Research & Evaluation

Data Driven Program Implementation and Tracking

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As part of the Center for Excellence in Aging and Community Wellness (CEACW), QTAC-NY engages in research and evaluation activities that develops, tests, and implements innovative practices and policies. We are a data-driven organization committed to sound practices that build efficacy and quality for the delivery and sustainability of evidence-based health programs, continuous quality improvement and workforce development.

Distinguisehd Professor Philip McCallion, Ph.D., Faculty Executive of QTAC-NY, leads our research and evaluation efforts leveraging more than 30 years of innovative intervention research and evaluation.  He is joined by Research Assistant Professor Lisa A Ferretti, LMSW, Executive Director of QTAC-NY, bringing more than 10 years of experience working with health disparity communities to advance linkages between self-management education, patient activation and self-determination.

Click on the current research projects below for more details.

Translating the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program for Community-dwelling Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Title

Translating the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program for Community-dwelling Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Principal Investigators

Distinguished Professor Philip McCallion and Research Assistant Professor Lisa A. Ferretti

Aims

To test the feasibility of supplementary materials (DD-CDSMP) to support people with developmental disabilities (DD) to participate in the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) and to provide preliminary data to support development of a three arm randomized control trial.

(under a Research license from Stanford University)

Understanding the Impact of Delivery Location and Coach Experience on Successful Retention of Participants in the National Diabetes Prevention Program

Title

Understanding the Impact of Delivery Location and Coach Experience on Successful Retention of Participants in the National Diabetes Prevention Program

Principal Investigators

Distinguished Professor Philip McCallion and Research Assistant Professor Lisa A. Ferretti

Aims

To understand how coach characteristics, and local barriers and supports contribute to the achievement of expected outcomes of weight loss and physical activity minute increases for participants in the National Diabetes Prevention Program.

Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Platform for Diabetes Management, Training and Support

Title

Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Platform for Diabetes Management, Training and Support

Principal Investigators

Ashwin, Patel, MD, PhD, (InquisitHealth, Inc), Distinguished Professor Philip McCallion and Research Assistant Professor Lisa A. Ferretti.

Aims

To design an evidence-based, peer-to-peer mentoring system to help patients with diabetes to better manage their disease.

An evaluation of the effectiveness of the Aging Mastery Program

Title

An evaluation of the effectiveness of the Aging Mastery Program

Principal Investigators

Distinguished Professor Philip McCallion and Research Assistant Professor Lisa A. Ferretti

Aims

Using a quasi-experimental design test the effectiveness of the Aging Mastery Program in Senior Centers in New York City and State.

Understanding the contribution of the Living Healthy with High Blood Pressure to improved outcomes in the Chronic Disease Self-management Program

Title

Understanding the contribution of the Living Healthy with High Blood Pressure to improved outcomes in the Chronic Disease Self-management Program

Principal Investigators

Distinguished Professor Philip McCallion and Research Assistant Professor Lisa A. Ferretti

Aims

To understand how the addition of a one session educational module on hypertension and heart disease influence completion rates and other outcomes for persons attending the Chronic Disease Self-management Program.