20152016 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.


September  10,  2015

Amber E. Barnato, MD, MPH, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine, Clinical and Translational Science,and Health Policy and Management; Director, Section of Decision Sciences; University of Pittsburgh Schools of Medicine and Public Health


Decision Making Under Conditions of Uncertainty

Parkvale Building, Room 305

September  17,  2015

Molly Conroy, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Clinical and Translational Science; Director, Clinical Scientist Training Program; Center for Research on Health Care; University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Large Pragmatic Clinical Trials: Principles and Practical Tips from a Recently Funded PCORI Project

Parkvale Building, Room 305

September  24,  2015

Walid Gellad, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine Associate Professor of Health Policy & Management, Graduate School of Public Health; University of Pittsburgh; Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VA Pittsburgh; Adjunct Researcher, RAND Pittsburgh


Using a Microsimulation Model to Estimate the Prevalence and Cost of Hepatitis C Treatment in Pennsylvania Medicaid

Parkvale Building, Room 305

September  29,  2015

Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP
Director, Center to Advance Palliative Care; Co-Director, Patty and Jay Baker Palliative Care National Center; Vice-Chair for Public Policy and Professor; Department of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine; Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; New York, NY
**PLEASE NOTE DAY AND LOCATION CHANGE**

Palliative Care Futurist: Matching Care to Our Patient's Needs

Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 6

October  8,  2015

Claude Messan Setodji, PhD
Senior Statistician; Co-Director, RAND Center for Causal Inference; RAND Corporation


Using Ecological Momentary Assessment in Clinical Research: An Application to a Pro-smoking Media Study

Parkvale Building, Room 305

October  15,  2015

Donald S. Burke, MD
Dean, Graduate School of Public Health; Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Health; Director, Center for Vaccine Research; UPMC- Jonas Salk Chair in Global Health


Computation for Decision Support in Population Health

Parkvale Building, Room 305

October  22,  2015

Lee M. Ritterband, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences; Director, Behavioral Health and Technology Lab; University of Virginia Health System; Charlottesville, VA


eHealth Interventions in Behavioral Health

Parkvale Building, Room 305

October  29,  2015

Coreen Farris, PhD, Behavioral Scientist
Grant Martsolf, PhD, Policy Researcher
Steven Martino, PhD, Senior Behavioral Scientist
Kerry Reynolds, PhD, Behavioral/Social Scientist
RAND - Mini presentations:"Sexual Assault in the U.S. Military"; "The Effect of Retail Clinics on Emergency Department Utilization for Low-Acuity Conditions"; "Research on the Elicitation and Public Reporting of Narrative Accounts of Patient Experience"; "Hospitals' Use of HCAHPS Data"

Parkvale Building, Room 305

November  2,  2015

SPECIAL HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH SEMINAR
Please note day and location change.

Joseph A. Simonetti, MD, MPH
Clinical Instructor, General Internal Medicine ; Associate Researcher, Haborview Injury Prevention & Research Center; University of Washington; Investigator, VA Patient-Aligned Care Team (PACT) National Demonstration Lab; VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, Veterans Health Administration


Implementation of the VA Patient-Centered Medical Home and Burnout among VA Primary Care Employees

McKee Place, Suite 600.8

November  5,  2015

Division of General Internal Research Retreat






November  12,  2015

Natalia E. Morone, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine and Clinical and Translational Science; Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center; Co-Director Career Education and Enhancement for Care Research Diversity; Center for Research on Health Care; University of Pittsburgh


The Therapeutic Use of Meditation for Chronic Pain

Parkvale Building, Room 305

November  19,  2015

Marshall Chin, MD, MPH
Richard Parrillo Family Professor of Health Ethics; Associate Chief and Director of Research, Section of General Internal Medicine; Director, Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research; Director, Finding Answers: Disparities Research for Change; Department of Medicine, University of Chicago


How to Achieve Health Equity: Stories Along the Roadmap to Reduce Disparities

LHAS Auditorium, N734 MUH

November  20,  2015

SPECIAL HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH SEMINAR
Please note day and location change.

Tamar Krishnamurti, PhD
Research Scientist; Department of Engineering and Public Policy; Carnegie Mellon University


Informing Medical Decisions: A Behavioral Decision Research Approach

McKee Place, Suite 600.8

November  23,  2015

SPECIAL HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH SEMINAR
Please note day and location change.

Michael L. Barnett, MD
Fellow, General Internal Medicine; Brigham and Women's Hospital; Harvard Medical School


Do Insurance Transitions Drive Care Fragmentation?

