Davis Lecture Archives

Michael M. Davis Lectures

CHAS intends to provide as much open access to lecture content as possible. Below are the details for all prior lectures, including downloadable powerpoint slides and other materials as available. Please see the CHAS YouTube channel for any video recording content as it becomes available.


Spring 2017

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. Presentation.

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. Presentation.

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. Presentation.

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.  Presentation.

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.  Presentation.

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.  Presentation.  Podcast.

April 4: "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.  Paper.  Presentation.  Podcast.


Fall 2016

November 15: "Medicaid and Nursing Home Choice" R. Tamara Konetzka, PhD; Professor (Health Services Research), Department of Public Health Sciences at The University of Chicago.  Presentation.  Video recording.

November 8: "Helping Hospitals Improve Healthcare Delivery: The Healthcare Analytics Laboratory at Chicago Booth" Daniel Adelman, PhD, MSc; Charles I. Clough, Jr. Professor of Operations Management - The University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. 

November 1: "Reflections on Community Engagement: Listening and Learning"  Doriane Miller, MD; Associate Professor of Internal Medicine; Director, Center of Community Health and Vitality - Department of Medicine, University of Chicago.  Presentation.  Video recording.

October 25: "Creating A Substance Use Disorder System That Consumers Deserve" Tami L. Mark; Vice President and Research Director, Behavioral Health and Quality Research at Truven Health Analytics, an IBM Company.  Presentation.  

October 18: "Emerging Evidence on Medicaid Expansion Under the ACA" Genevieve Kenney, MA, PhD; Co-Director at the Health Policy Center; Senior Fellow at The Urban Institute. Presentation.  Video recording.

October 11: "The Impact of the Affordable Care Act Medicaid Revenue, Uncompensated Care and Hospital Financial Position" Thomas Buchmueller, PhD; Waldo O. Hildebrand Professor of Risk Management and Insurance; Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy; Chair of Business Economics and Public Policy at the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business.  Presentation.  Video recording.

October 4: “Medicaid Can Do More to Help Smokers Quit” Leighton Ku, PhD, MPH; Professor and Director of the Center for Health Policy Research at the George Washington University, School of Public Health.  Presentation.  Video recording.

September 27: "Understanding Quality of Life in Children With Disabilities and Parental Well Being" Elise Davis, PhD; Senior Research Fellow, and Associate Director, Jack Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing Program at the University of Melbourne.  Video recording.


Spring 2016

April 5: “The Indian Health Insurance Experiment” Anup Malani, PhD, JD; Lee and Brena Freeman Professor at The University of Chicago Law School and Professor at the Pritzker School of Medicine.  Presentation.  Video recording.

April 12: “You're in a Room Full of Addicts! Prisoner Reentry as a Social Institution and the 'Making Up' of the Ex-Offender” Reuben Miller, PhD; Assistant Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work and Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research - at the University of Michigan.  Presentation.  Video recording.

April 19: “Geographic Variation in ACA-Related Media Messages and Health Insurance Enrollment” Sarah GollustPhD; Assistant Professor in Health Policy and Management and McKnight Land-Grant Professor at University of Minnesota School of Public Health.  Video recording.

April 26: “Intergenerational Trauma: Clinicians Trained to Diagnose and Treat Elderly African American Survivors of Jim Crow Suffering with Symptoms of Segregation Stress Syndrome (Collective PTSD)” Ruth Thompson-Miller, PhD; Assistant Professor at the University of Dayton.  Presentation.  Video recording.

May 3: “Implementation Science as a Model for Social Work Science: The View from Child Welfare and Child Mental Health” Lawrence PalinkasPhD; Frances L. and Albert G. Feldman Endowed Professor in Social Policy and Health at the University of Southern California.  Presentation.  Video recording.

May 10: “Precision Medicine: A New Direction for Public Health or a Utopian Delusion” Ronald Bayer, PhD; Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University and Co-Director, Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health.  Video.

May 17: “Media & the Politics of Implementation: Competition, Coverage & Complexity in Affordable Care Act Messaging” Erika Frankin Fowler, PhD; Assistant Professor of Government at Wesleyan University and Director of the Wesleyan Media Project.  Presentation.  Video.


Fall 2015

October 6: “The Future of Mental Health Measurement” Robert Gibbons, PhD; Professor at Departments of Medicine & Public Health Sciences (Biostatistics) at The University of Chicago.  Presentation.

