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1/26/2017
Including Health Insurance in Poverty Measurement: Accounting for the Impact of Health Insurance on Poverty Under the ACA
Brown Bag Seminar Series

Sanders D. Korenman
Professor
Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, Baruch College

Dahlia Remler
Professor
Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, Baruch College

Thursday, January 26, 2017, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
112 Paterson Street, 1st floor conference room
Sanders Korenman, PhD, is Professor in the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs in Baruch Collge at CUNY. He served as Senior Economist for labor, welfare and education for President Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers and was a member of the Board on Children, Youth, and Families of the National Academy of Sciences. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Dahlia Remler, PhD, DPhil, is Professor in the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs in Baruch College at CUNY and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She has published widely in health care policy, including cost containment, information technology, cigarette tax regressivity, simulation methods for health insurance take-up and health insurance and health care markets.

Their recent article in the Journal of Health Economics (December 2016) showed that public health insurance benefits and premium subsidies accounted for a substantial, one-third reduction in the poverty rate. The results were seen as novel because other poverty measures do not value health insurance in resources and needs.
2/9/2017
Trends, Causes, and Consequences of Segregation
Brown Bag Seminar Series

Douglas Massey
Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs
Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University

Thursday, February 09, 2017, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
112 Paterson Street, 1st floor conference room
Douglas S. Massey, PhD, is the Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Dr. Massey examines the sociology of immigration especially the consequences of residential segregation for African Americans and Latinos of African ancestry in the United States. He has shown that segregation figures prominently in black underachievement that interacts with shifts in the U.S. income distribution to yield a rising concentration of poverty. That poverty intensifies social disorder and violence undermining the health of African Americans reducing their life expectancy and impairing cognitive development.
2/16/2017
Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital
Brown Bag Seminar Series

David Oshinsky
Professor
Department of History, New York University

Thursday, February 16, 2017, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
112 Paterson Street, 1st floor conference room
David Oshinsky, PhD, Director of the Division of Medical Humanities at the NYU School of Medicine and Professor of History at New York University, is an historian whose research focuses on the history of medicine and public health. His recently released book, Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital, as noted in the NYT Books of the Times is “as much about the history of disease, medicine and New York City as about the hospital itself.” His earlier book, Polio: An American Story, won both the Pulitzer Prize in History and the Hoover Presidential Book Award. His other books include A Conspiracy So Immense: The World of Joe McCarthy that won the Hardeman Prize for the best book about the U.S. Congress, and Worse Than Slavery, awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Prize for distinguished contribution to human rights.
2/22/2017
Health Care and Population Health: Parallel or Converging
Brown Bag Seminar Series

Marc Gourevitch
Muriel G. and George W. Singer Professor
NYU School of Medicine

Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
112 Paterson Street, 1st floor conference room
Marc N. Gourevitch, MD, MPH, is the Muriel G. and George W. Singer Professor and founding Chair, Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Medical Center. The focus of Dr. Gourevitch's work is on developing approaches that leverage both healthcare delivery and policy- and community-level interventions to advance the health of populations. Dr. Gourevitch leads initiatives in urban health metrics, is co-Director of the Community Engagement and Population Health Research Core of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute that bridges NYU Langone and NYC Health+Hospitals, and leads NYU Langone’s participation in the NYC Clinical Data Research Network funded by PCORI. His research centers on improving health outcomes among drug users and other underserved populations, integrating pharmacologic treatments for opioid and alcohol dependence into primary care and developing strategies for bridging academic research with applied challenges faced by health care delivery systems and public sector initiatives.
3/2/2017
Inquiry into Intents and Effects of Medicaid Reforms in New Jersey: Early Findings from the Evaluation of the Medicaid Comprehensive Waiver
Brown Bag Seminar Series

Sujoy Chakravarty
Assistant Research Professor
IHHCPAR, Rutgers University

Thursday, March 02, 2017, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
112 Paterson Street, 1st floor conference room
Sujoy Chakravarty, PhD is Assistant Research Professor at the Institute for Health’s Center for State Health Policy where his primary emphasis centers on health economics and policy. Dr. Chakravarty examines the impact of state and federal health care policies on patient access, efficiency and quality of care. His studies of hospital markets focus on how changes in market structure, competition and ownership mix impact provider behavior and patient care. Recent research includes identifying hospital utilization patterns showing gaps in patient care that inform implementation of New Jersey’s Medicaid ACO Demonstration program. He is evaluating care management initiatives for high utilizing patients with complex conditions. He leads the evaluation of the New Jersey Comprehensive Waiver Demonstration that introduces significant changes in delivery of behavioral health services, long-term services, and hospital payment structure to improve care and population health.
3/9/2017
Health Care Reform After The Affordable Care Act - A panel discussion moderated by Joel Cantor
Special Event

Michael K. Gusmano
Associate Professor
Department of Health Systems & Policy, Rutgers School of Public Health

Heather Howard
Lecturer in Public Affairs and Director, Advancing Coverage in States and State Health and Value Strategies
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

Mark Pauly
Bendheim Professor, Professor of Health Care Management and Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Sara Rosenbaum
Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy
George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services

Thursday, March 09, 2017, 12:30 pm-2:30 pm
Heldrich Hotel
Details to follow
3/23/2017
to be announced
Brown Bag Seminar Series