McKee Place, Suite 600.8

November  26,  2015





No seminar due to Thanksgiving recess


December  3,  2015

Tamara Dubowitz, ScD, SM, MSc
Senior Policy Researcher; Faculty Member, Pardee RAND Graduate School; RAND Corporation


Can Improving Neighborhoods Improve the Health of Residents? Capitalizing on Natural Experiments in Pittsburgh, Pa to Examine Whether Changes in the Social and Built Environment affect Diet, Physical activity and Sleep.

Parkvale Building, Room 305

December  7,  2015

SPECIAL HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH SEMINAR
Please note day and location change.

Jing Luo, MD
Clinical Research Fellow; Department of Medicine; Brigham's and Women's Hospital; Harvard Medical School


Can Pharmacoepidemiology Address the Problem of Unusually Expensive Prescription Drugs? A Case Study of Insulin, Thalidomide and Atorvastatin

McKee Place, Suite 600.8

December  10,  2015

Wandi Bruine de Bruin, PhD
Professor; University Leadership Chair in Behavioural Decision Making; Co-Director of the Centre for Decision Research (CDR); Leeds University Business School; United Kingdom


The Social Science of Developing Effective Health Communications

Parkvale Building, Room 305

December  11,  2015

SPECIAL HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH SEMINAR
Please note day and location change.

Madina Agenor, SCD, MPH
Postdoctoral Research Fellow; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Visiting Scientist; Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


Social Determinants of Health Equity in Policy Context: The Case of Cervical Cancer

McKee Place, Suite 600.8

December  17,  2015

Douglas Landsittel, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Biostatistics and Clinical and Translational Science; Director, Section of Biomarkers and Prediction Modeling; Division of general Internal Medicine; University of Pittsburgh


Modeling Strategies for Causal Inference in Comparative Effectiveness Research

Parkvale Building, Room 305

December  24,  2015





No seminar due to winter recess


December  31,  2015





No seminar due to winter recess


January  7,  2016

Derek Angus, MD, MPH, FRCP
Chair, Department of Critical Care Medicine; Distinguished Professor and Mitchell P. Fink Endowed Chair, Department of Critical Care Medicine; Director, CRISMA Center, Department of Critical Care Medicine; University of Pittsburgh Schools of Health Sciences and UPMC Health System


Fusing RCTs with EHR 'Big Data'

Room 305, Parkvale Building

January  14,  2016

Janel Hanmer, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine; Section of Decision Sciences; Division of General Internal Medicine; University of Pittsburgh


Estimation of a preference-based score for the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS)

Room 305, Parkvale Building

January  21,  2016

Kaleab Abebe, PhD; Sonya Borrero, MD, MPH

Douglas Landsittel, PhD; Doris Rubio, PhD

Diversifying the Clinical and Translational Research Workforce

Room 305, Parkvale Building

January  25,  2016

Joseph T. Hanlon, PharmD, MS
Professor, Departments of Medicine (Geriatrics), Pharmacy and Therapeutics, and Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh and Health Scientist, Pittsburgh VA CHERP/GRECC


Pepper Research Series Seminar- What Drugs Can Make Old Folks Pass Out?

Suite 500 KAU

January  28,  2016

Leslie Hausmann, PhD; Susan Zickmund, PhD

Joshua Thorpe, PhD, MPH; Alexis Chidi, PhD, MSPH

Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion Mini Presentations

Room 305, Parkvale Building

February  4,  2016

Douglas B. White, MD, MAS
UPMC Endowed Chair for Ethics in Critical Care Medicine Associate Professor Director, Program on Ethics and Decision Making in Critical Illness Department of Critical Care Medicine University of Pittsburgh


Understanding the Cause of Physician-Family Discordance about Prognosis in ICUs

Room 305, Parkvale Building

February  11,  2016

Kevin Kraemer, MD, MSc
Professor of Medicine and Clinical & Translational Science Chief, Section of Treatment, Research, and Education in Addiction Medicine Director, GIM Clinical Research Scholars Program Director, RAND-University of Pittsburgh Scholars Program Co-Director, NRSA for Primary Medical Care University of Pittsburgh


Addressing Substance Use Disorders in HIV-infected Patients

Room 305, Parkvale Building

February  18,  2016

Julie M. Donohue, PhD
Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management Vice Chair for Research Department of Health Policy and Management Graduate School of Public Health University of Pittsburgh