October 13: “Reducing Inappropriate Prescribing in Medicare Part D: Evidence from a Randomized Intervention” Adam Sacarny, PhD;Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in the Health Policy Research Program at Harvard University.

October 20: “Chicago Lakeside: A Study of Neighborhood Context from the Ground Up”  Kathleen Cagney, MPP, PhD; Associate Professor, Sociology and Health Studies at The University of Chicago; Director at Population Research Center, NORC.

October 27: “Behavioral Health Problems in Childhood and Adolescence: The Power of Prevention” Jeffrey M. Jenson, PhD; Philip D. and Eleanor G. Winn Endowed Professor for Children and Youth at Risk at the University of Denver.  Presentation.

November 3: “Results of the Project AWARE randomized clinical trial: A case for de-implementation science in the field of HIV prevention” Lisa Metsch, MA, PhD; Chair and Stephen Smith Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.  Presentation.

November 10: “Chronic Disease Center Symposium: Keynote Speaker” Jon Oberlander, MA, MPhil, PhDProfessor & Vice Chair, Social Medicine; Professor, Health Policy & Management; Adjunct Professor, Political Science at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

November 17: “Developing A New Asthma Treatment” Julian Solway, MD; Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics; Dean for Translational Medicine, Biological Sciences Division; Vice Chair for Research, Department of Medicine; Chair, Committee on Molecular Medicine at The University of Chicago.


Spring 2015: “Healthcare Delivery Reform: Issues of Quality, Cost and Access

March 31: “Circles of Recovery: Mutual Help Organizations for Substance Use Disorders” Keith Humphreys, MD, MS; Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science, Section of the Aging Clinical Research Center at Stanford University.  Presentation.

April 7: “Next Generation Partner Services: Improving Efficiency Over 80 Years of Venereal Disease Prevention?” John SchneiderMD; Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science, Section of the Aging Clinical Research Center at Stanford University; Director of Global Health Problems at the University of Chicago.  Presentation.

April 14: "Managing the Business of Personal Change: TCOM and the Myths of Outcomes ManagementJohn LyonsMD, PhD; Senior Policy Fellow, Developer of Transformational Collaborative Outcomes Management (TCOM) at Chapin Hall University of Chicago.  Presentation.

April 21: "Lessons from the Development of the Most Transformative Drugs of the Past 25 Years” Aaron Kesselheim, MD, JD, MPH; Associate Professor of Medicine, Section of Pharmacoepidemiology & Pharmacoeconomics at Harvard Medical School; Director, Program On Regulation, Therapeutics, And Law (PORTAL), Brigham and Women's Hospital. 

April 28: "Psychiatric Diagnosis and Social Justice: How Child Diagnostic Criteria Interact with Social Issues” Jerome Wakefield, PhD, MSW, DSW; University Professor, Professor of Social Work, Silver School of Social Work, and Professor of the Conceptual Foundations of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, at New York University.  Presentation.

May 5: "Building Quality Into Mental Health Services for the Most Vulnerable: The Role of Peers and of Effective Psychosocial Interventions” John Brekke, PhD, MSW; Frances Larson Professor of Social Work Research at the University of Southern California School of Social Work; Fellow, American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.  Presentation.

May 12: "What Do Gaps Between Patient Preferences and Covered Benefits in Medicare Tell Us About End of Life Policy?” Donald Taylor, PhD; Associate Professor of Public Policy, research in the area of end of life policy with a focus on patient decision making and Medicare hospice policy at Duke University.  Presentation.

May 19: "Quality Measurement and Improvement in the Post-Meaningful Use Era” Stephen D. Persell, MD; Associate Professor in Medicine-General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Center for Healthcare Studies - Institute for Public Health and Medicine at Northwestern University; Director, Center for Primary Care Innovation, Institute for Public Health and Medicine, Northwestern University; Director of Quality Improvement, the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Northwestern University.  Presentation.



Fall 2014: “Healthcare Delivery Reform: Issues of Quality, Cost and Access

October 14: “The SOCARE Model of Cancer Care for Older Adults: Building Infrastructure and Policies for Truly Personalized Cancer Care for an Aging Society.” William Dale, MD, PhD; Associate Professor of Medicine and Chief, of the Section of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at The University of Chicago.  Presentation.

