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9/29/2016
Communicating Science with Patients, Providers and Policy Makers: the Role of Narratives and Storytelling
Brown Bag Seminar Series

Zachary Meisel
Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Thursday, September 29, 2016, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
112 Paterson Street, 1st floor conference room
Zachary F. Meisel, MD, MPH, MSHP is Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. Dr. Meisel’s research focuses on how people decide to use emergency care resources including ambulance care. He conducts comparative effectiveness research in emergency care and knowledge translation related to opioid prescription guidelines and research evidence. He directs the Policy and Dissemination core for the NIDA-funded Center for Health Economics of Treatment Interventions for Substance Use Disorder, Hepatitis C Virus and HIV. He has brought attention to how written narratives can be used to improve how patients, doctors and policymakers make decisions about health especially during medical emergencies.
10/6/2016
Stress, Coping and Population Health
Brown Bag Seminar Series

James Jackson
Daniel Katz Distinguished University Professor of Psychology, Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, and Director of the Institute for Social Research
University of Michigan
Thursday, October 06, 2016, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
112 Paterson Street, 1st floor conference room
James S. Jackson, PhD is Daniel Katz Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and former Director of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. For more than three decades Professor Jackson has advanced scholarship about race and ethnic relations, immigration, disparities in physical and mental health, aging, and African-American politics. His research focuses on issues of racial and ethnic influences on life course development, attitude change, reciprocity, social support, coping and health among African Americans. He has directed the most extensive surveys ever on social and political behavior and mental and physical health of African American and Black Caribbean populations in “The National Survey of American Life”, “The Family Survey across Generations and Nations”, and “National Study of Ethnic Pluralism and Politics”. For the current year he is a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation conducting research on population disparities in physical and mental health, examining how interactions among environmental factors, chronic stressors (such as poverty and crime), and physiological and hormonal responses, contribute to poor health outcomes for African Americans.
10/13/2016
Reflections on Medicare, Obamacare, and the Use and Misuse of Cross-national Evidence in Health Policy Disputes
Brown Bag Seminar Series

Theodore Marmor
Professor Emeritus of Public Policy and Political Science
Yale University
Thursday, October 13, 2016, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
112 Paterson Street, 1st floor conference room
Theodore R. Marmor, PhD is Professor Emeritus of Public Policy and Management and Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Yale University. For three decades he taught in Yale’s School of Management, Department of Political Science and the Law School. Professor Marmor is primarily a scholar of modern welfare state politics and policy in North America and Western Europe with special emphasis on health and pension issues. He is the author or co-author of thirteen books and has published over 200 articles in a wide range of scholarly journals. He began his public career as a special assistant to Wilbur Cohen, Secretary of HEW in the mid-1960s, was a member of President Carter’s Commission in the National Agenda for 1980s, and a senior social policy advisor to Walter Mondale in the Presidential campaign of 1984. He continues to improve our understanding of the dynamics of health care policymaking and offering more informed options for policymakers.
10/20/2016
Effects of the ACA on Health Insurance and Labor Supply among Older Americans
Brown Bag Seminar Series

Helen Levy
Research Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy and the Institute for Social Research
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
Thursday, October 20, 2016, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
112 Paterson Street, 1st floor conference room
Helen G. Levy is Research Associate Professor at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. As a current visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation, she is evaluating the economic consequences of health care reform by comparing outcomes in states that have expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act with outcomes in those that did not. She is analyzing the impact of Medicaid expansions on food insecurity and participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly food stamps) among low-income individuals. She is examining changes in employment trends in the health care sector and analyzing the demographic characteristics of health care workers potentially affected by Medicaid expansions. She is a co-Investigator on the Health and Retirement Study, a long-running longitudinal study of health and economic dynamics at older ages.
10/27/2016
Precision Medicine: Better Outcomes and Healthier Individuals
Brown Bag Seminar Series

Reynold Panettieri
Inaugural Director of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Rutgers University
Thursday, October 27, 2016, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
112 Paterson Street, 1st floor conference room
Reynold A. Panettieri, Jr, MD is RBHS Vice Chancellor for clinical and translational research and the inaugural director of the RBHS Clinical and Translational Science Institute. A pulmonologist, immunologist, and translational researcher, his research interests are in the cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate airway smooth muscle cell growth and the immunobiology of airway smooth muscle. Since joining Rutgers, his responsibilities have included developing and implementing a clinical and translational science infrastructure and leading initiatives to expand independent clinical research funding with a goal of achieving a coveted clinical and translational research award from the National Institutes of Health and then leading the CTSA program as its PI. A major focus of Dr. Panettieri’s research has been understanding the molecular makeup of disease and illnesses and becoming more precise in prescribing medications and therapies that treat the right diseases.
11/3/2016
Quantifying Disparities in Medicaid Expenditures for Mental Health Services among Vulnerable Children
Brown Bag Seminar Series

