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Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies

Predictive Analytics and Comparative Effectiveness (PACE) Center

Medical care is delivered one-patient-at-a-time. But the evidence for practicing is derived by aggregating many patients—typically thousands or tens of thousands of patients--into groups. This group-derived evidence would be highly informative for medical practice if all patients were identical. The dissimilarity of individual patients, however, potentially undermines clinical research as a scientific basis for the practice of medicine.

The Predictive Analytics and Comparative Effectiveness (PACE) Center seeks to better understand and address the limitations of using group-derived evidence as the basis for decision making in individual patients. Our approach is based on the close integration of clinical and statistical reasoning. Our goal is to provide clinicians and patients with evidence better tailored to their particular circumstances; we have expertise in clinical medicine, risk modeling, individual patient meta-analysis, and observational comparative effectiveness studies.

David Kent, MD, CM, MSc is the director of the Predictive Analytics and Comparative Effectiveness (PACE) Center at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA.David Kent, MD, CM, MSc
Director and Professor of Medicine

The Predictive Analytics and Comparative Effectiveness (PACE) Center team at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.

David Kent, MD, CM, MSc
Director and Professor of Medicine

June C. Baglione
Senior Research Administrator

David van Klaveren, PhD, MSc
Research Associate

Benjamin Koethe, MPH
Statistician

Vaibhav Kumar, MD, MRCP
Research Fellow

Lester Y. Leung, MD, MSc
Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center; Director, Stroke and Young Adults (SAYA) Program

Christine Lundquist
Research Assistant

Jennifer Lutz, MA
Program Coordinator

Jason Nelson, MPH
Statistician

Jessica Paulus, ScD
Epidemiologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine

Robin Ruthazer, MPH
Statistician and Assistant Professor of Medicine

Jenica Upshaw, MD
Medical Director, Cardio-Oncology Program; Attending Physician, Advanced Heart Failure

Benjamin S. Wessler, MD
Staff Cardiologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine

Tatum Williamson, MS
Research Assistant II

To better understand the extent of Clinical Prediction Model (CPM) development and to help researchers and clinicians, we have created the Tufts PACE CPM Registry, a field synopsis of over 1,000 CPMs that predict clinical outcomes for patients with and at risk for cardiovascular disease.

Predictive Analytics and Comparative Effectiveness (PACE) Center
The Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies
Tufts Medical Center
800 Washington St., Box 63 
Boston, MA 02111

Jennifer Lutz, MA
Program Coordinator II, Predictive Analytics and Comparative Effectiveness (PACE) Center
Phone: 617-636-7405
Fax: 617-636-0022
https://twitter.com/Tufts_PACE