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October 2020

Roybal Mini-Symposium: October 1-2, 2020

October 1, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - October 2, 2020 @ 11:30 am
Virtual Conference,

Agenda Posters About Our Roybal Centers Join us for the 2020 Roybal Mini-Symposium! The Center for Health Incentives & Behavioral Economics (CHIBE) (the Penn Roybal Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics) is proud to host our first-ever joint Roybal event with the Palliative and Advanced Illness Center (PAIR), which was recently named the Penn Roybal Center on Palliative Care in Dementia by the National Institute of Aging. In lieu of an in-person Roybal Retreat, CHIBE and PAIR will host a virtual mini-symposium with a combination of live and pre-recorded talks and a Twitter poster session. Presenters will create brief…

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Health Policy/CHIBE Work-in Progress Research Seminar: Harsha Thirumurthy

October 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online
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Harsha Thirumurthy, PhD, CHIBE Associate Director and Associate Professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy, will present to the health policy and CHIBE community about behavioral responses to HIV self-testing technologies in Kenya on October 22, 12-1 pm ET, for the Health Policy/CHIBE Work-in Progress Research Seminar. Find more details, including the Zoom link, in the listserv email.

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November 2020

Health Policy/CHIBE Work-in Progress Research Seminar: Aaron Schwartz

November 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online

Aaron Schwartz, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy and Assistant Professor of General Internal Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, will present to the health policy and CHIBE community on "Coverage Policy and Private Health Insurance: Evidence from Denials and Prior Authorization" on November 12, 12-1 pm ET. Read more about his talk here: By targeting medical services that insurers view as susceptible to inappropriate use, coverage policy differs from other insurer tools that broadly incentivize lower health care utilization, such as patient cost-sharing or risk-based provider payment models. Coverage policy also represents a divergence in insurance…

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December 2020

Emily Oster, Tali Sharot, Richard Thaler headshots

2020 Behavioral Science and Health Symposium

December 3, 2020 - December 4, 2020
Online,

The Center for Health Incentives & Behavioral Economics' (CHIBE) 10th Annual Behavioral Health and Science Symposium will be held virtually this year on December 3, 2020, from 1-5:45 PM ET and on December 4, 2020, from 1-5 PM ET. We are excited to welcome as our keynote speakers: Emily Oster, PhD, Professor of Economics at Brown University; and Tali Sharot, PhD, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London. We will also have a thought leader interview with Richard H. Thaler, PhD, the Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science & Economics, Chicago Booth School of Business. All three…

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Virtual Interview with Richard Thaler, PhD

December 4, 2020 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Online

Join us for a virtual interview with Richard Thaler, PhD, on December 4 from 4:15-5 PM ET! Dr. Thaler is the Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics at the Chicago Booth School of Business. In addition, he is the 2017 recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to behavioral economics and is also an author. This interview, which has been opened to the public, is part of the Center for Health Incentives & Behavioral Economics' (CHIBE) 2020 Behavioral Science & Health Symposium. Click here to register for Dr. Thaler's interview.…

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Health Policy/CHIBE Work-in Progress Research Seminar: Michael Draugelis and ThaiBinh Luong

December 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online

Michael Draugelis, Chief Data Scientist at Penn Medicine, and ThaiBinh Luong, PhD, Data Scientist for Predictive Healthcare and CHIBE, will speak with the health policy and CHIBE community on December 10, 12-1 pm ET. Find more details below: Topic: Predictive Healthcare Processes, People, and Tools. Oh My! Applying data science, software engineering, decision science, and human factors to advance translational research into operations About: The Predictive Healthcare team at Penn Medicine collaborates with researchers and clinicians to deliver better care to our patients. In this talk, we walk through the processes we've honed over the years and the machine learning…

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January 2021

HP/CHIBE Work-In-Progress Research Seminar Series: Vinay Prasad, MD, MPH

January 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online

Vinay Prasad, MD, MPH, will join the Health Policy/CHIBE community for a Work-In-Progress Research Seminar on January 14 from noon to 1 PM EST to talk about The Basics of Cancer Drug Policy. This seminar will explore what progression-free survival is, what crossover is, and why they each matter. Dr. Prasad is a hematologist, oncologist, and an Associate Professor of Epidemiology, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco. Zoom info can be found below: HTTPS://UPENN.ZOOM.US/J/95353951407  

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HP/CHIBE Work-In-Progress Research Seminar Series: Rinad Beidas, PhD, and Nathaniel Williams, PhD, LCSW

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online

Rinad Beidas, PhD, and Nathaniel Williams, PhD, LCSW, will join the Health Policy/CHIBE community for a Work-In-Progress Research Seminar on January 28 from noon to 1 PM. Dr. Beidas is a CHIBE Associate Director, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Ethics & Health Policy I Director, Penn Implementation Science Center (PISCE), Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Williams is an Associate Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, Boise State University. Zoom info can be found below: HTTPS://UPENN.ZOOM.US/J/95353951407

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February 2021

HP/CHIBE Work-In-Progress Research Seminar Series: Louise Russell, PhD

February 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online

Louise Russell, PhD, will present to the Health Policy/CHIBE community on the topic of "Identifying High-Value Health Care: The Role of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis and How to Do It" for a Work-In-Progress Research Seminar on February 11 from noon to 1 PM. Talk Description: Cost-effectiveness analysis is designed to identify high-value health care services, the services that do the most to improve population health. This talk will discuss methodological guidelines that serve that purpose and present examples from cost-effectiveness analyses of financial incentives for smoking cessation and immunization of pregnant women in low-income countries to prevent pertussis in newborns. Dr. Russell…

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HP/CHIBE Work-In-Progress Research Seminar: Sarah Baird, PhD

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online

"Using Group Based Interpersonal Psychotherapy (and cash) to Improve the Well-Being of Adolescent Girls in Uganda." Virtual Seminar with Sarah Baird, PhD, Associate Professor of Global Health and Economics I Vice Chair of the Department of Global Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University. Thursday, February 25, 2021 I 12:00-1:00 PM EST I Join via Zoom link here: HTTPS://UPENN.ZOOM.US/J/95353951407 ABOUT THIS EVENT: This presentation will focus on the immediate and one year impacts of a study investigating the impact of group based interpersonal therapy and cash transfers on adolescent female well-being in Uganda. The study has two…

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