$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.

Investigating How States’ Vaccination Exemption Laws Affect Vaccination Rates

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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.