Methods for evaluating population health interventions

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We are involved in a range of projects that seek to support good practice in the evaluation of population health interventions. Some of these are aiming to develop guidance – for example on the various kinds of exploratory studies that need to be carried out before a full scale effectiveness study, the adaptation of interventions for before they are tested or implemented in a new setting, taking account of context in population health intervention research, and the reporting of population health and policy interventions.

We have published several papers that draw researchers’ attention to natural experimental methods and approaches – both novel and well established. We have also collaborated on projects led elsewhere to develop reporting guidelines and critical appraisal tools.


Janet Boutell, HEHTA, University of Glasgow

Jim Lewsey, HEHTA, University of Glasgow

Martin White, CEDAR, University of Cambridge

Erica Di Ruggiero, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Katherine L. Frohlich, École de Santé Publique & IRSPUM, Université de Montréal

Eric Mykhalovskiy, Department of Sociology, York University, Toronto

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