About Publications

Publications from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provide objective and straightforward advice to decision makers and the public. This site includes Health and Medicine Division (HMD) publications released after 1998. A complete list of HMD’s publications from its establishment in 1970 to the present is available as a PDF.


  • School Success: An Opportunity for Population Health ... Released: February 13, 2019
    On June 14, 2018, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Roundtable on Population Health Improvement hosted the School Success: An Opportunity for Population Health workshop in Oakland, California, at The California Endowment’s Oakland Conference Center.
  • Transgenic Neuroscience Research: Exploring the Scientific ... Released: February 08, 2019
    On October 4, 2018, the Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders hosted a 1-day public workshop that brought together experts and key stakeholders from academia, government, industry, and nonprofit organizations to examine the scientific opportunities and challenges, as well as bioethical considerations, of genetically engineered nonhuman primate models for neuroscience research.
  • Examining the Impact of Real-World Evidence on Medical ... Released: February 06, 2019
    The Forum convened a three-part workshop series, sponsored by the FDA, examining how real-world evidence development and uptake could enhance medical product development and evaluation. The workshops advanced discussions and common knowledge about complex issues relating to the generation and use of real-world evidence, including fostering development and implementation of the science and technology of real-world evidence generation and utilization.
  • Current Status and Response to the Global Obesity Pandemic ... Released: January 11, 2019
    On October 9, 2018, the Roundtable on Obesity Solutions, held a public workshop titled “Current Status and Response to the Global Obesity Pandemic” in Washington, DC. The workshop examined the status of the global obesity pandemic and explored approaches used to manage the problem in different settings around the world.
  • Integrating Health Care and Social Services for People with ... Released: January 10, 2019
    The Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine held a public workshop on July 19, 2018 to explore the challenges and opportunities related to integrating health care and social services for people with serious illness.
  • Understanding and Overcoming the Challenge of Obesity and ... Released: January 03, 2019
    On May 7, 2018, the Roundtable on Obesity Solutions held a workshop titled “Understanding and Overcoming the Challenge of Obesity and Overweight in the Armed Forces.”
  • Improving Care to Prevent Suicide Among People with ... Released: December 28, 2018
    On September 11–12, 2018, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine held a workshop in Washington, DC, to discuss what is known, what is currently being done, and what needs to be done to identify and reduce suicide risk among people with serious mental illness in the United States.
  • Advancing the Science of Patient Input in Medical Product ... Released: December 13, 2018
    On May 9, 2018, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine held a workshop titled Advancing the Science of Patient Input in Medical Product R&D: Towards a Research Agenda. This workshop, hosted by the Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation, focused on the science of patient input for medical product research and development (R&D), with consideration of downstream regulatory and post-market decision making.
  • Reusable Elastomeric Respirators in Health Care ... Released: December 06, 2018
    Reusable respirators (specifically, reusable half-facepiece elastomeric respirators) are the standard respiratory protection device used in many industries. Their durability and reusability make them desirable for stockpiling for emergencies, during which large volumes of respirators can be needed. Until now, options for using reusable half-facepiece elastomeric respirators in routine and surge use in health care have not been fully explored.
  • Considerations for the Design of a Systematic Review of Care ... Released: December 05, 2018
    Research on care interventions for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, as well as on interventions aimed at their caregivers, has expanded tremendously in recent years. The National Institute on Aging has initiated a study with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to take stock of the current state of knowledge and inform decision making about which care interventions for individuals with dementia and their caregivers are ready for dissemination and implementation on a broad scale.