Health Services Research Development Workshop

November 18, 2019

Center for Health Economics and Policy Hosts Inaugural “Outcomes and Health Services Research Development Workshop: Applying Health Economics and Policy Tools”

 

Michael Chernew PhD, Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard University

Health Services and policy researchers recently learned new ways to think about and communicate their research along with potential ways to encourage additional funding at the first of what will now be an annual workshop on high impact research development.

Entitled, Outcomes and Health Services Research Development Workshop: Applying Health Economics and Policy Tools” the workshop was attended by more than 40 researchers interested in advancing outcomes and health services research for external submission, from idea to proposal draft.

It featured talks by experts in the field of Health Services research, economics and policy including keynote speakers, Michael Chernew, PhD, Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard University and Ben Sommers, MD, PhD, professor of Health Policy and Economics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Ben Sommers MD, PhD, professor of health policy and economics Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

The workshop also hosted a series of fast-paced talks on policy and Health Services Research taking place within the Washington University community, including projects on vaccinations, frailty and others.

Speakers and economics and policy experts held private consultations with attendees, who learned more about how to conduct high-impact Health Services and policy research; how to develop cost and ROI analyses; and how to maximize university data resources for projects.

Consulting experts included:

Michael Chernew, PhD
Benjamin Sommers MD, PhD
Ruopeng An, PhD
Abigail Barker, PhD
Derek Brown, PhD
Anne Mobley Butler, PhD
Kenton Johnson, PhD
Karen Joynt Maddox, MD, MPH
Timothy McBride, PhD, MS
Margaret Olsen, PhD
Mary Politi, PhD
Beth Prusaczyk, PhD

The center plans to make this successful workshop an annual opportunity.

The Center for Health Economics and Policy at the Institute for Public Health encourages the development of evidence-based research focused on improving health, and disseminates this work to policymakers and other stakeholders.

Center Co-directors, Dr. Karen Joynt Maddox left, and Dr. Tim McBride, center, and a participant chat about the workshop.