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CORE SEMINAR CALENDAR 2005 - 2006

Fall Semester at The Institute for Quantitative Social Science
Center for Government and International Studies, South Building S-450, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

Wednesday Breakfast Meeting 9 - 10:30 am

October 19th

Lucian Leape, Adjunct Professor of Health Policy, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, " Medical Errors:  Fact behind the headlines"
Related Readings: Leape, L. L., Error in Medicine.  JAMA, 1994, 272:1851-1857.
Leape, L.L. and Berwick, D.M., Five years after “To Err Is Human”, What have we learned? JAMA, 2005, 293:2384-2390

October 26th Nicholas Christakis, Professor of Medical Sociology, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School and Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Harvard University, " Health Externalities: How Illness and Health Care in One Spouse Affect the Survival of the Other "
November 2nd

Sarah Putney, Director, Human Subjects Committee, Harvard School of Public Health
*PLEASE NOTE: THIS SESSION IS FOR SCHOLARS ONLY
Related Readings:
1. Nuremberg Code
2. Jon Harkness, Susan E. Lederer and Daniel Wikler, "Laying ethical foundations for clinical research" and Henry K. Beecher, M.D., "Ethics and Clinical Research"
3. The Belmont Report
4. Excerpts from The Common Rule
5. Oral History Excluded from IRB Review and An Update on the Exclusion of Oral History from IRB Review

November 9th Dan Carpenter, Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University, "Deadline Effects in Regulatory Drug Review: Do PDUFA Clocks Induce FDA Errors?"
November 16th

Rob Huckman, Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School, "Organizations and Medical Productivity: Lessons from Cardiac Procedures"
Related Readings:
"The Utilization of Competing Technologies within the Firm: Evidence from Cardiac Procedures" and
"The Firm Specificity of Individual Performance: Evidence from Cardiac Surgery"

November 30th

Amy Finkelstein, Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Masschusetts Institute of Technology, "Why is the US Long Term Care Insurance Market So Small?"
Related Readings:
"Supply or Demand: Why is the market for long-term care insurance so small?" (Joint with Jeffrey R. Brown)
NBER WP 10782. and
"The Interaction of Public and Private Insurance: Medicaid and the long-term care insurance market." (Joint with Jeffrey R. Brown). NBER WP 10989.

December 7th

Tom McGuire, Professor of Health Economics, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, "Contending with Adverse Selection in Competitive Health Insurance Markets"
Related Readings:
"Contending with Risk Selection in Competitive Health Insurance Markets" and
"Optimal Risk Adjustment"

December 14th David Cutler, Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics and
Dean for the Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, "Explaining Smoking, Drinking, and Other Health Behaviors"

Spring Semester at Department of Health Care Policy
180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, Room 224E

Tuesday Lunch Meeting 12:30 - 2 pm

February 14th Jason Barabas, Scholar in Health Policy Research, "The Political Effects of Health Savings Accounts"
February 21st

Jake Bowers and Jeremy Freese, Scholars in Health Policy Research, Present Research in Progress

February 28th

Lei Jin, Scholar in Health Policy Research, " Widowhood and Healthcare Utilization and Quality" and Kathleen Mullen, Scholar in Health Policy Research, "The Impact of Pay-for-Performance on the Quality of Health Care Providers"

March 7th Haiden Huskamp, Associate Professor of Health Economics, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School and Nancy Keating, Assistant Professor of Health Care Policy, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, "Utilization Patterns and Costs for One Large Hospice: Lessons for the Medicare Per Diem Payment System?"
March 14th Amy Edmondson, Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, "Unpacking Team Learning for Performance Improvement in Health Care"
April 4th Josh Guetzkow, Scholar in Health Policy Research, "Between Punishment and Cure: The Mental Health Court Phenomenon"
April 11th Paul Cleary, Professor of Health Care Policy, Departments of Health Care Policy and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, "Assessing quality improvement in medical clinics"
April 18th Wendy Cadge, Scholar in Health Policy Research, "The Possibilities and Limits of Medical Science: Debates Over Double Blind Clinical Trials of Intercessory Prayer" and Cindy Perry, Scholar in Health Policy Research, "Bariatric Surgery in a Medicare Population"
April 25th Ellen Meara, Assistant Professor of Health Economics, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, "Welfare, work requirements, and employment barriers"
May 2nd Scholars' Practice Talks for Annual Meeting: Jason Barabas, "Not the Next IRA: Health Savings Accounts and the Limits of Public Support for Privatization" and Cindy Perry, "Does Treating Maternal Depression Improve Child Health Management?  Evidence from Pediatric Asthma"
May 9th

Scholars' Practice Talks for Annual Meeting: Jake Bowers, "What Is the Effect of FDA Deadlines on Drug Safety? An Application of  Full, Optimal Matching and Sensitivity Analysis" and Wendy Cadge, "Paging God: Religion in the Halls of Medicine"

May 16th Scholars' Practice Talks for Annual Meeting: Josh Guetzkow, "Getting into a Mental Health Court: Context and Criteria" and Lei Jin, "Health Care Use and the Mechanisms of the Widowhood Effect"
May 23rd

Scholars' Practice Talks for Annual Meeting: Jeremy Freese, "Cognition, Education, and Response to Medical and Health Policy Innovation" and Kathleen Mullen, "Pay-for-Performance and the Quality of Healthcare Providers"

For a list of previous Core Seminar Calendars: Archived Calendars

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