HSR Seminar Series

The 2017-2018 Health Services Research (HSR) Seminar Series 

The Health Services Research Seminar Series is hosted by the Department of Health Services, Policy, and Practice with funding from the C. V. Starr Foundation Lectureship. The goal of the series is to expose MPH students, doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty both in the School of Public Health and across Brown University to cutting-edge research in a variety of health services research-related areas. This includes gerontology, quality measurement, quality improvement, health economics, pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacoeconomics, mental health, comparative effectiveness research, behavioral economics and a variety of more methods focused topics of relevance to health services research.

The seminars take place throughout the academic year and feature leading health services researchers from the New England region and across the US.

                All lectures held in the School of Public Health

                                         Open to the public

     4:00 - 5:00 pm

              121 South Main Street|Second Floor

Sponsored by the Charles K. Colver Lectureship  


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

John B. Wong, MD 
Professor of Medicine and Physician, 
Department of Medicine
Director, Comparative Effectiveness Research, Tufts CTSI, Tufts Medical Center

Lecture Title: "What do epidemiology, comparative effectiveness, and behavioral economics have to do with breast cancer screening?"

Location: Room 245

View the video of Dr. Wong's lecture

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Joe Cappelleri, MPH, PhD
Executive Director of Biostatistics
Pfizer, Inc and
Adjunct Professor of Biostatistics,
Brown University

Lecture Title: "Applying the Rasch Model to Validate and Interpret a Kidney Symptom Index for Patients with Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma"

Location: Room 245

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Eric Tchetgen, PhD
Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiologic Methods
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Harvard University   

Lecture Title: "Instrumental Variable Methods to Account for Non-Response Bias in Household HIV Testing Studies"

Location: Room 245

View the video of Dr. Tchetgen's lecture

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Karen R.  Sepucha, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Harvard University

Lecture Title: "Shared Decision Making: Lessons from practice"

Location: Room 245

View the video of Dr. Sepucha's lecture

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 

Anna Sinaiko, MPP, PhD
Research Scientist
Department of Health Policy and Management
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
Harvard University                                                                   

Lecture Title: “The impact of Reference-Based Pricing for imaging services on choice of provider and spending in a national health plan”

Location: Room 245

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Sharon K. Inouye, M.D., MPH
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Division of Gerontology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Director, Aging Brain Center, Institute for Aging Research
Hebrew Senior Life, Boston, MA

Lecture Title: "Delirium in Older Adults:  A Public Health Priority "

Location: Room 245

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 

William Hsiao, PhD
K.T. Li Research Professor of Economics
Department of Health Policy and Management
Department of Global Health and Population
Harvard Global Health Institute
Harvard University

Lecture Title: " Why the USA will adopt Medicare for All"

Location: Room 245

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 

Daria Pelech, PhD
Principal Analyst
Congressional Budget Office
Washington D.C.

Lecture Title: "New Duals? Testing for a Welcome Mat Effect from the Affordable Care Act among Medicare Beneficiaries"

Location: Room 245