Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science
Yale School of Public Health's new Center for Methods in Implementation and Prevention Science (CMIPS) was created to develop and disseminate innovative methodologic approaches to address these implementation gaps and directly improve health outcomes worldwide.
We strategically select the health issues that carry the greatest burden and hold the greatest promise for amelioration. Among the topics that CMIPS is addressing are novel study designs to identify effective intervention strategies in resource-constrained settings. We use stepped wedge and learn as you go research designs, two-stage designs and quasi-experimental designs that utilize and integrate existing stores of previously untapped data. This “big data” includes electronic medical records, surveillance systems and population surveys, which can be deployed to obtain timely answers to key public health policy and health care questions.
CMIPS faculty and staff include experts in causal inference, survival data analysis, longitudinal analysis, computing and optimization, measurement error, high-dimensional data reduction, network science, epidemiologic methods, health economics and qualitative and mixed methods. CMIPS’ goal is to become a leading global center for translating research findings into real-word applications that improve public health in diverse settings.