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The Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute® studies the value and role of radiology in evolving health care delivery and payment systems, including quality based approaches to care and the impact of medical imaging on overall health care costs. Neiman Institute research provides a foundation for evidence-based imaging policy to improve patient care and bolster efficient, effective use of health care resources.

AIRP-HPI Comparative Effectiveness Research Course


Course Description

This FREE virtual course will introduce residents to key concepts in health policy research, comparative effectiveness research, and big data analytics from leading researchers in the field. It will be held virtually with synchronous and asynchronous lectures which will be available during the AIRP four week Radiologic Pathology Correlation Course. The seven on demand sessions and one live session will be available in Canvas during the full session length.

Pre-registration is encouraged to recognize participants who complete the lectures.


The online lectures touch upon the following topics:

1. Big Data, Predictive Analytics, and Machine Learning in Imaging
2. Measuring Value in Imaging with Costs and Outcomes
3. Decision Analysis and Evidence Synthesis to Influence Policy
4. Innovative Comparative Effectiveness Trial Designs for Imaging
5. Translating Evidence into Policies and Practice
6. Career Tracks at the Intersection of Health Policy and Radiology


2021 Course Dates: 

February 8 – March 5 (virtual)
March 15 – April 9 (virtual)
July 26 – August 20 (virtual)
September 13 – October 8 (TBD)
October 18 – November 12 (TBD)


2021 Course Schedule:

CER 101 – Health Services Research: An Introduction (On Demand)
Speaker: Stella Kang, MD – Assistant Professor of Radiology, Department of Radiology at NYU Grossman School of Medicine

CER 102 – Understanding Test Characteristics and Bayes Theorem (On Demand)
Speaker: Pina Sanelli, MD, FACR – Professor, Institute of Health Innovations and Outcomes Research, Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research

CER 103 – Development, Implementation & Evaluation of an Informatics Tool for Radiologists (On Demand)
Speaker: Dorothy Sippo, MD, MPH – Principal Investigator and Attending Radiologist, Yale University

CER 104 – Informatics for Studying Radiology Outcomes (On Demand)
Speaker: Tessa Cook, MD, PhD  – Assistant Professor of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania

CER 105LIVE Seminar – Health Policy Research: Current Topics, Resources & Data
Speaker: Elizabeth Rula, PhD – Executive Director of the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute
Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 12:30PM EST

CER 106 – Barriers to Imaging Asynchronous Lecture (On Demand)
Speaker: Gelareh Sadigh, MD – Neuroradiologist and Assistant Professor of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Emory University

CER 107 – How Decision Models Inform Cancer Screening Policy (On Demand)
Speaker: Kathryn Lowry, MD –  Assistant Professor, University of Washington

CER 108 – Computer Models and Effectiveness of Imaging (On Demand)
Speaker: Ajay Malhotra, MBBS, MD – Associate Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Yale School of Medicine


Meeting Registration Link

2021 February and March Registration Link:


Please contact Carla Brathwaite with any questions or call 703-390-9884.