HSR Seminar Series

The 2016-2017 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 C. V. Starr Lectureship  



Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Franziska Rokoske, PT, MS
Director, End-of-Life, Palliative, and Hospice Care (EPHC)
RTI International 

Lecture Title: "What Do We Know About Hospice Quality?"

Location: Room 245

View the video of Dr. Rokoske's lecture here.

Wednesday, October, 19 2016

James Rudolph, MD, MS 
Associate Professor of Medicine 
Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy and   Practice, Brown School of Public Health
Director, The Center of Innovation in Long Term Services and Support (LTSS COIN)

Lecture title: "Pairing HSR with Practice: the VA LTSS Center of Innovation"

Location: Room 245

View the video of Dr. Rudolph's lecture here.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Peter Haas

Associate Director
Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative
Brown University

Lecture Title: "New Tech for Boomers the Coming Wave of Robotics in Elder Care"

Location: Room 245

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Nancy L. Keating, MD, MPH
Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School (HMS)
Associate Professor, Health Care Policy, HMS
Associate Physician, Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Lecture Title: Diffusion and Use of Bevacizumab in Oncology Practices” 

Location: Room 375

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 

James E. Stahl, MD, CM, MPH
Section Chief, General Internal Medicine, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Associate Professor of Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine

Lecture Title: "Economics of Mind-body Medicine"

Location: Room 375

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Peter Whitehouse, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology
Case Western University

Lecture Title: “Dementia and the arts: transdisciplinary perspectives through a public health policy lens”

View the lecture video here

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Amresh Hanchate, PhD
Associate Professor, Boston University School of Medicine,
Health Economist, VA Boston Healthcare 

Lecture Title: "Determinants of Hospital Destination for ED Care"

Location: Room 375


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Joshua Salomon, PhD
Professor of Global Health
Department of Global Health and Population
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Lecture Title: “Decision analysis and simulation modeling for public health policy”

Location: Room 245

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Jennifer Tjia, MD, MSCE
Associate Professor of Quantitative Health Sciences and Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School Division of Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases and Vulnerable Populations

Lecture Title:  “Reducing Antipsychotic Use in Nursing Homes:  A Tale of Two Intervention Studies”

Location: Room 245

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 

Christine W. Hartmann, PhD
Research Associate Professor, Boston University School of Public Health and 
Research Health Scientist, Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research, Bedford VA Medical Center

Lecture Title: “Quality improvement and research: how to build on existing strengths” 

Location: Room 375