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CORE SEMINAR CALENDAR 2006 - 2007

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

February 13th

Kathleen Mullen, Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research ,Cohort XII, "Can You Get What You Pay For? Pay-for-Performance and the Quality of Healthcare Providers"

February 20th

Lei Jin, Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research, Cohort XII, "Transition to Widowhood, Quality of Health Care and Elevated Mortality Risks among the Elderly"

February 27th Radha Iyengar , Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research, Cohort XIII, "Measuring Intimate Partner Violence Service Usage Across America Using The National Census On Domestic Violence Services"
March 6th Jake Bowers, Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research, Cohort XII, "The effect of PDUFA on Drug Safety: Causal Inference for A Policy Change"
March 13th Jeremy Freese, Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research, Cohort XII, "Beliefs about Genetic Causation and Genetics Policy Attitudes"
March 20th Damon Centola, Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research, Cohort XIII, "Complex Contagions and the Spread of Health Behavior: A Social Network Experiment"
April 3rd Susan Moffitt, Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research, Cohort XIII, "Performance Deadlines and Agency Transparency: PDUFA's Impact on FDA Advisory Committee Consultations"
*April 10th*PLEASE NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION AND TIME

Jon Skinner, John French Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Dartmouth College, "Diffusion and Productivity Growth in Health Care" *PLEASE NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION AND TIME:
4 - 5:30 PM at William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, Room 1550

April 17th Wesley Yin, Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research, Cohort XIII, "Technological and Demographic Change and Insurance Risk Pools"
April 26th*PLEASE NOTE DIFFERENT DAY, LOCATION AND TIME

Leonid Gavrilov, Research Associate, University of Chicago, NORC, Center on Aging and Natalia Gavrilova, Research Associate, University of Chicago, NORC, Center on Aging, "Biodemography of Human Longevity: New Findings and Ideas": PLEASE NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION: 4 - 5:30 PM at HARVARD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, KRESGE BUILDING, 677 HUNTINGTON AVENUE, BOSTON, ROOM 110

*May 1st*PLEASE NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION Jon Gruber, Professor of Economics and Associate Head, Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "The Massachusetts Health Care Revolution: Lessons from Development and Early Implementation" *PLEASE NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION: Center for Government and International Studies South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, Room S050
May 8th

Scholars' Practice Talks for Annual Meeting in Aspen: *PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SESSION IS ONLY OPEN TO CURRENT SCHOLARS IN THIS PROGRAM AND AFFILIATED FACULTY
Radha Iyengar, "Measuring the Effectiveness of Domestic Violence Services" and Kathleen Mullen, "Can You Get What You Pay For? Pay-for-Performance and the Quality of Healthcare Providers"

May 15th*WILL RUN TO 2 PM DUE TO THREE SCHOLAR PRESENTATIONS Scholars' Practice Talks for Annual Meeting in Aspen: *PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SESSION IS ONLY OPEN TO CURRENT SCHOLARS IN THIS PROGRAM AND AFFILIATED FACULTY
Jake Bowers, "Drug Safety and Deadlines: Causal Inference About A Regulatory Regime Change at the FDA", Lei Jin and Susan Moffitt, "Oversight and Expertise: FDA Advisory Committees as Governance Structures for Agency Performance"
May 22nd*WILL RUN TO 2 PM DUE TO THREE SCHOLAR PRESENTATIONS Scholars' Practice Talks for Annual Meeting in Aspen: *PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SESSION IS ONLY OPEN TO CURRENT SCHOLARS IN THIS PROGRAM AND AFFILIATED FACULTY
Damon Centola, " Is smaller always better? A social network experiment,"Jeremy Freese and Wesley Yin

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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