See below for a full list of past events and workshops hosted by CHeSS.

HEW Archives

Spring 2023 Schedule

April 6, 2023
Jonathan Holmes, PhD
University of Ottawa
Should Governments Underwrite Insurers? Evidence from a Large Payment Cut

April 20, 2023
Matt Grennan, PhD
UC Berkeley
No Free Lunch? Welfare Analysis of Firms Selling Through Expert Intermediaries

May 4, 2023
Jointly Sponsored by the Will Manning Lecture Series
Marcella Alsan, PhD
Harvard Kennedy School
Representation and Extrapolation: Evidence from Clinical Trials

May 11, 2023
Jointly Sponsored by the Fallon Lecture Series
David Studdert, LLB, ScD, MPH
Stanford University
Firearm Ownership and Risks of Violence

May 18, 2023
Jason Abaluck, PhD
Yale University
Fixing Misallocation with Guidelines: Awareness vs Adherence

May 25, 2023
Francis Wong, PhD
LMU Munich
A Bittersweet Jubilee: Effects of Randomized Medical Debt Relief

Autumn 2021 Schedule

Thursday, November 4, 2021
Martin Hackmann, PhD
Assistant Professor of Economics, University of California Los Angeles
Interdependent Values in Matching Markets: Evidence from Danish Medical School Programs

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Lee Lockwood, PhD, MSc
Associate Professor of Economics, University of Virginia
Anti Insurance: Health Insurance Risk Exposure

Thursday, November 18, 2021 (Canceled)
Tim Moore, PhD
Krannert Rising Star Associate Professor of Economics, Purdue University
Importing the Opioid Crisis? The Relationship between Trade and Fentanyl Smuggling

Thursday, December 16, 2021
Colleen Carey, PhD
Assistant Professor, Policy Analysis and Management of Finance, Sloan, Cornell University
Why Does Disability Increase During Recessions? Evidence from Medicare

Winter 2020 Schedule 

Please note that the location for HEW has changed. This quarter it will be held in the boardroom on the 4th floor of the Keller center.

Thursday, February 20, 2020
Jonathan S Skinner, PhD
James O. Freedman Presidential Professor, Dartmouth College
Hospital Productivity and Healthcare Input Choices

Autumn 2019 Schedule

Thursday, October 17, 2019
Grant Gannaway, AHRQ T32
Predoctoral Fellows, Economics
Comparative Advantage in Healthcare Delivery: A Machine Learning Approach

Thursday, November 14, 2019 
Monica Aswani, PhD
Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Health Professions Department of Health Services Administration
Differential Impact of Hospital and Community Factors on Medicare Readmission Penalties

Spring 2019 Schedule 

Thursday, May 30, 2019
Danielle Adams & Hannah MacDougall, AHRQ T32
Predoctoral Fellows, SSA PhD students
Nonprofit Hospital Community Benefits Decision Making: An Organizational Approach in an Era of Reform

Thursday, May 23, 2019 
Neal Mahoney, PhD
Professor of Economics & David G. Booth Faculty Fellow, U of C Booth School of Business

Thursday, May 16, 2019
Amanda Starc, PhD
Associate Professor of Strategy, Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern University

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Attend Will Manning Lecture 

Thursday, April 25, 2019
Attend Fallon Lecture

Thursday, April 18, 2019
Bikki Smith, AHRQ T32
Postdoctoral Fellow, SSA PhD student

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Please join us for a special ORW in room M-137 sponsored jointly by the Center for Healthcare Delivery and Science Innovation (HDSI):

Kristen Miller, DrPH, CPPS
Scientific Director, National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, MedStar Institute for Innovation
Don’t Just Try Harder: Applying Human Factors to Engineer the Future of Medicine

Please note: This special ORW offers CME credit 

Thursday, April 4, 2019


Winter 2018 Schedule

March 1, 2018
Wen Hu, PhD
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s research on road-safety policies

