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Risk evaluation and mitigation strategy assessments

On May 3, 2012, the US Food and Drug Administration announced a public workshop to receive input on “survey methodologies and instruments that can be used to evaluate patients’ and health care providers’ knowledge about the risks of drugs...

RTI Press Policy Brief

The enabling environment

Indoor air pollution from biomass cooking is a significant contributor to the global burden of disease. To date there is a lack of global guidance on household energy use and health, and there are few national-scale cookstove programs. Where...

RTI Press Occasional Paper

Attribute-level encryption of data in public Android databases

Android mobile devices have become an attractive consumer product because of their portability, high-definition screens, long battery life, intuitive user interface, and ubiquitous competitive vendor pricing. The very feature that has helped with...

RTI Press Research Brief

India, urban sanitation, and the toilet challenge

This research brief builds upon a literature review and stakeholder interviews in India on urban sanitation to examine the public policy landscape for sanitation innovation in the country. India ranks low in terms of sanitation coverage; the...

RTI Press Methods Report

Coupling models by routing communication through a database

As the number of available large and many-faceted computer models continues to increase, simulating complex systems by coupling existing models of smaller subsystems becomes more attractive because of advantages such as leveraging existing...

RTI Press Book

Social networks and popular understanding of science and health

A chorus of voices is celebrating the potential of social media and other new peer-to-peer connection technologies for teaching people about science and health in the 21st century. Rather than encouraging equity in what we all know and think...

RTI Press Research Brief

Preventing and treating PTSD and related conditions in adults

The prevalence of traumatic events in both civilian and military populations and the emotional, financial, physical, and psychosocial burdens of PTSD are high. We conducted two rigorous, protocol-based systematic reviews of the published...

RTI Press Occasional Paper

Provincial governance in Iraq

Assessments of the United States–led effort to create a democratically governed Iraq following the toppling of the Saddam Hussein regime in 2003 have generally been negative. However, these criticisms have, for the most part, ignored the progress...