UCLA Older Americans Independence Center
                            (Pepper Center)


Introduction and Overview Research Career Development Core
Research Cores Leadership/Administrative Core
:: Analysis/Cost-Effectiveness Core Current Pilot Projects
:: Inflammatory Biology Core
Career Development Awards
:: Recruitment Core Contact the UCLA Pepper Center
:: Research Operations Core Other Pepper Centers
Levels of Support Provided by Research Cores National Institute on Aging
Pilot and Exploratory Studies Core Pilot Research Funding AvailableNEW
Rapid Grants ProgramNEW Research Services Funding ProgramNEW


Analysis/Cost-Effectiveness Core (A/CE)
Core Leader:
Emmett Keeler, PhD
RAND Corporation
1776 Main St., Box 2138
Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138
Ph: 310-393-0411 ext7239
Fax: (310) 260-8155
Email: emmett@rand.org

Core co-leaders:
John Adams, PhD
RAND Corporation
Email: adams@rand.org

Ron Hays, PhD
UCLA Department of Medicine
Email: drhays@ucla.edu

Core assistant leader:
Arun S. Karlamangla, MD, PhD
UCLA Department of Medicine
Email: akarlamangla@mednet.ucla.edu


There is concern over the costs of providing services to improve the health and independence of the nation’s elderly. Interventions that improve health are also evaluated in terms of the resources needed to so. This research core aims to advise and work with the other projects and trainees of the center on the methodological issues and problems specific to the design and statistical analysis of studies of interventions, assessment of their immediate and longer-term outcomes, preferences, and costs. The A/CE aims to maximize the validity and value of those studies through the application of appropriate state-of-the-art statistical methods.

Support Provided:

  • Design
  • Statistical analysis
  • Selection of measures to estimate health, satisfaction, adherence, and costs.
  • Specific analyses of these measures after collection
  • New measure development and testing of methods to estimate health
  • Cost-effectiveness analyses

Inflammatory Biology Core

Recruitment Core

Research Operations Core



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