LHC Previous Seminars

Previous Seminars

January 14, 2015

“The Use of Health Impact Assessments in Health Policy Research”

Candace Rutt, Ph.D.
CDC, Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity

December 3, 2014

“Evaluation of the Alabama Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Controlled Substance Database”

Lisa McCormick, DrPH
UAB Health Care Organization and Policy

November 12, 2014

“Acceptance of New Medicaid Patients by Primary Care Physicians”

Sandra Decker, Ph.D.
CDC, National Center for Health Statistics

October 8, 2014

“The Effects of Certified Nurse Midwife Scope of Practice Laws on Birth Outcomes”

Sara Markowitz, Ph.D.
Emory University

September 17, 2014

“An Information Theory Based Framework for the Measurement of Population Health”

Joshua J. Robinson, Ph.D.
UAB Collat School of Business

April 9, 2014

“Mergers When Prices Are Negotiated: Evidence from the Hospital Industry”

Gautam Gowrisankaran, Ph.D.
The University of Arizona

March 19, 2014

“Effects of Physician Practice Consolidation on Prices for Physician Services”

Anne Royalty, Ph.D.
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

March 12, 2014

“Random Assignment Evidence on the Southworth Hypothesis”


Jacob Alex Klerman, M.A.
Senior Fellow, Abt Associates

March 6, 2014

“Conducting Research with Restricted Datasets in the Atlanta Census Research Data Center”


Melissa Ruby Banzhaf, Ph.D.
Administrator of the Atlanta Census Research Data Center

January 8, 2014

“Effect of Hospital–SNF Referral Linkages on Rehospitalization”


Vincent Mor, Ph.D.
Brown University

December 11, 2013

“Spatial Analyses in Population Health Research and Policy”


Lee Rivers Mobley, Ph.D.
Georgia State University

November 13, 2013

“The Mechanisms of Alcohol Control”


Christopher (Kitt) Carpenter, Ph.D.
Vanderbilt University

October 24, 2013

“MCH and Health Reform in the States: Activities & Opportunities”


Michael D. Miller, MD
Physician-In-Residence, National Governors Association Center for Best Practices

September 11, 2013

“Health information exchange and emergency department admissions:
experiences from a NY Regional Health Information Organization evaluation”


Joshua Vest, Ph.D., MPH
Weill Cornell Medical College

April 10, 2013

“Do Patient-Centered Medical Homes Reduce Emergency Department Visits?”


Guy David, Ph.D.
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

March 13, 2013

“Response to Quality Reporting on CMS Nursing Home Compare: Is What's Measured All that Matters?”


Jacqueline Zinn, Ph.D.
Temple University

January 9, 2013

“Public Health Expenditures, Public Health Delivery Systems, and Population Health”


Glen Mays, Ph.D., MPH
University of Kentucky

December 12, 2012

“Serving the Mentally Ill in Primary Care-based Medical Homes”


Marisa Domino, Ph.D.
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

November 14, 2012

“The Effect of Parent and Adult-Child Contact on Elderly Cognitive Function”


Asia Sikora, Ph.D.
University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health


October 10, 2012

“The Role of Agents and Brokers in the Market for Health Insurance”


Pinar Karaca-Mandic, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota School of Public Health

September 12, 2012

“The Effect of State-Level Sex Education Policies on Youth Sexual Behaviors”


Danielle Atkins, Ph.D. Candidate
Dept. of Public Administration, University of Georgia


June 29, 2012

“Diet Quality and SNAP Participation”


Christian Gregory, Ph.D.
Economic Research Service, Department of Agriculture


May 10, 2012

“Counterfeit or Substandard? The Role of Regulation and Distribution Channel in Drug Safety”


Ginger Zhe Jin, Ph.D.
University of Maryland

April 11, 2012

“Mixing the Politics of Abortion and Scope of Practice: A demonstration project of providers in California”


Tracy Weitz, Ph.D., MPA
University of California, San Francisco


March 14, 2012

“The Effects of Asymmetric and Symmetric Fetal Growth Restriction on Human Capital DevelopmentThe Effects of Asymmetric and Symmetric Fetal Growth Restriction on Human Capital Development”


Joshua J. Robinson
Emory University


February 8, 2012

“How Did the Recession Affect Health and Related Activities of Americans?”


