2007 Bob Long Lecture, Memorial Lecture

David Paltiel, PhD, MBA
Associate Professor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine
Associate Professor of Public Health and Management Sciences,
Yale School of Management

Expanded HIV screening in the United States:
Effect on clinical outcomes, HIV transmission, and costs

Friday, April 20, 2007
12:00 - 1:30 PM
Colonial Penn Center Auditorium
(3641 Locust Walk)

co-sponsored by CFAR and CMHPSR

Professor Paltiel is an expert in the field of operations research and disease simulation modeling. He conducts cost-effectiveness analyses on a variety of medical technologies and public health activities. His current research focuses on model-based evaluation of HIV/AIDS testing, prevention, treatment, and care in vulnerable and underserved populations in the United States and abroad. He has served as a member of the editorial boards of both Medical Decision Making and Value in Health.

Professor Paltiel aims to promote a reasoned approach to choices in the health sector. An expert in the field of pharmacoeconomics and disease modeling, he has published on the cost-effectiveness of a variety of medical technologies, pharmaceutical products, and public health activities. He has advised both industry and government on issues of health resource allocation and decision making. Professor Paltiel maintains a special interest in chronic disease modeling (notably HIV/AIDS and asthma) and is the recipient of research grant support from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the National Institute on Mental Health, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Robert Long was a member of the Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research, where he worked as a project manager on health services research studies. As a project manager, he managed federal data integration grants for Delaware's client outcome system at the Delaware Substance Abuse and Mental Health Division. Robert was from Nebraska, where he graduated from the Church of Christ Seminary and lead church congregations for approximately 15 years. Following his career in the ministry, and a career in transportation, Robert graduated from the Bryn Mawr School of Social Policy and began a career in behavioral health. Robert was interested in the policy issues of behavioral health, poverty and government and served as a committed and effective advocate for these issues in the Philadelphia community. He continued to serve as a volunteer minister throughout his career.


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