How do we help?
We offer the CHERISH Consultation Service to researchers interested in incorporating economic analyses into their current or future research. We support researchers with the design, implementation, interpretation, dissemination, and translation of economic evaluations alongside observational and interventional studies of substance use disorder and related conditions. Our service provides a maximum of 6 hours of consultation time, free of charge.
Talk to us about:
- Budget impact and costing
- Cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit
- Dissemination science
- Health economic modeling
- Health-related quality-of-life
- Qualitative data collection
- Statistical analysis/econometrics
Who is this for?
For trainees and researchers who are planning to:
- Apply for a career development award and wish to include training or research in economic methods in their application
- Conduct a multi-site interventional study, such as a randomized clinical trial, with an economic aim
- Conduct longitudinal analyses using electronic medical records, claims data, or other health system data
- Conduct decision analytic modeling that examines economic outcomes
We help with:
- Analyzing data from an existing study
- Dissemination planning or execution
- Planning a study
- Preparing a grant application
- Preparing an abstract, manuscript, presentation, or report
What is a session like?
Most sessions are held virtually. Each consultee will receive a maximum of 6 hours of consultation time at no cost. Any collaboration beyond 6 hours would be solely at the discretion of the consultant and consultee.
Upon completion, we ask both consultants and consultees to complete a brief evaluation form. Our team will also contact the consultees at a later date to follow up on consultation-related outcomes.
Ready for a consultation?
Our Consultation Request Form takes approximately 20 to 25 minutes to complete. Our team will determine if the consultation request is appropriate, identify potential consultants within the CHERISH Research Affiliate network, and connect with the consultee to understand the project further. Our goal is to reply within 5 business days.
Consultation Success Stories
Methodology Consultation Success: Jessica Magidson
South Africa carries one of the largest HIV burdens in the world. On a global scale, nearly 54% of the population living with HIV in low- and middle-income countries reside in eastern and southern Africa, and 13% reside in western and central Africa. The growing prevalence of substance use in South Africa is also associated […]
Methodology Consultation Success: Dr. Adam Carrico
“Dr. Kathryn McCollister’s input strengthened our application and we look forward to collaborating on this important and timely project that will provide valuable information on both the effectiveness and cost of this mHealth intervention.” – Dr. Adam Carrico. Approximately 1.6 million US adults used methamphetamine each year from 2015 to 2018, many of whom had […]
Methodology Consultation Success Story: Dr. Ashish Premkumar
The incidence of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), also known as neonatal withdrawal syndrome, increased nationally from 3.4 per 1000 hospital births in 2009 to 5.8 in 2012. Recent estimates of NAS cost $1.5 billion dollars with the majority of the financial burden falling to state Medicaid programs. However, pregnancy offers a unique opportunity for women with […]
Implementation of a nationwide health economic consultation service to assist substance use researchers: Lessons learned
CHERISH investigators recently published findings and lessons learned from the implementation of CHERISH’s nationwide consultation service. The CHERISH Consultation Service is free to researchers, regardless of affiliation, whose work aligns with CHERISH’s mission and who would like to incorporate an economic analysis into their research. Interested researchers complete and submit a consultation request form online and are subsequently connected […]