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March 2021

Diane Alexander, PhD @ HP/CHIBE Work-In-Progress Research Seminar Series

March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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"The Impacts of Physician Payments on Patient Access, Use, and Health" Virtual Seminar with Diane Alexander, PhD, Assistant Professor of Health Care Management, the Wharton School Thursday, March 25, 2021 I 12:00-1:00 PM EST I Join via Zoom link here: HTTPS://UPENN.ZOOM.US/J/95353951407. About this Event: We examine how supply-side health insurance generosity affects patient access, use, and health. Exploiting large, exogenous changes in Medicaid reimbursement rates for physicians, we find that increasing payments for new patient office visits reduces reports of providers turning away beneficiaries: closing the gap in payments between Medicaid and private insurers would reduce more than two-thirds of…

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April 2021

HP/CHIBE Work-In-Progress Research Seminar Series: David Powell, PhD

April 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online

"The Labor Supply Consequences of the Opioid Crisis." Virtual Seminar with David Powell, PhD,  Senior Economist, RAND Corporation;  Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School Thursday, April 1, 2021 I 12:00-1:00 PM EST I Join via Zoom link here: https://upenn.zoom.us/j/95353951407. About this Event: An emerging literature considers the role of the opioid crisis on labor force participation and employment rates, suggesting that increased access to opioids may have led to decreased national labor supply.  This paper uses the introduction of OxyContin and its differential geographic effects to identify the impact of the opioid crisis on labor outcomes.  The results suggest that the…

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Erica Kenney, PhD @ HP/CHIBE Work-In-Progress Research Seminar Series

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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"Leveraging research to help turn policies into practice for school and child care nutrition." Virtual Seminar with Erica Kenney, PhD, Assistant Professor of Public Health Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University Thursday, April 8, 2021 I 12:00-1:00 PM EST I Join via Zoom link here: https://upenn.zoom.us/j/95353951407. About this Event: Evidence has been building that public health nutrition policies to support healthier meals and food environments in schools, child care, and community settings are effective. However, several beneficial policies are not fully adopted. This talk will summarize recent investigations into how we can leverage implementation science frameworks…

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Penn LDI Virtual Seminar: A Nourishing Prescription: Food as Medicine to Promote Health and Health Equity

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online

A Virtual Conversation with Sarah Downer, JD, Benjamin Perkins, MA, MDiv, and Hilary Seligman MD, MAS, moderated by Christina Roberto, PhD Event Details: Food has a clear impact on health and well-being, and the Food as Medicine movement embraces this concept by not only recommending healthy food but also providing it to those in need. From medically tailored meals to fruit and vegetable prescriptions and vouchers, community-based organizations, payers, and health care systems are addressing food insecurity and helping individuals prevent and manage chronic illness. Join our panel of experts to discuss Food as Medicine programs, their outcomes, and the…

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May 2021

CHIBE/LDI Work-in-Progress Research Seminar Series: Michael L. Barnett, MD, MS

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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"Political partisanship and physician prescribing of proposed COVID-19 treatments in 2020 (work in progress)." Virtual Seminar with Michael L. Barnett, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health Thursday, May 13, 2021 I 12:00-1:00 PM EST I Join via Zoom link here: https://upenn.zoom.us/j/95353951407. About this Event: In early 2020, there were surges of prescriptions for drugs proposed to treat COVID-19, such as hydroxychloroquine, ivermectin, and azithromycin despite a very uncertain evidence base. Increased prescribing persisted throughout 2020 even after RCT evidence demonstrated that these treatments were ineffective. The factors influencing physicians to…

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Dylan Small, PhD @ HP/CHIBE Work-In-Progress Research Seminar

May 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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"Neighborhood racial composition and gun homicides." Virtual Seminar with Dylan Small, PhD, Class of 1965 Wharton Professor of Statistics, the Wharton School  Monday, May 24, 2021 I 12:00-1:00 PM EST I Join via Zoom link here: https://upenn.zoom.us/j/95353951407. About this Event: Substantial racial disparities exits for gun homicide deaths in the US: the 2003 to 2017 age adjusted rate was 7.4 times higher for Black individuals than for White individuals.  In this talk, we will present research on disparities in gun homicide rates among neighborhoods of different racial composition for fixed levels of socioeconomic status.  Time permitting, we will discuss a…

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Dear Pandemic: Those Nerdy Girls at the Infodemiology Frontlines

May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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May 26, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Zoom Hosted by FOCUS Dr. Alison Buttenheim is a co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of a Dear Pandemic, a collective of interdisciplinary women scientists addressing the sci-comm during COVID-19 with accurate, timely, curated science news and lifestyle and guidance. Dear Pandemic has more than 80,000 followers on 7 social platforms, and reaches up to 1,000,000 people each month. How did Dear Pandemic come to be? What impact has the campaign had? Where is it headed next? All PSOM faculty are invited to join this FOCUS event on May 26. RSVP here! Alison Buttenheim,…

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John Hoddinott, PhD @ HP/CHIBE Work-In-Progress Research Seminar Series

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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"Food transfers, cash transfers, behavior change communication and child nutrition: Evidence from Bangladesh." Virtual Seminar with John Hoddinott, PhD, H.E. Babcock Professor of Food and Nutrition Economics and Policy, Cornell University Thursday, May 27, 2021 I 12:00-1:00 PM EST I Join via Zoom link here: https://upenn.zoom.us/j/95353951407. About this Event: The importance of children’s nutritional status for subsequent human capital formation, the limited evidence of the effectiveness of social protection interventions on child nutrition, and the absence of knowledge on the intra-household impacts of cash and food transfers or how they are shaped by complementary programming motivate this paper. We implemented…

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June 2021

HP/CHIBE Book Discussion: Care After COVID with Dr. Shantanu Nundy

June 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online

Care After COVID: What the Pandemic Revealed is Broken in Healthcare and How to Reinvent It.  Virtual Book Discussion with Shantanu Nundy, MD, MBA, Author, Care After COVID; Chief Medical Officer, Accolade Thursday, June 3, 2021 I 12:00-1:00 PM EST I Join via Zoom link here: https://upenn.zoom.us/j/95353951407. About this event: Dr. Shantanu Nundy will join Dr. Kevin Volpp to discuss healthcare in the post-pandemic era and how we can build on the explosion of telemedicine and digital health to create a more affordable and equitable future. About Shantanu Nundy, MD, MBA: Dr. Nundy is the author of Care After COVID and…

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September 2021

Ioana Marinescu, PhD @ HP/CHIBE Research Seminar

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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"Minimum Wage Employment Effects and Labor Market Concentration." Virtual Seminar with Ioana E. Marinescu, PhD, Associate Professor of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania Thursday, September 9, 2021 I 12:00-1:00 PM EST I Join via Zoom link here: https://upenn.zoom.us/j/95353951407. About this Event: Why is the employment effect of the minimum wage frequently found to be close to zero? Theory tells us that when wages are below marginal productivity, as with monopsony, employers are able to increase wages without laying off workers, but systematic evidence directly supporting this explanation is lacking. In this paper, we provide empirical support for the…

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