Read below for a few highlights from the semester.
Two HPM Professors were honored with teaching awards at the Mailman commencement—Yuna Lee won the Judson Wolfe Excellence in Teaching Award and Michael Sparer received the Core Teaching Award (May 2019).
Current Exec Student Lama El Zein, MHA '19, published an article on palliative care in the Middle East (May 2019).
HPM's National Advisory Board member Dr. Lonny Reisman, Founder and CEO of HealthReveal, delivered the 2019 Rosenberg Lecture on Healthcare Quality (May 2019).
HPM Professor Jamie Daw received the Outstanding Dissertation Award from AcademyHealth. Her dissertation "Insurance Coverage for Pregnant Women: Assessing Patterns, Policy Impacts, and Methods for Evaluation" includes two applied studies on health insurance coverage for pregnant women in the United States and one methodological contribution to the field of health services research (May 2019).
HPM Professor Adam Sacarny received the Publication of the Year award from AcademyHealth for his research on overprescribing in Medicare. The award-winning publication, “Effect of Peer Comparison Letters for High-Volume Primary Care Prescribers of Quetiapine in Older and Disabled Adults: A Randomized Clinical Trial,” was published in JAMA Psychiatry in October 2018. According to AcademyHealth, the award "recognizes the best and most relevant peer-reviewed, scientific work that the fields of health services research and health policy have produced and published in the prior calendar year.” (May 2019)
HPM Professor Miriam Laugesen's article "A Response to Berenson and Ginsburg: Good Governance Is Essential for Payment Transformation" appeared on the HealthAffairs Blog (May 2019).
A group of HPM Executive students went to the town of Mariana-Humacao, Puerto Rico, to help set up a space in the local community center to serve as a clinic for the people in Mariana (April 2019).
HPM Professor Jack Rowe published an article in Health Affairs discussing the challenges the US faces as we become an aging society (April 2019).
HPM Professor Yuna Lee was elected as a New York Academy of Medicine Fellow. She also recently received a grant from Columbia University Irving Medical Center Grants Program for Junior Faculty for her proposal: Balancing "Provider Autonomy and System Standardization in Pursuit of Health Equity" which will begin soon in collaboration with the NYP Critical Care Unit (April 2019).
HPM Chair Michael Sparer joined Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle on MSNBC to discuss what will happen when 12 million adults lose coverage if Obamacare is invalidated (April 2019).
HPM Professor Kai Ruggeri published an article in Nedeljnik, a Serbian periodical, that discusses what behavioral insights are and why they are relevant for research in the real world (March 2019). (The original article is in Serbian, use Google Translate to read in English).
HPM Professor Bhaven Sampat has been named as one of the Mailman School of Public Health's 2019 Yusuf Hamied Fellows (March 2019).
Michael Sparer, HPM Professor and Department Chair, appeared on MSNBC's Velshi and Ruhle to discuss the effects of ending Obamacare (March 2019).
Heather Butts, HPM adjunct instructor, has published a book titled Healing Civil War Veterans in New York and Washington, D.C. from Arcadia Publishing & The History Press (March 2019).
HPM Professor Mark Bittman has been nominated for a 2019 James Beard Foundation Journalism Award in Health and Wellness for the articles "The Last Conversation You'll Ever Need to Have About Eating Right" and "The Last Conversation You'll Need to Have on Eating Right: The Follow-ups" (March 2019).
HPM alum Carlos Cuevas, MPH '12, was included on Crain's 2019 40 Under 40 list (March 2019).
HPM Professor Jamie Daw appeared on CBC to speak about the federal budget and prescription drug coverage reform in Canada. Jump to 1:20 to see her interview (March 2019).
HPM Professor Mark Bittman is starting a food magazine—read more in this article in the New York Times (March 2019).
HPM Professor Irwin Redlener's op-ed "What lessons can be salvaged from Alabama's deadly tornado" was published in The Hill (March 2019).
HPM Professor Jamie Daw's article The Affordable Care Act and Access to Care for Reproductive-Aged and Pregnant Women in the United States, 2010-2016 was published in AJPH (February 2019).
HPM Professor John McHugh's article Analysis of Drivers of Disenrollment and Plan Switching Among Medicare Advantage Beneficiaries appeared in JAMA (February 2019).
HPM Professor Jamie Daw's op-ed A Better Path to Universal Health Care appeared in the New York Times (February 2019).
HPM Professor Kai Ruggeri was awarded a grant from the Data Science Institute's Data for Good program to study whether personalized behavioral interventions, known as nudges, improve access to healthcare in low-income communities. Using health, environment, transportation and financial data, this project will build smart nudges that adapt to individual needs by using innovative methods in machine learning and data science (January 2019).
Dr. Donna Lynne, HPM Adjunct Professor and current Colorado Lieutenant Governor and Chief Operating Officer, has accepted the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Columbia University's Irving Medical Center, and Chief Executive Officer of ColumbiaDoctors, effective January 2019.
HPM Professor Kai Ruggeri's article "An evidence-based policy for improving choice in global health access through medical travel" appeared in Health Policy (December 2018).
HPM Professor Jamie Daw's article "Preconception Coverage Before and After the Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansions" was published in Obstetrics & Gynecology (November 2018).
HPM Adjunct Professor Heather Butts appeared in a segment on New York Live to discuss the Little Free Library organization, supported by her non-profit H.E.A.L.T.H for Youths Inc (November 2018).
In an article in the Daily Beast, HPM Professor Irwin Redlener discussed the importance of Florida children returning to school following Hurricane Michael (October 2018).
HPM Professor John W. Rowe weighed in on the significant drop in US birth rates on the podcast Knowledge@Wharton (October 2018).
The Executive Masters of Healthcare Management Programs Class of 2018 celebrated their commencement on October 18 at the Morningside campus. Dr. Wayne Riley, President of SUNY Downstate Medical Center and HPM NAB board member, delivered the commencement address.
HPM Professor Matthew Neidell discusses his study on the relationship between levels of New York City pollution and stock market returns in an article on wfuv.org (October 2018).
HPM Professors Larry Brown and Michael Sparer served as editors for a special issue of the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, "The Underperforming US Health Care System: Revisiting the Conventional Wisdom" (October 2018). HPM Professors Miriam Laugesen, Peter Muennig, and Adam Sacarny contributed articles to the issue.
In September HPM hosted a week-long non-degree program for 35 Chinese healthcare leaders in collaboration with the American Chamber of Commerce. This program offers healthcare policy and management training by providing a window into the US healthcare system and sharing best practices. The participants completed sessions in Comparative Health Policy, Strategic Management, Healthcare Quality, Health IT & Entrepreneurship and Managerial & Organizational Behavior, and took part in site visits at ColumbiaDoctors Midtown and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
HPM Professor Peter Muennig's paper "America's Declining Well-Being, Health, and Life Expectancy: Not Just a White Problem" appeared in The American Journal of Public Health (September 2018).
HPM Professor John W. Rowe discussed his study comparing how different countries support aging populations in Quartz (September 2018).
HPM Professor Paul Thurman collaborated with ICAP to develop and implement management and strategy courses for health leaders in Sierra Leone.
HPM Professor and Department Chair Michael Sparer contributed to the discussion on the Medicaid buy-in in the Washington Post's PowerPost.