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 Jessica Livingston by e-mail or at (617) 495-1357.

Please check back for Fall 2017 sessions and speakers. 

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.

Spring 2018 Health Economics Seminar Sessions & Speakers

Tim Layton
HCP Assistant Professor
January 23
Kyle Myers
NBER Postdoc
January 30
Annabelle Fowler
Health Policy G4
February 6
Emma Harrington
Economics G3
February 6
Anna Sinaiko
HPM Assistant Professor
February 13
Michael Barnett
HPM Assistant Professor
February 13
Cassandra Peitzman
Health Policy G6
February 20
Joran Lokkerbol
HCP Harkness Fellow
February 20
Rebecca Sachs
Public Policy G4
February 27
Nancy Beaulieu
HCP Research Associate
February 27
Samantha Burn
Health Policy G3
March 6
Annetta Zhou
Health Policy G6
March 6
Jennifer Kao
Public Policy G5
March 20
Alice Ndikumana
Health Policy G3
March 20
Adrian Garcia
Mosqueira Health Policy G4
March 27
Caitlin Carroll
Health Policy G5
April 3
Amanda Kreider
Health Policy G3
April 10
Anas El Turabi
Health Policy G5
April 10
Adrienne Sabety
Health Policy G4
April 17
Julia Dennett
Health Policy G4
April 24

Andrew Wilcock
HCP Postdoc
April 24

     

Archived Health Econ Seminar Speakers