EDWARD FOSTER

Summary

Affiliation: University of North Carolina
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Living arrangements and children's development in low-income White, Black, and Latino families
    E Michael Foster
    School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Rosenau Hall, Campus Box 7445, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7445, USA
    Child Dev 78:1657-74. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Deployment and the citizen soldier: need and resilience
    E Michael Foster
    Gillings School of Global Public Health, University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Med Care 49:301-12. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint Is stacking intervention components cost-effective? An analysis of the Incredible Years program
    E Michael Foster
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 27599 7445, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 46:1414-24. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint The economic analysis of prevention: an illustration involving children's behavior problems
    E Michael Foster
    School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Rosenau Hall, Campus Box no 7445, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7445, USA
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 10:165-75. 2007
  5. doi request reprint New methods for new questions: obstacles and opportunities
    E Michael Foster
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7445, USA
    Dev Psychol 44:301-4. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Old wine in new skins: the sensitivity of established findings to new methods
    E Michael Foster
    Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Rosenau Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7445, USA
    Eval Rev 33:281-306. 2009
  7. doi request reprint The value of reanalysis: TV viewing and attention problems
    E Michael Foster
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Child Dev 81:368-75. 2010
  8. pmc The effect of the WIC program on the health of newborns
    E Michael Foster
    Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Rosenau Hall, Campus Box 7445, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7445, USA
    Health Serv Res 45:1083-104. 2010
  9. pmc A spoonful of math helps the medicine go down: an illustration of how healthcare can benefit from mathematical modeling and analysis
    E Michael Foster
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, 407A Rosenau Hall, CB 7445, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 10:60. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Causal inference and developmental psychology
    E Michael Foster
    Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7445, USA
    Dev Psychol 46:1454-80. 2010

