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Our mission is to add value to evaluation of health and human services by including data on the *costs* of services, and on universal *outcomes* such as income enhanced, expenses saved, and Quality-Adjusted Life Years Gained.

Currently, 4 graduate students collaborate with me at PERL, including 3 Clinical Ph.D. students: Alexis French, Phoebe McCutchan, and Corinne Kacmarek.

The focus of our cost-inclusive evaluations varies from treatment to prevention of a variety of psychological problems. Although measurement and improvement of costs and universal outcomes evaluation are the common core in our research, the programs for which we collect, analyze, and report cost-effectiveness, cost-benefit, and cost-utility are, at present:

- traditional and CAMS methods of suicide prevention in the US Army,

- enhancing child attachment and parent-child interactions via evidence-based practices

- alternative bariatric surgeries for morbid obesity, and

- computerized cognitive behavioral therapy versus traditional therapy for alcohol and other drug addiction.

I also continue to work with several recent graduates of our Clinical Ph.D. program on publications related to their theses and dissertations, including:

- Dr. Lana Wald on her cost-benefit and cost-utility analyses of CBT for Seasonal Affective Disorder,

- Dr. Katheryn Ryan, US Navy, on her cost-benefit analyses of suicide prevention in nonmilitary populations, and

- Dr. Sarah Hornack at Children’s National Health System on her cost-benefit analyses of residential treatment for drug abuse.

I welcome your interest and participation in cost-inclusive research at the Program Evaluation Research Lab.

© Brian T. Yates 2017