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Ken Warner had been saying for years that we needed an undergraduate introduction to public health here at Michigan, to meet growing student interest and to help recruit great Michigan talent into the field. Part of the rapidly expanding interest in public health is that, as Warner puts it, students are seeking "a fulfilling career, and public health speaks to that need in countless ways."
Mon, 14 May 2018 00:00:00 -0500
Alumna Melva Hardy's passion, love, and significant professional contributions are still making their way around the world of public health. Her untimely death in 2016 moved her family, friends, and colleagues to support others in her name. Inspired by Hardy's legacy, her classmates began connecting with each other to find ways of honoring that legacy while giving back to the school and moving it forward.
Mon, 07 May 2018 00:00:53 -0400
Every year, the field of public health sees growing interest in studying and improving mental health. Public health's focus on preventive interventions means this work can help people avoid suffering from mental illnesses well before they might take hold.
Fri, 04 May 2018 00:01:08 -0400
Two School of Public Health faculty members, along with their students, have received grants from the National Center for Institutional Diversity to support their work in social change.
Thu, 03 May 2018 11:58:42 -0400
More funding is needed to address the opioid epidemic that is projected to cost the US economy $200 billion by 2020, according to an article by Rebecca Haffajee, assistant professor of health management and policy.
Fri, 27 Apr 2018 13:18:22 -0400
The benefits of vaping to quit smoking far outweigh the health risks of youths moving from electronic to traditional cigarettes, according to a new study led by Kenneth Warner and David Mendez of the University of Michigan School of Public Health.
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:02:28 -0400
Fifteen students from the School of Public Health spent Tuesday, March 6, in Lansing meeting with lawmakers and their staff to share research findings and advocate for policy changes based on data and evidence.
Thu, 05 Apr 2018 13:16:15 -0400
Hundreds of communities in the U.S. are suing the makers and distributors of opioid painkillers, arguing that the companies should help pay the enormous costs of the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history. Rebecca Haffajee, assistant professor of health management and policy, answers questions about past cases against opioid drugmakers and the latest lawsuits.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:26:36 -0400
Christopher Clarke, program director for the Summer Enrichment Program and the Collaborative, was recognized by the National Minority Quality Forum in its 2018 40 Under 40 Leaders in Health Awards.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:12:21 -0400
UnitedHealthcare Establishes New Endowed Professorship at University of Michigan School of Public Health
The University of Michigan School of Public Health announced that Andrew Ryan has been named the first UnitedHealthcare Professor of Health Care Management. UnitedHealthcare established this $2.5 million endowed professorship to support a selected tenured faculty member by funding both salary and a discretionary fund that enables the school to pursue innovative health policy research.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:00:42 -0400
HMP Professor emeritus Peter Jacobson describes findings on this topic from sixty-five in-depth interviews conducted in five states in 2016-17 with US officials in the public and private sectors.
Mon, 12 Mar 2018 09:14:53 -0400
University of Michigan faculty scholars received 12 Fulbright grants for the 2017-18 academic year, including three from the School of Public Health--the most of any research university in the nation. The grants fund the scholars' research or teaching overseas for six to 12 months.
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:42:23 -0500
Brexit will mark a major change in how medicines and medical research is regulated in the UK. That could affect everything from the supply of medicine to what kind of research is done. BBC Radio and Holly Jarmin explore the anxieties and opportunities created by this change.
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:23:47 -0500
Medicare Patients Nationwide Will Have Chance to Try Michigan Public Health-developed Insurance Idea
A health insurance concept that grew from University of Michigan research may soon reach millions of people covered by Medicare, allowing them to keep more dollars in their wallets while getting treated for chronic diseases such as diabetes, depression and heart failure.
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:12:04 -0500
Kristen Lunde, 2018 Master of Public Health candidate, has been named one of two 2018-2019 David A. Winston Health Policy Fellows.
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:58:45 -0500
The University of Michigan health science deans have selected a faculty team to be awarded the first-ever Early Implementation Grant for the university's Interprofessional Exchange Research Stimulus program. Julia Wolfson, assistant professor of health management and policy, is on the team of investigators looking at different diet and lifestyle interventions for people with obesity, hypertension and type 2 diabetes.
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:53:23 -0500
On Thursday, February 8th, 2018, Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Tom Carper (D-DE), and Representatives Diane Black (R-TN) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), introduced the Chronic Disease Management Act of 2018 in the House of Representatives and the Senate. This bill allows for the development and implementation of High-Value Health Plans.
Fri, 09 Feb 2018 11:46:40 -0500
Melissa Creary, assistant professor of health management and policy, was among eight researchers to receive seed grants from the University of Michigan's Institute for Research on Women and Gender. The grants support projects on women, gender and sexuality.