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications32

  1. ncbi request reprint Living arrangements and children's development in low-income White, Black, and Latino families
    E Michael Foster
    School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Rosenau Hall, Campus Box 7445, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7445, USA
    Child Dev 78:1657-74. 2007
    ..Policies seeking to change the living arrangements of low-income children may do little to improve child well-being...
  2. doi request reprint Deployment and the citizen soldier: need and resilience
    E Michael Foster
    Gillings School of Global Public Health, University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Med Care 49:301-12. 2011
    ..The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have made unprecedented demands on the nation's citizen soldiers, the National Guard and Reserve. A major concern involves the repeated deployment of these forces overseas...
  3. ncbi request reprint Is stacking intervention components cost-effective? An analysis of the Incredible Years program
    E Michael Foster
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 27599 7445, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 46:1414-24. 2007
    ..This article explores the cost-effectiveness of stacking multiple intervention components versus delivering single intervention components...
  4. ncbi request reprint The economic analysis of prevention: an illustration involving children's behavior problems
    E Michael Foster
    School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Rosenau Hall, Campus Box no 7445, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7445, USA
    J Ment Health Policy Econ 10:165-75. 2007
    ..Economic analyses of programs to prevent or treat behavioral health problems among children and youth are an important component of intervention research...
  5. doi request reprint New methods for new questions: obstacles and opportunities
    E Michael Foster
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7445, USA
    Dev Psychol 44:301-4. 2008
    ..The authors describe common themes in these articles and identify barriers to future progress, such as the lack of data sharing by and analytical training for developmentalists...
  6. doi request reprint Old wine in new skins: the sensitivity of established findings to new methods
    E Michael Foster
    Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Rosenau Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7445, USA
    Eval Rev 33:281-306. 2009
    ..The authors also considered the possible effect of unobserved between-group differences. The data support previous studies that show few differences in outcomes, but the findings are sensitive to unobserved heterogeneity...
  7. doi request reprint The value of reanalysis: TV viewing and attention problems
    E Michael Foster
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Child Dev 81:368-75. 2010
    ..This study also considers whether its own findings are sensitive to unobserved confounding using fixed-effects estimation. In general, it finds no meaningful relation between television viewing and attention problems...
  8. pmc The effect of the WIC program on the health of newborns
    E Michael Foster
    Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Rosenau Hall, Campus Box 7445, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7445, USA
    Health Serv Res 45:1083-104. 2010
    ..To determine the effect of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) on birth outcomes...
  9. pmc A spoonful of math helps the medicine go down: an illustration of how healthcare can benefit from mathematical modeling and analysis
    E Michael Foster
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, 407A Rosenau Hall, CB 7445, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 10:60. 2010
    ..This article illustrates the use and value of the tools of operations research in healthcare. It reviews one OR tool, queueing theory, and provides an illustration involving a hypothetical drug treatment facility...
  10. doi request reprint Causal inference and developmental psychology
    E Michael Foster
    Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7445, USA
    Dev Psychol 46:1454-80. 2010
    ..Finally, the article considers the use of the tools discussed in the context of a specific research question, the effect of family structure on child development...
  11. doi request reprint The value of reanalysis and replication: introduction to special section
    E Michael Foster
    Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7445, USA
    Dev Psychol 46:973-5. 2010
    ..Perhaps the most striking new finding is the added emphasis on fine motor skills, which is the focus of 2 articles. Taken together, the articles reveal the value of reanalysis and replication in developmental psychology...
  12. doi request reprint The U-shaped relationship between complexity and usefulness: a commentary
    E Michael Foster
    Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7445, USA
    Dev Psychol 46:1760-6. 2010
    ..This comment concludes with 6 questions authors can ask themselves in planning their analyses to maximize the usefulness of the results...
  13. pmc Measuring time costs in interventions designed to reduce behavior problems among children and youth
    E Michael Foster
    School of Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Rosenau Hall, Campus Box 7445, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7445, USA
    Am J Community Psychol 40:64-81. 2007
    ..We find that the time costs are potentially rather large and consider the implications for public policy of ignoring them...
  14. pmc Can a costly intervention be cost-effective?: An analysis of violence prevention
    E Michael Foster
    School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599 7445, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 63:1284-91. 2006
    ..The current report addressed the cost-effectiveness of the intervention for these measures of program impact...
  15. ncbi request reprint Developmental psychology and public policy: progress and prospects
    E Michael Foster
    School of Public HealthUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7445, USA
    Dev Psychol 41:827-32. 2005
    ..Conceptualizing public policies from a dynamic developmental systems perspective has a variety of implications for future research, and this article considers some of these implications...
  16. doi request reprint Relative cost-effectiveness of treatments for adolescent depression: 36-week results from the TADS randomized trial
    Marisa Elena Domino
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7411, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 48:711-20. 2009
    ..The cost-effectiveness of three active interventions for major depression in adolescents was compared after 36 weeks of treatment in the Treatment of Adolescents with Depression Study...
  17. ncbi request reprint Estimating the costs of preventive interventions
    E Michael Foster
    University of North Carolina, USA
