Donald S. Shepard Schneider Institute for Health Policy

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Biography - Domestic Applications

In domestic applications of cost-effectiveness analysis, Dr. Shepard is the principal investigator of the 7-year evaluation of the Medicare Lifestyle Modification Demonstration Program. He was principal investigator on a 5-year NIDA study on cost-effectiveness of drug treatment and of an evaluation of the impact of managed care programs for substance abuse for Medicaid recipients in Massachusetts and Michigan. He led the cost and cost-effectiveness analyses in a major national study of drug treatment, the Alcohol and Drug Services Study, and in a study of substance abuse treatment in Connecticut prisons. He has directed a center which incorporated the technique into randomized clinical trials, and has evaluated control programs for cardiovascular disease and childhood diseases.

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