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Health Services Research Colloquium

In partnership with the Department of Health Policy and Administration, CHCPR co-sponsors this semester-long colloquium series that includes speakers both internal and external to Penn State. Speakers vary from a wide variety of disciplines and present current topics in the area of health services research.

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Fall 2021 Colloquium

11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Lectures will be held in-person and remotely via Zoom

(See below for specific dates and formats)


September 13 - Virtual Talk Only

What’s next for U.S. value assessment? Controversies, uncertainty, and the role of supplemental decision aids 

R. Brett McQueen, PhD

Assistant Professor
Center for Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research (CePOR)
Director, Center for Pharmaceutical Value (pValue)
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Services
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus


September 27 - Virtual Talk Only

Effect of Clinician Feedback on Opioid Prescribing in Acute Care Settings: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial

Amol Navathe, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
University of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia VAMC


October 18 - Virtual Talk Only

The Quality of Primary Care in Rural China: Evidence from Mystery Patients and Audit Experiments 

Sean Sylvia, PhD

Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management
Gillings School of Public Health
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


November 8 - Virtual Talk Only

Assessing the Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness of Cancer Screening Guidelines

Ya-Chen Tina Shih, PhD

Professor of Health Economics
Chief, Section of Cancer Economics and Policy
Department of Health Services Research
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center



December 6

The Diagonal Approach: A Theoretic Framework for the Economic Evaluation of Vertical and Horizontal Interventions in Healthcare

Erin Kirwin, BA (Hon), MA

Health Economist
Institute of Health Economics
Alberta Canada