Abstract: This paper uses a novel data from a large longitudinal prospective cohort study to estimate the effects of WIC, SNAP and Home Visitation Program on early-life outcomes up to the age of two. Our empirical approach uses child-mother fixed effects and previously unavailable time-varying covariates related to selection into the safety programs to plausibly account for potential endogeneity of program participation. We show that mothers’ participation in these programs has a robust positive statistically significant effect on children receptive and expressive communication scores, smaller effects on cognitive development scores.
Abstract: We exploit the uneven geographical distribution of high intensity maternity hospitals across Canada to compare long-term outcomes of children with Cerebral Palsy who were born at high versus low intensity hospitals. Using data from the from the Canadian Multi-Regional Cerebral Palsy Registry, we find that differences in hospital intensity are not associated with differences in clinically relevant, long-term health outcomes.
Participation in the special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children is not associated with early childhood socioemotional development: Results from a longitudinal cohort study https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27688993
Economic impact of genomic diagnostics for intermediate-risk acute myeloid leukaemia. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27098559
Perinatal Regionalization and Implications for Long-Term Health Outcomes in Cerebral Palsy https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26790470
Resource utilization and costs during the initial years of lung cancer screening with computed tomography in Canada https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25105438
Cost-effectiveness of rituximab in follicular lymphoma
Teaching Economic Evaluation with Population Health Cases. The Journal of Health Administration and Education
Adult Lumbar Scoliosis: health economics evaluation. Book chapter in Adult Lumbar Scoliosis A Clinical Guide to Diagnosis and Management
Diagnostic Yield and Treatment Impact of Targeted Exome Sequencing in Early-onset Epilepsy. Under Review.
A Detailed Assessment of the OECD’s Better Life Index