Data analytics and evidence synthesis to inform health policy and practice

Data analytics and evidence synthesis to inform health policy and practice

Large-scale data analytics is the science of using a range of data types to inform community, practitioner and policy-maker decision-making. In the population health context, data types include routinely collected data (e.g. hospitalisation, cancer registry and death data) and cohort studies, or separate efforts such as quality registries. Analyses are conducted to quantify the role of modifiable risk factors for health conditions, to fill the gaps identified in major evidence assessments such as health technology assessments, guidelines and other reviews and to interpret patient data for a more people-centred integrated care approach in healthcare and implementation sciences. Both large data analytics and evidence synthesis help link between research and practice


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Integration and Implementation Insights blog (i2Insights blog) Current
(S)WASH-D for WORMS Completed
A Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial of Implementation of ‘The Patient Enablement Model’     Current
A systematic review of the literature examining the relative efficacy of peridischarge strategies to reduce unplanned 30-day readmission rates after knee and hip arthroplasty Current
AADRF Completed
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alcohol and tobacco control Potential
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander chronic disease management models Potential
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural determinants of health and wellbeing Potential
Absolute Risk Approach to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cardiovascular Disease Current
Ageing in China and Australia: Promoting health, productivity and wellbeing Current
Alcohol and other drug use and domestic and family violence Potential
ARC DECRA Completed
Artificial shallow lakes, climate extremes, algal blooms and public health Current
Assessing mental health Current
associations between climate, changes in water quality and water-related disease Current
Building a network of leaders in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research organisations Current
Building capacity for evidence-based health development in Indonesia Current
Building research integration and implementation expertise Current
Building resources for Integration and Implementation Sciences (I2S) Current
Cancer survivorship Potential
Cardiovascular disease: risk factors, outcomes and prevention. Potential
Centre of Research Excellence in Medicines and Ageing (CREMA) Current
Chronic disease and healthy ageing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including tobacco Current
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) Current
Climate change, heat and air pollution effects on health Current
Climate related risk factors for respiratory mortality Potential
Conquering schistosomiasis in China – the last mile (QIMR) Current
Consumer experience of General Practice in the ACT Potential
CVD risk, prevention and implementation Current
Developing technologies to support patients’ transition from acute to primary care: enabling orthopaedic patients and preventing unplanned 30-day readmissions.    Current
Dust storms, drought and spatio-temporal patterns in respiratory mortality Current
Effectiveness of interventions for the prevention and treatment of early childhood lower respiratory tract infections/pneumonia in low income countries Potential
Enhancing chronic disease screening for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples Current
Environmental change and the spread of diseases from animals to humans Current
Epidemiology of suicidal behaviour Current
Experiences and impacts of discrimination among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults in Australia Current
Frameworks for Transdisciplinary Research Current
Getting real about risk: using patient medical records for the geospatial analysis of chronic diseases Completed
GLOCAL (Global and Local Observation and mapping of CAre Levels) Current
Health effects of Diabetes Potential
Health impacts of tobacco Potential
Health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children Potential
Identifying determinants of childhood primary health care coverage and uptake in humanitarian crises Potential
Implications of COVID-19 restrictions for climate change and environmental health Current
Improving understanding of unknown unknowns to support defence decision making Current
Large-scale data to improve Aboriginal child health: seeding success and beyond Completed
Latitudinal gradients in disease Current
Lifestyle influences of healthy ageing and chronic disease: Longitudinal predictors Current
Machine learning in correlated data Completed
Mathematical properties of the QQ plot Current
Medical students' attitudes to people who use drugs Potential
Mental health modelling - Impact of Covid19 on psychological distress and mental health service use Current
Missing data in multilevel models Current
MS service availablity and patterns of care in the ACT region Current
Multiple causes of death and their contribution to population attributable fractions Potential
Multiple imputation algorithms for dealing with longitudinal panel data Potential
New uses of meta-analysis Completed
Our Health In Our Hands - personalised medicine transforming health care Current
Pharmacoepidemiology and chronic disease Current
Predictors of hospital discharge to home following four main surgeries Completed
Productive Ageing in Australia and Asia Current
Quality and Efficiency in Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Current
Reducing family violence among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities Current
Regression with kernel residual distributions Current
Risk factors and mortality in the Thai Cohort Study Potential
Sample size selection from pilot surveys Current
Small area estimation of health outcomes Completed
Small area estimation of health outcomes Potential
Smoking among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults: health impacts, associated factors, and trends over time Current
Smoking and health: large scale data on important outcomes Current
Social engagement and workforce participation among cancer survivors Potential
Social fragmentation and mental disorders Completed
Social, cultural and health service determinants of adolescent family planning uptake in humanitarian crises Potential
Socio-economic and life course determinants of healthy and productive ageing in Australia and China Potential
Socioeconomic determinants of health and wellbeing across the life course: Australian and English comparisons Current
Spatial analysis of risk factors for child stunting and wasting in Myanmar Potential
Spatio-temporal modelling of infections associated with antibiotic use (e.g MRSA, Clostridium difficile) Current
Study of Environment on Aboriginal Resilience and Child Health Current
Surveillance and Monitoring to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis from the Samoan Islands Completed
Systematic review and meta analysis on loss to follow up during TB treatment Potential
Systematic review of patient autonomy and preferences related to genomics Potential
Systematic review on the role of social protection and TB Potential
Testing the I2S Framework Completed
Thai Health-Risk Transition Project Current
The effect of contextual factors on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in Ethiopia Current
The effectiveness, acceptability and cost effectiveness of the 'BALatrine' Current
The Population Health Exchange Current
Time series analysis of TB notifications in Australia and description of historical TB control policies Potential
Understanding socio-demographic cohorts in the COVID-19 Vaccines Strategy Current
Vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis in travelers Completed
Variation in CVD risk, incidence, care and outcomes Current
Variation in fatal burden of disease, preventive CVD care and end-of-life care Current
VisualSPEAK Current
Wind, dust and transport of allergens/pathogens Potential