Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies

IHPS Research Focus
Learn more about some of the work of PRL-IHPS faculty focused on commercial determinants of health (CDOH).

Philip R. Lee Health Policy Fellow
We are pleased to announce the selection of Alyssa Mooney, PhD, as the next Philip R. Lee Health Policy fellow, starting in 2021
Current COVID-19 Related Research and Initiatives
IHPS faculty are responding to policy challenges raised by the COVID-19
 pandemic with rapid-cycle research and technical assistance.
The Claire D. and Ralph G. Brindis Endowed Professorship in Health Policy Studies
Held by Joanne Spetz, PRL-IHPS Director
In Memoriam: Philip R. Lee
April 17, 1924 - October 27, 2020
View the celebration of Phil's life,
held on February 25, 2021.

Upcoming Events

Evidence Policy Influence Collaboration: An ongoing "EPIC" journey
August 18th, 2021, 12-1 pm

IHPS Grand Rounds
Lisa Bero, PhD

Professor of Medicine and Public Health
Chief Scientist, Canter for Bioethics and Humanities
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Lisa Bero is an international leader in research integrity, commercial determinants of health and evidence synthesis. She is the Senior Editor, Research Integrity for the Cochrane Library where she is initiating Cochrane’s research program on research integrity. She is also Public Health and Health System Network Senior Editor and was Co-Chair of the Cochrane Governing Board 2014-18. Since July 1, 2020 she is Professor, Medicine and Public Health and Chief Scientist, Center for Bioethics and Humanities, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center. From 2014 to 2020, Professor Bero was Chair of Health Outcomes at the Charles Perkins Centre, The University of Sydney, where she founded the Evidence, Policy and Influence Collaborative Research Group with nodes on Bias, Evidence Synthesis and Pharmaceutical Policy. This program continues and Prof. Bero serves as Chair of the Advisory Board. Prior to joining the University of Sydney Prof. Bero was a tenured professor of Health Policy and Clinical Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco. Most importantly, Prof. Bero was a Pew Health Policy Fellow at IHPS from 1988-90; an experience that “changed her life” and led to many happy and productive years of multidisciplinary collaboration.

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Previous Health Policy Grand Rounds


Featured Articles

Influence of payer coverage and out-of-pocket costs on ordering of NGS panel tests for hereditary cancer in diverse settings

 Journal of Genetic Counseling / Early View

Grace Lin, Julia Trosman, Michael Douglas, Christine Weldon, Maren Scheuner, Allison Kurian, Kathryn Phillips

A total of 14 interviews from 11 cancer genetics or oncology clinics (3 AMCs and 4 safety-net clinics in California, 2 AMCs and 2 safety-net clinics in North Carolina) were conducted. Respondents were primarily genetic counselors (12), but also included an oncologist (1), and an oncology nurse practitioner trained in cancer genetic counseling (1). The                                                                                                       respondents were largely female (93%) and had a                                                                                               mean of 12.7 years in practice (range 1–35 years).

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Instilling resiliency in surgical education: The benefits of longitudinal medical student learning

JAM Open NetworkJournal of Surgical Research

Mary Abel, Caitlin Collins, Elizabeth Lancaster, Ann Poncelet, Matthew Lin, Tasce Bongiovanni, Elizabeth Wick

The longitudinal clerkship has been recognized as an innovative, unique model in medical education that demonstrates significantly higher student and preceptor satisfaction with comparable long-term outcomes like performance on standardized examinations. At the center of this model is the student-preceptor relationship, which promotes effective student-directed learning and personal and                                                                                           professional relationships with established                                                                                                           faculty mentors. 

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Cardiac Rehabilitation: Under-Utilized Globally.​​​​​​

Current Cardiology Reports

Sherry Grace , Kornelia Kotseva, Mary Whooley

ICCPR's global CR audit quantified for the first time the number of additional CR spots needed per year to treat indicated patients, so there are programs they may use. The first randomized trial of automatic/systematic CR referral has shown it results in significantly greater patient completion. Moreover, the recent update of the Cochrane review on interventions to increase use has provided unequivocal evidence on the significant impact of clinician CR encouragement at the bedside; a course                                                                                          is now available to train clinicians. The USA                                                                                                         is leading way in implementing automatic                                                                                                             referral with inpatient-clinician CR discussions.                                                                                                   Suggestions to triage patients based on risk to                                                                                                   less resource-intensive, unsupervised program                                                                                                   models could simultaneously expand capacity                                                                                                     and support patient adherence.

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