is a vital part of the HPA minor...
National Center For Health Statistics
site is maintained by the National Center for Disease Control and
contains a wealth of information about current health trends, federal
statistics on health and historical data.
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services(CMS) is the financial
arm of the department of Health and Human Resources health care
programs (Medicare and Medicaid). Its home
page will lead you to a wealth of information about these programs
and general issues of health care financing. One especially interesting
aspect of this site is the most up-to-date information
on national health statistics.
An important source of information, studies and data concerning
private health insurance can be found at the Employment
Benefits Research Council.
For information and data about current trends in U.S. Medical Schools
see the American Association
of Medical Colleges homepage and its affiliate the American
Council of Teaching Hospitals.
For a view of medicine from the standpoint of mainstream physicians
see the web page of the American
Medical Association. This site will also lead to the electronic
version of the AMA flagship publication The
Journal of the American Medical Association.
Hospital issues, data and breaking news can be found at the American
conduct literature searches for professional writings on medical
topics (including much of health policy) select Medline at the Z Smith Renolds Library Database.
If you are also interested in covering the bases on the economics
front, you can access the economics literature database, ECONLIT,
from the same database webpage .
For some other programs in Health Policy and for information on
graduate opportunities in Health Policy and Administration see the
sites at Duke, UNC's
School of Public Health, Johns
Hopkins University, and Harvard
9. Statistical Software: Allin Cottrell of the WFU Economics Department
has written an open source code statistical package name GRETL (Gnu
Regression, Econometric and Time series Library) that is free to
download and fairly easy to use in Windows. Click
here to download the package onto your own computer.
10. Professor Lawlor is currently engaged as the economist on two N.I.H.-funded projects at the Wake Forest Medical School.
- Healthy Living To Prevent Diabetes (HELP) is sponsored by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, and is investigating a healthy diet and exercise intervention, to prevent pre-diabetes from developing in pre-diabetic subjects.
- Action For Health in Diabetes (Look Ahead) is a long term (11.5 year) study designed to test whether weight loss can reduce cardiovascular events among a large (N=5000) cohort of overweight and obese diabetics. This trial is also funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
To view each facutly members research homepage click on their name below:
Shannon L. Mihalko