Dr. Chris Rhoads is chief statistician on federally funded project

Christopher Rhoads.

In today’s high pressure health care environment, doctors, pharmacists, insurers, and others must constantly scan the latest medical news in order to stay abreast of the most effective treatments.

But there are so many medical studies in circulation that it is practically impossible for health care professionals to review all of the material with a critical eye to determine whether a more effective drug, surgical procedure, or medical device is indeed in the offing.

At the University of Connecticut, a multidisciplinary team of researchers is stepping up to help health care professionals make more informed decisions by sifting through the latest research in order to recommend the best treatment options based on a strict analysis of the scientific evidence.

In recognition of the team’s clinical expertise, UConn was recently awarded a 5-year contract to serve as one of 13 Evidence-based Practice Centers supported by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

EPSY Measurement, Evaluation, and Assessment assistant professor Chris Rhoads will serve as the chief statistician. A full story  about the project is available online.