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recommendations for improved linkage and policies, including regulatory activities, the evaluation of preventive, educational, and consultation programs (1979-1980)

Principal Investigator and Project Director, Design of Tools and Methods for Evaluation Studies of the National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program, for the DHHS Health Resources Administration. Study included analysis of factors affecting physician specialty selection and practice location; analysis of scholarship applicant data for a two-year period; assessment of alternative prospective and retrospective research designs; development of alternative research designs; and presentation of recommendations for improved implementation of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) scholarship program (1979-1980)

Project Director, Impact of Technology on the Workplace, for Communications Workers of America.  Responsibilities included design and implementation of a computer conferencing discussion, a participatory conference involving 500 rank and file members, and two surveys of local presidents and of members; analysis of conference results; and preparation of the conference report. (1979-1980)

Co-Principal Investigator, Medical Practice Information Demonstration Project, for the DHHS Assistant Secretary for Health.  This landmark study was designed to assess the accessibility, relevance, and validity of medical science information in three major health problem areas, and identify key items of information necessary for medical practice and develop state the science reports based on published scientific information and on expert opinion developed through a structured group process procedure.  Responsibilities included overall study design and co-management.  (1977-1979)

Principal Investigator, Locational Analysis for Nursing Home Services, for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Health Resources Administration.  Responsibilities included overall management of this study, which included participatory (with the community health agency) development of a model for use in planning for and review of health facilities.   (1978)

Associate Principal Investigator, Comprehensive Study of the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Advances in Biomedical and Behavioral Research and Technology, for the National Institute of Health.  This Congressionally mandated study included an innovative policy Delphi comprising 125 nationally recognized experts and conduct of a linked expert-survey and public opinion survey.  Twenty-five years after publication of the reports, they are still requested and the data collection instruments adapted by other research institutions. (1975-1977)

Study Designer, Continuing Education for Women Project, for the University of West Florida.  This participatory policy Delphi study was designed to support planning and implementation of programs for women. The local, community-based advisory group, and UWF faculty members, were trained in use of policy analysis techniques (including policy Delphi and Nominal Group Process), and in data/information analysis and report writing.  (1975-1976)

Principal Investigator, National Drug Abuse Policy Meeting, for the President's Special Action Office on Drug Abuse Prevention.  This structured meeting of leading drug abuse experts resulted in a report, which included recommendations regarding drug abuse prevention, treatment and research policies and programs. The report has since been used at the federal level to prepare strategy reports and policy guidelines and as a basis for Congressional hearings on drug abuse policy.  (1975)

Principal Investigator, National Drug Abuse Policy Delphi. Involving 45 of the leading experts in drug abuse policy, this was one of the first applications of policy Delphi methods to the area of

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