May 5, 2011

Multilevel Interventions in Health Care: Presentation by Joseph Morrissey, PhD

Multilevel Interventions in Health Care: Building the Foundation for Future Research Goals

Computer Simulation Models and Multilevel Cancer Control Interventions Lead author: Joseph Morrissey, PhD (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).

This paper will examine how models can be used to simulate the effects of multilevel intervention components and the role of mediating and moderating factors on outcomes. The paper will: (a) describe how simulation has been used to assess intervention effects outside of the realm of cancer; (b) propose extensions of existing models of the natural history of cancer and cancer care; and (c) discuss challenges and future directions for simulation modeling in cancer control.

Conference Description
The research conference sponsored by the National Cancer Institute assembled health care researchers, clinicians, and administrators to discuss the importance of multilevel approaches to improving health care quality in the United States. It occurred over two days and was associated with the American Society for Preventive Oncology's (ASPO) annual meeting in March of 2011.

This presentation is one of 13 research papers. The conference offered platforms for participant discussion and engagement regarding the opportunities and challenges of multilevel intervention research. Recorded sessions, presentation slides, and additional resources are available at

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