Informing Evidence-based Decision-making through Policy Analysis

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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

Alzheimer's Association

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.

Ruopeng An

Assistant Professor

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

Research Coordinator


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.


I2. Informing Evidence-based Decision-making through Policy Analysis
04/09/2021 at 4:15 PM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 04/30/2021
04/09/2021 at 4:15 PM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 04/30/2021
17 Questions
1.00 Advanced CECH credit  |  No certificate available
1.00 Advanced CECH credit  |  No certificate available