The study, co-authored by Associate Professor Ezra Golberstein and led by SPH graduate and University of Pittsburgh Assistant Professor Coleman Drake (PhD ’18), evaluated the influence of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) of 2008 on the use of outpatient and clinic-based mental health services and spending.
Professor Jim Begun received the Award for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate and Professional Education and becomes a member the University’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers. Begun focuses on building engagement with students to make learning more effective and is a past recipient of SPH’s Leonard M. Schuman Award for Excellence in Teaching.
A commentary by Associate Professor Katy Kozhimannil says addressing the well-being of infants with opioid-affected births requires renewed efforts to prevent, detect, and treat opioid use disorders among mothers.
Professor Jon Christianson co-authored a commentary describing a range of proposals by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) to address rapidly increasing pharmaceutical expenditures.
A Q&A with Linda Fried, Dean of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.
Research by Assistant Professor Carrie Henning-Smith reveals that people in rural areas reported less social isolation and more social relationships than urban residents.
Research from Professor Jean Abraham showed expanded ACA and Medicaid health coverage options didn’t prompt employers to drop health benefits to cut costs.
Assistant Professor Dori Cross found that the use of health information exchange portals in skilled nursing facilities is languishing due to multiple barriers to their timely and consistent use.
A study by PhD student Jiani Yu shows the use of telemedicine grew nearly 7-fold in Minnesota between 2010 and 2015.
A study co-authored by Associate Professor Nathan Shippee shows amphetamine-related hospitalizations increased more than 270 percent, costing up to $2.17 billion per year.
A study by Associate Professor Katy Kozhimannil shows that more than 60 percent of rural moms with opioid use disorder give birth in local hospitals that may have more limited capacity to care for them and their babies.