February 22, 2018
Grant Gannaway, PhD Candidate
University of Chicago Economics Department
Comparative Advantages in Health Care: Benefits and Risks

Albert Tan, PhD Candidate
University of Chicago Economics Department
The Impact of Public Healthcare Program on Hospital Hospitality: Evidence from Indonesia Healthcare Program

February 15, 2018
Arindam Nandi, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher, Tata Centre for Development, University of Chicago
Long-Term Cognitive and Education Effects of Early Life Nutrition
NORC 344

February 8, 2018
Hiroaki Matsuura, Sc.D.
Provost and Vice President, Shoin University (Japan) Global Member, Global Health Academy, University of Edinburgh
Constitutional Social and Environmental Human Rights and Child Health Outcomes in 15 Latin American Countries

February 1, 2018

January 25, 2018
Nina Gao, PhD Candidate
Harris School of Public Policy
Where Have All the Inpatients Gone? Provider Discretion and Spillovers from Psychiatric Admitting
NORC 344

January 18, 2018
No Workshop

January 11, 2018
Ian Savage, PhD
Professor, Department of Economics, Northwestern University
The Economics of Transportation Safety
NORC 344

January 4, 2018
No Workshop


Autumn 2017 Schedule

November 16, 2017
Kate Baicker, PhD
Dean, Harris School of Public Policy
The costs and benefits of Medicaid and implications for health reform
Saieh Hall 021

November 9, 2017
Ziad Obermeyer, MD, M. Phil
Assistant Professor, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Are we over-testing? Using machine learning to understand physician decision making
NORC 232/233

November 2, 2017 
Hari Sharma, PhD Candidate
Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Chicago
Does spending more on post-acute care in skilled nursing facilities improve patient outcomes?
NORC 232/233

October 26, 2017
Keith Green, PhD Candidate
School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
“There’s no superhighway to PrEP”: Illuminating the incompatibilities between HIV prevention policy and the social safety net

October 19, 2017
Engy Ziedan, PhD Candidate
Department of Economics, University of Illinois at Chicago
The intended and unintended consequences of the hospitals readmission reduction program

October 12, 2017
Cliff Bersamira, PhD Candidate
School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
Stakeholder perspectives on conceptualizing addiction recovery in the era of health reform

October 5, 2017
Jaeyoon Lee, PhD Candidate
Department of Economics, University of Chicago
Credit access and household bell-being: Evidence from payday lending


Winter 2017 Schedule

March 9, 2017
Martin Hackmann, PhD
Assistant Professor of Economics, University of California, Los Angeles
Medicaid and Financial Health

March 2, 2017
Rachel Sachs, JD, MPH
Associate Professor, Washington University School of Law
Innovative Contracting for Pharmaceuticals and Medicaid’s Best-Price Rule

February 23, 2017
Pierre Leger, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago
Physician Practice Style and Healthcare Costs: Evidence from Emergency Departments

February 16, 2017 *in KCBD Room 1101
Ann Geiger, MPH, PhD
Deputy Associate Director, Healthcare Delivery Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute
Enhancing Healthcare Delivery Research at the National Cancer Institute

February 9, 2017
Diane Alexander
Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Check Up Before You Check Out: Retail Clinics, Preventive Care, and Emergency Room Use

February 2, 2017
Robert Nocon, PhD Student
Public Health Sciences, University of Chicago
Effects of Medicaid Managed Care on Health Services Use

January 26, 2017
Keith Green, PhD Student
School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
Exploring the Impact of Biomedical Prevention Approaches on the Institutional Logics of HIV Prevention

January 19, 2017
Jennifer Ghandhi, MD-PhD Candidate
Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
Unemployment and health: evidence from the Great Recession

January 12, 2017
Nina Gao, MD-PhD Candidate
Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
Specialist Interests and Medicare Reimbursement: Evidence from the Resource-Based Relative Value Scale

January 5, 2017


Autumn 2016 Schedule

November 17, 2016
Marisa Domino, PhD
Professor of Health Policy and Management, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Do timely mental health services reduce recidivism among prison releasees with severe mental illness?

