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CORE SEMINAR CALENDAR 2011 - 2012


For weekly email notifications for seminars and special events, please contact Sage Kochavi.

Readings are available at http://www.rwj.harvard.edu/readings/. Please contact Sage Kochavi for the username and password.

 

SPRING CORE SEMINAR CALENDAR 2012

Spring Semester at The Institute for Quantitative Social Science at the Center for Government and International Studies (CGIS), South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge and at the Department of Health Care Policy, Boston.

Most of the seminars are during lunchtime on Thursdays. Check back for newly added seminars and to confirm location and times. Lunch will be served at noon and the talks begin at 12:30 pm.

 

 

 

March 7, 2012, Wed.
S-050, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Eric Patashnik, Professor of Public Policy and Politics, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy University of Virginia.

"Doctor Knows Best: Physician Endorsements, Public Opinion, and the Politics of Comparative Effectiveness Research"

   
March 22, 2012, Thur.
S-450, Noon - 2:00 pm

Brigham Frandsen, Robert Wood Johnson Scholar of Cohort 17. Frandsen will be joining the Economics Department at Brigham Young University in the fall.

"The Costs of Fragmentation and the Limitations of Pay-for-Performance"

   

March 29, 2012, Thur.
S-450, 12:30 - 2:00 pm

Tiffany Joseph, Robert Wood Johnson Scholar of Cohort 18. Joseph received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Michigan in 2011, conducting her dissertation research in Governador Valadares, Brazil where she examined how US migration influenced Brazilian return migrants’ perceptions of race in the US and Brazil. Her current project integrates immigration and health policy by exploring how documentation status influences the health outcomes and healthcare access of Latino immigrants in the Boston metropolitan area. After program completion, she will begin an Assistant Professor of Sociology position at Stony Brook University.

"What Difference Do Papers Make?: Documentation Status and Healthcare Access and Utilization among Latino Immigrants"

   
April 5, 2012, Thur.
S-450, 12:30 - 2:00 pm
Benjamin Hertzberg, Robert Wood Johnson Scholar of Cohort 18. Hertzberg received at Ph.D. in Political Science from Duke University in 2011 where he was a Kenan Institute Graduate Fellow in Ethics and an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Humanistic Studies.

 "Public Religion and the Epistemic Benefits of Democratic Deliberation"
   

April 12, 2012, Thur.
S-450, 12:30 - 2:00 pm

Robert Saldin, Robert Wood Johnson Scholar of Cohort 17. Saldin is currently an Assistant Professor of Political Science.

“The Rise and Fall of the Affordable Care Act’s CLASS Program”

   
April 19, 2012, Thur.
S-450, 12:30 - 2:00 pm

Michael Sauder, Robert Wood Johnson Scholar of Cohort 17. Sauder is currently on leave from the University of Iowa, where he is an Associate Professor in the Sociology Department. 

"The Effects and Effectiveness of Patient Experience Surveys"

   
April 26, 2012, Thur.
S-450, 12:30 - 2:00 pm
Neale Mahoney, Robert Wood Johnson Scholar of Cohort 18. Mahoney received a  Ph.D. in economics at Stanford University in 2011. In his dissertation, he examined the implicit health insurance households received from the ability to declare bankruptcy, the effects of supplemental Medigap insurance on overall medical utilization, and the efficiency consequences of community-rating regulations. After completing the Scholars Program, he will join the faculty at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

"The Psychological Roots of Price Dispersion: A Proposed Medigap Field Experiment"
   
May 9, 2012, Wed.
2:30 pm, S-250

Robert Sampson, Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences;
Director of the Social Sciences Program at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

“Neighborhood Effects and Well-Being”

Please note room, time and day change.

   
IMMERSION SEMINAR CALENDAR 2011; For Cohorts XVIII only
Aug 17, Wed
S-450, 12 - 1pm
Orientation to Harvard Systems with Sage Kochavi.

