Our Research

We conduct innovative research and publish peer-reviewed articles to share new insights and discoveries on a range of topics. Explore our most recent findings and published papers further below.

Our Research Focus Areas

Public Health Systems

Applying network science, we dissect the structures of public health systems to optimize resource allocation and policy impact. Our SNA approach identifies key nodes and relationships for efficient, equitable healthcare delivery.

Community Networks

Using Social Network Analysis, we map the complex weave of community relationships. Our insights help stakeholders understand network dynamics for improved public health, economic development, and social welfare.

Cross-Sector Partnerships

Our research employs network science to analyze partnerships across sectors like healthcare, education, and government. We offer blueprints for more effective, networked collaborations to tackle societal challenges.

Social Connectedness

We use SNA to study the web of social ties that impact health and well-being. Our research informs interventions to bolster social connectedness, serving as a crucial determinant for individual and community health.

Recently Published Research

Explore our entire collection of articles and studies on public health systems, community networks, cross-sector partnerships, and social connectedness below. We published or assisted each of the projects below using our expertise and network analysis software, PARTNER CPRM.

Understanding rural social networks addressing adverse childhood experiences: A case study of the San Luis Valley.

Families, Systems, & Health | Published: April 11, 2024 | Authors: Jenny Lawlor, Danielle Varda

Co-Creating a Nature-Based Social Prescription Intervention in Urban Socioeconomically Deprived Neighbourhoods: A Case Study from RECETAS Project in Barcelona, Spain

Health and Social Care in the Community | Published: July 20, 2023 | Authors: C Santos-Tapia, et al.

Implementation of Cross-sector Partnerships: A Description of Implementation Factors Related to Addressing Social Determinants to Reduce Racial Disparities in Adverse Birth Outcomes

Frontiers in Public Health | Published: June 16, 2023 | Authors: Bridgette Blebu, Patrick Liu, Maura Harrington, et al.

Resilience and Fragmentation in Healthcare Coalitions: The Link Between Resource Contributions and Centrality in Health-related Interorganizational Networks

Social Networks | Published: October 22, 2022 | Authors: Eve Bohnett, Raffaele Vacca, Yujie Hu, David Hulse, Danielle Varda

Health System Patient Referrals for Unmet Social Needs: Exploring the Capacity of Community-Based Organizations to Absorb Them

Health and Social Care in the Community | Published: June 27, 2021 | Authors: Rachel Hogg-Graham, Katie Edwards, Todd L. Ely, Malinda Mochizuki, Danielle Varda

Patient Sharing and Health Care Utilization Among Young Adults With Congenital Heart Disease

Medical Care Research and Review | Published: July 29, 2020 | Authors: Rose Hardy, Danielle Varda, Richard Lindrooth, et al.

Using Social Network Analysis to Understand the Perceived Role and Influence of Foundations

The Foundation Review | Published: March 31, 2020 | Authors: Todd L. Ely, Katie Edwards, Rachel Hogg Graham, Danielle Varda 

Community Carrying Capacity to Address Health System Referrals

Journal of Health and Human Services Administration | Published: June 10, 2020 | Authors: Danielle Varda, Katie Edwards, Todd L. Ely and Rachel Hogg-Graham

An Innovative Network Approach to Coordinating a National Effort to Improve Cardiovascular Health: The Case of Million Hearts

Journal of Public Health Management and Practice | Published: April 5, 2019 | Authors: Varda, Danielle M. PhD; Williams, Malcolm V. PhD; et al.

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