Mon, 29 Jan 2018 16:58:13 -0500
Simone Rauscher Singh, assistant professor of health management and policy, coauthored a paper for Health Affairs that found that, four years after the enactment of the ACA, which encouraged tax-exempt hospitals to invest in community health benefits, hospitals had increased their average spending for all community benefits by just 0.5 percentage point.
Mon, 29 Jan 2018 16:32:01 -0500
In January, the University of Michigan School of Public Health welcomed its second cohort of University of Michigan Professors of Global Health. The professorships, approved by the Board of Regents and effective January 1, and are held for three years.
Mon, 29 Jan 2018 16:00:00 -0500
The long-term health effects of e-cigarettes are not yet clear, but research on short-term effects is available now. A group of experts from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, including David Mendez, associate professor of health management and policy at Michigan Public Health, issued a new report with the latest scientific evidence.
Wed, 24 Jan 2018 10:50:16 -0500
A proposal from the FDA could open the door for companies to sell a new generation of alternative tobacco products, allowing the industry to survive -- even thrive -- for generations to come. Professor emeritus Kenneth Warner shares his thoughts.
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:29:36 -0500
To address the high out-of-pocket medication costs, patient assistance programs, such as co-pay cards, have become available to reduce consumers' financial liability. However, the use of co-pay assistance for medications for which there is an effective, lower-cost alternative is financially burdensome to the healthcare system. This video introduces a clinically nuanced solution designed to ensure access to clinically indicated therapies.
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:08:16 -0500
Could smart guns solve America's gun problem? Professor Julia Wolfson weighs in on the data for the Daily Beast.
Mon, 08 Jan 2018 17:05:23 -0500
HSOP Doctoral Candidate, Adam Markovitz, Professors John Ayanian and Andrew Ryan, and others on the Incremental effects of antihypertensive drugs
"Our results challenge the view that adding antihypertensive drugs will result in progressively diminishing effects on blood pressure and cardiovascular events. Our findings provide patients and clinicians with more rigorous nuanced insight into optimal management of hypertension..."
Tue, 02 Jan 2018 14:50:39 -0500
As the health care community moves on multiple fronts to address the opioid crisis, one area that holds promise is in litigation against those who manufacture and distribute prescription opioid drugs, according to Rebecca Haffajee, assistant professor of health management and policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:54:26 -0500
As the health care community moves on multiple fronts to address the opioid crisis, one area that holds promise is in litigation against those who manufacture and distribute prescription opioid drugs. In a new article published in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, Rebecca Haffajee, Ph.D., of the U-M School of Public Health, along with Michelle Mello of Stanford University, analyzed the history of litigation efforts to hold those parties accountable.
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 09:49:53 -0500
Work requirements proposed in some states would probably apply to only a small group of Medicaid enrollees and may disrupt care for the chronically ill, according to new research from the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation.
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:24:31 -0500
In the world of health care spending policy, it usually works that as Medicare goes so goes private insurance on matters of managing the cost and quality of care. But new research from the University of Michigan suggests that, when it comes to the growth in use of observation care, concerns about high out-of-pocket spending are unfounded for those with private coverage.
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 15:11:54 -0500
"There's quite a number of people who are either temporarily uninsured or they move into different plans" each year. And I'm guessing this year that will be much greater, given all the changes that are happening in the marketplace plans," said Marianne Udow-Phillips, director of the Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation and Lecturer in Health Management and Policy, on consumers switching health coverage during open enrollment.
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 08:47:11 -0500
Employees who do not have job security are significantly more likely to meet the criteria for depression than employees who feel secure in their careers, according to research by Sarah Burgard, associate professor of sociology, epidemiology and population studies, and Lucie Kalousova, doctoral student in health management and policy and sociology.
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 08:42:05 -0500
University of Michigan experts served on the Health Policy Student Association Panel (HPSA) Panel "Health Policy: Solutions for Reducing Gun Violence in the United States" on November 29, 2017.
Tue, 05 Dec 2017 12:59:05 -0500
If you read a newspaper yesterday, you might have seen a full-page ad warning of the dangers of smoking--black text on an otherwise blank page telling people smoking kills about 1,200 Americans every day. You'll be seeing and hearing more of them, too. The ads were court ordered more than a decade ago. Kenneth Warner, emeritus professor of health management and policy, talks to NPR about the campaign.
Wed, 29 Nov 2017 14:37:56 -0500
HSOP student Betsy Cliff, Mark Fendrick and several others from UM just published on Consumer Behaviors Among Individuals Enrolled in High-Deductible Health Plans in the United States.
Wed, 29 Nov 2017 10:49:21 -0500
The University of Michigan's Office of Academic Innovation, in collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, hopes to answer questions surrounding the opioid crisis through a teach-out on the crisis. Faculty experts from across the university will share their research and expertise on opioids, and put the epidemic into perspective.
