Anya Rader Wallack, CESH Associate Director and Professor of the Practice has been appointed Senior Vice President for Strategic Communications at the University of Vermont Health Network. The CESH team will miss Anya's leadership and team building within the center. She has been a catalyst for change within Brown's health research and policy community and overall health care systems in Rhode Island. Wallack has dedicated her professional career to healthcare reform through research, policy, communications, and advocacy.
The objectives of this report are to summarize evidence on the barriers and enablers to COVID-19 vaccination among historically marginalized groups and list potential strategies to promote uptake and enhance accessibility of COVID-19 vaccines among these groups.
Gregorio Benitez, AB, MPH ‘21 Candidate
Kristin J, Konnyu, PhD
School of Public Health
Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health
Rhode Island Department of Health Mass Vaccination Taskforce
Summary: This summary was undertaken as a rapid evidence review for the Rhode Island Department of Health’s (RIDOH’s) Mass Vaccination Taskforce and is intended for use by RIDOH stakeholders and their partners to support decision-making for communication and health messaging campaigns about the COVID-19 vaccine and the RI vaccination program. We plan to update the review in Feb 2021 with new evidence, and bimonthly thereafter.
The Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health is dedicated to advancing the state of knowledge about what works in health care.
Come join us for a series of lectures about the findings from our latest round of systematic reviews. Each event will also feature an overview of our methods and some tools for conducting your own evidence synthesis. We’ll also provide breakfast or lunch.
Kristin Danko, PhD recently was appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Services, Policy and Practice. Danko has served as a post-doc research associate in the Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health since 2018. Danko’s area of research interest is implementation science and evidence synthesis of complex interventions.
CESH's Kristin Danko and consultant Megan Hall taught a Two-day course on Rapid Reviews for the CDC's Policy Research, Analysis and Development Office (PRADO) on September 12-13, 2019. This session helped attendees understand the general methods of a traditional systematic review and then described the pros and cons of modifying these methods to speed up the process when time is limited. They were hosted by Jim Kucik and Rich Puddy of the CDC.
CESH develops an online interactive tool that allows users to obtain descriptive and analytic results for a systematic review comparing at least three treatments in various populations. In a limited evaluation, stakeholders were satisfied with the functionality of the tool and found it easy to use.
Issa Dahabreh, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Services, Policy and Practice and founding member of the Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health (CESH) won the Society for Research Synthesis Methodology (SRSM) Early Career Development Award. SRSM is a cross disciplinary society that supports and promotes the development and use of innovative and robust methods of research synthesis.