Photo of Stephen Resch, PhDStephen Resch is the Deputy Director of the Center for Health Decision Science and a Lecturer in the Department of Health Policy and Management. He serves as the co-director of the Decision Science Working Group at the Harvard University Initiative for Global Health, and Deputy Chair of the Harvard Chan Comparative Effectiveness Research Initiative.

Dr. Resch’s primary research interests include the evaluation of public health programs, the improvement of health care operations, and adapting decision analytic methods to important public health challenges. Dr. Resch has had a longstanding commitment to evidence-based policy, closely coupling his research with program development and evaluation in the field. Since 2006, Dr. Resch has been an Associate at Abt, working on domestic and international health policy. He has served as the principal investigator and/or technical leader of a diverse number of projects, ranging from the provision of primary care in US jails to the assessment of financial sustainability and human resource needs of HIV programs in Africa.