IHPS Health Policy Grand Rounds

The Impact of Childhood Nutrition Assistance on Child and Family Health and Nutrition

IHPS Health Policy Grand Rounds
September 15, 2021, 12-1 pm

Marianne Bitler, PhD
Professor of Economics, UC Davis Department of Economics, NBER, & IZA
UC Network on Child Health, Poverty, and Public Policy  
UC Davis Center for Poverty and Inequality Research 
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Jennifer GrandisMarianne Bitler is a professor of economics at UC Davis, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Research Fellow at IZA, and a Research Affiliate of the University of Wisconsin's Institute for Research on Poverty. Her work focuses on the effects of social programs on disadvantaged populations, economic demography, and health economics. A substantive share of her work is about the food assistance landscape in the US. She has served on a number of National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine panels on topics related to food assistance programs and the redesign of the SIPP. Her work has been funded by NICHD, NIA, RWJ, and the ACS.




Evidence Policy Influence Collaboration: An ongoing "EPIC" journey

IHPS Health Policy Grand Rounds
August 18, 2021

Lisa Bero, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Public Health, University of Colorado
Chief Scientist, Center for Bioethics and Humanities
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Jennifer GrandisProfessor Bero has over 25 years of experience providing international leadership for multidisciplinary teams that specialize in studying the quality, use and implementation of research for health and health policy.  She is Senior Editor, Research Integrity for the Cochrane Collaboration.  She is also Public Health and Health System Network Senior Editor and was Co-Chair of the Cochrane Governing Board 2014-18.

Dr. Bero has developed and validated qualitative and quantitative methods for assessing bias
in the design, conduct and dissemination of research on pharmaceuticals, as well as tobacco,
food and chemicals. She has pioneered the utilization of internal industry documents and transparency databases to understand corporate tactics and motives for influencing research evidence. 

She is internationally recognized for her work on evidence synthesis, bias, conflicts of interest
and use of evidence in decisions as shown by media coverage, speaking invitations and service
                                                 on international committees, such as World Health Organization Essential Medicines and guideline committees.

Policy, Pundits, and Pandemics: Crisis decision-making at the speed of COVID

IHPS Health Policy Grand Rounds
July 21, 2021

Tomás J. Aragón, MD, DrPH
State Public Health Officer and Director, California Department of Public Health
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Jennifer GrandisTomás J. Aragón is the Health Officer of City & County of San Francisco, and Director of the Population Health Division (PHD) at the SF Department of Public Health. As health officer, he excercises leadership and legal authority to protect and improve population health and health equity.





Understanding How Gender Shapes Careers in Academic Medicine

IHPS Health Policy Grand Rounds
May 12, 2021

Jennifer Grandis, MD, American Cancer Society Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, UCSF
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Jennifer GrandisDr. Jennifer R. Grandis is currently writing a book about gender and academic medicine.
She received her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania, and completed her internship from the same institution. Dr. Grandis completed both a residency and an Infectious Disease fellowship from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania. Prior to joining UCSF, Dr. Grandis was the UPMC Endowed Chair in Head and Neck Cancer Surgical Research and Distinguished Professor of Otolaryngology and Pharmacology and Chemical Biology at the University of Pittsburgh. She led the Head and Neck Cancer Program and was the Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Otolaryngology.



Health Policy and the Fight for Equitable Healthcare Outcomes:
Why Access Isn’t Enough

IHPS Health Policy Grand Rounds
April 21, 2021

Alyce Adams, PhD, Stanford Medicine Innovation Professor
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Alyce AdamsUsing her research in prescription drug policy as an example, Dr. Adams will describe the intended and unintended impact of changes in health policy and practice on inequities in chronic disease treatment and outcomes among minority and underserved adults. Her work contributes to a growing body of empirical evidence that expanding access to health care services, while necessary, is not sufficient to address persistent disparities due to other structural determinants of health.

Finally, she will discuss promising research strategies for designing and testing effective and scalable solutions.

Dr. Adams is the Stanford Medicine Innovation Professor and a Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, and of Medicine (Patient Centered Outcomes Research), as well as Associate Director for Health Equity and Community Engagement in the Stanford Cancer Institute. Focusing on racial and socioeconomic disparities in chronic disease treatment outcomes, Dr. Adams' interdisciplinary research seeks to evaluate the impact of changes in drug coverage policy on access to essential medications, understand the drivers of disparities in treatment adherence among insured populations, and test strategies for maximizing the benefits of treatment outcomes while minimizing harms through informed decision-making. Prior to joining Stanford School of Medicine, Dr. Adams was a Research Scientist at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research. From 2000 to 2008, she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Medicine (formerly Ambulatory Care and Prevention) at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. She received her PhD in Health Policy and an MPP in Social Policy from Harvard University. She is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for AcademyHealth.

The Future of Health Services Research: Innovation, Improvement and Equity

IHPS Health Policy Grand Rounds
Mar 24, 2021

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Lisa Simpson, MB, B.Ch., MPH, FAAP,
President and CEO, AcademyHealth

Dr. Lisa Simpson has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of AcademyHealth since 2011.
A nationally recognized health policy researcher and pediatrician, she is a passionate advocate for the
translation of research into policy and practice. Her research, and over 100 articles and commentaries
in peer reviewed journals, focuses on the role of evidence and data to improve health and healthcare,
particularly for children and vulnerable populations. 

Before joining AcademyHealth, Dr. Simpson spent eight years as a professor of pediatrics, first as an
Endowed Chair in Child Health Policy at the University of South Florida and then as the Director of the
Child Policy Research Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of
Cincinnati. She served as the Deputy Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality from
1996 to 2002. Dr. Simpson serves on the Board of Directors of the Institute for Accountable Care and
the National Health Council. In October 2013, Dr. Simpson was elected to the National Academy of
Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine).