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[ Health & Policy ]

health & policyIssues surrounding health care and policy encompass some of the most important areas of research in the U.S. and globally.  Building on the methodological rigor of KnowledgePanel®and the expertise of our seasoned staff, Knowledge Networks (KN) manages health care related research for hundreds of exacting clients, including Stanford University, Harvard School of Public Health, AARP, RTI International, with funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the NIAA and the NIH among others.

In recognition of the volume and quality of health care research with which KN has been involved over the last decade, we recently inaugurated the Health Policy Center at Knowledge Networks.  Its mission is to provide a resource for investigators in public sectors to conduct high quality research on issues of health care and health policy.  The Center focuses on data quality and providing methodological solutions that meet standards of publication and peer-review processes.  Understanding the unique needs and objectives of our diverse client base, Knowledge Networks provides an array of solutions from full custom studies to data collection alone.

For investigators exploring health conditions or concerns, KN’s Chronic Conditions Panel has pre-identified people who sufferer from of a variety of conditions, such as diabetes, cancer, and depression (to name just a few) and/or who have experienced greater than average health care utilization. This panel gives investigators the opportunity to rapidly, interactively, and affordably conduct statistically representative research among even low-incidence healthcare groups.


In an NIH-funded study, Stanford University identified possible DNA and RNA differences between individuals with and without a history of depression using KnowledgePanel®. Its size, national coverage, and basis in probability-sampling, ensured a large, representative, and diverse sample of cases and controls.

To learn more about this study, click here.

External Conference Presentations

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Featured Interviews

Charles DiSograDiSogra, KN Chief Statistician, receives 2010 APHA Statistics Section Industry Award

KN's Chief Statistician, Charles DiSogra, has been conferred the 2010 APHA (American Public Health Association) Statistics Section Industry Award. It recognizes outstanding contributions to public health and statistics from members employed in industry, and in particular, Charles' contributions to survey methods with Knowledge Networks – in terms of improving statistical methods in public health. The Awards Luncheon took place at the APHA Annual Meeting on Tuesday, November 9, in Denver, Colorado.


KN in Rand / CDC Report on H1N1


JAMA has covered two articles by Katherine Harris of RAND et al, citing findings from their studies for the CDC:

The New England Journal of Medicine (12/2/10 issue) featured an article by Katherine Harris of RAND et al citing the 2009 article on H1N1 vaccine update. The alarming statistic is that less than half of all adults were willing to get vaccinated at the outset of the pandemic.

Read our interview with Katherine Harris.

In April 2010, The New York Times ran two articles on it:

  • "Prevention: More Health Care Workers Got Flu Shots This Season" mentioned that roughly half of hospital workers received the H1N1 vaccine
  • "They Should Know Better," which also focused on this fact (only half of this group was inoculated)




  • KnowledgePanel Expansion - 5/9/13
    Recorded Video - Flash Video | Slides - .pdf
  • KnowledgePanel CalibrationSM: A Technique to Blend Probability and Non-probability Internet Samples - 3/1/12
    Recorded Video - Flash Video | Slides - .pdf | Questions and Answers - .pdf
  • Continuing the Online Panel Discussion: New Methodological Research from Knowledge Networks (2011 AAPOR paper reprise) - 10/5/11
    Recorded Video – Windows Media | Slides - .pdf
  • Key Issues in Research Accuracy: Sources of bias and error in online research - 04/24/08
    Recorded Video – Windows Media | Slides - .pdf
  • Online Panels: New Methodological Research from Knowledge Networks - 10/25/07
    Recorded Video - Windows Media | Slides - .pdf

For more information, contact:

Jordon Peugh
646 742-5334

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