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Milton C. Weinstein, PhD

Henry J. Kaiser Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School Of Public Health

Contact Info

Milton Weinstein
Harvard School Of Public Health
718 Huntington Avenue 2nd Floor
Boston, MA, 02115
Mailstop: Prog.Hlth.Dec.Sci.
Phone: 617-432-0805
Fax: 617-432-0190
mcw@hsph.harvard.edu

Assistant

Christine Bell
Administrative Assistant
Health Policy and Management
Harvard School Of Public Health
718 Huntington Avenue 2nd Floor
Boston, MA, 02115
Phone: 617-432-4495
Fax: 617-432-0190
cbell@hsph.harvard.edu

DF/HCC Program Affiliation

Outcomes Research

Research Abstract

My research concerns allocation of health resources and the use of analytical tools to guide resource allocation decisions. My current work relating to cancer includes the following:

I am the Principal Investigator of a project to develop a computer simulation model that can be used to assess the public health impact and cost-effectiveness of cancer prevention interventions. The principal analyst on the model development is Karen Kuntz (HSPH), and we are working with Jane Weeks, Graham Colditz (BWH and HSPH), Lindsay Frazier (BWH), and Deborah Schrag (DFCI). The proposed project is included within a PO1 from NCI, headed by Glorian Sorensen (HSPH and DFCI), concerning interventions to prevent cancer in multiethnic populations.

With Jane Weeks (DFCI), Richard Gelber (DFCI, CHMC, and HSPH), Craig Earle (University of Ottawa), and Peter Neumann (HSPH), I am working on a cost-effectiveness study of chemotherapy for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. This study is funded by the National Cancer Institute, and involves both primary data collection on health-state utilities and secondary analyses of data from SEER and a newly merged data set on health service utilization between SEER and Medicare.

I am the principal advisor on cost-effectiveness analysis for a study led by Karen Emmons (DFCI and HSPH), on an intervention to help low-income, pregnant women to quit smoking. This study is funded by NCI.

I am collaborating with Jane Weeks (DFCI) and Eric Winer (DFCI) in supervising a Ph.D. student, Elena Elkin, in a clinical decision analysis of testing for overexpression of HER2 and treatment with herceptin.
19. I am collaborating with G. Scott Gazelle (MGH) on a cost-effectiveness modeling study of diagnostic strategies for detecting liver metastases from primary colon cancers.

I do methodologic research on decision modeling and preference assessment for economic evaluation of medical and public health interventions.

I participate as a faculty advisor in the Harvard Training Program on Cancer Prevention, which has supported two of our doctoral students (Jill Morris and Amy Bird).

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