20162017 Health Services Research Seminar Series

The weekly Health Services Research Seminar Series sponsored by the Center for Research on Health Care, VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, and RAND-University of Pittsburgh Health Institute will be held every Thursday at noon from September thru May.

Please join us for a year of informative, interactive, and interesting presentations!

If you are interested in presenting data at an upcoming session, would like more information about the series, or would like to join our e-mail list, click here.

Upcoming Events


September  8,  2016

Anthony Delitto, PhD, PT, FAPTA
Professor, Department of Physical Therapy Associate Dean for Research, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences VP Education and Research, Centers for Rehab Services


Preventing the transition of acute to chronic low back pain in primary care environments: The TARGET Trial

Room 305 Parkvale Building

September  15,  2016

Rasu Shrestha, MD, MBA
Chief Innovation Officer, UPMC Executive Vice President, UPMC Enterprises


Life Changing Innovation: From Idea to Impact

Room 305 Parkvale Building

September  22,  2016

Joyce Chang, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Biostatistics, and Clinical and Translational Science


Big data era: challenges and opportunities for biostatisticians

Room 305 Parkvale Building

September  29,  2016

Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD
Chief, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Sponsored by: Center for Women's Health Research and Innovation


Using Implementation Science to Enhance Sexual Violence and Relationship Abuse Interventions

Room 305 Parkvale Building

October  6,  2016

Amber E. Barnato, MD, MPH, MS
Associate Professor of Clinical and Translational Science Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management Director, Section of Decision Sciences Co-Director, University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University Joint Program on Medical Decision Making in Life-threatening Illness


A Health Services Researcherís Excursion into Intervention Research: Lessons Learned from Four Clinical Trials

Room 305 Parkvale Building

October  13,  2016

Elbert Huang, MD, MPH, FACP
Associate Professor of Medicine, Director Center for Translational and Policy Research of Chronic Diseases Section of General Internal Medicine The University of Chicago


Management of Diabetes Mellitus in Older People with Comorbidities

Room 305 Parkvale Building

October  20,  2016

Ann-Marie Rosland, MD
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine University of Michigan Health System


All Hands on Deck: Family and Team-Centered Care for Adults with Chronic Conditions

Room 305 Parkvale Building

October  27,  2016

Shyam Visweswaran, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics Associate Professor of Intelligent Systems, Clinical and Translational Science, and Computational Biology Director of Clinical and Translational Informatics, Department of Biomedical Informatics Co-Director, Informatics Component, Clinical and Translational Science Institute Biomedical Informatics Program Director of the Medical Scientist Training Program Biomedical Informatics Training Program Core Faculty University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


The Precision Medicine Initiative and Personalized Modeling for Precision Medicine

Room 305 Parkvale Building

October  27,  2016

Deanna Wilson, MD, MPH
Fellow, Adolescent Medicine, Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD Mountain Manor Residential Treatment Center, Clinician Behavioral Health Leadership Institute, Attending


Contextualizing Risk, Reducing Harms, and Improving Outcomes in Individuals with Opioid

Room 305 Parkvale Building

November  3,  2016

Jodi Segal, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine, Health Policy and Management, and Epidemiology Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health


Use and Overuse and Lessons Learned

Room 305 Parkvale Building

November  10,  2016

Mitesh Patel, MD, MBA, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine Assistant Professor of Health Care Management, The Wharton School


The Penn Medicine Nudge Unit, Changing Clinician and Patient Behaviors to Improve Health Care Value and Outcomes

Room 305 Parkvale Building

November  14,  2016

Elizabeth Skidmore PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA



Pepper Research Seminar

500 KAU

November  17,  2016

Kaleab Abebe, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine (primary) Associate Professor of Biostatistics, Graduate School of Public Health (secondary) Associate Professor of Clinical and Translational Science, School of Medicine (secondary) Director, Center for Clinical Trials and Data Coordination (CCDC) Co-Director, Career Education and Enhancement for Health Care Research Diversity (CEED) Program Statistician, Center for Research on Health Care Data Center


Creating an academic research organization to efficiently design, conduct, and analyze clinical trials: The Center for Clinical Trials & Data Coordination (CCDC)

Room 305 Parkvale Building

November  28,  2016

C. Elizabeth (Sarles) Shaaban, MPH



Pepper Research Seminar

500 KAU

December  1,  2016

Karen Hacker, MD, MPH
Director, Allegheny County Health Department Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Health Policy and Management and Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at the University Of Pittsburgh Graduate School Of Public Health Clinical Professor at the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine


Screening Children for Behavioral Health: Using multiple methods to assess value

Room 305 Parkvale Building

December  8,  2016

Alex Federman, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine Associate Professor of Medicine, Graduate School of Biological Sciences Director of Research, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


Not the House call of Yore: Leveraging the Home in the Era of Healthcare Reform

Room 305 Parkvale Building

December  15,  2016

Mark Roberts, MD, MPP
Professor of Health Policy & Management Professor of Medicine, Professor of Industrial Engineering Professor of Clinical and Translational Science Chair, Department of Health Policy & Management University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Director, Public Health Dynamics Lab


Integrating Data and Modeling: The Research Strategy of the Public Health Dynamics Laboratory

Room 305 Parkvale Building

January  5,  2017

Ken Smith, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine and Clinical and Translational Science


