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Nudges toward Temperance: Reducing the Prevalence of Substance Use Disorder for Legalized Drugs
Brown Bag Seminar Series

Mark Kleiman
Professor of Public Policy, NYU/Marron Institute of Urban Management

Thursday, October 26, 2017, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
112 Paterson Street, 1st floor conference room
Mark A.R. Kleiman, MPP, PhD is Professor of Public Policy and the Director of the Crime Reduction and Justice Initiative at New York University’s Marron Institute of Urban Management. Dr. Kleiman is a world-renowned expert in crime reduction, justice and drug policy. His recent work includes methods for accommodating imperfect rational decision-making in policy, designing deterrent regimes that take advantage of positive-feedback effects and the substitution of swiftness and predictability for severity in the criminal justice system. Dr. Kleiman advises local, state, national, and international governmental bodies on crime control and drug policy. He is chairman of BOTEC Analysis Corporation, a research and consulting firm that focuses on criminal justice reform, drug abuse control, and urban development. Dr. Kleiman is a member of the Committee on Law and Justice of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis.
Brown Bag Seminar Series

James R. Knickman
President and Chief Executive Officer
New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth)

Thursday, November 02, 2017, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
112 Paterson Street, 1st floor conference room
James R. Knickman, PhD is the Derzon Chair in Public and Health Affairs at the NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and Clinical Professor, Department of Population Health in the Langone School of Medicine. Dr. Knickman serves as Director of the Health Analytics and Evaluation Program (HAEP), a joint initiative of the Wagner Health Policy and Management Program and NYU’s School of Medicine. Under his leadership HAEP conducts research on health service delivery, population health, and health and social policy innovations. HAEP maintains patient-level New York State all-payer and Medicaid fee-for-service claims and managed care encounter data, allowing rapid-cycle analyses of Medicaid and other program interventions by providers and public agencies. Dr. Knickman was previously President and CEO of the New York State Health Foundation and prior to that appointment, Vice President for Research and Evaluation at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Moving On Initiatives: Opening the Pipeline in Homeless Services for Populations with Complex Needs
Brown Bag Seminar Series

Emmy Tiderington
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Thursday, November 09, 2017, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
112 Paterson Street, 1st floor conference room
Emmy Tiderington, PhD, MSW, LMSW is Assistant Professor in the Rutgers School of Social Work and Associate Member of the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research. Her research focuses on the implementation and effectiveness of supportive housing and other forms of homeless services as a means for ending homelessness and improving outcomes for service recipients. She examines the individual, organizational and macro-systemic barriers to “street-level” policy implementation of person-centered care, harm reduction and management of risk and recovery in supportive housing. She is conducting a three-year study of the implementation and outcomes of the New York City Moving On Initiative, a model that utilizes rental subsidies and transitional supports to assist individuals and families to move from supportive housing to mainstream housing independent of wrap-around support services.
Evaluating Medicaid Reforms in New Jersey
Brown Bag Seminar Series

Sujoy Chakravarty
Assistant Research Professor
Center for State Health Policy, Rutgers University

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
112 Paterson Street, 1st floor conference room
Sujoy Chakravarty, PhD is a Health Economist whose research examines the impact of state and federal policies relating to healthcare delivery and financing on patient access, efficiency and quality of care. He also studies hospital markets focusing on the impact of changes in market structure, competition and ownership mix on provider behavior and patient care. His recent research includes identifying hospital utilization patterns that indicate gaps in patient care; examining the effect of Medicare Part D prescription drug policy on coverage and access with focus on racial disparities in access; and assessing and evaluating care management initiatives for patients with complex conditions who have high hospital utilization. He is currently leading the evaluation of the New Jersey Medicaid Comprehensive Waiver Demonstration that introduces significant changes in delivery of behavioral health services, long-term services and supports, and hospital payment structure aimed at improving patient care and population health.
CANCELLED-The Role of Education in the Transformation of Health Care
Brown Bag Seminar Series

Sherine Gabriel
Dean, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
112 Paterson Street, 1st floor conference room
Sherine E. Gabriel, MD, MSc was appointed Dean of the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in August, 2015, following her notable leadership in medical education and research as dean of the Mayo Medical School at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Gabriel is recognized for her epidemiologic studies examining the risks of connective tissue diseases among women with breast implants, population-based studies characterizing the epidemiology of major rheumatic diseases and studies defining the economic impact of rheumatoid arthritis. More recently, her research focused on the risks and determinants of heart disease among persons with rheumatoid arthritis. She has served on several governmental committees and advisory boards including the FDA Drug Safety and Risk Management Committee and the methodology committee of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 serving as the committee’s first chair.
Trends, Causes, and Consequences of Segregation
Brown Bag Seminar Series

Douglas Massey
Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs
Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University

Friday, December 08, 2017, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
112 Paterson Street, 1st floor conference room
Douglas S. Massey, PhD is the Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Dr. Massey examines the sociology of immigration especially the consequences of residential segregation for African Americans and Latinos of African ancestry in the United States. He has shown that segregation figures prominently in black underachievement that interacts with shifts in the U.S. income distribution to yield a rising concentration of poverty. That poverty intensifies social disorder and violence undermining the health of African Americans reducing their life expectancy and impairing cognitive development.
Upcoming Events :
10/26/2017, 12:00 pm
Nudges toward Temperance: Reducing the Prevalence of Substance Use Disorder for Legalized Drugs
Mark Kleiman
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