CSSS Prof. Tyler McCormick receives NIH grant to improve child mortality data in low-resource settings
CSSS core faculty member Tyler McCormick and his collaborator Li Liu at Johns Hopkins University have received a five-year R01 award from the National Institutes of Health to improve estimation of age-and cause-specific under-five mortality (ACSU5M) in low-resource settings. Efforts to develop policies to address child mortality are hampered by a lack of reliable empirical data. The researchers will work to address measurement errors arising from the challenges inherent in data collection practices in low-resource settings to improve both data inputs and methodologies used to draw inferences from the data. The research grant, titled, “Improving Age- and Cause-Specific Under-Five Mortality Rates (ACSU5MR) by Systematically Accounting Measurement Errors to Inform Child Survival Decision Making in Low Income Countries,” was awarded with the support of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute Of Child Health & Human Development at the NIH.