September 26 - Jonathan P. Caulkins, Ph.D.

Professor of Operations Research and Public Policy
H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy & Management
Carnegie Mellon University
Title: "How a Mix of Drug Control Policies Should Vary Over a Drug Epidemic"
[Background Article] [Presentation]

October 3 - David Kirp, Ph.D.

Professor of Public Policy
Goldman School of Public Policy
University of California at Berkeley
Title: "The Sandbox Investment: The Preschool Movement and Kids- First Politics"
[Latest Book]

 October 10 - Robert MacCoun, Ph.D.  

Professor of Public Policy
Jurisprudence & Social Policy Program
Goldman School of Public Policy
University of California at Berkeley
Title: "Moral Outrage and Opposition to Policies that Reduce the Harms of Risky Behaviors"
Background Reading: [Testing Drugs vs Testing for Drug Use] [Anticipating unintended consequences of vaccine immunotherapies for addictive drug use]
[The Varieties of Drug Control at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century] [Does Europe Do It Better?]
[Toward a Psychology of Harm Reduction] [Sex, Drugs and Skateboarding]

 October 17 - Daniel Callahan, Ph.D.

Director, International Program
The Hastings Center
Title: "Medical Progress and Equitable Care: Are They Compatible?"

 October 24 - Scott Greer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Health Management and Policy
School of Public Health
University of Michigan
"Regulatory Federalism and Health Equity: Making Markets and Undermining Solidarity in Europe and the United States"

 November 7 - Theodore Marmor, Ph.D.

Professor emeritus of Public Policy and Management
Professor emeritus of Political Science
Yale University
Title: "Myths of Modernization on Social Security and Medicare"
Background: [Paper 1] [Paper 2] [Paper 3]

November 14 - Jeffrey A. Alexander, Ph.D.

Professor, Organizational Behavior and Human Resources, School of Business
Faculty Associate, Survey Research Center
University of Michigan
Title: "Treatment Team Processes and Functional Status of Seriously Mentally Ill Patients"

 November 28 - Jennifer G. Smith, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Rush Medical College
Rush University Medical Center
Senior Attending, Division of General Medicine & Primary Care
Stroger Hospital of Cook County
Title: "Screening and Intervention for Alcohol and Drug Use in General Health Care"

January 23 - Sally Shortall, Ph.D.

Reader in Sociology
School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work
Queen's University, Belfast
Title: "Are rural community programmes socially inclusive? Exploring the differences between social inclusion, civic engagement, participation and social capital"

April 2 - Michael Frendrich, Ph.D.

Professor, Helen Bader School of Social Welfare
Director, Center for Addiction and Behavioral Research
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Title: "MSM, Drug Use, and HIV Risk: An Update"
[Presentation] [Summer Workshop Flyer]

April 9 - Sherman A. James, Ph.D.

Susan B. King Professor of Public Policy Studies
Professor of Sociology; Community and Family Medicine; African and African American Studies
Duke University
Title: "Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health and Health Care: Where should we go from here?"

April 16 - Michael Chernew, Ph.D.

Professor, Health Care Policy
Harvard Medical School
Harvard University
Title: "Value-Based Insurance Design

April 23 - Colleen Grogan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Faculty Chair of the Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy
School of Social Service Administration
University of Chicago
Title: "Bipartisan Support for Children’s Health Insurance: Part Myth and Part Reality"

April 30 - Harold Pollack, Ph.D.

Associate Professor,
School of Social Service Administration
University of Chicago
Title: "HIV prevention in outpatient substance abuse treatment: Results from the 1995-2005 National Drug Abuse Systems Survey"

May 7 - Ezekiel Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Clinical Bioethics
NIH Clinical Center
National Institutes of Health
Title: “Beyond Band Aids”: How to fix America’s ailing health care system
Objectives: To understand the problems with the current American health care system. To outline and understand the various health care reform proposals. To evaluate the various health care reform proposals and their political feasibility.

May 14 - Jonathan Oberlander, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science
University of North Carolina
Title: "Health Reform Interrupted: Lessons from Oregon's Struggle to Cover the Uninsured"

May 21 - Eric Patashnik, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Politics
Associate Director of the UVa Public Policy Program
University of Virginia
Title: "Medical Guesswork: Why Poor-Quality Health Care is Everyone's Problem"

May 28 - Mark Schlesinger, Ph.D.

Professor, Division of Health Policy and Administration
Director, Undergraduate Studies
Yale University
Title: "Experience Goods and Expectational Traps: Bounded Rationality and Consumer Behavior in Markets for Medical Care"

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Bria Berger, AM '14

“It’s important to have transferable skills and to have a professional mentor. Working with [Assistant Professor] Alida Bouris has helped me both personally and professionally. She has encouraged me to mold my course schedule and placement to my interest and goals, to take risks, and she has helped me shape my vision of who I am in the social work world.”