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Health Policy Research Seminar

The Health Policy Research Seminar, in the division of Health Policy and Administration at UIC, offers an opportunity every Friday at noon to share, learn and participate in discussions surrounding health policy research during the Fall and Spring academic semesters. These research seminars will be presented by faculty at UIC and colleagues from other academic institutions. In addition to the research seminars, we offer a selection of Faculty Proseminars during these calendared sessions, designed to inform, advise and guide students on their careers in health policy research.

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Our seminars are open to everyone.  To help identify which sessions meet your interests, we have grouped and entitled them as, external, internal and proseminars. External and internal sessions are intended for individuals interested in existing and developing health policy research. Proseminars are intended for graduate students pursuing a doctorate or comparable degree.  Additional distinctions are outlined in the following columns:

External Speakers

External speakers present cutting-edge work in health policy. HPA faculty and students have the opportunity to participate in coordinated individual one-on-one (virtual) meetings.

Internal Presentations

Faculty and students present works in progress. After the presentation, attendees and presenters participate in conversations with the goal to provide feedback to the researchers and share ideas.


Faculty present information sessions and answer questions to assist students in their future research careers.

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May 6 2022

Stop Asian Hate: The Mental Health Impact of Racial Discrimination Among Asian Pacific Islander Young & Emerging Adults during COVID-19

Friday, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

External Speakers Heading link

Elizabeth Calhoun
Elizabeth Calhoun, February 4
Associate Dean for Population Health and Professor of Population Health School of Medicine University of Kansas (click for video)
Sebastian Tello-Trillo
Sebastian Tello-Trillo, February 11
Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy University of Virginia (click for video)
Colleen Carey
Colleen Carey, March 4
Assistant Professor Policy Analysis and Management College of Human Ecology Cornell University
Hannah Neprash
Hannah Neprash, April 15
Assistant Professor Division of Health Policy and Management School of Public Health University of Minnesota
Sasha Zhou
Sasha Zhou, May 6
Assistant Professor Department of Public Health College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Wayne State University (click for video)

2022 Spring Schedule Heading link

Titles of presentations will be made available to subscribers of our listserv a week prior to the seminar.
January 28 Proseminar: Betsy Cliff and Nick Tilipman Student Guide on Making the Most of the Health Policy Research Seminar
February 4 External Speaker: Beth Calhoun Improving Population Health Through Patient Navigation
February 11 External Speaker: Sebastian Tello-Trillo Health Insurance for Whom? The ‘Spill-up’ Effects of Children’s Health Insurance on Mothers
February 18 NO SEMINAR
February 25 Proseminar: Betsy Cliff Finding Health Policy Grants to fund your PhD
March 4 Colleen Carey Why Does Disability Increase During Recessions? Evidence from Medicare.
March 11 Internal Presentation: Betsy Cliff, Mingjian Li, Nick Tilipman Service Utilization in High-Deductible Health Plans
April 1 Proseminar: HPA Jennifer Kwok Networking and Navigating the Job Market
April 8 Internal Presentation: Khat Naing Gentrification, Displacement, and Breast Cancer Outcomes
April 15 External Speaker: Hannah Neprash Ransomware Attacks in Health Care: Implications for Hospitals and Patients
April 22 Internal Presentation: Hye Myung Lee Baby Grants and Childbirth
April 29 Internal Presentation: Jimmy Lin Livestock antibiotics and antibiotic-resistant hospital-acquired infections.
May 6 External Speaker: Sasha Zhou Stop Asian Hate: The Mental Health Impact of Racial Discrimination Among Asian Pacific Islander Young & Emerging Adults during COVID-19

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