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.


Recent Student Presentations & Published Research

Christine Baugh (G3, Ethics) recently co-authored “Football players’ perceptions of future risk of concussion and concussion-related health outcomes” in the Journal of Neurotrauma. Link to abstract

Christine presented Athlete concussion symptom reporting: Current evidence and possible improvements at the Big Ten/Ivy League Traumatic Brain Injury Research Collaboration Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 14, 2016. 

Rebecca Haffajee (graduating November 2016, ESS) was published in the Hastings Law Journal.  Her article,Preventing Opioid Misuse with Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs: A Framework for Evaluating the Success of State Public Health Laws, outlines key criteria intended to help state regulators in evaluating and justifying prescription drug monitoring programs and other public health laws. 

Rebecca also co-authored “Murder Liability for Prescribing Opioids: A Way Forward?” published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Bethany Sheridan (G4, Management) recently had a paper accepted for publication:

Sheridan, B., Chien, A.T, Peters, A.S., Rosenthal, M.B., Brooks, J.V., Singer, S.J. (2016). Team-Based Care: The Medical Assistant Perspective. Health Care Management Review (forthcoming).