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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 2022 Colloquium

11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Lectures will be held in-person in 118 Keller
remotely via Zoom*

(See below for dates and formats)


October 10

The Interplay Between Health Insurance and Auto Insurance: Lessons from the Affordable Care Act

Andrew Friedson, PhD, MA, BA

Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Economics
University of Colorado Denver


October 17

Future of U.S. Life Expectancy and Population Health: How Concerned Should We Be?

Neil Mehta, PhD, MSc, MA

Associate Professor
Department of Preventative Medicine and Population
Health The University of Texas Medical Branch


October 31

Modeling Outcomes that are Skewed and Sometimes Zero

Edward C. Norton, PhD

Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy
Professor, Department of Economics
University of Michigan School of Public Health


November 14

Paying for Prevention: Reductions in pharmaceutical cost-sharing in high-deductible health plans

Betsy Cliff, PhD, MS, BA

Assistant Professor
Public Health Sciences
The University of Chicago



November 28   (Rescheduled from September)

Persistent Race/Ethnicity-Related Disparities in Autism Spectrum Disorder Despite the Closing of the Prevalence Gap

Li Wang, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Public Health
Sciences Division of Health Services and Behavioral
Research Penn State Cancer Institute