Cynthia A Tschampl


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Office: Heller-Brown Building 273
Phone: 781-736-4997
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Health and public health systems research; economic evaluations; vulnerable populations; infectious diseases; substance use disorders; performance measures; government relations


  • Brandeis University
  • Brandeis University
  • Iowa State University

Cynthia A Tschampl



Cynthia A. Tschampl, PhD is a Scientist at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University. She has 20 years' experience with U.S. and global health, starting with a non-profit, policy background (including work in South Africa, Colombia, and Haiti) and completing her doctoral research training in 2014. Dr. Tschampl’s research involves both quantitative and qualitative research methods. She has specialized in economic evaluations, such as cost-effectiveness and cost-offsets analyses. Other research interests include prevention and control of infectious diseases (including the healthcare financing thereof), responses to substance use disorder, services for those without housing, immigrant/migrant health, health disparities, poverty reduction, access to oral healthcare, and quality measurement. Dr. Tschampl was part of the small team evaluating the 2012 Health Care Cost Containment Law on behalf of the Office of the Massachusetts State Auditor. She has served on the Massachusetts Medical Advisory Committee for the Elimination of Tuberculosis (MACET) since 2004, including as the Co-Chair of the Prevention Integration into Other Health Systems Subcommittee for seven years, and as Chair of Stop TB Massachusetts since 2014. Dr. Tschampl received the National TB Controller Association’s 2011 Charles DeGraw TB Award for outstanding service, and was elected Chair-Elect of Stop TB USA in 2021. She has also served as a member of the Global Partnership for Dengue Control.

Awards and Honors

  • AcademyHealth Public Health Systems Research Student Scholarship (2014)
  • James Schulz Dissertation Fund Grant (2014)
  • Nominated for the $100,000 Grinnell Prize for Social Justice (2014)
  • Outstanding Student Poster, AcademyHealth PHSR Interest Group (2014)
  • Charles DeGraw Award from the National TB Controllers Association (2011)
  • Training Fellowship, Agency for Healthcare and Quality Research (AHRQ) (2009 - 2010)
  • Herman Kerner Fellowship (2008 - 2009)
  • Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship to Chile (1999)
  • One of four student teachers chosen for the Multicultural Antiracist Learning, Teaching, and Research program to South Africa (1998)