October 21: “School-based mental health: The promise of access, the puzzle of the school setting.” Katherine Phillippo, PhD; Assistant Professor at Loyola University – Chicago’s School of Education.  Presentation.

October 28: "Technology-based 'Behavioral Vaccines' to Prevent Child and Adolescent Mental Disorders in Health Systems: Are we there yet?" Benjamin Van Voorhees, MD, MPH; Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, University of Illinois, College of Medicine at Chicago; Director, TIKES Center.  Presentation.

November 4: "The Comprehensive Care Physician (CCP) Home Care Program.” Panel presentation by:

  • Evan Lyon, MD; Assistant Professor in Section of Hospital Medicine
  • Liz Nida, MSW; Associate Director of Training Programs, Center for Health and the Social Sciences
  • David Meltzer, MD, PhD; Chief, Section of Hospital Medicine; Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy

November 11: "Prescription Drug Abuse: From Policy to Practice.” Caleb Alexander, MD, MS; Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Medicine; Co-Director, Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness; Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at University of Illinois at Chicago.  Presentation.

November 18: "A Large-Scale Collaborative Synthesis of Prevention and Treatment Trials for Adolescent Depression: Methodologic, Scientific, and Policy Perspectives.” C. Hendricks Brown, PhD; Professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine; Adjunct appointment at Johns Hopkins University, Departments of Biostatistics and Mental Health.  Presentation.

November 25: "3 Days, 2 Midnights, 1 Confusing Status: The Challenging Policy Landscape for Observation Services.” Nathan Trueger, MD; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Section of Emergency Medicine at The University of Chicago.  Presentation.


Spring 2014: "ACA Implementation"

April 8: "Redesign of Care for Patients at High Risk of Hospitalization in a Reforming US Healthcare System: Rationale for a CMMI Innovation Challenge Award," David Meltzer, MD, PhD; Associate Professor; Department of Medicine and Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago.

April 15: "Putting Health to Rights: A Global Comparative Study," Colleen Flood, LLM, SJD; Professor & Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy, University of Toronto.

April 22: "The Blueing of Asian America: Evidence from the 2012 National Asian American Survey,” Taeku Lee, PhD, MPP; Professor of Political Science and Law, University of California at Berkeley.

April 29: "When Frames Don't Matter: Querying the Relationship between Ideas and Policy,” Henri Bergeron, PhD; Research Fellow, Centre for Sociology of Organisations, CNRS; Scientific Coordinator, Health Chair, Sciences Po.

May 6: "Social Work's Role in Care Coordination: Practice, Evidence & Policy,” Robyn Golden, AM '81; Adjunct Faculty and Director of Health and Aging, College of Nursing, Rush University Medical College.

May 13: "Vermont's Plans for a System of Unified, Universal Health Insurance Coverage,” Anya Wallack, PhD; President, Arrowhead Health Analytics.

May 20: "The Organization and Performance of Accountable Care Organizations: Results from a Mixed method Study,” Tom D'Aunno, PhD; Professor of Health Policy & Management; Director of Executive MPH Program, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.


Fall 2013: "ACA Implementation"

October 8: "Implementing the ACA: Challenges and Implications: A review of the special challenges of implementing the ACA and the implications for evaluating this landmark program" Michael Koetting, PhD; Deputy Director for Planning & Reform Implementation, Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services.  Presentation.

October 15: "Trapped in the Safety Net: One Family Learns How American Social Policies Really Work" Andrea Campbell, PhD; Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

October 22: "Findings from the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment: Lessons for State Medicaid Expansions" Heidi Allen, PhD, MSW; Assistant Professor of Social Work, Columbia University.  Presentation.

October 29: "The Affordable Care Act: Implementation Wars Sowed in Legislative Success" Mark PetersonPhD, Professor of Public Policy, Political Science, and Law, University of California at Los Angeles.

November 5: "Myths (and facts) about the implementation of the Affordable Care Act" Aaron Carroll, MD, MS; Professor of Pediatrics; Director, Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research; Assistant Dean for Research Mentoring, Indiana University School of Medicine.

November 12: "Accountable Care Organizations: Are The Unicorns For Real?" Steve Shortell, PhD, MPH, MBA; Dean, School of Public Health; Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor of Health Policy & Management;  Professor of Organization Behavior, University of California-Berkeley.