November 10, 2016
Zack Cooper, PhD
Assistant Professor of Health Policy and of Economics, Yale University
Politics, Medicare Payments, and Hospital Behavior

November 3, 2016

October 27, 2016
Karl Bilimoria, MD/MS
Associate Professor of Surgery (Surgical Oncology) and Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University
Are the Stars Aligned? Improving CMS Public Reporting and Pay-for-Performance Programs

October 20, 2016

October 13, 2016

October 6, 2016
Brian Tuohy, PhD Candidate
Department of Sociology, University of Chicago
‘If only I had those 9 digits’: On the Power of Undocumented Status in Healthcare


Spring 2016 Schedule

May 26, 2016
Brian Tuohy
University of Chicago
Healthcare in ‘Mexican Chicago’: On the Power of Undocumented Status

May 19, 2016
Robert Nocon
PhD student, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Chicago
Healthcare Use and Spending in Medicaid: Comparing Health Center Patients to Other Settings

May 12, 2016
Heather Gold, PhD
Director of Population Health Research, NYU School of Medicine
Complication rates, costs, and policy implications of new radiotherapy technology for breast cancer

May 5, 2016
No Workshop

April 28, 2016
Fallon Lecture on Health & Law
Jill Horwitz, JD, PhD
UCLA School of Law
Technology Regulation Reconsidered: The Effects of Certificate of Need on MRI Access, Quality, and Cost
111 East 60th Street in Room V

April 21, 2016
Matthew Aaron Schmitt
Northwestern University
When Discounts Raise Costs: The Effect of Copay Coupons on Generic Utilization
Harris Room 140C

April 14, 2016
Howard Riady
PhD student in Economics, University of Chicago
Physician Response to Financial Incentives: Evidence from Administrative Data
Harris Room 140C

April 7, 2016
Chris Whaley, PhD
Berkeley Center for Health and Technology, University of California, Berkeley
Responses to Targeted Patient Incentives: Evidence from Reference Pricing
Harris Room 140C

March 31, 2016
Dan Blumenthal, MD
Harvard University
Access, Quality, and Cost of Care at U.S. Physician Owned Hospitals
Harris Room 140C


Winter 2016 Schedule

February 18, 2016
Kevin Stroupe, PhD
Associate Director, Center for Innovation for Complex Chronic Healthcare, Hines VA Hospital

February 11, 2016
Surrey Walton, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago
Measuring Potential Substitutions Towards Generic Drug Use: A Method for Risk Adjustment in Incentive Payments

February 4, 2016
Manasi Deshpande, PhD
Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Chicago
Does Welfare Inhibit Success? The Long-Term Effects of Removing Low-Income Youth from Disability Insurance
Harris Room 140B

January 28, 2016

January 21, 2016

January 14, 2016
Anushree Lalitha Subramaniam
University of Chicago
The Unaccounted Insurance Value of Medical Innovation

January 7, 2016
Heather Schofield, PhD
Department of Medical Ethics, University of Pennsylvania
The Economic Cost of Low Caloric Intake: Evidence from India
Harris Room 140B


Winter 2015 Schedule

December 3, 2015
Prashant Bharadwaj, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of California, San Diego
Mental Health Stigma

November 19, 2015
Carrie Colla, PhD
Assistant Professor, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth Institute
Effects of ACO contracting on high cost, high need Medicare beneficiaries

November 12, 2015
Daniel Bennett, PhD
Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy Studies
The Marriage Market for Lemons: HIV Testing and Marriage in Rural Malawi

November 5, 2015
Jing Dong
PhD Student, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Chicago
Effects of Long-Term Care Insurance on Financial Well-Being

October 29, 2015
No HEW Workshop

October 22, 2015
Michael Lovenheim, PhD
Associate Professor, College of Human Ecology, Cornell University
How Does Access to Health Care Affect Teen Fertility and High School Dropout Rates? Evidence from School-based Health Centers

October 15, 2015
Adam Sacarny, PhD
Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research, Harvard University
Healthcare Exceptionalism? Performance and Allocation in the U.S. Healthcare Sector

October 8, 2015
Britt Livak
PhD Student, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Chicago
Network Viral Load: A Critical Metric for HIV Elimination

October 1, 2015
Rebecca Myerson
PhD Candidate, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
Finding the missing patients: Does subsidizing screening result in more health care?

