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 Rena Conti, Tamara Konetzka and Fabrice Smieliauskas, with the assistance of HEW Administrator Susie McGee. 

Funding for the 2015-2016 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 fall quarter are held on Thursdays from 3:30-5:00 pm in Harris School, Room 140B unless otherwise noted. 

Health Economics Workshop Archives  

Spring 2017 Schedule

March 30, 2017

April 6, 2017
Risha Gidwani, DrPH
Health Economist, VA Health Economics Resource Center
Health System Organization and Financing & Quality of End-of-Life Care

April 13, 2017
Lotte Steuten, PhD, MSc
Associate Faculty Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Can early stage economic evaluation accelerate patient access to high-value healthcare innovations?

April 20, 2017
Sayeh Nikpay, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy, Vanderbilt University
Hospital Responses to the 340B Drug Discount Program, 2000-2014

Alan Zaslavsky, PhD
Professor, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
Learn more here

April 27, 2017

May 4, 2017
Meghan Skira, PhD
Assistant Professor, Terry College of Business, University of Georgia
The Impact of Paid Maternity Leave on Maternal Health

May 11, 2017
Elaine Hill, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Rochester
Does shale gas development impact infant health through drinking water?

May 18, 2017
Florence Tangka, PhD, MS
Health Economist, Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch, CDC
Economic Evaluations of CDC's Colorectal Cancer Programs

May 25, 2017
Amanda Starc, PhD
Associate Professor, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Business