The Milbank Memorial Fund is an endowed operating foundation that publishes The Milbank Quarterly, commissions projects, and convenes state health policy decision makers on issues they identify as important to population health.
We focus on a number of topic areas identified by state health policy leaders as important to population health.
The Center for Evidence-based Policy at Oregon Health & Science University is a national leader in evidence-based decision making and policy design.
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We publish The Milbank Quarterly, as well as reports, issues briefs, and case studies on topics important to population health.
A multidisciplinary journal of population health and health policy
Alan B. Cohen
Christopher F. Koller
2-year Impact Factor: 6.0
Journal Citation Reports® 2017 Rankings: 2/79 (Health Policy & Services); 2/94 (Health Care Sciences & Services)
5-year Impact Factor: 7.194
“Public health is purchasable,” wrote Hermann Biggs, the general medical officer of the Department of Public Health for the City of New York, in 1911. The failure by policymakers today to purchase prevention and effective intervention not only ignores the long history of applying scientific evidence to our eternal struggle against disease, but is also morally wrong. Read more
Our op-ed section features some of the best minds currently working to improve the public’s health.
John P.A. Ioannidis
This article investigates the mass production of systematic reviews and meta-analyses, many of which are suboptimal and can be harmful given the prestige and influence these types of studies have acquired. The author proposes several ways to realign biases and vested interests and to better integrate these publications with the primary production of evidence. Read more
Matthew J. Page, David Moher
In a Commentary accompanying the lead article, the authors explain why “‘mega-silliness’ may be an appropriate characterization of what the meta-analysis literature has become.” Read more
Elizabeth Cox, Rachel Ann Barry, Stanton A. Glantz
In 2009, local and state policymakers began identifying ways to regulate e-cigarettes. Opposition to e-cigarette legislation initially came from e-cigarette users and retailers. But when cigarette companies entered the e-cigarette market, policy debates resembled comparable tobacco control debates from the 1970s through 1990s. The authors analyze e-cigarette policy debates between 2009 and 2014 in New York, Los Angeles, Duluth (Minnesota), and Chicago. Read more
Antonia K. Bernhardt, Joanne Lynn, Gregory Berger, James A. Lee, Kevin Reuter, Joan Davanzo, Anne Montgomery, Allen Dobson
Hector P. Rodriguez, Rachel M. Henke, Salma Bibi, Patricia P. Ramsay, Stephen M. Shortell
Marsha Gold, Catherine G. McLaughlin