The Quantitative Capabilities Collaboration (QCC), is a collaboration of quantitative scientists across all PIRE centers.
The long-term goal of the QCC is to bring modern quantitative thinking to bear on important issues relating to addictions and mental health, to enhance the quantitative capabilities of PIRE, and to provide quantitative support to PIRE investigators and PIRE’s clients.
Investigators affiliated with QCC have done groundbreaking work in methods for analyzing how geographically distributed influences affect public health, and also have been involved in developing other methods for behavioral epidemiology.
Other QCC investigators have been in the forefront of developing novel computer simulation models that examine how tobacco, alcohol, and obesity policy changes affect rates of prevalence, consumption, morbidity, and mortality. These models have achieved both national and international recognition for their innovative approaches and are being used for surveillance and evaluation by a number of states and countries. In addition, QCC scientists have led innovations in treatment research methodology and data analysis, including novel analyses of data from complex longitudinal studies.