Seminar archives

The LDI runs two seminar series - the Health Policy Seminar Series and the Research Seminar Series. Below, is an archived list of our seminars.

Follw this link to our current years' seminar listing

Health Policy Serminars

Research Seminar Archives

2006-2007 Theme: Global Health

LDI Alumni Faculty Exchange -
Health in the Developing World: Meeting the Challenges


Jean De Kervasdoue, PhD
Professor, Pulpit of Economy and Management of the Health Services, National Academy of Arts and Trades
Ecology of mankind, ecology of the planet : convergence or conflict

David Paltiel, MD
Associate Professor, Yale School of Medicine
Expanded HIV screening in the United States: Effect on clinical outcomes, HIV transmission, and costs

Nils Daulaire, MD, MPH
President and CEO, The Global Health Council
Harnessing Expertise and Advocacy for Improving
Global Health Equity

Alexander S. Preker, PhD
Lead Economist for the Health, Nutrition, and Population, The World Bank
Health Financing in Development

Samuel P. Martin III, MD, Memorial Lecture
Nicole Lurie, MD, MSPH
Director of the RAND Center for Population Health and Health Disparities; Senior Natural Scientist and Co-Director for Public Health at the Center for Domestic and International Health Security
Involving the private sector in health care disparities: The National Health Plan Collaborative to reduce disparities and improve care

Eric Whitaker, MD, MPH
Director, Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)
The Threat to Global Health: HIV on the African Continent

Marko Vujicic, PhD
Economist, Human Development Network, The World Bank
Foggy Lens?: An Economist's Take on the Global Health Workforce 'Crisis'


12th Annual Thomas Langfitt Jr. Memorial Symposium
Innovative Approaches to Universal Health Coverage: Massachusetts and Beyond

Michael E. Porter, PhD
Bishop William Lawrence University Professor, Harvard Business School
Redefining Health Care: Creating Value-Based Competition on Results
biosk slides

Gabriel Leung, MD, MPH
Physician, Department of Community Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
Gluttony, Sloth and Death - a Paradox Explained
co sponsored with The John A. Hartford Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence (HCGNE)
biosk abstract

Archived Health Policy Seminars 1998-2007:

2008-2009 Policy Seminar Theme: Health Policy Reform

2007-2008 Policy Seminar: Urban Health

2005-2006 Policy Seminar Them: The Impact of the Built, Social , and Natural Environment

2004-2005 Policy Seminar Theme: Linking Health Services Research, Policy and Practice

2003-2004 Policy Seminar Theme: The Economics and Politics of Employer-Sponsored Health Care

2002-2003 Policy Seminar Theme: How Can We Afford Prescription Drugs in the US? Cost, Quality, and Access

2001-2002 Policy Seminar Theme: Vulnerable Populations in American Health Care

From e-Commerce to e-HealthCare: The Challenges of the New Economy

Managed Care: The Next Generation

The Future of Government-Organized Healthcare



Leemore Dafny, PhD
Assistant Professor of Management & Strategy, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Are Health Insurance Markets Competitive? A Test of Direct Price Discrimination

Barbara Mark, RN, PhD, FAAN
Sarah Frances Russell Professor, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing
Controversies in Nurse Staffing Research
biosk abstract

Sara Markowitz, PhD
Associate Professor of Economics at Rutgers University &
Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research
The Effectiveness of Cigarette Regulations in Reducing Cases of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
co sponsored by The Center for Outcomes Research at CHOP and LDI

biosk abstract

Richard Lindrooth, PhD
Associate Professor, Associate Director - CHEPS, The Center for Health Economics & Policy Studies, Medical University South Carolina
Hospital closure and Economic Efficiency
biosk abstract paper

Somnath Saha, MD, MPH
Staff Physician, Portland VA Medical Center; Associate Professor of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University
Racial Disparities and the Patient-Physician Relationship
biosk abstract

Charles C. Branas, PhD
Co-Director, Cartographic Modeling Laboratory;
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania

Dennis Culhane, PhD
Co-Director, Cartographic Modeling Laboratory; Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry,Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research, School of Social Work, University of Pennsylvania
Potential Meets Reality: Linking Health and Place through the Cartographic Modeling Lab (CML)


Peter Bearman, PhD

Co-Director of Columbia’s Health & Society Scholars Program; Professor, Department of Sociology; Director, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy Columbia University
The Structure of Adolescent Sexual Networks
biosk abstract

Gautam Gowrisankaran, PhD
Assistant Professor of Economics, John M. Olin School of Business Washington University, St. Louis
Managed Care, Drug Benefits and Mortality: An Analysis of the Elderly
biosk abstract

Anthony Lo Sasso, PhD

Associate Professor of Health Policy & Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health
The Health Care Safety Net and Crowd-Out of
Private Health Insurance

biosk abstract

Rodney A. Hayward, MD

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health
Epidemiological Malpractice: How Biomedical "Experts" Systematically MisInform Healthcare Policy"

biosk abstract

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