Twenty HPM faculty and students presented at AcademyHealth 2019


The Department of Health Policy and Management has an impressive 20 presentations happening at Academy Health 2019 this weekend at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting in Washington, D.C. HPM will join an audience from around the world working to improve health and health care. 

Student presentations

  • Hospitilization Risk Among Aged Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waiver Users
    Raymond Van Cleve
  • Does Providing Medicaid Adult Dental Benefits Effect Children's Receipt of Preventive Dental Services? 
    Tumader Khouja
  • The Impact of Massachusetts Health Reform on Initiation of Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy Among Breast Cancer Patients
    Kirsten Eom
  • Impact of Direct-to-Consumer Drug Advertising during the Super Bowl on Drug Utilization and Spending
    Alvaro San-Juan Rodriguez (presented by Matthew Gray from Pitt Pharmacy)
  • A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Iatrophobia
    Mara Hollander
  • Adults and Youth Enrolled in Permanent Supportive Housing Experience Changes in Health Care Utlization
    Mara Hollander (oral presentation)
  • Physicians' Opioid Prescribing Patterns after Receipt of Pharmaceutical Payments Related to Opioids
    Mara Hollander
  • Home- and Community-Based Provider Preparation for Pennsylvania Managed Long-Term Services and Supports
    Cassie Leighton (Howard Degenholtz presenting)
  • Home- and Community-Based Service Provider Response to Rate Standardization
    Cassie Leighton (Howard Degenholtz presenting)

Faculty presentations

  • Association of State Policies with Medicaid Disenrollment Among Low-Income Medicare Beneficiaries
    Eric Roberts
  • The Impact of Health Reform on Breast Cancer Treatment: Evidence from Massachusetts
    Lindsay Sabik
  • Rural-Urban Differences in Prostate Cancer Treatment Patterns
    Lindsay Sabik
  • Do High Deductibles Reduce the Use of ‘Free’ Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care Act?
    Lindsay Sabik (Paul Shafer from UNC presenting)
  • The Impact of the Zero-Price Effect on Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment
    Coleman Drake (David Anderson from Duke presenting)
  • Trends on Site of Outpatient Mental Health Visits, 2008-15
    Coleman Drake (Hayley Germack from Pitt School of Nursing presenting)
  • Managed Long-Term Services and Supports: The Potential for Medicaid Managed Care to Integrate Acute and Long-Term Care
    Howard Degenholtz (oral presentation)
  • Implementation of the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act: A Case Study
    Everette James (Beth Fields from Pitt VA presenting)
  • The Effects of the New York State Sepsis Regulations on Pediatric Sepsis Outcomes
    Tina Hershey (Kristin Gigli from Pitt Nursing presenting)
  • The Effect of State-Level Medicaid Expansion on Hospital Closures and Population Access to Acute Care Hospitals
    Julie Donohue (David Wallace from Pitt Med presenting)
  • The Medicaid Outcomes Distributed Research Network (MoDRN): Evaluating Medicaid Policies to Address the Opioid Crisis
    Julie Donohue (oral presentation)

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