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4/17/2014
Reference Pricing as an Employer Strategy
Brown Bag Seminar Series

James C. Robinson
Visiting Fellow, Division of Outcomes and Effectiveness Research
Weill Cornell Medical College
Thursday, April 17, 2014, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
112 Paterson Street, 1st floor conference room
Dr. James Robinson is a Visiting Fellow in the Division of Outcomes and Effectiveness Research at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is on sabbatical from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, where he is the Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Economics in the Division of Health Policy and Management and Chair of the Berkeley Center for Health Technology. Dr. Robinson's research interests include biotechnology policy and strategy, health insurance, physician payment methods, health care finance and nonprofit and for-profit organizations. He has been the senior director for medical technology at the Integrated Healthcare Association, where he has led an effort to promote value-based purchasing for medical devices in orthopedics and cardiology. The information he has supplied is used by health plans, physician group practices and hospital systems in California as they try to make more cost-effective decisions about care.
4/24/2014
The State of Psychiatric Diagnosis: DSM-5, RDoCs and Other Anomalies
Brown Bag Seminar Series

Javier Escobar
Associate Dean for Global Health and Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
112 Paterson Street, 1st floor conference room
Javier I Escobar MD, MSc is Associate Dean for Global Health and Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Recognized as a national leader in academic psychiatry, Dr. Escobar has been a teacher and researcher focused primarily on clinical psychopharmacology, psychiatric epidemiology, psychiatric diagnosis, cross-cultural medicine and psychiatry and somatic presentations of psychiatric disorders in primary care. He has been a member of the Task Force of the American Psychiatric Association that guided the development of the new diagnostic DSM-V system in psychiatry. He has been Principal Investigator of the “MUPS in Primary Care Research Center” a P-20 grant from NIMH and “Critical Research Issues on Latino Mental Health” a mentoring grant funded with an R-13 grant from NIMH. Dr. Escobar has been a member of the National Advisory Mental Health Council at NIMH and worked at NIMH as Senior Advisor to the Director. At NIMH, he also led the council work group that prepared the NIMH report to address mental health disparities in the United States.
5/1/2014
Preventing Newborn Sepsis and Meningitis through Maternal Vaccination: Cost-effectiveness of Policy Options in Sub-Saharan Africa
Brown Bag Seminar Series

Anushua Sinha
Department of Preventive Medicine & Community Health
Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School
Thursday, May 01, 2014, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
112 Paterson Street, 1st floor conference room
Anushua Sinha, MD, MPH, is associate professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine & Community Health in its Health Economics and Policy Research Unit at Rutgers- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Sinha’s research focuses on estimating the costs, health benefits, and cost-effectiveness of group B streptococcal vaccination in South Africa and low-income countries in the southern African sub-region, using decision analytic methods in developing an early stage comparative effectiveness model of the optimal modality for detecting latent TB infection in pregnant women at risk and using health services data combined with comparative effectiveness approaches to examine health benefits and costs associated with newer medications for tight glycemic control. With CDC funding, she has a research site in a multi-sited economic analysis of the costs of prevention and management of tuberculosis in contemporary urban America.
5/8/2014
How Does Actual Unemployment and the Perceived Risk of Joblessness Affect Smoking Behavior? Gender and Intra-family Effects
Brown Bag Seminar Series

Irina Grafova
Assistant Professor, Health Systems and Policy
Rutgers School of Public Health
Thursday, May 08, 2014, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
112 Paterson Street, 1st floor conference room
Irina B. Grafova, PhD is Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Systems and Policy in the Rutgers School of Public Health. Her research interests include the economics of risky health behaviors including decisions regarding smoking and behaviors leading to obesity. She has undertaken studies that explore the effects of the neighborhood and social environment on obesity and has examined the relationship between financial strain and health behaviors. In 2009 Dr. Grafova received the Excellence in Research Award from the Foundation of UMDNJ.
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Reference Pricing as an Employer Strategy
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