Earlier this year, Harvard announced the university-wide Data Science Initiative, which aims to facilitate cross-disciplinary collaborations across schools and departments. The program will “harness the vast expertise and innovations that are occurring in disciplines as diverse as medicine, law, policy, and computer science."
Sherri Rose has been named an inaugural awardee of a Harvard Data Science Initiative Competitive Research Fund Grant. Rose’s research focuses on designing machine learning tools that incorporate both investigator knowledge and automation to answer critical questions in health economics and health outcomes.
Investigators were selected through a competitive review process, and Rose's proposal was entitled, “Improving Health Care System Performance: Computational Health Economics with Normative Data for Payment Calibration.” Her work funded through the Data Science Initiative will leverage faculty expertise from Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Harvard Business School, including HCP collaborators Thomas McGuire, Timothy Layton, and PhD student Savannah Bergquist.