November 19: "Social Workers in the post-ACA Environment: Challenges and Opportunities” Julie Darnell, PhD, MHSA; Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy & Administration, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago.  Presentation.


Spring 2013

April 16: "Treatment Market and Attention to Local Health Burden Drives the Global Disparity of Health Research" James Evans, PhD; Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and in the College, University of Chicago.  Click here for abstract.  Presentation.

April 23: “The Quality of Care of Medicaid-Medicare Dual Eligibles with Diabetes” James Zhang, PhD; Director, Medicare Innovation Analysis at the Section of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago.  Presentation.

April 30: “Screening Student-Athletes for Sickle Cell Trait: A Reasonable Precaution or a Collision of Sports and Ethics?” Lainie Ross, MD, PhDCarolyn and Matthew Bucksbaum Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, Surgery and The College; Associate Director, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics.

May 7: "Addressing Non-medical needs in a Community Health Center."  Presentation.

  • Karen Goldstein, MD, MPH; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Chicago
  • Amy Zimmerman, JD; Chicago Medical-Legal Program for Children, Health and Disabilities Advocates
  • Markeisha Nance, LCSW; Friend Family Health Center. 

May 14: "Addressing diabetes disparities on the South Side of Chicago: Combining community strengths with health system innovation" Monica Peek, MD, MPH; Assistant Professor of Medicine; Associate Director, Chicago Center for Diabetes Translational Research, University of Chicago.  Presentation.

May 21: “Gender and child sensitive social protection in South Africa” Leila Patel, PhD; Helen Harris Perlman Visiting Professor of International Social Welfare, The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration; Professor and Director, Centre for Social Development in Africa, University of Johannesburg.  Presentation. (co-sponsored with International Social Welfare Lecture) 


Fall 2012

October 16: “Intellectual disability: An overlooked (and incomplete) triumph of American social policy” Harold Pollack, PhD; Helen Ross Professor, SSA. 

October 23: “The Implementation Science Highway: The Road to Where Again?”Curtis McMillen, PhD; Professor, SSA.  Presentation.

October 30: “Project on the Good Physician: A National Study of Vocation, Calling and Physicians’ Decisions to Work among the Underserved” John Yoon, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Associate Faculty, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, The University of Chicago.  Presentation.

November 6: NO LECTURE SCHEDULED: ELECTION DAY.

November 13: “Culture and Parenting: What is Asian American parenting? Is it indeed controlling and harsh?” Yoonsun Choi, PhDAssociate Professor, SSA. Presentation.

November 20: NO LECTURE SCHEDULED.

November 27: “Strengthening social-cognitive skills among disadvantaged youth” Jens Ludwig, PhDMcCormick Foundation Professor of Social Service Administration, Law, and Public Policy, SSA.


Spring 2008

January 23: "Are rural community programmes socially inclusive? Exploring the differences between social inclusion, civic engagement, participation and social capital" Sally Shortall, PhD; Reader in Sociology at School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work at Queen's University, Belfast. 

April 2: "MSM, Drug Use, and HIV Risk: an Update" Michael Frendrich, PhDProfessor, Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, and Director of Center for Addiction and Behavioral Research at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.  PresentationSummer Workshop Flyer.

April 9: "Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health and Health Care: Where should we go from here?" Sherman A. James, PhD; Susan B. King Professor of Public Policy Studies and Professor of Sociology; Community and Family Medicine; African and African American Studies at Duke University. 

April 16: "Value-Based Insurance Design" Michael Chernew, PhD; Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School at Harvard University.  Presentation.

April 23: "Bipartisan Support for Children's Health Insurance: Part Myth and Part Reality" Colleen Grogan, PhDAssociate Professor and Faculty Chair of the Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy at School of Social Service Administration at University of Chicago.  Paper

April 30: "HIV Prevention in outpatient substance abuse treatment: Results from the 1995-2005 National Drug Abuse Systems Survey," Harold Pollack, PhD; Associate Professor at School of Social Service Administration at University of Chicago.  Presentation

May 7: "Beyond Band Aids: How to fix America's Ailing Health Care System" Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, PhDChair of Department of Clinical Bioethics at NIH Clinical Center at National Institutes of Health.  Presentation

May 14: "Health Reform Interrupted: Lessons from Oregon's Struggle to Cover the Uninsured" Jonathan Oberlander, PhD; Associate Professor of Political Science at University of North Carolina.  Presentation

