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 Fabrice Smieliauskas, and Kavi Bhalla.

Funding for the 2018-2019 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 are held on Thursdays from 3:30-5:00 pm in Room H300 (also known as W300). Access is easiest from the Goldblatt entrance to the Medical Center at 860 E 59th Street. Turn right at the information desk, take the A West elevator to the 3rd floor. Upon exiting the elevator, turn right into the W3 hallway, following the corridor. You will continue down this hallway, past the glass "fishbowl" area. At the end of this hallway, you’ll see a small kitchen area and our conference room H300. 

Health Economics Workshop Archives  

Spring 2019 Schedule 

Thursday April 4, 2019

Wednesday April 10, 2019
Please join us for a special ORW in room M-137 sponsored jointly by the Center for Healthcare Delivery and Science Innovation (HDSI):

Kristen Miller, DrPH, CPPS
Scientific Director, National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, MedStar Institute for Innovation
Don't Just Try Harder: Applying Human Factors to Engineer the Future of Medicine

Please note: This special ORW offers CME credit 

Thursday April 18, 2019
Bikki Smith, AHRQ T32
Postdoctoral Fellow, SSA PhD student

Thursday April 25, 2019
Attend Fallon Lecture

Wednesday May 1, 2019
Attend Will Manning Lecture 

Thursday May 9, 2019 

Thursday May 16, 2019
Amanda Starc, PhD
Associate Professor of Strategy, Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern University

Thursday May 23, 2019 
Neal Mahoney, PhD
Professor of Economics & David G. Booth Faculty Fellow, U of C Booth School of Business

Thursday May 30, 2019
Danielle Adams & Hannah MacDougall, AHRQ T32
Predoctoral Fellows, SSA PhD students
Nonprofit Hospital Community Benefits Decision Making: An Organizational Approach in an Era of Reform