ORW Archives

Spring 2021 Schedule

March 31, 2021
Micah Prochaska, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, The University of Chicago
Fatigue, Fatigability, and Anemia

April 21, 2021
Maylyn Martinez, MD
Postdoctoral fellow, Hospital medicine
Leveraging Clinical Decision Support to Optimize Inpatient Therapy Consults

April 28, 2021
Tien Truong, PharmD, PhD
Instructor of Medicine, The University of Chicago
The Protect-Rx Trial: Evaluating the Effect of a Personalized Therapeutics Clinic on Drug-Drug and Drug-Gene Interactions

May 5, 2021
Megan Prochaska, MD, MPH
Instructor of Medicine, The University of Chicago
Mechanisms for low urine citrate and high urine oxalate in kidney stone forming patients

May 12, 2021
Eric Beyer, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics, The University of Chicago
Special Session for TL1 Fellows: How to Apply to K-Series Awards

May 19, 2021

May 26, 2021
Muhammad Alsayid, MD, MPH
Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellow, Rush University Medical Center
Microbiome Signature of Patients with Colorectal Cancer

June 2, 2021
Abiola Ibraheem, MD
Instructor of Medicine, Section of Hematology / Oncology, The University of Chicago
Globalization of Cancer Clinical Trials: Truly involving sub-saharan Africa

June 9, 2021
Chancey Christenson, MD and Eve Edstrom, RN
Assistant Professor of Pathology, The University of Chicago and Informatics Nurse Specialist, The University of Chicago
2020 Choosing Wisely Project: Improving Blood Transfusion Documentation at UCM

Summer 2020 Schedule

July 8, 2020
Matt Dapas, PhD
TL1 Postdoctoral Fellow, Human Genetics
Genetic heterogeneity of asthma in inner-city children

July 15, 2020
Anoop Mayampurath, PhD
Research Assistant Professor and Senior Statistician, Center For Research Informatics
Using Electronic Health Record Data to Predict Deterioration in Hospitalized Children

July 22, 2020
Pooja Gala, MD
TL1 Postdoctoral Fellow, Hospital Medicine
Improving Care Coordination in Udupi district, India: utilizing the principles of the Comprehensive Care Program in a preliminary analysis

July 29, 2020
Alex Tate, PhD
TL1 Postdoctoral Fellow, Hospital Medicine
Machine learning approaches to measuring advance care planning documentation in the electronic health record

August 5, 2020
Loren Saulsberry, PhD
Assistant Professor, Public Health Sciences
Pharmacogenomics-guided Prescribing and Opportunities for Promoting Health Equity

August 12, 2020

August 19, 2020

Winter 2020 Schedule

March 18, 2020

March 11, 2020

March 4, 2020

February 26, 2020
David Asch, MD, MBA
John Morgan Professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania
Innovation as Discipline

February 19, 2020

February 12, 2020

February 5, 2020
Don Hedeker, PhD
Professor, Public Health Sciences
Modeling of Between- and Within-Subject Variances Using Mixed Effects Location Scale Models for Intensive Longitudinal Data

January 29, 2020
John Fahrenbach, PhD
Data Scientist, Center for Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation
Neighborhood Disadvantage and Hospital Quality Ratings in the Medicare Hospital Compare Program

January 22, 2020

January 15, 2020

January 8, 2020

Autumn 2019 Schedule

December 11, 2019
Michael Cui, MD
Inaugural Clinical Informatics Fellow, Center for Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation
Empowering Patients Through Proactive Outreach: Our Teams Journey, Insights, and Tools

