Informing Evidence-based Decision-making through Policy Analysis
This session will apply state-of-the-art quantitative and qualitative policy analysis tools to inform evidence-based decision-making at the national or local level.
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1. Apply both quantitative modeling and qualitative analysis methodologies to inform policymaking.
2. Evaluate the cost and effectiveness of different policy scenarios and alternatives.
3. Provide evidence-based policy recommendations and implementation strategies.
Molly E. French
Director, Healthy Brain Initiative
For more than 15 years, Molly French has been leading initiatives to improve the health and well-being of older adults. As the Alzheimer's Association's Director, Healthy Brain Initiative, Molly works closely with public health organizations to prepare all communities for the growing impact of Alzheimer?s and other dementia. Previously, she consulted with national nonprofits on population health issues, directed policy research for a national prevention policy group, and advanced health policy in California. Molly earned her MS from The University of Texas at Austin and a BA from Drake University.
Washington University in St. Louis
Ruopeng An is an Assisant Professor at the Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis. He conducts research to assess environmental influences and population-level interventions on weight-related behaviors and outcomes throughout the life course. In particular, his work assesses socioeconomic determinants and policies that impact individuals' dietary behavior, physical activity, sedentary lifestyle, and adiposity in children, adults of all ages, and people living with a disability.
Isabelle Rocca is a Research Coordinator with the Research and Evaluation Group at PHMC. Isabelle is engaged in evaluation work for population-level public health programs related to tobacco prevention, cancer control, active transportation, and breastfeeding friendly environments. Isabelle earned a B.S. in Public Health from American University in 2018.