May 21: "Medical Guesswork: Why Poor-Quality Health Care is Everyone's Problem" Eric Patashnik, PhD; Associate Professor of Politics and Associate Director of the UVa Public Policy Program at University of Virginia.  Presentation

May 28: "Experience Goods and Exceptional Traps: Bounded Rationality and Consumer Behavior in Markets for Medical Care" Mark Schlesinger, PhD; Professor at Division of Health Policy and Administration and Director of Undergraduate Studies at Yale University.  Presentation


Fall 2007

September 26: "How a Mix of Drug Control Policies Should Vary Over a Drug Epidemic" Jonathan P. Caulkins, PhD; Professor of Operations Research and Public Policy at H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy & Management, Carnegie Mellon University.  Background Article.  Presentation.

October 3: "The Sandbox Investment: The Preschool Movement and Kids - First Politics" David Kirp, PhD; Professor of Public Policy at Goldman School of Public Policy at University of California at Berkeley. Click here for Latest Book

October 10: "Moral Outrage and Opposition to Policies that Reduce the Harms of Risky Behaviors" Robert MacCoun, PhD; Professor of Public Policy, Jurisprudence & Social Policy Program, Goldman School of Public Policy at University of California at Berkeley.
Background Reading: 
Testing Drugs vs Testing for Drug Use
Anticipating unintended consequences of vaccine immunotherapies for addictive drug use
The Varieties of Drug Control at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century
Does Europe Do It Better? 
Toward a Psychology of Harm Reduction  
Sex, Drugs and Skateboarding

October 17: "Medical Progress and Equitable Care: Are They Compatible?" Daniel Callahan, PhD; Director of International Program at The Hastings Center.

October 24: "Regulatory Federalism and Health Equity: Making Markets and Undermining Solidarity in Europe and the United States" Scott Greer, PhD; Assistant Professor Health Management and Policy at School of Public Health at University of Michigan.  Paper

November 7: "Myths of Modernization on Social Security and Medicare" Theodore Marmor, PhD; Professor emeritus of Public Policy and Management and Professor emeritus of Political Science at Yale University. Background reading: Paper 1,  Paper 2,  Paper 3.

November 14: "Treatment Team Processes and Functional Status of Seriously Mentally Ill Patients" Jeffrey A. Alexander, PhD; Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources, School of Business and Faculty Associate of Survey Research Center at University of Michigan.  Presentation.

November 28: "Screening and Intervention for Alcohol and Drug Use in General Health Care" Jennifer G. Smith, MD; Assistant Professor of Medicine at Rush Medical College, Rush University Medical Center and Senior Attending at Division of General Medicine & Primary Care at Stroger Hospital of Cook County.  Presentation


Spring 2007 

March 12: "Targeting in Social Programs: Avoiding Bad Bets, Removing Bad Apple" Richard Zeckhauser, PhD; Frank Plumpton Ramsey Professor of Political Economy, Kennedy School at Harvard University. Presentation. (Special Monday Seminar)

March 28: "Health Reform in China: reconciling history, markets, and social change" Edward Lawlor, PhD; Dean and Professor at George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University. 

April 4: "Do Temporary Help Jobs Improve Labor Market Outcomes for Low-Skilled Workers? Evidence from Random Assignments" David Autor , PhD; Ford Foundation Visiting Associate Professor of Economics at University of Chicago and Department of Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Background Reading.  

April 11: "The Impact of Changes in Public Income Assistance on Health and Economic Outcomes for Individuals with Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders" Ellen Meara, PhD; Assistant Professor of Health Care Policy at Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard University.  Background Reading.  

April 18: "Living Through and Beyond a Plague: HIV in America and the World" Andrew Sullivan, Atlantic Monthly, Senior Editor, Columnist/Blogger and Former Editor of the New Republic. Special SSA Lobby Event.  

April 25: "The New Hope for the Working Poor and Their Children" Greg Duncan, PhD; Edwina S. Tarry Professor of Education and Social Policy at Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University.  Abstract.  Presentation.  Book Intro

May 2: "Organizing Home Care: Low Wage Workers in the Nation's Health & Welfare" Eileen Boris, PhD; Professor and Hull Chair of Women's Studies Program at University of California Santa Barbara.  Background Article.  Working Paper.  