Ramesh Raghavan
Professor and Associate Dean for Research
IHHCPAR and School of Social Work, Rutgers University

Thursday, November 03, 2016, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
112 Paterson Street, 1st floor conference room
Ramesh Raghavan, MD, PhD is Professor and Associate Dean for Research at the Rutgers School of Social Work. Dr. Raghavan conducts mental health services research on the needs of vulnerable children with a specific interest in children in the child welfare system. Dr. Raghavan has conducted studies on Medicaid managed care and on the effects of health insurance instability on mental health service use. He has conducted several studies on quality of care including the use of public finance mechanisms to promote quality of mental health services, analyze racial/ethnic disparities in Medicaid-funded mental health expenditures for children with histories of maltreatment and the development of novel risk adjustment mechanisms to better insure the mental health needs of children with emotional disorders. In early 2015, he served as Senior Advisor in the Office of the Commissioner, Administration on Children, Youth and Families in the US Department of Health and Human Services, working primarily on the Obama Administration’s psychotropic medication use and childhood trauma initiatives.
11/10/2016
The Politics of Evidence
Brown Bag Seminar Series

Michael K. Gusmano
Associate Professor
Department of Health Systems & Policy, Rutgers School of Public Health
Thursday, November 10, 2016, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
112 Paterson Street, 1st floor conference room
Michael K. Gusmano, PhD is an Associate Professor of Health Policy in Rutgers School of Public Health and research scholar at the Hastings Center. Dr. Gusmano investigates health care equity in the U.S. and other countries focusing on health policy, aging, and comparative welfare state analysis. He is co-director of the World Cities Project, the first effort to compare the performance of health, social, and long-term care systems in New York, London, Paris and Tokyo. He is an investigator on “The Role of Values in Impact Assessment” and “Care Transitions in Aging Societies”, a Singapore-based project that is producing an online casebook on ethical challenges of caring for people in an aging society. He is co-director of the “Undocumented Patients” project to improve access to health care for undocumented immigrants. His seminar will include case studies from his new book with Karen Maschke, a Hastings Center research scholar,that explores how ideology and interest groups shape debates about health technology assessment.
11/17/2016
The Patient-as-Watchdog: the 'Educated Consumer' in Health Care Policy
Brown Bag Seminar Series

Nancy Tomes
Distinguished Professor, Department of History
Stony Brook University
Thursday, November 17, 2016, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
112 Paterson Street, 1st floor conference room
Nancy Tomes, PhD is Distinguished Professor in the Department of History at Stony Brook University. Her research interests focus on the history of medicine, U.S. social and cultural history, women and gender, organization of care, advertising, consumerism and media and health. While a fellow at the National Humanities Center, she developed Medicine and Madison Avenue, a digital collection on the history of health-related advertising including over 400 advertisements with medical and health-related themes published between 1910 and 1960. Her book The Gospel of Germs: Men, Women, and the Microbe in American Life was winner of the 2002 Welch Medal from the American Association for the History of Medicine among other awards. Her recent book, Remaking the American Patient: How Madison Avenue and Modern Medicine Turned Patients into Consumers examines how the history of the coevolution of medicine and the consumer culture tells us much about our current predicament about health care in the United States.
12/1/2016
Getting Creative, Bending the Rules, Kicking the Problem: Workaround Behaviors and the Clinical Management of Health Policy
Brown Bag Seminar Series

Nancy Berlinger
Research Scholar
The Hastings Center
Thursday, December 01, 2016, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
112 Paterson Street, 1st floor conference room
Nancy Berlinger, PhD is a Research Scholar at The Hastings Center where she focuses on ethical challenges in health care work and related areas of professional education and health policy in the United States and internationally. Her special interests include treatment decision-making and care near the end of life; ethical issues in the management of chronic illnesses including cancer; access to health care for undocumented immigrants and migrant workers; and the ethics of workarounds and other practices for managing problems of safety and harm in health care systems. She frequently serves on public policy initiatives related to her research including the bioethics committee of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Initiative on Cancer Diagnostics in Sub-Saharan Africa; ActionHealthNYC Community Advisory Panel, City of New York; and Care and Coverage Subgroup of the New York City Mayor’s Task Force on Immigrant Health Access. Her recent book is Are Workarounds Ethical? Managing Moral Problems in Health Care.
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9/29/2016, 12:00 pm
Communicating Science with Patients, Providers and Policy Makers: the Role of Narratives and Storytelling
Zachary Meisel
 
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