There has been growing recognition that new data resources are needed to address emerging issues related to healthcare equity, access, quality of care, and markets. While both public and private data sources exist, data gaps remain. Those data are needed to address emerging policy issues. On June 12, Partner Leemore Dafny will present on the policy roundtable “Closing Data Gaps in Health Economics Research.” Panelists will discuss the need for more robust data to address federal priorities, examine federal efforts to fill data gaps, and highlight remaining challenges. Dr. Dafny’s co-panelists include
- Scott Smith, Office of Health Policy
- Herbert S. Wong, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
- Katherine Hempstead, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- Zeynal Karaca (moderator), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
For more information on the panel, click here.
On June 13, on the panel “Being a Health Economist Working in Different Types of Departments and Schools,” Dr. Dafny turns to issues in academia. Panelists will discuss topics that individuals who wish to join academia or change departments or jobs should know about, including differences in culture and expectations about the number of publications counts towards tenure, the types of and number of courses to be taught, whether there are requirements for obtaining funding from grants, and the types of university service that faculty often engage in. Dr. Dafny’s co-panelists include
- Coady Wing, Indiana University
- Ellen R. Meara, National Bureau of Economic Research
- David Slusky, University of Kansas
- Anirban Basu, University of Washington
- Cameron M. Kaplan, USC
- Michael E. Chernew, Harvard University
- Deborah Freund (moderator), Claremont Graduate University
More information on the panel is available on the ASHEcon conference website.