    Eval Rev 31:261-86. 2007
    ..Finally, the authors illustrate the principles with an example, the Family Bereavement Program. They conclude that example by discussing whether and how the costs of the intervention might differ when implemented in a real-world setting...
  18. pmc An episode-based framework for analyzing health care expenditures: an application of reward renewal models
    E Michael Foster
    School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, 27599, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:1953-71. 2005
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  19. pmc Treatment for ADHD: is more complex treatment cost-effective for more complex cases?
    E Michael Foster
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, The University of North Carolina, School of Public Health, 407 C Rosenau Hall, CB 7445, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:165-82. 2007
    ..Data for the study were distilled from administrative data and from interviews with parents, including estimates of the child's functional impairment. These analyses focus on changes in functional impairment over 14 months...
  20. pmc Early identification of children at risk for costly mental health service use
    Damon Jones
    Department of Psychology and Human Development, Vanderbilt University, Sewanee, Tennessee 37375, USA
    Prev Sci 3:247-56. 2002
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  21. pmc The high costs of aggression: public expenditures resulting from conduct disorder
    E Michael Foster
    Methodology Center, Pennsylvania State University, 116 Henderson Bldg, University Park, PA 16802 6500, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1767-72. 2005
    ..We examined a range of expenditures related to this disorder across multiple public sectors, including mental health, general health, school, and juvenile justice...
  22. pmc Racial differences in parental reports of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder behaviors
    Marianne M Hillemeier
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, Prevention Center, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Dev Behav Pediatr 28:353-61. 2007
    ..This study examines differences among African American and white children in ADHD measurement with a widely used parental report instrument, the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children (DISC)...
  23. ncbi request reprint How economists think about family resources and child development
    E Michael Foster
    The Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802 6500, USA
    Child Dev 73:1904-14. 2002
    ..A concluding section discusses the benefits of and potential barriers to collaboration between economists and developmentalists...
  24. ncbi request reprint The effect of Medicaid managed care on mental health care for children: a review of the literature
    Angela Blair Hutchinson
    Joint PhD Program in Public Policy, Georgia State University and the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Ment Health Serv Res 5:39-54. 2003
    ..By reducing service use in inpatient settings, MMC has the potential to reduce children's mental health expenditures. The available research provides virtually no evidence on quality of care...
  25. ncbi request reprint Propensity score matching: an illustrative analysis of dose response
    E Michael Foster
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, Pennsylvania State University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 16802 6500, USA
    Med Care 41:1183-92. 2003
    ..Under certain assumptions, comparisons of the matched groups reveal the impact of the treatment of interest...
  26. pmc Can better mental health services reduce the risk of juvenile justice system involvement?
    E Michael Foster
    Department of Health Policy and Administration, Pennsylvania State University, 114 Henderson Building, University Park, PA 16801, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:859-65. 2004
    ..We evaluated how improved mental health services affect justice involvement among juveniles treated in the public mental health system...
  27. pmc Alternative methods for handling attrition: an illustration using data from the Fast Track evaluation
    E Michael Foster
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802 6500, USA
    Eval Rev 28:434-64. 2004
    ..The article's conclusion discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the alternative approaches and outlines ways in which researchers might improve their handling of attrition...
  28. pmc The effects of the fast track program on serious problem outcomes at the end of elementary school
    Karen L Bierman
    Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 33:650-61. 2004
    ..The stage is set to examine potential prevention effects on these youths' serious antisocial behaviors during adolescence...
  29. ncbi request reprint The economic impact of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents
    William E Pelham
    Department of Psychology, Center for Children and Families, State University of New York at Buffalo, 318 Diefendorf Hall, 3435 Main Street, Building 20, Buffalo, NY 14214, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 32:711-27. 2007
    ..4 billion. Estimates are preliminary because the literature is incomplete; many potential costs have not been assessed in extant studies. Limitations of the review and suggestions for future research on COI of ADHD are provided...
  30. ncbi request reprint Public costs of better mental health services for children and adolescents
    E Michael Foster
    Pennsylvania State University, 116 Henderson Building North, University Park, PA 16802 4705, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 56:50-5. 2005
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  31. pmc Oppositional defiant disorder toward adults and oppositional defiant disorder toward peers: initial evidence for two separate constructs
    Ted K Taylor
    Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, OR 97403, USA
    Psychol Assess 18:439-43. 2006
    ..The CADBI and analytic procedures also may contribute to future psychoeducational research on the development of problem behavior...
  32. doi request reprint Provider-level effects on psychiatric inpatient length of stay for youth with mental health and substance abuse disorders
    Elizabeth Gifford
    Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708 0545, USA
    Med Care 46:240-6. 2008
    ..This analysis examines whether patient-level factors are poor predictors of LOS, because LOS is primarily determined by facilities rather patients...

Research Grants11

  1. ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF THE FAST TRACK INTERVENTION
    EDWARD FOSTER; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..g., special education); (4) collection and processing of administrative data (e.g., on welfare receipt); (5) development and estimation of statistical models used to predict future social costs. ..
  2. School Wide Prevention of Risk Factors for Drug Abuse
    Ted Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....