December 4, 2019
Mahboobeh Mahdavinia, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Rush University
Chronic Rhinosinusitis

November 20, 2019
Kristen Haut, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Rush University
Sleep Quality, Sleep Dependent Learning and Episodic Memory Deficits in Individuals at Clinical High Risk for Psychosis

November 13, 2019
Suzanne Cox, PhD, MPH
Associate Dean for Health Sciences Education
TL1 Seminar

November 6, 2019
Justin Cirone, MD
Fellow, Surgery, University of Chicago Medicine
Violence Prevention and the Role of the Trauma Center

October 30, 2019
Dawn Bounds, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Rush University
Reducing Risk Factors for Sexual Exploitation in Homeless Youth: The Chicago STRIVE Project.

October 23, 2019

October 16, 2019
Co-Sponsored by Center for Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation
David Beiser, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine & Pediatrics
Automated Messaging and Connected Devices for Improving the Management of Resistant Hypertension

October 9, 2019

October 2, 2019


Summer 2019 Schedule

August 14, 2019
Thomas Best, PhD
CHeSS Manager of Research Analytics
HSR Lecture (For SPORT participants only)
Simulation for Modeling Healthcare Processes and Systems

August 7, 2019
Tracy Weiner
Senior Associate Director, Writing Program
Academic and Professional Writing Workshop

July 31, 2019
Nirav Shah, MD
Attending Infectious Disease Physician &
Vice Chair, Quality, NorthShore University HealthSystem
Electronic Decision, Order and Communication Support (eDOCS): The Next Iteration of Clinical Decision Support Systems

July 24, 2019
Susan Rubin, MD
Director, Women’s Neurology Center at Glenbrook Hospital
Department of Neurology, NorthShore University Health System
The Benefits of Structured Clinical Documentation Support for Neurological Outcomes Research

July 17, 2019 
Seth Shaffer
Advanced IBD Fellow with Gastroenterology
Cost-effectiveness Analysis of Establishing a Fecal Microbiota Transplant Centre for the Treatment of Recurrent Clostridiodes difficile Infection

July 10, 2019
John Fahrenbach, PhD and Louis Heelan, PhD
Center for Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation
Use of Multi-method Simulations for Understanding Health System Operations


Spring 2019 Schedule 

June 12, 2019
TL1 Seminar 

June 5, 2019

May 29, 2019
Pooja Gala, MD
Clinical Associate of Medicine, Hospital Medicine
Implementation of a Non-Communicable Disease Continued Medical Education Curriculum for Health Care Providers in the Rural Kweneng East District of Botswana

May 22, 2019
Sarah Sobotka, MD, MSCP
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

May 15, 2019 
Veena Sriram, PhD
Postdoctoral fellow, CHeSS

May 8, 2019
HDSI Workshop

May 1, 2019
HDSI Quality and Safety Symposium

April 24, 2019
Liz Tung, MD, MS
Instructor of Medicine, Internal Medicine, Primary Care
Social Isolation, Loneliness, and Violence Exposure in Urban Adults

April 17, 2019
John Schneider, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Global Health Programs

April 10, 2019 
Please join us for a special ORW in room M-137 sponsored jointly by the Center for Healthcare Delivery and Science Innovation (HDSI):

Kristen Miller, DrPH, CPPS
Scientific Director, National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, MedStar Institute for Innovation
Don’t Just Try Harder: Applying Human Factors to Engineer the Future of Medicine 

Please note: This special ORW offers CME credit

April 3, 2019
Tine Hanrieder, PhD
Head of Research Group, Global Humanitarian Medicine
Berlin Social Science Center
The Global South as a Laboratory of Compassion: US Medical Education and Global Health at Home


Winter 2019 Schedule 

March 13, 2019
TL1 Seminar at Rush

March 6, 2019
Please join us for a special ORW sponsored jointly by the Center for Healthcare Delivery and Science Innovation (HDSI):