Who’s at risk for prescription opioid overdose? Evidence from Medicaid

Room 305, Parkvale Building

February  25,  2016

Brian A. Primack, MD, PhD
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research on Health and Society Director, Center for Research on Media, Technology, and Health Associate Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Clinical and Translational Science University of Pittsburgh


Social Media Use and Mental Health Outcomes: An Early Exploration

Room 305, Parkvale Building

March  3,  2016

Bruce Rollman, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry, Biomedical Informatics, and Clinical and Translational Science Director, Center for Behavioral Health and Smart Technology Center for Research on Health Care Division of General Internal Medicine University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Online Treatments for Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Primary Care

Room 305, Parkvale Building

March  10,  2016

Larissa Myaskovsky, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry, and Clinical & Translational Science University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine and Core Faculty, Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion, VAPHS


Increasing Equity in Transplant Evaluation and Living Donor Kidney Transplantation

Room 305, Parkvale Building

March  17,  2016

Sonya Borrero, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine and Clinical and Translational Science Director, Center for Women's Health Research and Innovation (CWHRI) Director, Career Education and Enhancement for Health Care Research Diversity (CEED) Program for Medical Students University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Investigating Racial and Socioeconomic Differences in the Use of Tubal Sterilization

Room 305, Parkvale Building

March  21,  2016

Subashan Perera, PhD
Associate Professor Division of Geriatric Medicine University of Pittsburgh


Pepper Research Series Seminar- The Nursing Home Physical Performance Test An Item Response Theory Analysis

500 KAU

March  24,  2016

Wishwa N. Kapoor, MD, MPH, Charles Jonassaint, PhD

Dio Kavalieratos, PhD, Ana Radovic, MD, MSc, Holly Thomas, MD, MS

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Scholars Program: Description and Scholars' Current Work

Room 305, Parkvale Building

March  31,  2016

Robert M. Arnold, MD
Professor of Medicine Chief, Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics Director, Institute for Doctor-Patient Communication Medical Director, UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute University of Pittsburgh


Measuring What Matters (with little money)

Room 305, Parkvale Building

April  7,  2016

Michael J. Becich, MD, PhD
Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics Associate Vice-Chancellor for Informatics for the Health Sciences Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Pathology, Clinical and Translational Sciences, and Information Sciences and Telecommunication University of Pittsburgh


The Role of Biomedical Informatics Innovation in Transforming Healthcare Through Big Data

Room 305, Parkvale Building

April  14,  2016

Kathleen McTigue, MD, MPH, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology Director, Clinical Scientist Track Associate Director, International Scholars Program Center for Research on Health Care University of Pittsburgh


The PaTH Clinical Data Research Network: Opportunities for Pitt Clinical Researchers

Room 305, Parkvale Building

April  21,  2016

Grant Martsolf, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh; School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management; School of Nursing, Department of Health and Community Systems


Association Between the Opening of Retail Clinics and Low-Acuity Emergency Department Visits

Room 305 Parkvale Building

April  28,  2016

Galen E. Switzer, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry, and Clinical and Translational Science Director, PhD Program in Clinical and Translational Science Director, Pre and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Clinical and Translational Science University of Pittsburgh Associate Director, Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion Co-Director, VA HSR&D Postdoctoral Fellowship Program VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System


Health-Related Quality of Life Among Potentially Vulnerable Hematopoietic Stem Cell Donors: The Oldest and Youngest Related Donors

Room 305 Parkvale Building

May  5,  2016

Pamela Peele, PhD; Donna Keyser, PhD, MBA

Jane Kogan, PhD

Collaborative Research Opportunities with the UPMC Insurance Services Division

Room 305 Parkvale Building

May  16,  2016

Jennifer Brach, PhD, PT



Sustainability of the “On the Move” Program

500 KAU

May  19,  2016

Melony Sorbero, PhD, MPH
Senior Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation Co-director, RAND University of Pittsburgh Health Institute Client Manager, RANS Health for the Office of the Secretary for Health and Human Services


Examining the Potential Effects of Socioeconomic Factors on Medicare Advantage Star Ratings

Room 305 Parkvale Building

May  26,  2016

Steven Handler, MD, PhD
Director, Clinical Informatics, UPMC Assistant Professor, Biomedical Infomatics Assistant Professor, Geriatric Medicine Assistant Professor, Clinical and Translational Research Core Faculty of RAND – University of Pittsburgh Health Institue (RUPHI)


Using Telemedicine to Reduce Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations in the Nursing Home

Room 305 Parkvale Building

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