Workshops and Events

Health Economics Workshop

The Health Economics Workshop (HEW) is an interdisciplinary workshop that features participants from the Social and Biological Sciences Divisions, several professional schools (Business, Law, Public Policy, and Social Service Administration), and faculty from outside the University of Chicago.

Held weekly, HEW is an important venue to present research in the areas of health economics, medical decision-making, health services research, health policy, and topics related to population health. It also provides a forum for professional development and mentoring of students and junior faculty.    

Workshops are organized by faculty members Tamara Konetzka, Fabrice Smieliauskas, and Kavi Bhalla.

Funding for the 2017-2018 series is provided by CHeSSthe Department of Public Health Sciencesthe Harris School of Public Policy Studies, and the AHRQ Health Services Research Training Program. Sign up to receive HEW announcements here

Workshops for Spring Quarter are held on Thursdays from 3:30-5:00 pm in Harris Room 140B (1155 East 60th Street Chicago, IL 60637), unless otherwise noted. 

Health Economics Workshop Archives  

Spring 2018 Schedule

March 29, 2018
Jennifer Ghandhi, MD/PhD Candidate
Harris School of Public Policy
The life of a country doctor: Reexamining physician shortages in rural America

April 5, 2018
Maya Lozinski, MD/PhD Candidate
Harris School of Public Policy
Causes and consequences of inaccurate risk adjustment

April 12, 2018
Bikki Smith, PhD Candidate
School of Social Service Administration
Do neighborhood effects matter for organizations?: An exploration of outpatient substance abuse treatment programs in the U.S.

Carlos Cardenas-Iniguez, PhD Candidate
Department of Psychology
Exploring the effects of neighborhood greenspace on health in a multiracial urban setting

April 19, 2018
Robert Nocon, PhD Candidate
Public Health Sciences
Assessing the quality of managed care encounter data in Medicaid claims

Rebecca Gorges, PhD Candidate
Harris School of Public Policy
Medicaid long-term care policy and disparities

April 26, 2018
Please attend the Will Manning Memorial Lecture on April 25.

May 3, 2018
Lori Ann Post, PhD
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Wicked Witches, Weddings, and Widows: Mobilizing public & political will to combat gender-based violence 

Please review the papers and materials for this week's lecture:
PPW Toolkit
Using Public Will to Secure Political Will

May 10, 2018
Leemore Dafny, PhD
Bruce V. Rauner Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, and a member of the faculty of the Kennedy School of Government
Regis J. Fallon Lecture in Health and Law

May 17, 2018
Simon Pickard, PhD
University of Illinois-Chicago School of Pharmacy
United States valuation of the EQ-5D-5L using an international protocol

May 24, 2018
Aaron Winn, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Administration
Medical College of Wisconsin
Untangling Physician Conflict of Interest