Kosali Simon, Ph.D.
Indiana University


January 11, 2012

“The Effect of Health IT on Quality in U.S. Hospitals”


Jeffrey S. McCullough, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota


December 14, 2011

“Integrating Comparative Effectiveness Research into Clinical Practice: The Effects of the Bundling of End Stage Renal Disease Payments”


Shailender Swaminathan, Ph.D.
Brown University


October 12, 2011

“Nutrition and Cognitive Achievement: An Evaluation of the School Breakfast Program”


David Frisvold, Ph.D.
Emory University


September 14, 2011

“Fun with Propensity Scores: Breastfeeding, Overseas Deployment, Special Education, and Autism ”


E. Michael Foster, Ph.D.
UAB Dept. of Health Care Organization & Policy


August 24, 2011

“Access to Confidential Census Data ”


Julie Hotchkiss, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Atlanta Census Research Data Center

Seminar handout


May 11, 2011

“Behavioral Economics and Healthy Behaviors”


Kevin Volpp, MD, Ph.D.
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania


April 13, 2011

“The Economics of Happiness”


Erik Angner, Ph.D.
UAB Dept. of Philosophy & Dept. of Marketing, Industrial Distribution, and Economics


March 9, 2011

“Realistic Evaluation of Local Health Care Reform: Uncovering Lessons for Health Policy & Practice”


Jeffrey Alexander, Ph.D.
University of Michigan School of Public Health


February 9, 2011

“The Effects of Language and Geography-Defined Networks On Health Insurance Choice”


Fredric Blavin, BA, MS
University of Pennsylvania


December 8, 2010

“Do Practice Patterns Change in Response to Comparative Effectiveness Research Studies That Report Negative Results?”


David Howard, Ph.D.
Emory University


November 8, 2010

“The Effects of Health Reform on
Public and Private Insurance in the Long Run”


Austin Frakt, Ph.D.
Boston University



September 8, 2010

“Time and Risk Preferences in the Choice of Health Insurance Coverage”


David Bradford, Ph.D.
University of Georgia

Seminar handout


June 9, 2010

“Stakeholder Thinking, Stakeholder Analysis, and Health Care Policy”


Grant Savage, Ph.D.
University of Missouri School of Medicine


April 14, 2010

“A Market-level Study of Ambulatory Care Sensitive Hospitalization Rates”


Larry Hearld, Ph.D.
UAB School of Health Professions

Seminar handout


February 10, 2010

“Health Care Use by Children with Sickle Cell Disease”


Scott Grosse, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Health Services Research and Evaluation
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Seminar handout


January 13, 2010

“A Multiple State Duration Model with Endogenous Treatment with an Application to Diabetes Neuropathy”


Gabriel Picone, Ph.D.
University of South Florida

Seminar handout


December 9, 2009

“The Impact of Retail Clinics on Cost, Utilization and Welfare”


Robert Town, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota

Seminar handout




October 14, 2009

“The Health Care Reform Proposals”


Michael A. Morrisey, Ph.D. - Lister Hill Center for Health Policy
Leonard J. Nelson III, JD, LLM - Cumberland School of Law

Seminar handout


September 9, 2009

“Medicare, Hospital Utilization and Mortality:
Evidence from the Origins of the Federal Program”


Shailender Swaminathan, Ph.D.
Brown University

Seminar handout


April 8, 2009

“Time is Up: The Increasing Shadow Price of Time in Primary Care Office Visits”


Ming Tai-Seale, Ph.D., MPH
Texas A&M Health Science Center


April 3, 2009

“Creating New Models of Primary Care”


Edward O'Neil, MPA, Ph.D., FAAN
Center for the Health Professions, University of California, San Francisco


February 11, 2009

“Structure, Process, and Patient Outcomes in Ambulatory Surgery Centers”


Askar Chukmaitov, MD, Ph.D.
Florida State University College of Medicine


January 14, 2009

“Effects of Child Health on Family Resources”


Nancy E. Reichman, Ph.D.
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey


December 10, 2008

“Insurance Mandates and Mammography”


Christopher (Kitt) Carpenter, Ph.D.
University of California, Irvine


November 12, 2008

“Analysis of Hospital Production:
 An Output Index Approach”


Martin Gaynor, Ph.D.
Carnegie Mellon University


October 8, 2008

“Retiree Health Benefits & Older Men's Labor Supply:
 A Tale of Two Cohorts”


James Marton, Ph.D.
Georgia State University


September 10, 2008

“Comparing the Quality of Outcomes in Hospital-Based
& Freestanding Ambulatory Surgery Settings”


Nir Menachemi, Ph.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham



August 18, 2008

“Economics of Climate Change”



Robert Mendelsohn, Ph.D.
Yale University

Seminar handout



June 11, 2008

“Effects of Financial Pressure on Safety Net Hospitals”



Gloria J. Bazzoli, Ph.D.
Virginia Commonwealth University



April 9, 2008

“Board Composition and Nonprofit Conduct: Evidence from Hospitals”



R. Lawrence Van Horn, Ph.D.
The Owen Graduate School of Management
Vanderbilt University



April 2, 2008

“Medicare Solvency: A Conversation with Kerry Weems”
Acting Administrator, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services




February 13, 2008

“Prison Health Care: Is Contracting Out Healthy?”



