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CORE SEMINAR CALENDAR 2007 - 2008

Fall Semester at The Institute for Quantitative Social Science
Center for Government and International Studies, South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, Room S050 (*unless otherwise noted below)

Tuesday Lunch Meeting 12:30 - 1:30 pm (lunch available at 12:15)

October 2nd

Nancy Turnbull, Senior Lecturer on Health Policy and
Associate Dean for Educational Programs, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, "The Massachusetts Health Care Reform"
*PLEASE NOTE: THIS SEMINAR WILL MEET AT WILLIAM JAMES HALL, 33 KIRKLAND STREET, ROOM 1550, CAMBRIDGE

October 9th Radha Iyengar , Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research, Cohort XIII, The Political Economy of Disability Insurance: Evidence of Gubernatorial Learning
October 16th

Mary Waters, M.E. Zukerman Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, "Second Generation Success: Some Implications for Measurement and Public Policy."

October 23rd Tom McGuire, Professor of Health Economics, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, "Discrimination by Race/Ethnicity in Health Care Treatment"
Related Readings: "Testing for Statistical Discrimination by Race/Ethnicity in Panel Data for Depression Treatment in Primary Care" and "Editorial Columns: How Does Race Matter, Anyway?"
October 30th

Susan Moffitt, Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research, Cohort XIII, "Deliberate Publicity: The Policy Impact of Public Advice in the FDA"

November 6th

David Cutler, Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics and Dean for the Social Sciences, Understanding Health Differences by Education"

November 13th

Margarita Alegria, Director, Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research, Cambridge Health Alliance and Professor, Psychiatry Department, Harvard Medical School

November 27th

Bruce Landon, Associate Professor of Health Care Policy and of Medicine, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School and Practicing Internist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

December 4th

Amitabh Chandra, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government

December 11th

Ellen Meara, Assistant Professor of Health Care Policy, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School


Spring Semester at Department of Health Care Policy
180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, Room 224E *unless otherwise noted below

Tuesday Lunch Meeting 12:30 - 1:30 pm (lunch available at 12:15)

February 12th

Damon Centola, Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research, Cohort XIII, "Diffusion in Social Networks: New Theory and Experiments"

February 19th Radha Iyengar, Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research, Cohort XIII, "Estimating the Health Benefits of Breast Feeding," jointly authored with Martha Bailey, University of Michigan.
February 26th Wesley Yin, Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research, Cohort XIII,"Medicare Part D and Negotiating Prescription Drug Prices"
March 4th Susan Moffitt, Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research, Cohort XIII, "The Policy Impact of Public Advice in the FDA"

March 6th

Professor Peter Bearman, "Early Thoughts on the Autism Epidemic" CGIS NORTH Room N262, Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Peter Bearman is Director of ISERP and the Lazarsfeld Center for the Social Sciences, the Cole Professor of Social Science, Co-Director of the Health & Society Scholars Program, and Chair of the Statistics department at Columbia University

March 11th

Gopi Shah Goda, Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research, Cohort XIV, "Do State Tax Incentives Affect the Decision to Purchase Long-Term Care Insurance?"

March 18th
Nicole Esparza,  Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research, Cohort XIV, "Patient Dumping: Beyond Deterrence." 
March 25 Spring Break. No core seminar this week.
April 1st

Laura Evans, Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research, Cohort XIV, "The State Politics of Health Earmarks:  Who Wins Funding?  Why?"

April 8th Rodney Andrews, Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research, Cohort XIV, "Mental Health and Well-Being"
April 15th

Avraham Ebenstein, Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research, Cohort XIV, "Does Inconvenience Explain Low Takeup of Government Programs: Evidence from Unemployment Insurance"

April 22nd Jane Calhoun, Senior Research Officer, Committee on the Use of Human Subjects in Research, Harvard University, "Human Subjects Protection: History and Current Hot Topics." Please note this seminar meets at 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, Room S050.
April 29th

20th Anniversary celebration of the Dept. of Health Care Policy. Keynote Speaker: Henry Aaron,The Bruce and Virginia MacLaury Senior Fellow, Economic Studies Program, Brookings Institution, speaking on "Health Care Cost Control: Inevitable, but Not Just Yet". From 5:00pm to 5:45pm, Location TBA

May 6th Practice talks for Aspen
May 13th Practice talks for Aspen
May 20th Practice talks for Aspen

For a list of previous Core Seminar Calendars: Archived Calendars

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