Sarosh Rana, MD, MPH
Professor of Ob/Gyn and Section Chief, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
STAMPP-HTN?: Systematic Treatment And Management of PostPartum Hypertension

February 27, 2019
Vineet Arora, MD, MAPP
Professor of Medicine, General Internal Medicine
Improving Sleep and Safety with Systems & Learning Theories: From Residents to Patients

February 20, 2019

February 13, 2019 

February 6, 2019 

January 30, 2019

January 23, 2019
Emma Levine, PhD
Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science, Booth School of Economics
(Mis)communication in Medicine

January 16, 2019
Nell Compernolle, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Sociology
The impact of relationship status and transitions on young women’s and men’s mental health: Evidence from Malawi

January 9, 2019 
TL1 Seminar at UChicago


Autumn 2018 Schedule 

December 5, 2018 
Timothy Anderson, MD
Primary Care Research Fellow, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of California San Francisco
Beyond the Guidelines: Leveraging observational data to understand variation in cardiovascular care delivered to older adults.

November 28, 2018
Thomas Lu, MD
Gastroenterology Fellow, University of Chicago Medicine
Spontaneous Colitis Induced by RNA Methylation Deficiency in T Cells

November 21, 2018 

November 14, 2018 
TL1 Seminar
Rush University 

November 7, 2018 
Nicole Boyer, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, PhD, Hospital Medicine
Cost-effectiveness analysis of the Roots of Empathy school-based program for improving social and emotional wellbeing in children

October 31, 2018 
Dominika Winiarski, PhD
TL1 Fellow and Instructor, Psychiatry, Rush University
Using Technology-Based Interventions to Address Disparities in Access to Behavioral Health Treatment Among Homeless Youth

October 24, 2018 
Alexandra Tate, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Hospital Medicine
Invoking Death: Physician Authority, Patient Agency, and Treatment Advocacy in Cancer Care 

October 17, 2018 
Kavi Bhalla, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health and the College
Reducing Road Traffic Deaths in Developing Countries: Estimates of Lives that can be Saved by Vehicle Safety Technologies

October 10, 2018 
TL1 Seminar 
University of Chicago 

October 2, 2018 
Special ORW presentation
Micah Prochaska, MD, MS
Instructor of Medicine, Department of Medicine
Updates on the Effect of Transfusion on Fatigue, Activity, and Fatigability in Hospitalized Patients 

Methods Core Archives

Spring 2018 Schedule

April 30, 2018
Christopher Lyttle, MA
Director, CHeSS Methods Core
MarketScan: Procedure Codes
Room: M-214

Winter 2018 Schedule

March 26, 2018
Christopher Lyttle, MA
Director, CHeSS Methods Core
MarketScan: IDs and File Linkages

February 27, 2018
Tomas Best, PhD
Manager of Research Analytics
ICD Codes and Health Services Research (HSR), with emphasis on HSR at UCM and ICD-10

January 29, 2018
Christopher Lyttle, MA
Director, CHeSS Methods Core
The 2016 MarketScan Data: What’s New
Room: M-214

Regis J. Fallon Lecture Series Archives

May 10, 2018
“Antitrust Enforcement in Health Care Markets—What is Happening, and What Isn’t?”
Leemore S. Dafny, PhD
Bruce V. Rauner Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
3:30-5:00 pm
Harris Room 140B

April 28, 2016
“Technology Regulation Reconsidered: The Effects of Certificate of Need on MRI Access, Quality, and Cost”
3:30-5:00 pm in Room V
1111 East 60th Street
Jill Horwitz, JD, PhD
Professor of Law, University of California, Los Angeles

January 12, 2015
4:00-5:15 pm in P-117
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Daniel Carpenter, PhD
Professor of Government; Director, Center for American Political Studies; Director, Social Sciences Program, Harvard University

November 13, 2013
“Three Principles of Real Health Reform”
Daniel P. Kessler, JD, PhD
Professor, Stanford Law School

May 2, 2013
“Medical Liability Reform and Accountability for Safe Care: Looking Back, Looking Forward”
Michelle Mello, JD, PhD
Professor of Law and Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health

October 12, 2012
“The Future of Health Care Reform in the United States”
A conference coordinated by the University of Chicago Law School and Department of Medicine and Biological Sciences, supported in part by the Fallon Lecture endowment.

