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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.
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.
An Implementation Science Journey: A Ten-Year Partnership in Improving Metabolic Monitoring for Persons with Serious Mental Illness
Visiting Speaker

Elaine Morrato
Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Associate Professor in the Department of Health Systems, Management and Policy
Colorado School of Public Health

Wednesday, November 09, 2016, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
112 Paterson Street, 3rd floor conference room
Trained as an epidemiologist and board-certified in public health, Elaine Morrato's research focuses on accelerating the translation of medical innovation and drug warnings into clinical practice. She directs the Pragmatic Trials and Dissemination and Implementation Research core and the Innovation-Corps training program for commercialization in the Colorado Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute supported by NIH/NCATS. Her 15-year tenure at Procter & Gamble launching new drugs and indications informs her implementation research and practice. Implementation involves an iterative, life-cycle approach. Given the complexity of health systems, promoting the large-scale adoption of evidence-based recommendations necessitates partnerships between medicine and public health. A 10-year academic partnership with Missouri Medicaid and the Department of Mental Health will be used to illustrate the practical application of implementation science to the problem of promoting metabolic monitoring for patients with mental illness taking antipsychotics. Mixed-methods strategies and findings from physician survey, market data, administrative claims, and clinical records will be presented. Implications for advancing implementation science and practice will be discussed.
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.
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.
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.
Upcoming Events :
10/27/2016, 12:00 pm
Precision Medicine: Better Outcomes and Healthier Individuals
Reynold Panettieri
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