  • D’Ippolito M, Guzman M, Canuto M, De Jesús D, Stewart E, Oxenreiter M, Tschampl CA, Larson ML, Strickler G, Lundgren L. "Acculturation and ethnicity factors associated with lifetime suicide attempt in a Latinx sample with substance use disorder."." AHSR Annual Conference. Virtual. October 14, 2021.
  • Parks Thomas C, Stewart MT, Tschampl CA, Sennaar K, Schwartz D, Dey J. "Emergency Department Innovations for Opioid Use Disorder." AcademyHealth ARM, Late-breaking abstracts. Virtual. June 14, 2021.
  • Tschampl CA, Canuto M, De Jesús D, D’Ippolito M, Guzman M; Larson MJ, Stewart E, Lundgren L. "Overdose risk, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and PTSD among Latinx treatment users, 2019-2020." AHSR Annual Conference. Virtual. October 14, 2021.
  • Tschampl, Cynthia A. "TB, Policy, Economics, and Equity: Using Multiple Lenses to Strengthen Pandemic Response." Inaugural Thomas Q. Garvey Public Health Lecture. Global Tuberculosis Institute, MA Department of Public Health, and MACET. March 24, 2021.
  • Diana Carolina Tiga-Loza, Ruth A Martínez-Vega, Eduardo A Undurraga, Cynthia A Tschampl, Donald S Shepard, José Ramos-Castañeda. "Persistence of symptoms in dengue patients: a clinical cohort study." Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 114. 5 (2020): 355-364.
  • Schulte A, Weber I, Tiga-Loza DC, Amaya Larios IY, Shepard DS, Tschampl CA, Undurraga EA, Martínez-Vega RA, Fischer F, Chihu L, and Ramos-Castañeda J. "The health-related quality of life in dengue fever – An analysis of longitudinal data of dengue patients from Morelos, Mexico." Emerging Infectious Diseases 26. 4 (2020): 751-755.
  • Tschampl CA, Undurraga EA, Ledogar RJ, Coloma J, Legorreta-Soberanis J, Paredes-Solís S, Arosteguí J, Harris E, Andersson N, Shepard DS. "Cost-effectiveness of community mobilization (Camino Verde) for dengue prevention in Nicaragua and Mexico: a cluster randomized controlled trial." International Journal of Infectious Diseases 94 (2020): 59-67.
  • Tschampl, Cynthia A, Canuto M, De Jesús D, D’Ippolito M, Guzman M, Huntington N, Larson MJ, Stewart E, Xu Y, Lundgren L. "Childhood trauma, PTSD, and overdose among Latinx treatment users in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts." AMERSA 44th Annual Conference. Virtual. October 7, 2020.
  • Tschampl, Cynthia A. "A primer on economic evaluation types and their utility for community-based organizations, parts 1 and 2." Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Interdisciplinary Research Leaders program. Virtual. November 6 and 13, 2020.
  • Halasa-Rappel YA, Tschampl CA, Foley M, Dellapenna M, Shepard DS. "Broken smiles: The impact of untreated dental caries and missing anterior teeth on employment." Journal of Public Health Dentistry 79. 3 (2019): 231-237.
  • Tschampl, Cynthia A. "Ten years into third-party billing for TB services in Massachusetts: Impacts at multiple levels." AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting. Washington D.C. June 2, 2019.
  • Tschampl, Cynthia A. "Ten years into third-party billing for TB services in Massachusetts: Initial analysis of impacts at multiple levels." 23rd Annual Meeting of The Union Against TB and Lung Disease—North American Region. Vancouver, BC
  • Oliver Brady, Lauren Carrington, Emilie Hendricx, Dinar Kharisma, Ida S. Laksanawati, Kathleen O'Reilly, Donald S. Shepard, Cynthia Tschampl, Nandyan N. Wilastonegoro, Laith Yakob, Wu Zeng. The cost effectiveness of Wolbachia when deployed at scale in Indonesia. 2018.
  • Reynoso-Vajello H, Lomax P, Louie-Gao Q, Tschampl C, Holske M. Evaluation of the 2012 Health Care Cost Containment Law in Massachusetts – Follow-up Report (2012-2016). Boston Office of the State Auditor: 2018.
  • Tschampl CA, Halasa-Rappel Y, Dellapenna M, Shepard D. "Broken Smiles and the Cost of Dental Pain." Tuesday Talks at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management. Waltham, MA. February 6, 2018.
  • Tschampl CA, Halasa-Rappel YA, Foley ME, Dellapenna M, Shepard DS. "Identifying and characterizing adverse downstream outcomes of orofacial pain and analgesic use." AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting. Seattle, WA. June 25, 2018.
  • Tschampl, Cynthia A. "Wanted: Less Prevalence of and More Data on Early Childhood Caries." American Journal of Public Health 108. 8 (2018): 980-981.
  • Reynoso-Vajello H, Lomax P, Porche M, Louie-Gao Q, Tschampl CA, Stuck-Girard C, Holske M. Evaluation of the 2012 Health Care Cost Containment Law in Massachusetts. Boston, MA Office of the State Auditor: 2017.
  • Tschampl, CA, et al.. "Treatment Completion for Tuberculosis Infection in a Vulnerable Population as Bridge Case Management Intensifies." 21st Annual Meeting of The Union--North American Region. Vancouver, BC, Canada. February 24, 2017.
  • Tschampl, Cynthia A. "Cost Offsets to Funding a Medicaid Adult Dental Benefit." National Medicaid and CHIP Oral Health Symposium. Washington, DC. June 5, 2017.
  • Tschampl, Cynthia A. "Creating Change by Forming Deep Relationshps with Lawmakers and their Staff." RESULTS International Conference. Washington, DC. July 23, 2017.
  • Tschampl, Cynthia A. "Pulling Back the Curtain: Tracking and costing out downstream outcomes of chronic dental pain." 12th World Congress, International Health Economics Association. Boston, MA. July 9, 2017.