Sherine Gabriel
Dean
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Thursday, March 23, 2017, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
112 Paterson Street, 1st floor conference room
Sherine E. Gabriel, MD, MSc was appointed Dean of the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in August, 2015, following her notable leadership in medical education and research as dean of the Mayo Medical School at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Gabriel is recognized for her epidemiologic studies examining the risks of connective tissue diseases among women with breast implants, population-based studies characterizing the epidemiology of major rheumatic diseases and studies defining the economic impact of rheumatoid arthritis. More recently, her research focused on the risks and determinants of heart disease among persons with rheumatoid arthritis. She has served on several governmental committees and advisory boards including the FDA Drug Safety and Risk Management Committee and the methodology committee of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 serving as the committee’s first chair.
3/30/2017
Cancer Incidence and Patterns of Cancer Care in the New Jersey Medicaid Population
Brown Bag Seminar Series

Jennifer Tsui
Assistant Professor
IHHCPAR and CINJ, Rutgers University

Thursday, March 30, 2017, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
112 Paterson Street, 1st floor conference room
Jennifer Tsui, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Medical Oncology, Section of Population Science at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Her research focuses on health care system factors and geospatial influences related to disparities in cancer care and cancer outcomes for minority, low-income, and underserved populations. She collaborates with investigators at the New Jersey State Cancer Registry, Institute for Health’s Center for State Health Policy, School of Public Health, and Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. Her recent work uses Medicare, Medicaid and other claims data to examine disparities in access to cancer treatment and quality of cancer care for minority populations. Her prior work examined HPV vaccine introduction and barriers to uptake in low-income minority communities and disparities in cancer screening among racial/ethnic minority populations
4/6/2017
Strategic Science for Evidence-based Food Policy
Brown Bag Seminar Series

Christina Roberto
Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Thursday, April 06, 2017, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
112 Paterson Street, 1st floor conference room
Christina A. Roberto, PhD is Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Roberto is a clinical psychologist and epidemiologist and principal investigator of the Psychology of Eating And Consumer Health (PEACH) lab. Her research focuses on identifying and understanding factors that promote unhealthy eating behaviors linked to obesity and eating disorders and designing interventions to promote healthy eating. In her work, she draws upon the fields of psychology, marketing, behavioral economics, epidemiology, and public health to answer research questions that provide policymakers and institutions with science-based guidance.
4/20/2017
Health Care Reform and the Healthcare Delivery System: What Types of Medical Groups Provide Better Health Care?
Brown Bag Seminar Series

Lawrence P. Casalino
Livingston Farrand Professor of Public Health
Weill Cornell Medical College

Thursday, April 20, 2017, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
112 Paterson Street, 1st floor conference room
Lawrence P. Casalino MD, PhD is Livingston Farrand Professor of Public Health and Chief, Division of Health Policy and Economics in the Department of Healthcare Policy and Research at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Casalino conducts comparative effectiveness research across the health care delivery system identifying unintended consequences of policies and how the organization of practice affects physician professionalism and racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in health care delivery. He works on projects that define the demography of physician practices in the U.S. and the kinds of organized processes physicians use to improve quality of care and control costs. His background includes 20 years as a family physician in private practice.
4/27/2017
Access to Unapproved Drugs for the Desperately Ill- Ethical Challenges and Possible Solutions
Brown Bag Seminar Series

Arthur Caplan
Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor of Bioethics and founding director of the Division of Medical Ethics
Langone Medical Center, New York University

Thursday, April 27, 2017, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
112 Paterson Street, 1st floor conference room
Arthur L. Caplan, PhD is the Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor of Bioethics and Founding Director of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Caplan well known to colleagues and the public for his work on moral issues inherent to biomedical endeavors including clinical trials, organ donations, blood safety, equitable distribution of experimental drugs, compassionate care and gene therapy. He has long been an advocate of disclosures to patients about the risks and benefits of participating in studies of new drugs and has encouraged physicians to disclose the financial benefits they receive from drug and medical-device makers. His contributions to public policy are noteworthy including helping to found the National Marrow Donor Program. He secured the first apology for the Tuskegee Syphilis Study from the secretary of HHS in 1991. Criticism about his “hands-on-philosophy” and enthusiastic engagement with the media prompts him to respond, “To me, the whole point of doing ethics is to change people, to change behavior. Why else do it?”
5/4/2017
to be announced
Brown Bag Seminar Series

Christopher Forrest
Professor of Pediatrics and Health Care Management
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Thursday, May 04, 2017, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
112 Paterson Street, 1st floor conference room
Christopher B. Forrest, MD, PhD is Professor of Pediatrics and Health Care Management at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He is a general pediatrician who has managed inpatient units and primary health care centers. He has served as CHOP's Chief Transformation Officer designing and implementing health care transformation initiatives that leverage health information technology investments. He leads a research center that focuses on the theory and measurement of health across the life course, value in pediatric health care and development of a national pediatric learning health system. He provides leadership for a federally funded Pediatric Quality Measures Program Center of Excellence dedicated to advancing the health of children through research, quality improvement, and informatics, the National Children’s Study health measurement network, and NIH’s Patient Reported Outcome Measurement Information System’s (PROMIS) Executive Committee and serves on the Steering Committee for the National Children Study’s Health Measurement Network.
Upcoming Events :
1/26/2017, 12:00 pm
Including Health Insurance in Poverty Measurement: Accounting for the Impact of Health Insurance on Poverty Under the ACA
Sanders D. Korenman
Dahlia Remler
 
 
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