David Rein, PhD

Rein, David 2015David Rein is the Director of NORC’s Public Health Analytics Program.  The program was created by Rein and established by NORC at the University of Chicago to support the innovative combination of methods from data sciences, econometrics, and operations research methods to create new information to support public health decision making.  Dr. Rein specializes in health outcomes analytics and economics research, was the lead author on the 2012 Annals of Internal Medicine Paper demonstrating the potential impact and cost-effectiveness of birth cohort testing in the United States. Dr. Rein has developed content expertise in the areas of the epidemiology of viral hepatitis, vision-threatening diseases, and vaccination policy.  He has led projects on behalf of the CDC, NIH, World Health Organization, and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), Industry, and other federal agencies.  As a first, contributing, and senior author, he has published more than 45 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters in journals such as The Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine, Health Services Research, and the American Journal of Public Health.  Dr. Rein’s efforts have been recognized by his colleagues throughout his career.  He received awards from the American Public Health Association, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the American Academy for the Study of Liver Disease.  He was selected as a member of the Sage Working Group on Hepatitis E, is an NIH Principal Investigator, was a collaborator and publication coauthor on the Global Burden of Disease Study, received and AHRQ Dissertation Grant, and served as one of the first ORISE Fellows at the US Centers for Disease control and prevention.  According to Google Scholar, his cumulative body of manuscripts has been cited over 3,000 times.