The Center for Health Administration Studies is pleased to announce the recipient of the CHAS Predoctoral Dissertation Award for 2012_2013, Rebecca Feinstein Winitzer.  Ms. Winitzer is a licensed clinical social worker, holds a M. S. from Harvard University and a M. S. W. from Boston University.  Her dissertation research focuses, in part, on how social networks function to influence health care decision-making and impact access to health care services for children with special health care needs.

CHAS is also pleased to announce the recipients of the CHAS Seed Grant Awards for 2012_2013:  Alida Bouris, Dexter Voisin, and Miwa Yasui. Alida Bouris:  “Family and school engagement to protect gay youth of color from HIV”; Dexter Voisin:  “Factors that mediate and moderate the relationship between community violence exposures and risky sex among African American adolescents”; and, Miwa Yasui:  “An exploratory study of cultural pathways of engaging in mental health treatment among Asian and Latino immigrant families”.


Conferences and Workshops

The Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS) at the University of Chicago is celebrating its 50th anniversary. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary, a one-day conference with the theme of “Equity and Choice in Health Care Access” will be held on April 12, 2013. The conference will convene key thought leaders from across the country to focus on issues related to health care access post-Affordable Care Act.

Speakers include:

  • Richard Frank, Margaret T. Morris Professor of Health Economics in the Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
  • Harold Pollack, Helen Ross Professor, University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration
  • David Cutler,Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics in the Department of Economics, Harvard University
  • Howard Gleckman, Resident Fellow, Urban Institute; Consultant and Editor, TaxVox Blog
  • Tamara Konetzka,Associate Professor, Health Services Research, University of Chicago
  • Sherry Glied,Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University
  • Julia Lynch, Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania
  • Norman Daniels, Mary B. Saltonstall Professor of Population Ethics and Professor of Ethics and Population Health, Harvard University
  • Colleen Grogan, Professor, University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration
  • Jonathan Skinner, James O. Freeman Presidential Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College
  • Henry Aaron, Bruce and Virginia MacLaury Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution

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