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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
** CANCELLED. WILL RESCHEDULE IN FALL, 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
Center for State Health Policy, 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
3/14/2017
How do Economic Shocks Affect Family Mental Health Spending?
CHHS Research Seminar Series

Irina Grafova
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Systems and Policy
School of Public Health

Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
Institute Conference Room 120
Using two-year panel data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey for the period 2004 to 2012, we examine the effect of economic shocks on mental health spending by families with children. Estimating two-part expenditure models within the correlated random effects framework, we find that employment shocks have a greater impact on mental health spending than do income or health insurance shocks. Our estimates reveal that employment gains are associated with a lower likelihood of family mental health services utilization. By contrast employment losses are associated with a higher likelihood of family mental health services utilization as well as increased mental health spending. Our results also indicate that mental health spending on children is largely unaffected by economic shocks.
3/23/2017
The Role of Education in the Transformation of Healthcare
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
4/4/2017
Hospital Adjustments and Provision of Uncompensated Care: Does Ownership make a Difference?
CHHS Research Seminar Series

Sujoy Chakravarty
Assistant Research Professor
Center for State Health Policy, Rutgers University

Tuesday, April 04, 2017, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
Institute Conference Room 120
Using hospital and county-level information from California over 1995-2010, we compare provision of uncompensated care by for-profit (FP) hospitals to not-for-profit (NFP) hospitals after accounting for differences in long run market demand and profitability conditions. Our research strategy utilizes a conceptual model where output preference of NFP hospitals results in their continuing to operate in unprofitable markets which a comparable FP hospital would have exited. Legislative oversight of NFP provision of uncompensated care should take such factors into account.

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.
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?”
5/2/2017
Timeliness of Care for New Jersey Medicaid Patients Diagnosed with Cancer
CHHS Research Seminar Series

Jennifer Tsui
Assistant Professor
IHHCPAR and CINJ, Rutgers University

Tuesday, May 02, 2017, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
Institute Conference Room 120
Using linked New Jersey State Cancer Registry and Medicaid claims data, preliminary analyses of the relationship between patient demographic, clinical, area-based factors, and Medicaid enrollment characteristics on the likelihood of cancer treatment delays will be presented. Variation in hospital characteristics, obtained from American Hospital Association data, for place of treatment will also be discussed.

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
5/4/2017
PEDSnet: A National Pediatric Learning Health System
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.
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2/22/2017, 12:00 pm
Health Care and Population Health: Parallel or Converging
Marc Gourevitch
 
 
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