RAND Health Seminar Series

RAND Health Seminars take place monthly on Mondays, from noon to 1 p.m. Pacific Time. (3 to 4 p.m. Eastern Time).

For more information on these seminars, or if you would like to request a presentation, please contact Maggie Snyder at (703) 413-1100, ext. 5655.

To suggest a seminar speaker, please contact Andrew Mulcahy.

Past Seminars

2013

Date

Host Location

Speaker

Title of Seminar

1/14/13

Santa Monica

Gary Taubes
Science & Health Journalist

Why We Get Fat: Adiposity 101 and the Alternative Hypothesis of Obesity

3/4/13

Pittsburgh

Sally C. Morton
Chair, Department of Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh

Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER), Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR), Funding (PCORI), and All That Jazz From a Statistician's Perspective

4/29/13

Boston

David Kent
Director of the Clinical and Translational Science (CTS) MS/PhD Program, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University;
Associate Professor of Medicine, Neurology, and CTS,Tufts Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine

Heterogeneity of Treatment Effect: A General Framework

2012

Date

Host Location

Speaker

Title of Seminar

1/30/12

Washington

Robert Philips
Robert Graham Center

The Value of New Primary Care Models and Population Health Accountability

2/20/12

Santa Monica

Chloe Bird
The RAND Corporation

Constrained Choice: Examining How Built and Social Environments Shape Men's and Women's Health Behaviors and Health Outcomes

4/9/12

Washington

Rachel Werner
General Internal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

The Effect of Medicaid-based Payment Incentives on Nursing Home Quality

4/16/12

Washington

Thomas Glass
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Round Peg in a Square Hole: Epidemiology, Obesity and the Emergence of Systems Science

5/7/12

Boston

Ichiro Kawachi
Harvard School of Public Health

Income Inequality and Population Health

5/21/12

Pittsburgh

Julie Donohue
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health

U.S. Physician Prescribing Practices in the 21st Century: A Case Study of Antipsychotics

10/9/12
(Tuesday)

Boston

Jonathan Gruber
MIT

Measuring Returns to Hospital Care:
Evidence from Ambulance Referral Patterns

11/19/12

Washington

Gerard Anderson
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Are Prices Still the Main Reason Why the U.S. Spends So Much More Than Other Countries on Health Care?

12/3/12

Washington

Pamela Collins
National Institutes of Health

Mental Health Disparities: A Global Perspective