Symposium 2012 Applying Research

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Overview

On May 10th, a special dinner was held in honor of Jeff Alexander, Catherine McLaughlin and Jack Wheeler as they retired as University of Michigan faculty. This special evening was followed by a daylong symposium celebrating 50 years of excellence in health services research at the University of Michigan. Presenters offered their perspectives on how research effectively informs and influences policy and practice.

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  • On May 10th, 2012, a special dinner was held in honor of professors Jeffrey Alexander, Catherine McLaughlin and Jack Wheeler as they retired from University of Michigan faculty.

    On May 10th, 2012, a special dinner was held in honor of professors Jeffrey Alexander, Catherine McLaughlin and Jack Wheeler as they retired from University of Michigan faculty.

  • Jeffrey Alexander, Professor Emeritus, previously the Richard C​​arl Jelinek Professor of Health Management and Policy. Professor Alexander's research interests focused on organizational change in the health care sector, multi-institutional systems, governance and physician participation in institutional management and policy-making.

    Jeffrey Alexander, Professor Emeritus, previously the Richard C​​arl Jelinek Professor of Health Management and Policy. Professor Alexander's research interests focused on organizational change in the health care sector, multi-institutional systems, governance and physician participation in institutional management and policy-making.

  • Catherine McLaughlin, Professor Emeritus of Health Management and Policy. Professor McLaughlin's research interests focused on health insurance coverage, employer, employee, and Medicare beneficiary coverage choice, barriers to access, and health information technology.

    Catherine McLaughlin, Professor Emeritus of Health Management and Policy. Professor McLaughlin's research interests focused on health insurance coverage, employer, employee, and Medicare beneficiary coverage choice, barriers to access, and health information technology.

  • Jack Wheeler, Professor Emeritus of Health Management and Policy and Chair from 1991-1997. Professor Wheeler's research interests focused on optimal investment (capital expenditure) decisions by the health care firm, optimal financing decisions by the health care firm, and health care payment policy.

    Jack Wheeler, Professor Emeritus of Health Management and Policy and Chair from 1991-1997. Professor Wheeler's research interests focused on optimal investment (capital expenditure) decisions by the health care firm, optimal financing decisions by the health care firm, and health care payment policy.

  • Kyle Grazier, Chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy, welcomed honorees and guests to an evening in celebration of excellence in research.

    Kyle Grazier, Chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy, welcomed honorees and guests to an evening in celebration of excellence in research.

  • Austin Frakt, of Boston University, is a health economist and researcher and the founder of the health policy blog, The Incidental Economist: Contemplating health care with a focus on research, an eye on reform.

    Austin Frakt, of Boston University, is a health economist and researcher and the founder of the health policy blog, The Incidental Economist: Contemplating health care with a focus on research, an eye on reform.

  • Helen Levy, of University of Michigan, is a research associate professor and alumna of the Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Scholars program. She previously served as a senior economist at the President's Council of Economic Advisers.

    Helen Levy, of University of Michigan, is a research associate professor and alumna of the Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Scholars program. She previously served as a senior economist at the President's Council of Economic Advisers.

  • Alumni, faculty, students and friends gathered for a day-long symposium to share ideas about applying research to improve the health system:  past,  present and future.

    Alumni, faculty, students and friends gathered for a day-long symposium to share ideas about applying research to improve the health system: past, present and future.

Keynote Speakers

  • Austin Frakt, of Boston University, is the founder of the health policy blog, The Incidental Economist: Contemplating health care with a focus on research, an eye on reform.
  • Helen Levy, University of Michigan and alumna of the Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Scholars program, and former senior economist at the President's Council of Economic Advisers.

Presenters

  • Kevin Frick, Professor, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management.
  • Mitch Greenlick, Representative, Oregon House of Representatives (Portand District 33)
  • Paula Lantz, Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy, George Washington University, Washington D.C., School of Public Health and Health Services
  • John McDonough, Professor of public health practice at the Harvard School of Public Health and director of the new HSPH Center for Public Health Leadership
  • Dennis Scanlon, Professor of Health Policy and Administration, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Cynthia Taueg, Vice President, Ambulatory and Community Health Services, St. John Health
  • Rebecca Wells, Associate Professor Health Policy and Management, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health
  • Tom Wickizer, Stephen F. Loebs Professor, Health Services Management and Policy, Ohio State University, College of Public Health