2017 Graduation Reception

A wonderful time had by all at the Health Policy Graduation Reception!  Congratulations grads!  




Op-Ed: Canada can learn from U.S. attach on high drug prices

Jamie Daw (G4, Evaluative Science and Statistics) had an op-ed published in the Toronto Star on the need to tackle high drug prices in Canada. 


Health Affairs Article

Jamie Daw (G4, Evaluative Science and Statistics) published an article in Health Affairs on health insurance churning before and after childbirth. 


Six PhD in Health Policy Students Win Derek Bok Center Teaching Awards 

Christine Baugh (G3, Ethics), Caitlin Carroll (G4, Economics), Annabelle Fowler (G3, Economics), Michaela Kerrissey (G4, Management), Kate Lofgren (G3, Decision Sciences), and Thalia Porteny (G3, Ethics) were awarded certificates from Harvard's Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning for their exceptional teaching in fall 2016. The Bok Center awards these certificates to teaching fellows, teaching assistants, and course assistants who receive an overall rating of 4.5 or above on the Q evaluation five point scale.  The courses that the students taught are listed below.

Christine Baugh:  US-WORLD 11 - U.S. Health Care Policy

Caitlin Carroll: ECON 2020A - Microeconomic Theory I

Annabelle Fowler: US-WORLD 11 - U.S. Health Care Policy

Michaela Kerrissey: GHHP 60 - Negotiation and Conflict Management: From the Interpersonal to the International

Kate Lofgren: HLTHPOL 2000A - Core Course in Health Policy

Thalia Porteny:  SCILIVSY 26 - The Toll of Infection: Understanding Disease in Scientific, Social, and Cultural Contexts


Spring Student Updates

Annabelle Fowler (G3, Economics) and Maryaline Catillon (G3, Management) were awarded NBER-IFS Value of Medical Research Fellowships.  

Lauren Taylor (G2, Management) authored What Does It Mean to Be a Just Institution? in Public Health Post

Cassandra Peitzman (G5, Economics) co-authored a paper published in Health Affairs.  

Fung, V., Liang, C. Y., Donelan, K., Peitzman, C. G. K., Dow, W. H., Zaslavsky, A. M., … Hsu, J. (2017). Nearly One-Third Of Enrollees In California’s Individual Market Missed Opportunities To Receive Financial Assistance. Health Affairs, 36(1), 21–31.