Michael M. Davis Lecture Series

All lectures, unless noted, will be held on Tuesdays from 12:00 pm to 1:20 pm at the School of Social Service Administration, 969 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL in room WI a+b. The lectures are free and open to the public, but registration is required. Lunch is provided.

Whenever possible, CHAS attempts to provide open access to lecture content. Many lecture slides are hosted on the Davis Lectures archive page. Look for possible video and podcast hosting as well in the future.

Spring 2017 Lectures

Andrew Bacon
April 4, 2017: The Long-Run Effects of Childhood Insurance Coverage
Andrew Goodman-Bacon, PhD
Assistant Professor of Economics at Vanderbilt University; Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. 


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April 11, 2017: White Opioids–Race and the War on Drugs that Wasn't
Helena Hansen, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at NYU Medical Center; Assistant Professor of Anthropology at New York University; Research Psychiatrist, Nathan Kline Institute, New York State Office of Mental Health.


Photo by Jeffrey MacMillan
April 18, 2017: Medicaid and Healthcare Reform–Past, Present,
and Uncertain Future

Benjamin Sommers, MD, PhD*
Assistant Professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard Medical School


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April 25, 2017: Using Implementation Science to Reduce Health Disparities in Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities with Serious Mental Illness
Leopoldo J. Cabassa, PhD

Associate Professor of Social Work at Columbia University.


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May 2, 2017: Opioid Use Disorders in Criminal Justice Populations
Peter D. Friedmann, MD, MPH, FASAM, FACP

Associate Dean for Research and Professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate, Baystate Chief Research Officer at Baystate Health


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May 9, 2017: Design-based Research for Adolescent Sexual Health
Melissa Gilliam, MD, MPH

Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Pediatrics; Ellen H. Block Professor of Health Justice; and Vice Provost for Academic Leadership, Advancement, and Diversity at the University of Chicago


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May 16, 2017: The Design, Use and Effect of a Computer System Designed to Support Quality of Life in Older Adults
David Gustafson, PhD, MS

Emeritus Research Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering; Director of the Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies


* portrait by Jeffrey MacMillan