May 9: "A Novel Economic Program Intervention to Promote Health Among Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in Sub-Saharan Africa" Fred Ssewamala , PhD; Assistant Professor of Social Work at Columbia University and Senior Research Fellow of New America Foundation.  Project Link.  

May 23: "Interruption of Chagas Disease in Latin America" Alvaro Moncayo, PhD; Associate Researcher at Universidad de los Andes Centro de Microbiologia y Parasitologia Tropical-CIMPAT.  Background Article.  Presentation.  

May 30: "What Works, and What Remains to be Done in HIV Prevention in the United States" David Holtgrave, PhD; Professor and Chair at Department of Health Behavior & Society at Johns Hopkins University.  Background Article.  Presentation


Fall 2006

November 1: "We Were All Sold A Bill of Goods: Litigating The Science of Breast Cancer TreatmentPeter Jacobson, JD, MPH; Professor of Health Law and Policy at University of Michigan, Director of Center for Law, Ethics, and Health University of Michigan School of Public Health.  Presentation.  

November 8: "Are Positional Externalities Different from Other Externalities?" Robert Frank, PhD; Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management and Goldwin Smith Professor of Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy, Johnson Graduate School of Management & Department of Economics at Cornell University.  Background Reading.  

December 6: "Paying the Tab: The Case for Raising Alcohol Excise Taxes" Philip Cook, PhD; ITT/Sanford Professor of Public Policy Duke University.  Presentation.  

December 13: "The American Way of Handling Disability: A Historical Perspective" Edward Berkowitz, PhD; Professor of History and of Public Policy and Public Administration and Director of Program in History and Public Policy at George Washington University. 


Spring 2006

March 29: "High Rise Building Evacuation: Lessons Learned from the World Trade Center Disaster" Robyn Gershon, PhD; Associate Professor at Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. PDF

April 5: "Sexual and Physical Victimization Inside Prison: Does Mental Illness Matter?" Nancy Wolff, PhD; Director of Center for Mental Health Services & Criminal Justice Research and Professor at Department of Urban Studies, E.J. Bloustein School of Planning and Policy at Rutgers University. 

April 10: "Fat Politics: the Making of America's Obesity Epidemic" Eric Oliver , PhD; Associate Professor of Political Science at University of Chicago. 

April 19: "Whose Deaths Matter?: Mortality, Advocacy and Attention to Disease in the Mass Media 1980-1998" Elizabeth M. Armstrong, PhD; Assistant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Faculty Associate at Office of Population Research and Faculty Associate at Center for Health and Wellbeing at Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. PDF

April 26: "The Shadow Welfare State Five Years Later: Business, Labor, and the Future of Health Care Reform" Marie Gottschalk, PhD; Associate Professor of Political Science at University of Pennsylvania. 

May 3: "Hellfire Nation: The Sick and the Sinful in American Politics" James Morone , PhD; Professor of Political Science and Urban Studies at Brown University. 

May 10: "An Unanticipated Life: The Impact of Parenting a Child with Developmental Disabilities or Mental Illness" Marsha Mailick Seltzer, PhD; Director of Waisman Center and Vaughan Bascom Professor of Social Work at University of Wisconsin.  PDF

May 17: "Process versus Outcome in Treatment Decisions for Breast Cancer" Paula Lantz, PhD; Associate Professor of Health Management and Policy, Chair of Health Management and Policy and Research Associate Professor of Survey Research Center, ISR, at University of Michigan.  PDF.


Fall 2005

October 5: "Heroin Maintenance: Is a U.S. Experiment Needed?" Peter Reuter, PhD; Professor at School of Public Policy and Department of Criminology at University of Maryland and Director of Program on the Economics of Crime and Justice Policy.  PDF

October 19: "Chicago Overdose Deaths 1999-2004" Greg Scott, PhD; Assistant Professor at Department of Sociology at DePaul University.  Presentation.  Maps

October 26: "All you need is work? Welfare Policy and the needs of low income single mother families" Sandra Danziger, PhD; Director of Michigan Program on Poverty and Social Welfare Policy and Professor of School of Social Work and Research Professor at Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at University of Michigan.  Background reading: Paper 1.  Paper 2.  Presentation.