H.E. (Ted) Frech III, Ph.D.
University of California, Santa Barbara



 January 9, 2008

“The Effect of Education on Adult Mortality and Health: Evidence from the United Kingdom”

Heather Royer, Ph.D.
Case Western Reserve University

 December 12, 2007

“Suboptimal Coverage of Preventive Healthcare Due to Expected Enrollee Turnover Among Private Insurers”

Bradley Herring, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


 November 14, 2007

“Consumer Driven Health Plans: Does Theory Follow Practice?”

Stephen T. Parente, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota
Carlson School of Management


September 12, 2007

“The Effects of Physical Attractiveness, Personality, and Grooming on Academic Performance in High School”

Michael T. French, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology
University of Miami




June 13, 2007

“Weak Identification in Models with Binary Endogenous Regressors”

Partha Deb, Ph.D.
Department of Economics
Hunter College


April 11, 2007

“The Medicaid Commission: Tilting at Health Policy Windmills?”

Robert B. Helms, PhD
Resident Scholar
American Enterprise Institute


March 7,  2007 “Policy Implications of Evidence-based Practice to Improve Health Care Quality”




Ronda G. Hughes, PhD, MHS, RN
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


February 14, 2007

“Mortality and the Baseball Hall of Fame: An Investigation into the Role of Status in Life Expectancy”

David Becker, PhD
University of Alabama at Birmingham


January 10, 2007

“Even for Teenagers, Money Does Not Grow on Trees:
Teenage Substance Use and Budget Constraints”

Sara Markowitz, PhD
Rutgers University





December 13, 2006

“Costs of Nursing Care at the Unit Level: Preliminary Findings in the VA”

Anne Sales, PhD RN
University of Alberta


November 8, 2006

“Learning by Doing and Forgetting in Surgery”

Robert Town, PhD
University of Minnesota


 October 11, 2006

“Health Insurance Enrollment Decisions: Preferences for Coverage, Worker Sorting, and Insurance Take Up”

Alan C. Monheit, PhD
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey


 September 13, 2006

“Effects of Tort Reform on Physician Malpractice Premiums & Employer Health Insurance Premiums”

Michael A. Morrisey, PhD
University of Alabama at Birmingham


 May 10, 2006

“Learning by Doing and Social Network Effects in a
Multicenter Trial of Academic Hospitalists”

David Meltzer, MD, PhD
University of Chicago


April 12, 2006


"Specialty Hospitals and the Impact of Market Entry"

Robert L. Ohsfeldt, PhD
School of Rural Public Health
Texas A&M University


March 8, 2006


“Effect of Direct to Consumer Advertising for Statin Drugs on Health Status”

David Bradford, PhD
Medical University of South Carolina

February 8, 2006

"Cigarette Advertisements and Smoking Cessation"

Donald Kenkel, PhD
Cornell University 

January 11, 2006


"Improving Medical Care for Persons
with Serious Mental Disorders"

Benjamin Druss, MD, MPH
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University


November 9, 2005

“Parental Involvement, Public Funding Restrictions, Mandatory
Delays & Childhood Fatal Injuries”

Bisakha Sen, PhD
UAB Department of Health Care Organization and Policy

October 12, 2005

“Health Services Research and the Public Health”

Frederic D. Wolinsky, PhD
The University of Iowa 

June 8, 2005

"Pay for Performance: A Conceptual Framework and Assessment of the Early Evidence”

Jim Burgess, PhD
Boston University School of Public Health





April 13, 2005

"Burning a Hole in the Household Budget:  Tobacco Spending and Its Crowd-Out of Other Goods"

Jody Sindelar, PhD
Yale University School of Public Health




 March 9, 2005

"Physician Practice Size and Health Care Delivery"

Loren Baker, PhD
Stanford University School of Medicine


February 9, 2005

"What Explains Variations in Health Plan Quality?"


Shailender Swaminathan, PhD
Department of Maternal and Child Health, UAB


January 12, 2005
"The Nursing Labor Force in 2004 and What Lies Ahead"


Peter Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing




December 8, 2004


"The Health Care Safety Net and Crowd-Out of Private Health Insurance”


 Tony T. Lo Sasso, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago





 November 10, 2004
“Improving Health Care:  A Dose of Competition, The Report of the Federal Trade Commission & Department of Justice"


 David A. Hyman, JD, MD
Federal Trade Commission, and
University of Illinois School of Law




October 13, 2004
“The Impact of Blue Cross Conversions on Health Expenditures and the Uninsured”


Chris Conover, PhD
Duke University






Richard C. Lindrooth, PhD
Department of Health Administration and Policy
Medical University of South Carolina



September 8, 2004
"The Effects of SCHIP on Federally Qualified Health Centers"