Health Policy Researcher Studying Opportunities and Barriers to Improving Vaccination Rates Among Medicaid-covered Children

Ali Moghtaderi, PhD, MBA, a professor of health policy and economics at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) is an active participant in a new project exploring opportunities and barriers to improve immunization rates among Medicaid-covered children and pregnant women. Funded by the U.S.

$1.1 Million Grant Will Enable Milken Institute School of Public Health Researchers to Study Economic Costs of Community Health Centers

Avi Dor, PhD

Avi Dor, PhD of the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) Department of Health Policy and Management is the principal investigator for a $1.1 million grant. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is funding a four-year project that Dor is leading to analyze the economic costs and sustainability of community health centers.

Applicants Flock to New Health Policy PhD Program

The program is the first focused solely on health policy at the only school of public health in Washington, DC.

Evidence That Legal Reforms Which Reduce Malpractice Risk Decrease Defensive Medicine

Malpractice reforms are linked to lowered use of invasive coronary angiography

One of the first studies to investigate how medical malpractice reforms such as damage caps affect specific clinical decisions provides strong evidence that caps have inspired physicians to reduce utilizing an expensive and invasive cardiology test.

Research Predicting Effects of Block Grants on Medicaid Highlighted at AcademyHealth Meeting

Anne Markus is the senior author of the work being presented

New research presented at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting being held in Seattle this week predicts negative effects on health centers if proposed Medicaid financing changes of block grants or per capita caps are enacted.