel­op­ment part­ners. Int J Health Plann Man­age, 31(4), e302-e311. doi:10.1002/hpm.2339


Mol­lye Demos­thenidy, JD

Walker, D., Mora, A., Demos­thenidy, M. M., Men­a­chemi, N., & Diana, M. L. (2016). Mean­ing­ful Use Of EHRs Among Hos­pi­tals Inel­i­gi­ble For Incen­tives Lags Behind That Of Other Hos­pi­tals, 2009–13. Health Aff (Mill­wood), 35(3), 495–501. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2015.0924

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