Involving stakeholders in comparative-effectiveness research is important. But competing demands for their time can make this a challenge. Why do stakeholders get involved in this research, or not?
May 2, 2016
The RAND Blog
Dmitry Khodyakov is a senior sociologist at the RAND Corporation, a codirector of the RAND Center for Qualitative and Mixed Methods, and a professor at the RAND Pardee Graduate School. His research focuses on methods of expert elicitation and stakeholder engagement, Medicare Advantage, intervention/program evaluation, community-based participatory research, and ethics of stakeholder-engaged research. His research has been funded by CMS, NIH, PCORI, and others.
Khodyakov is an expert in qualitative and mixed-methods research, case study approaches, and methods of expert elicitation. His evaluation experience ranges from the Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design Model and Part D Senior Savings Model to the impact of community-academic partnered approaches on quality improvement intervention implementation and outcomes. He has led teams that developed measures for evaluating community participation in research and a new approach to engaging patients and caregivers in the process of clinical guideline development called the RAND/PPMD Patient-Centeredness Method. Khodyakov also developed the ExpertLens system and methodology for conducting large-scale online expert and stakeholder engagement panels, taking the Delphi method into the 21st century.
Khodyakov has received major national and international awards, including the 2015 Community Campus Partnerships for Health Annual Award, the 2014 Team Science Award from the Association for Clinical and Translational Science, the 2014 Lawrence W. Green Paper of the Year Award from Health & Education Behavior, the 2011 New Investigator Award from the National Institute of Mental Health, and the 2006 Award for Junior Sociologists from the International Sociological Association. His Ph.D. in sociology is from Rutgers University.
Dmitry Khodyakov, Sean Grant, Brian Denger, Kathi Kinnett, Ann Martin, Marika Booth, Courtney Armstrong, Emily Dao, Christine Chen, Ian Coulter, Holly Peay, Glen Hazlewood, Natalie Street, "Using an Online, Modified Delphi Approach to Engage Patients and Caregivers in Determining the Patient-Centeredness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Care Considerations," Medical Decision Making, 39(8), 2019
Khodyakov, Dmitry, Susan Stockdale, Felica Jones, Elizabeth Ohito, Andrea Jones, Elizabeth Lizaola, and Joeseph Mango, "An Exploration of the Effect of Community Engagement in Research on Perceived Outcomes of Partnered Mental Health Services Projects," Society and Mental Health, 1(3), 2011
Christine Eibner, Dmitry Khodyakov, Erin Taylor, Christine Buttorff, et al, Evaluation Report of the First Three Years (2017-2019) of the Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design Model Test (EP-aRAND/EP-68316)
Dmitry Khodyakov, Christine Buttorf, Kathryn Bouskill, Courtney Armstrong, Sai Ma, Erin Taylor, and Christine Eibner, "Insurers’ Perspectives on the Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design Model Test.," American Journal of Managed Care (forthcoming)
Khodyakov, Dmitry, Susanne Hempel, Lisa Rubenstein, Paul Shekelle, Robbie Foy, Susanne Salem-Schatz, Sean O'Neill, Margie Danz, and Siddhartha Dalal, "Conducting Online Expert Panels: A Feasibility and Experimental Replicability Study," BMC Medical Research Methodology, 11, 2011
Khodyakov, Dmitry, Terrance D. Savitstky, and Siddhartha Dalal, "Collaborative Learning Framework for Online Stakeholder Engagement," Health Expectations., 9(4), 2016
Khodyakov, Dmitry, Lisa Mikesell, Ron Schraiber, Marika Booth, and Elizabeth Bromley, "On Using Ethical Principles of Community-Engaged Research in Translational Science," Translational Research, 171, 2016
Dmitry Khodyakov, Alexandria Mendoza-Graf, Sandra Berry, Camille Nebeker, and Elizabeth Bromley , "Return of Value in the New Era of Biomedical Research – One Size Will Not Fit All," AJOB Empirical Bioethics, 10(4), 2019