Tue, 28 Nov 2017 10:02:48 -0500
A federal program that has been shown to reduce hospital readmissions may not have been as successful as it appears, University of Michigan researchers report in the latest issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine.
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:49:45 -0500
Star Wars Science with Flintstones Delivery: Why Precision Benefit Design Is Critical to Precision Health
"Genetic testing and precision treatments are very expensive," says Mark Fendrick, professor of internal medicine and health management and policy at the University of Michigan. "We need to ensure we're providing these tests and treatments to the right people at the right time. The only way we're going to be able to cover those costs is to stop paying for low-value services that people don't need--and that are sometimes even harmful. This is how we can create headway for innovation and pay for things that we know are valuable but that are also very expensive."
Wed, 08 Nov 2017 15:10:11 -0500
Tackling the opioid epidemic: Using alternative therapies and new technologies to curb a national crisis
Researchers at the University of Michigan School of Public Health are working to better understand various aspects of the opioid epidemic. Among them are a chronic disease expert exploring opioid alternatives for people with chronic pain and a health policy researcher looking into how states can best monitor prescribing to curb the crisis on both a population and an individual level.
Wed, 25 Oct 2017 12:15:50 -0400
The opioid epidemic is a critical emergency on a national scale, but does a proper solution involve a national emergency declaration from the White House similar to ones surrounding major hurricanes or virus outbreaks? Rebecca Haffajee, assistant professor of health management and policy, and other experts weigh in.
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:20:03 -0400
Restaurants are reducing sodium in some newer items on their menus, but when it comes to existing fare and use of sodium overall there has been little change, according to research led by Julia Wolfson, assistant professor of health management and policy and of nutritional sciences at the School of Public Health.
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:41:59 -0400
"Low-value" care, such as unnecessary lab tests, could be reduced safely to cut expenses, according to a new analysis from Mark Fendrick, professor of health management and policy and internal medicine, and colleagues at UCLA.
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 13:08:31 -0400
Scott Greer, professor of Health Management and Policy, and Holly Jarmin, the John G. Searle Assistant Professor of Health Management and Policy, together with colleagues in the UK authored a paper in the Lancet that argues that Brexit will damage the NHS whichever form it takes, with a 'no deal' being potentially catastrophic.
Wed, 04 Oct 2017 13:10:53 -0400
The University of Michigan College of Pharmacy and School of Public Health have announced a new dual degree program that will provide students with a well-rounded educational foundation to prepare them for managerial careers within both pharmaceutical companies and health care provider organizations.
Thu, 28 Sep 2017 15:40:00 -0400
University of Michigan researchers and the Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET) lung consortium have created an interactive Tobacco Control Policy tool geared toward decision-makers and public health professionals.
Wed, 27 Sep 2017 08:43:16 -0400
According to new research from University of Michigan professors Matthew Davis and Kenneth Langa, while Americans on the whole are living longer, the health divide is widening across socioeconomic groups. Their work reveals a health disparity echoed in reports by others. In 1980, a wealthy 50-year-old man could expect to live an additional 5.1 years longer than a poor man of the same age. Thirty years later, the life expectancy of two similar men differs by more than a dozen years.
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:10:48 -0400
The growing divide in health suggests that there are at least two different Americas. Depending on where an individual sits on the socioeconomic spectrum, he might expect a different length and quality of life.
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:44:00 -0500
Do Safety Culture Scores in Nursing Homes Depend on Job Role and Ownership? Results from a National Survey
Jane Banaszak-Holl and colleagues surveyed nursing home staff (14,177 employees) from 170 of 210 invited facilities using the Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture. Survey results were merged with data on facility characteristics derived from the Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reporting.
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:37:07 -0400
Long-term care services are at the forefront of a new wave of reforms extending public intervention into health care, but it is unclear how the government should intervene to fund and organize such services. This column, co-authored by Edward Norton, professor of Health Management & Policy at the School of Public Health, suggests some strengths and weaknesses of public financing and organization of long-term care.
Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:19:19 -0400
As several states continue the debate over legalizing marijuana for recreational use, three University of Michigan researchers urge policymakers to take lessons learned from the dangers of cigarette smoking into account and consider legalizing only noncombustible forms of the drug.
Fri, 08 Sep 2017 15:44:00 -0500
On July 28, 2017, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, announced a comprehensive regulatory plan to expedite reducing the toll of more than 480,000 annual tobacco-related deaths in the United States. The plan is predicated on recognition that "nicotine--while highly addictive--is delivered through products that represent a continuum of risk and is most harmful when delivered through smoke particles in combustible cigarettes." Prof. Ken Warner discusses the implications of this.
Fri, 08 Sep 2017 14:51:04 -0400