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HPM Updates

Read below for a few highlights from the semester. 

Fall 2019

HPM Professor Peter Muennig’s research “Using the General Social Survey – National Death Index cohort to study the relationship between neighbourhood fear and mortality in the USA” was published in BMJ Open (November 2019). 

HPM Professor Matthew Neidell's research was the subject of an article in The Economist, "Was shutting Japan's reactors deadlier than the Fukushima disaster?" (November 2019).

HPM Professor Jamie Daw's article "Association of Medicaid Expansion with Coverage and Access to Care for Pregnant Women" was published in Obstetrics & Gynecology (October 2019). 

HPM Professor Kai Ruggeri's article "Optimising nudges and boosts for financial decisions under uncertainty" appeared online in Palgrave Communications (October 2019).

In an article on the MSPH website, HPM Professor John S. Winkleman discussed the Thomas P. Ference Health System Simulation and how it has become part of the leadership training curriculum at NYC Health + Hospitals (October 2019).

HPM Professor Sara Abiola's article "Multilevel legal approaches to obesity prevention: A conceptual and methodological toolkit" appeared in PLOS One (October 2019).

HPM Professor and Chair Michael Sparer's article "States as Policy Laboratories: The Politics of State-Based Single-Payer Proposals" appeared in the October issue of the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH). HPM Professor Larry Brown's article "Single-Payer Health Care in the United States: Feasible Solution or Grand Illusion?" appeared in the same issue (October 2019). 

HPM Professor Jamie Daw's article "Missed Opportunities to Support Women's Health: A Tale of a Medicaid Nonexpansion State" was published in the Journal of Women's Health (September 2019).

HPM Professor Jamie Daw was awarded a Health Data 4 Action RWJ Foundation research grant to examine current postpartum care models and reimbursement policies. (September 2019)

HPM Professor Mark Bittman reviewed Jonathan Safran Foer's new book We are the Weather, Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast in the New York Times (September 2019).

HPM Professors Michael Sparer and Julius Chen participated in a Medicare-for-All debate with Po-Chang Lee, Director General of the National Health Insurance Administration, Ministry of Health and Welfare of Taiwan (September 2019).  

In a new article in Health Affairs, HPM Professor Jamie Daw examines patterns of change in insurance plans after the ACA and the impact on maternal health (September 2019).

 HPM Profesor Julius Chen's article"Impact of an Episode-Based Payment Initiative by Commercial Payers in Arkansas on Procedure Volume: an Observational Study" was published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine (September 2019).

HPM Professor Jamie Daw weighs in on the feasibility of universal coverage with private insurers (September 2019). 

HPM Professor Paul Thurman's article "Assessing cross-national invariance of the three-component model of organizational commitment: a cross-country study of university faculty" which was published in EuroMed Journal of Business, was selected as an Outstanding Paper for the 2019 Emerald Literati Awards (August 2019).

HPM adjunct professor and alum Angela Profeta was named one of Business Insider's 30 leaders under 40 transforming healthcare (August 2019). 


Spring 2019

The Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR) at the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) awarded HPM Professor Jamie Daw the 2019 CIHR-IHSPR Rising Star Award (May 2019).

Recent HPM graduate Joaquin Effertz, MPH '19, contributed an article to Mailman Student Voices inspiring the next generation of public health graduates (May 2019).

HPM Alum Leslie Conner, MPH '12, CEO of Santa Cruz Community Health Centers, wrote an op-ed, "Grandstanding politicians and ideologues have no business legislating women's bodies" which appeared in the Santa Cruz Sentinel (May 2019). 

This spring HPM launched a new collaboration with Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and members of their Healthcare Leadership Academy by hosting a four-day program that focused on the current state of health policy in the United States and new trends in innovation and management (May 2019).

Two HPM Professors were honored with teaching awards at the Mailman commencement—Yuna Lee won the Judson Wolfe Excellence in Teaching Award and Michael Sparer received the Core Teaching Award (May 2019).

Current Exec Student Lama El Zein, MHA '19, published an article on palliative care in the Middle East (May 2019).

HPM's National Advisory Board member Dr. Lonny Reisman, Founder and CEO of HealthReveal, delivered the 2019 Rosenberg Lecture on Healthcare Quality (May 2019).

