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David Kim, doctoral student in Health Services, was awarded a Korean American Health Professional Association scholarship given to students with outstanding potential for careers in health care.

Results from the UW-SHARE project (lead by Anirban Basu, Norma Coe, David Grembowski and Larry Kessler) were published as an NBER paper and discussed in a Washington Post article.

Sarah Beth Barnett, doctoral student in Health Services, won the Best Poster Award for her work on "Childhood Maltreatment and Adult Health" at the Vancouver Health Economics Methodology Meeting (Van-HEM), June 2014

Scott Ramsey was appointed by Washington Governor Jay Inslee to a new panel charged with recommending standard statewide measures of health performance.
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Sean Sullivan won the Steven G. Avey Award for distinguished service from the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy and AMCP Foundation.
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The Program in Health Economics and Outcomes Methodology (PHEnOM) at the Department of Health Services, University of Washington, Seattle aims to facilitate intellectual activities within the department in the fields of health economics, econometrics and methodology development in outcomes research and to engage researchers in allied fields around the city of Seattle.

The long-term goal is to establish PHEnOM as a nationally and internationally recognized hub of health economics and related activities within the School of Public Health at UW.

Key competencies of PHEnOM members include health econometrics, health policy evaluation, applications in health capital, aging and disability, organization of health care, simulations methods, and comparative and cost effectiveness analysis.

Research Highlights

Nate Tefft and colleagues explore whether payments by pharmaceutical firms tilt physicians prescribing behaviors.
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David Grembowski and colleagues present new information on the effects of patient-centered access initiatives on cost and utilizations among patients with diabetes... published in Medical Care Research and Review
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Anirban Basu and David Meltzer explore private manufacturers' thresholds to invest in comparative effectiveness research.. published in PharmacoEconomics
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Nathan Tefft explores the effects of mental health symptoms on employment outcomes.. published in Economics and Human Biology
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