Research

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Current Research

  • writing, with Dr. Nadini Persaud, an 11-chapter book of 270 to 300 printed pages, titled Cost-Inclusive Evaluation: Planning It, Doing It, Using It, contract signed with Guilford Publishing. To be completed in January 2014 and published later that year.
  • with Dr. Anne Atkinson, cost, cost-effectiveness, and cost-benefit analysis of usual versus intensive placement programs for foster children.
  • with Dr. Mary Hansen, Department of Economics, American University: cost-benefit analysis in child welfare policy, sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
  • with Alexis French and Dr.’s Timothy Fowles and Caroline Roben at University of Delaware: costs and cost-effectiveness of alternative delivery systems for Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up (ABC) programs of child management and parent training, from client, practitioner, and program perspectives.
  • additional current research projects conducted in collaboration with doctoral students, are detailed at the PERL site.

Completed Research Support

  • Measuring costs and cost-valued outcomes of gender-specific practices in substance abuse treatment programs. NIDA (subcontract between AU and Westat Corp., Dr. Robert Orwin) 8/2007-8/31/2013.
  • Among my clients is the National Minority AIDS Council, which provides capacity building activities to minority community-based organizations to enhance their capacity to deliver HIV prevention programs funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cost-effectiveness, cost-benefit, and cost-utility analyses for HIV/AIDS Program Webinar. April through June 2012, National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC), Washington, DC. Completed.
  • Panel Member, Parent Information and Resource Centers, Local Program Evaluation, 2005 and 2006, U.S. Department of Education.
  • Subcontractor to Northrop-Grumman Health Information Technology, CSAT contract, cost → procedure → process → outcome analysis, Opioid Treatment Program Accreditation Evaluation, 2002-2005.
  • Consultant on Cost → Procedure → Process → Outcome Analysis, U.S. Children’s Bureau, “Fathers and Children Together (FACT): An Evaluation of the Resources, Services and Outcomes of a Prison-Based Parenting Program.” PI: Mary Secret, School of Social Work, University of Kentucky. 3-year $600,000 grant, ending 12/2006. Advise on use of Cost → Procedure →Process → Outcome Analysis.
  • Cost Study Task Force Chair, Consumer-Operated Service Program, Missouri Institute of Mental Health, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1998-2003. This is a four-year grant beginning October 1998, with an extension through December 2003, involving sites in 8 different states. Consumers are assigned randomly to consumer-operated or traditional services, or mixtures thereof which different from site to site. This is a grant from the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA). I am responsible for guiding all 8 sites in collect of cost data. I also am responsible for storing, analyzing, and report cost, cost-effectiveness, and cost-benefit findings for this study. This research implements my CPPOA model for cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis in human services.
  • Consultation to RAND Health Sciences on cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis of Starting Early Starting Smart (SESS) multi-site cooperative agreement, Pentagon, VA, 2000. Funded as a consultant.
  • Special Consultant to the National Evaluation Data and Technical Assistance Center (NEDTAC), Contract No. 270-94-001 to Caliber Associates. Services include providing expert review, input, and development of NEDTAC materials for the Residential Women and Children / Pregnant and Postpartum Women Cross-Site Evaluation.
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Consultant on cost, cost-effectiveness, and cost-benefit analysis to Dr. Henry T. Ireys on his grant, "Enhancing Mental Health Outcomes in Children and Parents." Grant proposal funded October 1997 for 5 years.
  • Consultant to Howard Research, Inc. (in Edmonton, Alberta Province, Canada) regarding the Cost-Effectiveness Component of Evaluating the Sustainability of Primary Health Care. This consultation is a multi-year effort begin in late 1998 and involving application of my CPPOA to the summative and formative evaluation of sustainability of diverse programs funded by provincial and federal sources for preventing health problems in Canadian citizens.
  • Member, Substance Abuse Treatment Cost Evaluation Methodologies: Expert Panel, sponsored by Program Evaluation Branch, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, SAMHSA, August 31 to September 1, 1998.
  • Human Development Center (HDC), Institutes for Behavior Resources, Washington, DC (for approximately 9 years, a nonprofit institution operating 13 residential treatment facilities for delinquent minority youth and retarded minority adults).
  • Center for Treatment Research on Adolescent Drug Abuse, University of Miami. Consultant on cost, cost-effectiveness, and cost-benefit analysis. Grant proposal approved January 1998.
  • Behavior and Health Research, Inc., consultant on developing print, computer disk, and Internet versions of a manual to teach operators of substance abuse treatment programs how to measure, analyze, and improve the cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit of their programs, 1996-1998.
  • Justice Projects Office (JPO) of the School of Public Affairs, American University, January to September 1993. Designed evaluations of the effectiveness, processes, and cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit of coordinated efforts by courts and outpatient substance abuse systems to reduce future crime and social service use by drug addicts. Wrote and submitted two research grant proposals.
  • Substance Abuse Center (SAC) of the Institutes for Behavior Resources (IBR), Inc., April 1991 to 1995. Consulted weekly on the organization of a networked management information system that will be used to compile data for analysis of the cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit of drug treatment clinics in Washington and Baltimore.
  • Research evaluation component for use in the Mobil Mental Health Team Project for Homeless Children and Families. 4/24/89 through 9/30/89, renewed with additional funding for an additional six months. Department of Human Services/Commission on Mental Health, Child and Youth Administration, Government of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC. Cope & Hope Project (serving children of homeless families), Program Evaluation Consultant to the Commission on Mental Health Services of the Government of the District of Columbia for the NIMH-sponsored McKinney Demonstration Project, October 1988-1990, designing and operating a computer management information system for tracking clients and collecting data for research on the mental health needs of children of homeless families and on the impact of on-site provision of mental health services. Also conducted program evaluation and statistical analyses.
  • Georgetown University Hospital (Diet Management and Eating Disorders Clinic), for about 3 years, collecting data and conducting research on the effectiveness of alternative approaches to weight loss and on alternative methods of predicting dropping out from treatment. Nonfunded.
  • Delinquency Intervention Project (DIP), Columbia Heights Youth Club, Washington, D.C., LEAA-sponsored program for delinquent minority inner-city youth, June-August 1981 contract.
  • Chestnut Lodge Research Institute, Rockville, MD (approximately 1980 to January 1989), collecting data, and analyzing and writing up data on the relationships between therapist and client variables and the degree of psychopathology in severely disturbed adolescents. Funded as a consultant by Chestnut Lodge.
  • St. Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, DC (not continuing, contact was for about 3 years), in the program evaluation division. Nonfunded.
  • Community Psychiatric Centers (Wheaton Offices) (contact was for about 3 years), program evaluation. Nonfunded
  • Bowie Involvement Program for Parents and Youth (BIPPY), in concert with a team from the University of Maryland's Community/Clinical PhD program, cost assessment, in the late 1970's for about 1.5 years).
  • A case-study of the cost-effectiveness of psychotherapy. Contract No. 93-3520.0 from the Office of Technology Assessment, U. S. Congress, July through December 1979.To Yates, B. T. and Newman, F. L. 
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