HPI News


Christine Lu was selected to present at the Thirteenth Workshop on Costs and Assessment in Psychiatry: Mental Health Policy and Economics, which took place in Venice, Italy in March. Her presentation was entitled, "Near Real-Time Surveillance for Consequences of Health Policies Using Sequential Analysis".

Stephen Soumerai was a guest on The Healthcare Policy Podcast to discuss Pay for Performance (P4P). The episode, "Does Pay for Performance Improve Care and Lower Spending? An Interview with Stephen Soumerai" is available online here.

Scott Hadland, MD, MPH, MS, was recently selected as one of three winners of JAMA Pediatrics contest for the best paper by a trainee as first author. Criteria for selection included rigorous metrics similar to those used in assessing R grants: Significance, Innovation, and Design and Analysis. Dr. Hadland is an adolescent medicine and addiction specialist and is currently an Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Medicine. The winning paper, entitled “Trends in Receipt of Buprenorphine and Naltrexone for Opioid Use Disorder Among Adolescents and Young Adults, 2000-2014”, involved collaboration with Frank Wharam, Fang Zhang, and Marc LaRochelle.

Frank Wharam's abstract,“Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment before and after High-deductible Insurance Enrollment”, was chosen for a plenary presentation at the Cancer and Primary Care Research International Network (Ca-PRI) 2017 meeting in April in Edinburgh, Scotland.


Natasha Stout, PhD, was elected to the Board of Officers, Trustees, and Staff of the Society for Medical Decision Making. Dr. Stout began her three-year term as SMDM Secretary-Treasurer in 2016.