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February 25, Monday
180A Longwood Ave
3:00 - 4:15 pm

David Cutler, Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics at Harvard University with a joint appointment in Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and the Harvard School of Public Health.

"Physician Beliefs and Patient Preferences:
A New Look at Regional Variation in Spending"



April 1, Monday
K-108, 3:30 - 5:00 pm

Colloquium with Jim Hester. See Colloquium Schedule for details.
April 22, Monday
K-262, CGIS Knafel 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Tiffany Joseph, Robert Wood Johnson Sociology Scholar in Cohort 18, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Stony Brook University starting fall 2013

"Falling through the 'Universal' Coverage Cracks: Latin American Immigrants' Healthcare Access in Boston"
April 25, Thursday
S-153, CGIS South
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Benjamin Hertzberg, Robert Wood Johnson Political Science Scholar in Cohort 18

"Comprehensive Deliberation: Democratic Reasoning Across Religious Difference"


April 25, Thursday
Dept of Health Care Policy
180 Longwood Ave, Room 332-A
2:00 - 3:00 pm

Michael Geruso, Robert Wood Johnson Economics Scholar in Cohort 19, Assistant Professor in the Department of Economic, University of Texas, at Austin

"Market Power, Selection, and Incidence: Evidence from Medicare Advantage"


April 30, Tuesday
S-450, CGIS South 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Robert Vargas, Robert Wood Johnson Sociology Scholar in Cohort 19, Assistant Professor of Sociology at University of Wisconsin-Madison starting fall 2014

"Rethinking Neighborhood Social Capital and Health: Examining the Effects of Care Coordination on Health Outcomes in Chicago"

May 7, Tuesday
S-250, CGIS South
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Daniel Gillion, Robert Wood Johnson Political Science Scholar in Cohort 19, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania

"Race and the Political Discourse on Health Care Reform"

May 21, Tuesday
S-450, CGIS South

Practice Talk Schedule for May 21st:

10:00 – 10:30 am        Ben Hertzberg
10:30 – 11:00 am        Daniel Gillion
11:30 am – noon        Tiffany Joseph
1:00 – 1:30 pm            Robert Vargas
1:30 – 2:00 pm            Michael Geruso

May 22, Wednesday
S-450, CGIS South
2:00 - 3:30 pm

Colloquium with Benjamin Cook, Ph.D, Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and Senior Scientist at the Cambridge Health Alliance's Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research (CMMHR).

"Racial/Ethnic Health Care Disparities: How Far Have We Come Since the IOM’s Unequal Treatment Report?"

Please see Colloquium Schedule for more information.



Please check back for updates and changes. RSVPs appreciated.

October 16, Tues
S-450, 12 - 1:30 pm

Workshop Seminar

Jennifer Hochschild, the Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government at Harvard University, Professor of African and African American Studies, and Harvard College Professor, hosts a workshop seminar to get feedback on a proposal for an NIH grant.

"Designing a Policy Evaluation for Newborn Genomic Screening in Different Social and Medical Contexts: Help, Please! "



November 14, Wed

Colloquium with Jeffrey Barry. Click here for more details.


November 28, Wed.
S-250, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Katherine Baicker, Professor of Health Economics in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health.  She is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and an elected member of the Institute of Medicine. 

"The Effects of Expanding Medicaid to Low-Income Adults"


  • The Oregon Health Insurance Experiment: Evidence from the First Year. Finkelstein, A.; Taubman, S.; Wright, B.; Bernstein, M.; Gruber, J.; Newhouse, J. P.; Allen, H.; Baicker, K. The Quarterly Journal of Economics (2012) 127(3): 1057-1106 first published online May 3, 2012. http://economics.mit.edu/files/6796


Sept. 5, Wed
S-450, 12 - 1pm
Orientation to Harvard RWJ with Program Director Kathy Swartz

Sept. 5, Wed
S-450 1:00 - 1:45 pm

Orientation to Harvard Systems with Sage Kochavi.

Sept. 6, Thur
S-450, 12 - 2 pm

Kathy Swartz, Overview and history of US health care, big issues facing the US today.
Sept. 11, Tue
S-450, 12 - 2 pm
Kathy Swartz, What’s in the Affordable Care Act law?  Myths and facts about the uninsured and the genesis of the Affordable Care Act, health insurance markets and the exchanges, and premiums subsidies.
Sept. 12, Wed No immersion seminar today.
Sept. 13, Thur
S-450, 12 - 2 pm
Kathy Swartz, Medicaid and Medicare: Different histories and financing, different constituencies, similar problems for state and federal policymakers.
Sept. 18, Tues
No immersion seminar today

Sept. 19, Wed
S-250, 9 - 11 am

Kathy Swartz, Long-term care, Medicare and Medicaid’s roles, social insurance
Sept. 20, Thur
S-450, 12 - 2 pm

Kathy Swartz, Growth in health care spending – is it a problem?  How to slow the growth rate?  Accountable care organizations, pay-for-performance, capitated payments, organizational behavior.

Sept. 25, Tues
S-450, 12 - 2 pm
Kathy Swartz, Immersion: Topics in Health Policy Research
Sept. 26, Wed
No immersion seminar today.
Sept. 27, Thur
S-450, 12 - 2 pm
Kathy Swartz, Immersion: Topics in Health Policy Research
Oct. 2, Tues
S-153, 4 - 6 pm
Daniel Carpenter & Jennifer Hochschild: Political Science and Topics in Health Policy Research

Oct. 4, Thurs
S-450, 12 - 2 pm

Kathy Swartz: Data

Oct. 12, Friday
K-262, 8:30 - 10:00am
Breakfast available at 8:15 am.

Mary Waters, Michele Lamont & Jason Beckfield: Sociological Perspectives on the Study of Health and Society: from the health gradient to social resilience.


Oct. 23, Tues
2:30 - 4:30 pm
Rm 332
180 Longwood Ave
SPH, Boston

Michael Chernew, Joseph Newhouse, Thomas McGuire: Economic Topics on Health Policy
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TBA, Immersion: Topics in Health Policy Research


For a list of previous Core Seminar Calendars: Archived Calendars

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