November 2: "Why the US Has no National Health Insurance" Jill Quadagno, PhD; Mildred and Claude Pepper Eminent Scholar at Department of Sociology at Florida State University. Background Reading.  Presentation

November 9: "Habitat Instability and Human Health" Dr. Mindy Fullilove, MD; Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Public Health, Sociomedical Science at Columbia University. Visit: www.findtherivers.org and www.rootshock.org

November 22: "Health Externalities: How Illness and Health Care in One Spouse Affects the Survival of the Other" Nicholas Christakis, MD, PhD; Professor of Medical Sociology at Harvard Medical School and Co-Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Scholars in Health Policy program at Harvard University. Background reading: Paper 1,  Paper 2

December 7: "Are Vulnerable Groups Helped or Hindered by Medicaid's Reach into the Middle-Class?" Colleen Grogan, PhD; Associate Professor and Faculty Chair of Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy at University of Chicago. 


Fall 2004  

October 7: "Changes in the Timing of SIDS Deaths in 1989 and 1999: Indirect Evidence of Low Homicide Prevalence Among Reported Cases" Harold Pollack.  Presentation.  

October 14: "What Factors Predict the Prevalence of Free Clinics in Metropolitan Communities?" Julie Darnell.  

October 21: "Explaining the Latino Asthma Advantage: The Role of Neighborhood Social Context" Kate Cagney.  Presentation.  

October 28: "The Social Production of Intergenerational Exchange and Health: The Exchange Value of Social Capital" Eric Hedberg.  Presentation.  

November 4: "Multiple Simultaneous Health Behavior Change: Are We Up to the Challenge of Promoting It?" Prof. Bonnie Spring.  Presentation.  

November 11: Danielle Wallace.

November 18: "Insurance Status and the Healthcare Utilization of Low-Income Children" Lindsey Leininger.  

December 2: "Effects of Price Competition on Hospital Quality of Care" Tamara Konetzka. 


Prior Lectures

1990 Clark C. Havighurst - The Antitrust Challenge to Professional Dominance.

1989 Theodore R. Marmor - Rhetoric Excess and American Health Politics: The Debate about the Tax Exemption of Nonprofit Hospitals.

1988 Dennis J. O'Leary, M.D - Future Trends in Evaluating Quality of Care.

1987 John K. Iglehart - Physicians and Society: Renegotiating the Contract.

1986 Avedis Donabedian, M.D. - The Price of Quality and the Perplexities of Care.

1985 Robert M. Sigmond - Re-Examining the Role of the Community Hospital in a Competitive Environment.

1984 Richard Rosett - The Investor-Owned Hospital: Doing Well by Doing Good.

1983 Eli Ginzberg - The Nature and Interrelationships of the Private and Public Sectors in Health Services.

1982 Walter J. McNerney - Health Coalitions: New Substance or More Cosmetics?

1981 Herbert E. Klarman - Health Services Delivery and Competition-Regulation.

1980 Uwe E. Reinhardt - On the Future of the American Economy and Its Impact on the Health Care Sector.

1979, Robert A. Derzon - A Legitimate Role of Government in the Private Health Services Delivery System.

1978 Alain C. Enthoven - Consumer-Choice Health Plan: a Rational Economic Design for National Health Insurance.

1977 George A. Silver - Medical Care As Social Policy: The Case of Child-Health Services.

1976 Aaron Wildavsky - Can Health Be Planned? Or, Why Doctors Should Do Less and Patients Should Do More: Forecasting the Future of Health Systems Agencies.

1975 Igor Pustovoy - Health Care Planning in the USSR: Its Role in Improving Medical and Preventive Services.

1974 Kerr L. White - Health and Health Care: Personal and Public Issues.

1973 Robert Van Hoek - Health Care and the Role of Health Services Research.

1972 no speaker.

1971 I. S. Falk - National Policies and Programs for Financing of Medical Care.

1970 Wilbur J. Cohen - National Health Insurance--Problems and Prospects.

1969 George E. Godber - The Future Place of the Personal Physician.

1968 Arthur G. W. Engel - Planning and Spontaneity in the Development of the Swedish Health System.

1967 William H. Stewart - New Dimensions of Health Planning.

1966 Lowell T. Coggeshall - Progress and Paradox on the Medical Scene.

1965 George Baehr - Medical Care--Old Goals and New Horizons.

1964 Marion B. Folsom - Responsibility of the Board Member of Voluntary Health Agencies.

1963 Michael M. Davis - America Challenges Medicine.