Seminar Series


Health Policy Seminar Series

Each year the Department of Health Administration and Policy and the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics team up to host a series of presentations given by experts and professionals in the fields of health policy and health care management. The presentations are followed by a question and answer session. These events are free and open to the public.

For more information about the HAP/CHPRE Seminar Series, contact the HAP Department Manager at or 703-993-1929.

Fall 2017


Medicaid’s Effects on Child Health Outcomes
Michel Boudreaux, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Maryland, School of Public Health

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
12:00 – 1:30pm, Merten Hall, Room 1202


What is Population Health Informatics?
Hadi Kharrazi, MD, Ph.D., MHI
Assistant Professor
Johns Hopkins University

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
12:00 – 1:30pm, Merten Hall, Room 1202


Community Health and Integrated Care Models
Lora Peppard, Ph.D., DNP
Associate Professor, Director of the Virginia and Mason SBIRT Grants
George Mason University

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
12:00 – 1:30pm, Merten Hall, Room 1202

Past Seminar Series Events

Spring 2017 

  • Health Care Reform and Life Sciences
    Christine Juday, MPH
    Sanofi Pharmaceuticals
  • Advancing Evidence in Clinical Decision Support
    Edwin Lomatan, M.D.
    Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
  • Safety Net Hospitals and Population Health
    Kalpana Ramiah, Dr.P.H.
    America’s Essential Hospitals

Fall 2016

  • Recent Trends in U.S. Health Care Spending
    Abe Dunn, Ph.D.
    Assistant Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Nurse Practitioners' Quality of Care
    Ellen Kurtzman, Ph.D., RN
    Associate Professor, George Washington University
  • Online Physician Ratings & Quality Transparency
    Gordon Gao, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, University of Maryland Business School

Spring 2016

  • Person-Centered Care among Older Adults
    Jennifer Wolff, PhD
    Johns Hopkins University
  • Behavioral Health Needs in Communities
    Faye Taxman, PhD
    George Mason University
  • Prescription Drug Use and Health Care Reform
    Andrew Mulcahy, PhD
    RAND Corporation

Fall 2015

  • The Impact of the ACA on Health Disparities
    Stacey McMorrow, PhD
    Urban Institute – Health Policy Center
  • Estimating Health Care Workforce Needs
    Chapin White, PhD
    RAND Corporation
  • Estimating Health Care Workforce Needs
    Chapin White, PhD
    RAND Corporation

Spring 2015

  • Health Insurance Coverage Effects of Limiting Tax Exclusions
    Alison Percy, PhD
    Principal Analyst, Congressional Budget Office
  • Advanced Directives and Health Care Use
    Lauren Nicholas, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University
  • The Impact of Medicaid Expansions on Public Hospitals
    Shawn Gremminger, MPP
    Director of Legislative Affairs, America's Essential Hospitals

Fall 2014

  • Expanding Health Insurance Access under the ACA: Lessons Learned
    Dr. Cheryl Camillo
    Principal Research Scientist
    NORC at the University of Chicago
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  • Medicaid's Role in the U.S. Health Care System
    Dr. Anne Schwartz
    Executive Director
    Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC)

Spring 2014

  • Dual Eligibility Transitions for Adults with Disabilities Frederic Selck, Ph.D.
    National Center for Health Statistics
    Event Flyer
  • Hospital Payment Innovations in Maryland
    Karoline Mortensen, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, University of Maryland
    Department of Health Services Administration
    Event Flyer
  • Perspectives on Health Care Reform
    Mandy Cohen, M.D., M.P.H
    Senior Advisor to CMS Administrator
    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Fall 2013

  • What is the Value of Medication Adherence?: Effects on Medical Cost Offsets and Worker Productivity
    Chris Roebuck, PhD, MBA
    Founder, RxEconomics
    Event Flyer
  • Primary Care Delivery Redesign
    Deborah Goetz Goldberg, PhD, MBA, MHA
    Research Faculty, George Washington University
    Event Flyer
  • Wisconsin's Medicaid Expansion and Health Service Use: Lessons from a Natural Experiment
    Thomas DeLeire, PhD
    Professor, Georgetown Public Policy Institute

Spring 2013

  • Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records
    Michael Furukawa, Ph.D.
    Director of Evaluations, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
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  • Estimating the Demand for Illicit Drugs
    Todd Olmstead, Ph.D.
    Public Policy Faculty, George Mason University
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  • Competition in the Medicare Advantage Market
    Bianca Frogner, Ph.D.
    Faculty, George Washington University School of Public Health
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Fall 2012

  • Private Health Insurance and Healthcare Reform
    Bradley Herring, Ph.D.,
    Johns Hopkins University
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  • State Health Exchanges and Medicaid Expansions
    Denise Osborne-Harrison, J.D., MPH
    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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  • Aging and Long-Term Care Policy
    Mark Meiners, Ph.D.
    George Mason University, HAP Faculty
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Spring 2012

  • Implementing Health Care Reform, an Outside View of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
    Alison Evans Cuellar, PhD
    Associate Professor, Health Administration and Policy, George Mason University
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  • Social Media and Health Care
    Priya Nambisan, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Health Administration and Policy, George Mason University
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  • The Big Unknown in Scoring Health Reform: What Happens When Expanding Demand Meets Contracting Supply
    Chapin D. White, PhD
    Senior Health Researcher, Center for Studying Health System Change
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Fall 2011

  • Wealth, Poverty and Health Care Utilization A Tale of Two Cities
    Richard A. Cooper, M.D.
    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania.
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  • If You Build It, Will They Come? Physicians' Attitudes about Using Clinical Data from External Sources
    Joy Grossman, Ph.D.
    Center for Studying Health System Change, Washington DC
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  • A Cure for Defensive Medicine? The Effect of a "Disclosure and-Offer" Program on Inpatient Mortality, Length of Stay and Charges
    Lorens Helmchen, Ph.D.
    Health Administration and Policy faculty
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