2017-2018 Seminar Series


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?"

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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"

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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"

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

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

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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”


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"


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"

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