HPM Professor Jamie Daw received the Outstanding Dissertation Award from AcademyHealth. Her dissertation "Insurance Coverage for Pregnant Women: Assessing Patterns, Policy Impacts, and Methods for Evaluation" includes two applied studies on health insurance coverage for pregnant women in the United States and one methodological contribution to the field of health services research (May 2019).

HPM Professor Adam Sacarny received the Publication of the Year award from AcademyHealth for his research on overprescribing in Medicare. The award-winning publication, “Effect of Peer Comparison Letters for High-Volume Primary Care Prescribers of Quetiapine in Older and Disabled Adults: A Randomized Clinical Trial,” was published in JAMA Psychiatry in October 2018. According to AcademyHealth, the award "recognizes the best and most relevant peer-reviewed, scientific work that the fields of health services research and health policy have produced and published in the prior calendar year.” (May 2019) 

HPM Professor Miriam Laugesen's article "A Response to Berenson and Ginsburg: Good Governance Is Essential for Payment Transformation" appeared on the HealthAffairs Blog (May 2019).

A group of HPM Executive students went to the town of Mariana-Humacao, Puerto Rico, to help set up a space in the local community center to serve as a clinic for the people in Mariana (April 2019).

HPM Professor Jack Rowe published an article in Health Affairs discussing the challenges the US faces as we become an aging society (April 2019). 

HPM Professor Yuna Lee was elected as a New York Academy of Medicine Fellow. She also recently received a grant from Columbia University Irving Medical Center Grants Program for Junior Faculty for her proposal: Balancing "Provider Autonomy and System Standardization in Pursuit of Health Equity" which will begin soon in collaboration with the NYP Critical Care Unit (April 2019).

HPM Chair Michael Sparer joined Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle on MSNBC to discuss what will happen when 12 million adults lose coverage if Obamacare is invalidated (April 2019).

HPM Professor Kai Ruggeri published an article in Nedeljnik, a Serbian periodical, that discusses what behavioral insights are and why they are relevant for research in the real world (March 2019). (The original article is in Serbian, use Google Translate to read in English). 

HPM Professor Bhaven Sampat has been named as one of the Mailman School of Public Health's 2019 Yusuf Hamied Fellows (March 2019). 

Michael Sparer, HPM Professor and Department Chair, appeared on MSNBC's Velshi and Ruhle to discuss the effects of ending Obamacare (March 2019).

Heather Butts, HPM adjunct instructor, has published a book titled Healing Civil War Veterans in New York and Washington, D.C. from Arcadia Publishing & The History Press (March 2019).

HPM Professor Mark Bittman has been nominated for a 2019 James Beard Foundation Journalism Award in Health and Wellness for the articles "The Last Conversation You'll Ever Need to Have About Eating Right" and "The Last Conversation You'll Need to Have on Eating Right: The Follow-ups" (March 2019).  

HPM alum Carlos Cuevas, MPH '12, was included on Crain's 2019 40 Under 40 list (March 2019). 

HPM Professor Jamie Daw appeared on CBC to speak about the federal budget and prescription drug coverage reform in Canada. Jump to 1:20 to see her interview (March 2019).

HPM Professor Mark Bittman is starting a food magazine—read more in this article in the New York Times (March 2019).

HPM Professor Irwin Redlener's op-ed "What lessons can be salvaged from Alabama's deadly tornado" was published in The Hill (March 2019).

HPM Professor Jamie Daw's article The Affordable Care Act and Access to Care for Reproductive-Aged and Pregnant Women in the United States, 2010-2016 was published in AJPH (February 2019).

HPM Professor John McHugh's article Analysis of Drivers of Disenrollment and Plan Switching Among Medicare Advantage Beneficiaries appeared in JAMA (February 2019).

HPM Professor Jamie Daw's op-ed A Better Path to Universal Health Care appeared in the New York Times (February 2019).

HPM Professor Kai Ruggeri was awarded a grant from the Data Science Institute's Data for Good program to study whether personalized behavioral interventions, known as nudges, improve access to healthcare in low-income communities. Using health, environment, transportation and financial data, this project will build smart nudges that adapt to individual needs by using innovative methods in machine learning and data science (January 2019).