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Call for Papers: 4th Annual Population Health Science Research Workshop

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Black and white photo of crowded stairway with faces blurred4th Annual Population Health Science Research Workshop

Call for papers! Deadline for submission: 11:59 p.m. EDT on October 1, 2019 (Deadline extended to October 4)

Thursday, December 5, 2019, 5 PM – 8 PM

Friday, December 6, 2019, 8 AM – 5 PM

The Study at University City and the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE) and Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI)
Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the 4th Annual Population Health Science Research Workshop (PHS2019) to be held at the University of Pennsylvania. The workshop is designed to bring together scholars from economics, epidemiology, demography, sociology and related disciplines to present papers on topics related to population health. The workshop will prioritize rigorous empirical work on methodological or content frontiers of population health research. (Theoretical work but should be linked to an empirical application.) The workshop is designed to identify and push the cutting edge in population health science. See PHS2016, PHS2017, and PHS2018 workshop programs for examples.

This intimate workshop will comprise of an evening session that includes introductions and poster discussions followed by a full day of presentations. There will be no concurrent sessions to enable in-depth discussion of the presented work. We anticipate 9-12 oral paper presentations, each with an invited discussant, and a poster session with 20 presenters. 40 minutes will be allocated to each paper to be orally presented and discussed. Papers not accepted for oral presentations will be considered for the poster session. Invited discussants will contextualize the paper within related scholarship from other disciplines. To ensure an atmosphere conducive to discussion, in-person meeting participation will be limited to presenters and discussants. Papers will be circulated in advance to workshop participants.

This year we ask that presenters and discussants fund their own travel and lodging. In the event that participants may not have access to travel funds (e.g., students and trainees), we will endeavor to cover travel expenses to the best of our ability within our limited budget. Please let us know if you may be in need of travel support. There will be no fee to attend the workshop.

This is an open call for submissions. Please submit a full paper or extended abstract with sufficient detail to evaluate the quality of the submitted via the following email address: phs2019penn@gmail.com. Due to different publication practices across fields, it is acceptable to submit an abstract that presents both new and published data. If you choose this route, please submit relevant publications as appendices to your abstract.

Review criteria: Submissions will be evaluated for population health significance, creativity/innovation, and methodological rigor. Submissions are welcome from all fields, but authors should motivate the study based on its implications for population health. Papers will be reviewed by the PHS advisory committee. Presenters will have the opportunity to revise their submission before papers are circulated in September. The deadline for submissions has been extended to 11:59 p.m. EDT on October 4, 2019.

Please email us at phs2019penn@gmail.com with any questions.

Atheendar S. Venkataramani, Assistant Professor, Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania

Jacob Bor, Assistant Professor, Global Health and Epidemiology, Boston University

Conveners, on behalf of the PHS Advisory Committee.

PHS Advisory Committee

Courtney Boen, University of Pennsylvania

Ryan Brown, University of Colorado, Denver

Irma Elo, University of Pennsylvania, Dept. of Sociology and Population Studies Center

Willa Friedman, University of Houston, Dept. of Economics

Sandro Galea, Boston University School of Public Health, Health, Law, Policy, and Management

Rachel Hardeman, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Hans Peter-Kohler, University of Pennsylvania, Population Studies Center

Julia Raifman, Boston University School of Public Health, Health, Law, Policy, and Management

Christina Roberto, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, CHIBE, and LDI

Eugenia South, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, LDI

Harsha Thirumurthy, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, CHIBE, and LDI

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