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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.

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


2020-2021 Course Information 
These VIRTUAL sessions will be held as an additional course to the AIRP four-week course. Each of the below speakers will have their own video session. These on demand sessions in Canvas will be available during the full session length. 

2020-2021 Speakers:

Tessa Cook, MD, PhD (Links to an external site.)  – Assistant Professor of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania
McKinley Glover, MD (Links to an external site.)  – Assistant Medical Director, Massachusetts General Physicians Organization
Stella Kang, MD (Links to an external site.) – Assistant Professor of Radiology, Department of Radiology at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Kathryn Lowry, MD (Links to an external site.) –  Assistant Professor, University of Washington
Ajay Malhotra, MBBS, MD (Links to an external site.) – Associate Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Yale School of Medicine
Pari Pandharipande, MD (Links to an external site.) – Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School
Gelareh Sadigh, MD (Links to an external site.) – Assistant Professor of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Emory University
Pina Sanelli, MD (Links to an external site.) – Professor, Institute of Health Innovations and Outcomes Research, Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research
Dorothy Sippo, MD (Links to an external site.) – Principal Investigator and Attending Radiologist, Yale University


2021 Course Dates: 

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


Meeting Registration Link

2021 February and March Registration Link:


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