May 14, 2012
“Non-Consensual Access to Data for Research and Public Health”
Barbara Evans, JD, PhD
Professor of Law, University of HoustonCo-Director, Health Law & Policy InstituteDirector, Center on Biotechnology & Law

February 27, 2012
“Legal Solutions for Ensuring Decision Aid Quality”
Nadia Sawicki, JD
Assistant Professor of Law, Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy, Loyola University of Chicago School of Law

May 9, 2011
“The Histories of American Health Insurance: Three Narratives and the Affordable Care Act”
Timothy S. Jost, JD
Robert L. Willet Family Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law

February 28, 2011
“The Impact of Health Reform on Physicians and Hospitals”
Lawrence E. Singer, MA, JD
Director, Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy, Loyola University Chicago

May 26, 2010
“How Not to Do Medical Malpractice Reform”
David A. Hyman, BA, JD, MD
Richard W. and Marie L. Corman Professor, University of Illinois College of Law

“From Evidence to Practice:  Can Coverage and Payment Policy Change Physician Behavior?”
Susan Foote 
Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

January 22, 2009
“Discussing End-of-Life Options: Are Statues the Solution?”
Alan Meisel
Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote Professor of Bioethics, and Professor of Law and Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh

April 24, 2008
“Fairness in Health Care:  Who Pays?  Who Benefits?”
Clark Havighurst
William Neal Reynolds Professor Emeritus of Law

January 17, 2008
“The Abortion Wars and the Gonzales vs. Carhart Decision”
Bruce Patsner, MD, JD
Professor at the Health Law and Policy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center

April 19, 2007
“The Food and Drug Administration: How Safe? How Effective?”
David Kessler, MD, JD
Dean of the UCSF School of Medicine and vice chancellor for Medical Affairs
Richard Epstein, LLD, HC
James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago

January 25, 2007
“The Law and Ethics of Medical Fees: A Brief Historical View”
Mark A. Hall, JD
Fred D. and Elizabeth L. Turnage Professor of Law at Wake Forest University

May 2, 2006
“Clinical Trials, Drug Marketing, Off-Label Prescribing, and the Law”
Sandra H. Johnson, JD, LLM
Tenet Endowed Chair in Health Law and Ethics in the Center for Health Law Studies at Saint Louis University School of Law

Will Manning Memorial Lecture Archives

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 

“Do Current Practices of Clinical Comparative Effectiveness Research and Evidence-based Medicine Breed Disparities? “

Anirban Basu, Ph.D., MS,
Program: 3:30 – 5:00 PM
Reception to follow 
860 E. 59th St. | KCBD Auditorium 1103

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

“Empirical Strategies for Models of Multidimensional Health Outcomes”

John Mullahy, PhD
Program: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Reception to follow
860 E. 59th St. | Medical Center CLI L107

Wednesday,  April 26,  2017

“Health Care Quality, Social Disparities, and Causality”

Alan M. Zaslavsky, PhD
Program: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Reception to follow
860 E. 59th Street | Dora De Lee Auditorium, Billings L168

Conference Archives

There is no scheduled conference for 2017. Please see below for information on past Annual Conferences.

2014 – Big Data and Health 

In 2014, the CHeSS Annual Conference focused on Big Data and Health. Watch the keynote address, “Big Data and Policy,” presented by speaker Bryan Sivak.

See the complete agenda, including all speakers and presentations, here.

2013 – Health in Cities 

Health in Cities, the first CHeSS Annual Conference, was held in May 2013. It featured partners from across the University of Chicago, and convened key thought leaders working on urban health issues.