Read below for a few highlights from the semester.
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.