  • Tiga, DC; Undurraga, EA; Ramos-Castañeda, J; Martínez-Vega, RA; Tschampl, CA; Shepard, DS. "Persistent symptoms of dengue: estimates of the incremental disease and economic burden in Mexico." Am J Trop Med & Hygiene 94. 5 (2016): 1085-1089.
  • Tschampl, CA, Razavi, M, Zuroweste, E, Garnick, D, Shepard, DS. "Treatment Completion for Tuberculosis Infection in a Mobile Population as Collaborative Bridge Case Management Intensifies." AcademyHealth Annual Reserach Meeting. Boston, MA. June 27, 2016.
  • Tschampl, CA, et al.. "Transnational TB: Quantifying the problem and response from a U.S. perspective." 20th Annual Meeting of The Union--North American Region. Denver, CO. February 26, 2016.
  • Tschampl, Cynthia A., Garnick, D.W., Zuroweste, E., Razavi, M., and Shepard, D.S.. "Use of transnational services to prevent treatment interruption in tuberculosis-infected persons who leave the United States." Emerging Infectious Diseases 22. 3 (2016): 417-425.
  • Tschampl, Cynthia A.. "Downstream Impacts of Analgesic Use and Misuse, Secondary to Chronic Orofacial Pain." National Oral Health Conference. Cincinnati, OH. April 19, 2016.
  • Tschampl, Cynthia A.. "Messaging: Lessons from research and practice." ENACT Institute. International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life. Waltham, MA. May 24, 2016.
  • Gubler, DJ, Margolis, HS, Waterman, S, Teyssou, R, Longini, I, and Tschampl, CA. Partnership for Dengue Control Recommendations for the Introduction of the Sanofi-Pasteur Dengue Vaccine in Mexico. Mexico City, Mexico Partnership for Dengue Control: 2015.
  • Halasa YA, Foley ME, Dellapenna M, Tschampl CA, Shepard DS. Broken Smiles: Oral Health and Employment. Washington, DC Medicare/Medicaid/CHIP Services Dental Association: 2015.
  • Tschampl, CA, et al.. The Cost of Orofacial Pain. Washington, DC Medicare/Medicaid/CHIP Services Dental Association: 2015.
  • Tschampl, Cynthia A., Zuroweste E., Garnick D., Razavi M., Shepard DS.. "Cost-effectiveness of Bridge Case Management for a Mobile Population Undergoing Treatment for Tuberculosis Infection." 19th Annual Meeting of The Union—North American Region. Vancouver, Canada. 27 February 2015.
  • Zuroweste, E and Tschampl, CA. "Making the Case for TB Continuity of Care Planning for Homeless Patients." National Health Care for the Homeless Conference and Policy Symposium. Washington, DC. May 7, 2015.
  • Tschampl, CA and Garvey, T. "Using Meaningful Use regulations to increase linkages between TB control efforts and clinical services." 18th Annual Meeting of The Union—North American Region. Boston, MA. 28 February 2014.
  • Tschampl, Cynthia A. and Bernardo, John. "Community-Based Tuberculosis Prevention." 17th Annual Meeting of The Union--North American Region. Vancouver, BC, Canada. February 28, 2013.
  • Tschampl, CA and Bernardo, J.. "Community based TB prevention: improving population health and decreasing Medicaid costs." New England TB Sympoisum. Cambridge, MA. June 28, 2012.
  • Tschampl, Cynthia Ann. "Recommendations for Strategically Communicating Tuberculosis Research Findings and TB Control Best Practices." 16th Annual Conference of the The Union-North America Region. San Antonio, TX. February 24, 2012.
  • Tschampl, C., Bernardo, J., Garvey, T., and Garnick, D. "A Boost for Elimination: Performance Measures Proposal for Latent TB Infection Testing in the Primary Care Sector." 15th Annual Meeting of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease-North American Region. Vancouver, BC, Canada. February 26, 2011.
  • Tschampl, Cynthia Ann. "Strategies for Communicating Public Health Research Findings." National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing and Media. Atlanta, GA. August 10, 2011.
  • Tschampl, Cynthia, Bernardo, J., Garvey, T., and Garnick, D. "The Need for Performance Measures on Testing for Latent Tuberculosis Infection in Primary Care." The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety 37. 7 (2011): 309-316.
  • Shepard, D.S., Tschampl, C., Dubre, D., Hurley, C.L.. Homelessness Program Economic Evaluation Guide: Phase III Final Report. Waltham, MA Prepared for the Homelessness Resource Center, Center for Social Innovation: 2010.
  • Tschampl, Cynthia. "Cultivating Public Health Nurse Leaders." Massachusetts Association of Public Health Nurses Annual Conference. Marlborough, MA. May 6, 2010.
  • Tschampl, Cynthia. "Economic Implications of Third-Party Billing for Tuberculosis (TB) Services in Massachusetts." National Research Service Award (NRSA) Trainees Research Conference. Boston, MA. June 26, 2010.
  • Tschampl, Cynthia. "Friends of the Hinton State Lab: A Booster Club for TB Control." 14th Annual Meeting of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease-North American Region. Orlando, FL. March 13, 2010.
  • Tschampl, Cynthia. "Normalization of Testing for HIV: Should Everyone Be Tested? What Would We Gain? What Would We Lose?." International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life: Ethical Inquiry Essay Series June (2010): <>.
  • Tschampl, Cynthia. "Talking About Government: Findings and Implications from DEMOS’ Public Works Research." RESULTS International Conference. Washington, DC. July 13, 2008.