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
Evidence That Legal Reforms Which Reduce Malpractice Risk Decrease Defensive Medicine
Research Predicting Effects of Block Grants on Medicaid Highlighted at AcademyHealth Meeting
Investigating How States’ Vaccination Exemption Laws Affect Vaccination Rates
Childhood vaccines play a major role in minimizing the incidence of vaccine-preventable disease. While all states accommodate medical vaccine exemptions, certain states also allow for waivers on the basis of religious or philosophical objections. Certain vaccines have been particularly controversial, with public perceptions linking them to autism and developmental disorders, despite consensus to the contrary in the scientific and medical communities. This has led some states to add exemptions in recent years, while other states opted to eliminate the exemptions.