Seminars and Lectures

Daniel C. Toteson Lecture Series

The Tosteson Series is based on the premise that understanding the structure of the health care system will allow physicians to assume a more active role in its evolution. Through discussions with patients and participation in community service projects, students glimpse the health care system through the eyes of patients. Students gain the necessary knowledge and skills to help shape the health care system at every level, from local hospitals to national and international policy.

In addition to lectures, the Tosteson Series also provides opportunities to volunteer in local community service projects related to the improvement of health. Participants in this series can thereby work to preserve and improve both the quality of and access to care, and become better advocates for their patients. This lecture series also serves as a vehicle for interested students to find mentors and engage in research activities aimed at analyzing and reforming the health care system to better serve the needs of patients.

Between eight and 12 interactive, noncredit seminars are held a year; approximately 100 to 125 first- and second-year students attend. The topics continue to be broad and of interest to all medical students, including those without any background in health policy.

For more information, please contact Ivanna Pena.

Past Lecture Dates Speaker
March 2016 Lucian Leape
April 2016 Michael Chernew
May 2016 Jeffrey Sanchez

 

"In the Trenches" Seminar Series

In order to provide the faculty and students with a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by front-line managers and to provide a more comprehensive view of the delivery system itself, the Department of Health Care Policy started a unique seminar series in 2000. We invite guests to speak on issues affecting the financing and delivery of health care at their practices, institutions, or corporations. Dr. Bruce Landon coordinates the series; it is open to members of the university.  For lecture details, please contact Mary Hurley.

 

Methods Workshop Series

Research in health care policy is fundamentally multidisciplinary, combining expertise in policy, medicine, and statistics. To highlight the latest in health policy research methods, we recently launched a monthly Methods Workshop. The format combines traditional seminars with group discussions of recent papers (à la journal club), including debates on controversies in research methods. PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and staff are invited and welcome to attend. HCP faculty members Laura Hatfield and Sherri Rose co-facilitate the series. For more information, contact  Lauren Jett.

For previous more seminar dates and reading materials, please click visit the Health Data Policy Lab website .

 

PhD In Health Policy Research Seminar

The Research Seminar is for students in the PhD Program in Health Policy who are third-year graduate students and above. It meets weekly throughout the year and gives students an opportunity to present dissertation research or job talks. The seminars are primarily for students in the program and faculty who are interested in the topic being presented. Anupam Jena and Laura Hatfield are the faculty coordinators. For more information, contact Collen Yout by e-mail or at (617) 495-1357.

Fall 2017 Sessions and Speakers:

9/11       Introduction/Research Crowdsourcing (students only)         

9/18       Emma Sandoe

9/25       Zach Ward

10/2       Sam Moy            

10/9       Alyssa Bilinski    

10/16     Annabelle Fowler            

10/23     Carrie Fry            

10/30     Monica Farid     

11/6       Caroline Geiger

11/13     Jamie Cohen     

11/20     Sam Burn            

11/27     Daniel Prinz       

Spring 2017 Seminar Sessions and Speakers

Archived PhD in Health Policy Seminar Sessions and Speakers

 

Health Economics Seminar

The Health Economics Seminar is run by third-year graduate students in the economics track of the PhD program in Health Policy. The seminar meets weekly throughout the year with a mix of internal and external speakers, predominantly graduate students presenting work in progress. The seminar, coordinated by Thomas McGuire, attracts faculty and graduate students from the Economics department at Harvard, Harvard’s JFK School of Public Policy, Boston University, and MIT. 

For more information, contact Sarah Chambers by email or at (617) 432-3428.

Fall 2018 Health Econmics Seminar Sessions & Speakers

Date

Name

Affiliation

September 11

Ari Friedman

BIDMC

September 18

Priya Shanmugam

Harvard Econ Phd

September 25

Lukas Kauer

Visiting Economist at HCP

October 2

Zirui Song

HCP Assistant Professor

October 9

Rebecca Sachs

Public Policy PhD

Brian McGarry

HCP Postdoc

October 6

Jennifer Kao

Public Policy PhD

October 23

Tim Layton

HCP Assistant Professor

October 30

Caitlin Carroll

Health Policy PhD, Econ

November 6

Yunan Ji

Health Policy PhD, Econ

Andrew Wilcock

HCP Seidman Fellow

November13

Saumya Chatrath

Health Policy PhD, Econ

Daniel Prinz

Health Policy PhD, Econ

November 20

Lina Song

Health Policy PhD, Decision Science

Eran Politzer

Health Policy PhD, Econ

November 27

Jose Zubizarreta

Health Care Policy

December 04

Samantha Burn

Health Policy PhD, Econ

Adrienne Sabety

Health Policy PhD, Econ

Archived Health Econ Seminar Speakers