Aug 25, Thurs.
S-450 12 - 1 pm

Kathy Swartz, Orientation to Harvard RWJ

Aug 30, Tues
S-450 12 - 2 pm

Kathy Swartz, Immersion: Topics in Health Policy Research
Aug 31, Wed.
S-450, 12 - 2 pm
Kathy Swartz, Immersion: Topics in Health Policy Research

Sept 6, Tues
S-450 12 - 2 pm

Kathy Swartz, Immersion: Topics in Health Policy Research

Sept 7, Wed
S-450 12 - 2 pm

Kathy Swartz, Immersion: Topics in Health Policy Research

Sept 13, Tues
S-450 12 - 2 pm

Kathy Swartz, Immersion: Topics in Health Policy Research
Sept 14, Wed
S-450 12 - 2 pm
Kathy Swartz, Immersion: Topics in Health Policy Research
Sept 20, Tues
S-450 12 - 2 pm
Kathy Swartz, Immersion: Topics in Health Policy Research

Sept 21, Wed

No immersion seminar today.
Sept 22, Thurs
180 Longwood Ave, Boston, Conference Room 224D , 12 -1:30 pm
Please note location and day change. Michael Chernew, Immersion: MedPAC
Sept 27, Tues
S-450 12 - 2 pm
Kathy Swartz, Immersion: Topics in Health Policy Research
Sept 30, Fri
K-105 9 - 11 am
Please note location and day change. Kathy Swartz, Immersion: Topics in Health Policy Research
Oct 4, Tue
S-450 12 - 2 pm
Kathy Swartz, Immersion: Topics in Health Policy Research
   
FALL CORE SEMINAR CALENDAR 2011

Fall Semester at The Institute for Quantitative Social Science
Center for Government and International Studies, South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, Room S-450 (unless otherwise noted below)

Fall Core Seminars will generally meet on Tuesdays, 12:00 - 2:00 pm (lunch available 12:00 pm, seminar begins at 12:30 pm). Please RSVP.

Please check back for the schedule and possible changes in the day of the week.

 

Oct 11, Tues
S-450, 12 - 2 pm

Jennifer Hochschild, Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government and Professor of African and African American Studies, Governerment Department Harvard University

"The Politics and Ideology of Genomic Science in Medicine, Law, and Race"

   
Nov 1, Tues
S-450, 12:30 -1:30 pm
(Lunch available
at 12:00)

Patricia Strach, Assistant Professor in the Departments of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Albany. Her research examines the relationship between social and political institutions in American public policy. She is the author of All in the Family: The Private Roots of American Public Policy (Stanford, 2007) and articles appearing in Political Research Quarterly, Journal of Policy History, Polity, and American Politics Research. In 2008-2010 she was a member of Cohort 15 of the Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at Harvard University. Strach received her doctorate in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004.

"Choosing Politics: Health Advocacy in Government and Industry"

   

Nov 9, Wed
K-354, 9 - 11 am

Please note location, day & time change

Richard Frank, Margaret T. Morris Professor of Health Economics in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School

"CLASS Dismissed: A Health Policy Autopsy"

   
Week of Nov 21 No seminar, Thanksgiving Break
   

Dec 7, Wed
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
S-250

Please note location, day & time change

James Morone is Professor of Political Science at Brown University. His most recent book, The Heart of Power: Health and Politics in the Oval Office (written with David Blumenthal, MD) was featured on the front page of the New York Times Book Review last September 6. According to unreliable sources, it has been read by President Obama.  Morone has written over 150 scholarly articles and essays. He has testified before the US Congress numerous times -- most recently in January, 2009 when he addressed the newly elected members of Congress on health reform. Morone is the only scholar to receive two Senior Investigator Awards from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

“Presidents and Health Reform From FDR to Obama: Or the dirty rotten secrets of health reform”

   
Dec 15, Thurs
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
S-450

Please note day & time change

Ken Chay, Professor in Deptartments of Economics of Community Health, Brown University, and NBER Research Associate.

"Health Insurance, Hospital Utilization and Mortality: Evidence from Medicare's Origins”

   
   

 

 

For a list of previous Core Seminar Calendars: Archived Calendars

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