Cost effectiveness of vaccination implementation programs

Room 305 Parkvale Building

January  12,  2017

Greg Cooper, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics and of Intelligent Systems Vice Chairman, Department of Biomedical Informatics University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Graphical Causal Discovery from Big

Room 305 Parkvale Building

January  19,  2017

Elizabeth Jacobs, MD, MAPP
Professor of Medicine and Population Health Sciences and Vice Chair for Health Services Research in the Department of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health


Advancing Health Equity: A Personal and Professional Journey

Room 305 Parkvale Building

January  23,  2017

Kurt Beschorner, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Bioengineering Department, Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh


Impact of Ergonomic Individual Factors on Tripping Risk of Multifocal Lens Wearers

500 KAU

January  26,  2017

Sanjay Patel, MD, PhD
Visiting Professor of Medicine Director, Sleep and Cardiovascular Outcomes Center Medical Director, UPMC Sleep Laboratory


Sleep: A novel risk factor for obesity

Room 305 Parkvale Building

January  30,  2017

Ervin Sejdic, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Swanson School of Engineering, UPitt Department of Bioengineering, Swanson School of Engineering Department of Biomedical Informatics, School of Medicine Intelligent Systems Program, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Associate Director, RFID Center of Excellence


Scaling Exponent Estimation from Stride Interval Time Series and Steps-ahead

500 KAU

February  2,  2017

Ziad F. Gellad, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine Duke University School of Medicine Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute


Simulation-Guided Systems Redesign in GI Endoscopy

Room 305 Parkvale Building

February  9,  2017

Arthur Hong, MD
Fellow in the Harvard Medical School fellowship in General Medicine and Primary Care


Understanding why patients and clinicians decide on low-value care

Room 305 Parkvale Building

February  13,  2017

Leslie Scheunemann, MD, MPH
Critical Care Research Fellow Fellow, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine


Leaning in for ICU Survivors

500 KAU

February  16,  2017

Robert Arnold
Leo H. Criep Chair in Patient Care Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine Chief, Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Assistant Director for Education, University of Pittsburgh Center for Bioethics and Health Law Assistant Medical Director of Palliative Care for the Institute for Quality Improvement at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center


A system program to improve palliative care: How can one show change on the cheap?

Room 305 Parkvale Building

February  23,  2017

Alejandro Hoberman, MD
Chief, Division of General Academic Pediatrics Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical and Translational Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Jack L. Paradise Endowed Professor of Pediatric Research


Improving accuracy of diagnosis and management of acute otitis media (AOM) in children

Room 305 Parkvale Building

February  27,  2017

Mary Kotlarczyk, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar, Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment Center


Sarcopenia in Older Adults

500 KAU

March  2,  2017

Caterina Rosano, MD, MPH
Tenured Professor Epidemiology, Pittsburgh Public Health


Moving better and moving more: Are we there yet?

Room 305 Parkvale Building

March  9,  2017

Jessica S. Merlin, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine


Chronic Pain in People Living with HIV

Room 305 Parkvale Building

March  13,  2017

Richard Boyce, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics


Towards Automated Fall Risk Decision Support in the Nursing Home

500 KAU

March  23,  2017

Michael Becich, MD, PhD
Chairman and Distinguished University Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics Professor of Pathology, Information Sciences, Telecommunications and Clinical/Translational Sciences Associate Vice Chancellor for Informatics in the Health Sciences Director, Center for Commercial Application (CCA) of Healthcare Data Associate Director for Cancer Institute (UPCI) Associate Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Towards a Pitt Data Commons

Room 305 Parkvale Building

March  30,  2017

Bradley D. Stein, PhD, MD, MPH
Senior Natural Scientist, RAND Corporation Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh


Improving Access to Effective Treatment for Opioid Addiction: The Role of Buprenorphine

Room 305 Parkvale Building

April  6,  2017

Joshua Breslau, PhD
Senior Researcher, RAND


Mental Health Based Primary Care: Can it Improve Quality, Utilization, and Cost?

Room 305 Parkvale Building

April  10,  2017

James H-C. Wang, PhD
Professor and Director MechanoBiology Laboratory Department of Orthopaedic Surgery University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Exercise Improves Aging Tendons by Including Cellular and Molecular Changes

500 KAU

May  4,  2017

William Shrank, MD
Chief Medical Officer, UPMC Health Plan
Donna Keyser, PhD, MBA and Jane Kogan, PhD
Associate Vice President, UPMC Center for High-Value Health Care and Senior Director, UPMC Center for High-Value Health Care
TBA

Room 305 Parkvale Building

May  11,  2017

Daniel Buysse, MD
UPMC Professor of Sleep Medicine Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical and Translational Science


TBA

Room 305 Parkvale Building

May  15,  2017

Elsa S. Strotmeyer, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor, Epidemiology Co-Director, NIH/NIA T-32 Epidemiology of Aging Training Grant, Epidemiology


Peripheral Nerve Function Changes with Exercise Intervention After Total knee Replacement

500 KAU

May  18,  2017

Yael Schenker, MD, MAS
Assistant Professor of Medicine Director, Palliative Care Research


TBA

Room 305 Parkvale Building

May  25,  2017

Ann Newman, MD, MPH
Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Director of Pittís Center for Aging and Population Health


TBA

Room 305 Parkvale Building

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