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Sponsor Spotlight: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management

About Us

Are any sessions or papers being presented by your team?
Come join us at the variety of sessions where a Johns Hopkins health economist is presenting a paper at this year’s ASHEcon!

Monday (6/21/21):
Commercial Payments across Care Settings: A Comparison of Service Prices in Hospital Outpatient Departments and Physician Offices (Presenting Author: Aditi Sen)

The Impact of E-Cigarette Policies on Product Switching and Cessation (Presenting Author: Shiqi Wang)

Use of Copayment Offsets for Prescription Drugs in the United States (Presenting Author: Aditi Sen)

White and Brown Bagging of Physician-Administered Drugs in Medicare Fee-for-Service and Medicare Advantage: Uptake and Implications for Spending and Patient Access (Presenting Author: Kelly Anderson)

Tuesday (6/22/21):
Branded Price Variation in the U.S. Drug Market, 2010-2019 (Presenting Author: Joe Levy)

Network Breadth and Quality Ratings in the Medicare Advantage Program (Presenting Author: Mark Meiselbach)

The Role of Improvement and Consolidation in Medicare Advantage Quality Ratings (Presenting Author: Aditi Sen)

Wednesday (6/23/21):
The Effect of Institutions for Mental Disease (IMD) Waivers on Substance Use Disorder Treatment Related Outcomes (Presenting Author: Keisha Solomon)

The Impact of High Deductible Health Plans on Health Care Spending in Families with a Member Who Has a Substance Use Disorder (Presenting Author: Mark Meiselbach)

The Impact of Private Sector to Medicare Payment Ratio on Hospital Financial Behavior (Presenting Author: Yang Wang)

Thank you to the other Johns Hopkins health economists who are serving as discussants, coauthors, chairs, and moderators: Jerry Anderson, Michael Darden, Matt Eisenberg, Nick Papageorge, Dan Polsky, and Emilia Simeonova
Do you have any students on the market that you want to highlight?
The PhD program Health Economics and Policy in the Department of Health Policy and Management prepares doctoral students to address the most pressing challenges in health and health care through innovative, rigorous, and interdisciplinary research on the economics of health and healthcare.

We will have three PhD candidates on the market in the 2021-2022 cycle:

Benjo Delarmente: Using discharge, claims, and survey data, my dissertation explores the less understood mechanisms behind the observed readmissions reductions attributed to Medicare’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, particularly the possible roles of provider responses in treatment choice, care substitution, and stronger community health networks

Brendan Rabideau: My dissertation exploits an exogenous shock to the differential generosity of coverage for telemedicine between firms to estimate the elasticity of demand for telemental health services, as well has how this shock changes patterns of utilization of mental health services, total mental health spending, and downstream use of emergency and inpatient psychiatric care.

Yang Wang: My dissertation examines hospital behaviors when they collect higher private sector markup over Medicare’s payment rates, and hospital’s pricing and spending behaviors under the ACA Medicaid expansion.
Any programs or initiatives you want to highlight?
The Hopkins Business of Health Initiative (HBHI): aims to integrate research, practice, and policy across Johns Hopkins University to advance knowledge to improve the productivity of the nation’s health system. This initiative is being launched this fall by the Johns Hopkins’ Carey Business, the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the School of Nursing, and the School of Medicine

The Hopkins’ Economics of Alzheimer’s Disease and Services (HEADS) Center: is a new research center established in 2020 that seeks to improve the care and lives of those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The Center, led by Jennifer Wolff, PhD, Eugene and Mildred Lipitz Professor of Health Policy and Management and Director of the Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Healthcare and Daniel Polsky, PhD, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Health Economics and Director of the Hopkins Business of Health Initiative, focuses on both understanding the full range of care needs and identifying and advancing solutions that address accessibility, affordability, quality, and equity of care.
Are you currently hiring or have any fellowships, post-doc positions etc. that you want to highlight?
The Hopkins Business of Health Initiative (HBHI) has several positions open for recruitment:

Assistant Scientist: The Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has an opening for two research faculty positions in the Hopkins Business of Health Initiative (HBHI). One position is an associate managing director where administrative activities involve the coordination of efforts between the variety of research projects aligned with HBHI organizational goals. The second position is an associate data director with responsibilities to administrate the HBHI data hub, a university-wide data infrastructure and service center housing Medicare claims and, eventually, many other data resources and provide a platform for data-driven research collaborations. The role will have both operational and strategic responsibilities.

For more information, see full job description and link to apply:

Senior Statistical Programming Analyst: The Hopkins Business of Health Initiative (HBHI) at Johns Hopkins University has an opening for a senior statistical programmer. The Programmer position will support health economics, health services, and policy-related research projects conducted by investigators at HBHI. The Programmer will use SAS, R, and/or Stata programming skills to create analytical datasets from surveys, health care claims, electronic health record, and other data sources.
For more information, see full job description and link to apply: