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Image of a girl sitting at a table with a bowl.
April 23, 2020
Introduction Food security refers to the ability to access enough food for every member of one’s household at all times. National surveillance data show that overall, food security had been improving steadily since 2011, following the nation’s... Read more
3D render of a cluster of linked colorful particles
March 24, 2020
Earlier this year, Dr. George Kaplan, a pioneering social epidemiologist and expert in complex systems modeling, spoke with Dr. Ellicott Matthay about complex systems models in population health research.  His insights are especially... Read more
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March 2, 2020
Ellicott Matthay, our E4A Postdoctoral Scholar, sat down with E4A National Advisory Committee member Dr. Thomas Cook to discuss some of the methods challenges facing population health researchers, possible approaches to overcoming those challenges,... Read more
Image of a lot of people walking down a city sidewalk.
January 15, 2020
Introduction E4A funds research to determine whether an intervention (e.g., policy, program, or practice) is likely to impact population health or health equity. When thinking about whether a study is designed to demonstrate the causal influence... Read more
Image of colorful lottery tickets.
December 11, 2019
Introduction As discussed in our previous blog post, there are a variety of methods that can be used to identify causal impacts of policies, programs, or practices. One approach is instrument-based study designs. When using instrument-based... Read more