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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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Spring 2021 Colloquium

11:30 am - 12:45 pm
All lectures will be held remotely via Zoom


January 25

How Does Contraceptive Use Affect Inter-Birth Intervals? An Empirical Inquiry Using Contraceptive Calendars 

Syeda Saman Naz

Health Policy & Administration Ph.D. Candidate
Penn State University


February 22 - This talk has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

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

Amol Navathe, MD, PhD

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


March 15

Quantifying Health Co-Benefits from Climate Policy: Pennsylvania in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Seth Blumsack, PhD

Professor of Energy and Environmental Economics and International Affairs in Energy and Environmental Economics
Penn State University


March 29

Effects of the Minimum Wage on Child Health

George Wehby, PhD

Professor and the John W. Colloton Chair of Health Management & Policy
University of Iowa



April 12

Effects of Access to Legal Same-Sex Marriage on Marriage and Health: Evidence from Ecuador

Omar Galárraga, PhD

Associate Professor of Health Economics
Brown University School of Public Health


April 26

Living Donor Kidney Transplantation: Understanding Underutilization and Racial/Ethnic Disparities

Jonathan Daw, PhD

Associate Professor of Sociology & Demography
The Pennsylvania State University