Dr. David M. Murray, NIH associate director
for prevention and director of the Office of
Disease Prevention, will present his talk
“Design and Analysis of Studies to Evaluate
Multi-Level Interventions in Public Health
and Medicine” at the next Medicine: Mind
the Gap seminar.
It will take place
Friday, Oct. 23,
from 9:30 to 10:30
the best options
aim to improve
the public health
by exerting influence on multiple levels, such
as families, individuals, health care providers
and physical and social environments.
“Group or cluster randomized trials have
been suggested as the gold standards for evaluating
multi-level interventions, but other
methods exist and should be explored,” said
Murray. “Understanding the strengths and
weaknesses of these methods will give investigators
more knowledge to plan their studies
in a way that promotes the best possible
outcomes for patients seeking preventive or
Murray has spent his career evaluating
intervention programs designed to improve
public health. He has authored more than 230
peer-reviewed articles and published the first
book about the design and analysis of grouprandomized
Murray will accept questions about his
presentation via email at prevention@mail.
nih.gov, on Twitter with #NIHMtG and
through the WebEx webinar software.
Register for the event at www.prevention.
nih.gov. View the live videocast at https://videocast.nih.gov/.