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CORE SEMINAR CALENDAR 2008 - 2009

Spring Semester at Department of Health Care Policy
180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, Room 224E unless otherwise noted.
Tuesday Lunch Meeting 12:30 - 1:30 pm (lunch available at 12:15)

February 10th

Laura Evans, RWJ Political Scientist Cohort XIV at Harvard University, "Frames, Discourse, and Regionalism in Suburban Health Politics"

February 17th

No seminar this week.

February 24th

Patricia Strach, RWJ Political Scientist Cohort XV at Harvard University, "Consuming Politics: Breast Cancer Advocacy and the Marketing of Social Issues"

March 3rd

Christine Percheski, RWJ Sociology Cohort XV at Harvard University, "Contributions of Family and Employment Instability to Health Insurance Losses"

March 10th

Nicole Esparza, RWJ Sociology Cohort XIV at Harvard University, "Racial Biopsy: How Race Operates in the ER "

   

March 12th, Thursday, CGIS-South, S-020, 1730 Cambridge St.

3:00 - 5:00pm

Colloquium, Professor William Evans, Department of Economics, Notre Dame University, “Liquidity, Activity, Mortality,” Paper Available.

“Liquidity, Activity, Mortality,” Paper Available.

   

March 16th, Monday, CGIS-South, S-354

10:00 - Noon

Jane Calhoun, Committee on the Use of Human Subjects in Research, Institutional Review Board of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University
   
March 17th

Colin Jerolmack, RWJ Sociology Cohort XV at Harvard University, "The Monster at Our Door: Evaluating the Communication of Risk of Species Jumping Infectious Disease"

   
March 24th

No Seminar - Spring Break

   
March 31st

Professor Peter Kemper, Penn State University and Visiting Professor at Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, "Evaluating a 'Let a Thousand Flowers Bloom' Demonstration: Changing Management Practices to Improve Direct Care Jobs in Long Term Care," Location is at 180 Longwood, 224E

   
April 6, Monday, at the Department of Health Care Policy Grants Workshop, closed session.
   
April 7 Anna Levine, RWJ Economics Cohort XV at Harvard University, "Medical Device Companies, Hospitals, and the Availability of New Technology"
   

April 9, Thursday, Noon to 2:00 pm at CGIS K-450
1737 Cambridge St Cambridge, MA

Wendy Cadge, RWJ Sociologist Cohort XI, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Brandeis University. Her current book project, Paging God: Religion in the Halls of Medicine, examines the historical and current institutional presence of religion and spirituality in hospitals.

Please note the location and date differences.

   
April 14 Professor Michele Lamont, Department of Sociology at Harvard University, "Responses to Racism, Health, and Social Inclusion as a Dimension of Successful Societies," Paper Available.
   

April 16, Thursday, 4:00 pm, CGIS-South, S - 450, 1730 Cambridge St.

Colloquium, Professor Jonathan Oberlander, Associate Professor of Social Medicine and Health Policy & Management, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

"Health Reform Interrupted: Lessons from Oregon's Struggle to Cover the Uninsured and Control Medical Spending."

   
April 21 Rodney Andrews, RWJ Economics Cohort XIV at Harvard University, "Family Health, Children's Health, and Gaps in Educational Performance"
   
April 28 Avraham Ebenstein, RWJ Cohort XIV at Harvard University, "Industrial Pollution and Digestive Cancers: Evidence from China and Lessons for the United States"
   
May 5, CGIS S-250 9:00 am Media Training with Barrett Whitener for Cohort 16 only
   
May 6, CGIS S-450
9:00 am
Practice Talks: Christine Percheski, Laura Evans, Rodney Andrews
   
May 12, CGIS S-050
12:00 pm
Practice Talks: Anna Levine, Gopi Goda
   
May 13, CGIS S-450
10:00 am
Practice Talks: Colin Jerolmack, Nicole Esparza, Avraham Ebenstein

 

 

Fall Semester at The Institute for Quantitative Social Science
Center for Government and International Studies, South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, Room S450 (unless otherwise noted below)

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

October 7th

Dan Carpenter, Allie S. Freed Professor of Government; Director of the Center for American Political Studies, "The Ambiguous Emergence of U.S. Pharmaceutical Regulation, 1944-1961"

October 21st

Mary Waters, M.E. Zukerman Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, “Hurricane Katrina’s Effects”

October 28th

Michael Chernew, Professor, Dept of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, "Geographic Variation in Cost Growth"

November 4th

Avraham Ebenstein, RWJ Cohort XIV at Harvard University, "Water Pollution and Digestive Cancers in China"

November 11th

Nicholas Christakis, Professor, Sociology Department and Dept of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, "The Spread of Health Phenomena in Complex, Longitudinally Resolved Social Networks"

November 18th

Gopi Shah Goda, RWJ Cohort XIV at Harvard University, "Public and Private Financing of Long-Term Care:  Do Tax Subsidies for Insurance Save Governments Money?"

November 25th

No Seminar - Thanksgiving Break

December 2nd

Kate Baicker, Professor, Dept of Health Policy & Management, Harvard School of Public Health, "What Does Health Insurance Do? The Oregon Health Insurance Lottery"

December 9th

Frank Levy, Daniel Rose Professor of Urban Economics in the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning (on leave), visiting Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, "Computerized Work, Conversation, and the Commodization of Radiology"



IMMERSION SEMINAR CALENDAR 2008; For Cohorts XV only
September 2nd Overview with Kathy Swartz
September 3rd Continuation of overview with Kathy Swartz
September 5th Orientation to Harvard Systems with Kathy Swartz and Sage Kochavi. Meets at 9:30am
September 9th Kathy Swartz, "Uninsured and Insurance Markets"
September 10th Kathy Swartz, "Medicaid"
September 16th Joe Newhouse, "Pricing Medical Care"
September 17th Richard Frank, "Mental Health" (Meets at the Department of Health Care Policy, 180 Longwood Ave, Room 224C, Boston)
September 19th TBA, Location TBA, Time TBA
September 23rd Meridith Rosenthal, "Payments to Physicians, P4P"
September 24th Michael Chernew, Professor, Dept of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, "Technology, Medicare"
October 1st David Grabowski, "Long-term Care"

For a list of previous Core Seminar Calendars: Archived Calendars

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