LDI Health Policy Retreat

The Study, 20 S. 33rd Street
January 29, 2020 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Please join us for LDI's Annual Health Policy Retreat, an event exclusively for LDI Fellows to come together to stimulate interdisciplinary research, foster campus-wide interactions, and networking with colleagues, old and new.

This year’s day will feature 5-minute lightning talks and a poster session with Fellows presenting current research and initiatives, a conversation on health care reform proposals between Zeke Emanuel (Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, and Diane v.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor at Penn) and Robert Moffit (Senior Fellow, Health Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation), and a hands-on session on successfully pitching your research to the media led by Dan Gorenstein, founder of the new podcast Tradeoffs. The event is free of charge, but please register by January 10th.  Please note, this event is open to LDI fellows only.


8 – 8:30

Welcome, Rachel Werner, Executive Director of LDI

8:45 – 9:30
Lightning Talk Session #1: Vulnerable Populations

  • Shoshana Aronowitz - Assumed Criminality and Other Factors that Influence the Receipt of Pain Treatment by Injured Black Patients: A Mixed-Studies Review
  • Rinad Beidas - Lessons Learned in Transforming Mental Health Care Through Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices
  • Damon Centola - Physician Network Intervention to Reduce Implicit Race/Gender Bias in Clinical Management of Chest Pain
  • Sameed Khatana - Trends in Cardiovascular Mortality and Economic Distress in Communities
  • Harald Schmidt - Implementation of Medicaid Work Requirements: Physicians’ Willingness to Request Exemptions for Vulnerable Populations

9:30 – 10:30
Poster Session and Networking Breakfast

10:30 – 11:15
Conversation on Health Care Reform

  • Ezekiel Emanuel, Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, and Diane v.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy Professor at Penn
  • Robert Moffit, Senior Fellow, Health Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation

11:20 – 12:05
Lightning Talk Session #2: Coverage and Delivery

  • Hanming Fang - Joint Labor Search, Spousal Insurance, and Health Care Reform
  • Matt Grennan - Physician-Hospital Integration and Medical Technology Pricing and Usage 2008-17
  • Dan Hopkins - Offsetting Policy Feedback Effects: Evidence from the Affordable Care Act
  • Karen Lasater - Valuing Hospital Investments in Nursing
  • Hummy Song - Understanding Nursing Turnover: The Case of Home Health Care

12:10 – 12:25
Break and Pick Up Lunch

12:25 – 1:35
Lunch – Successfully Pitching Your Research

  • Dan Gorenstein, Host and Producer of Tradeoffs Podcast, Former Senior Reporter, Marketplace’s Health Desk

1:45 – 2:30
Lightning Talk Session #3: Public Health Epidemics: Opioids and Violence

  • Austin Kilaru - Participation in a Hospital Incentive Program to Improve Linkage to Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
  • Elinore Kaufman - Epidemiology of U.S. Fatal and Nonfatal Firearm Injuries, 2009-2016
  • Anish Agarwal - Scalable Approaches to ‘Right-Sizing’ Opioid Prescribing for Acute Pain
  • Doug Weibe - U.S. vs. Safehouse: Philadelphia’s Story on Trying to Open the Nation’s 1st Legal Overdose Prevention Site, and a Community-Engaged Process to Identify a Suitable Location
  • Michal Gilad-Gat - The Tragedy of Wasted Funds and Broken Dreams: An Economic Analysis of Childhood Exposure to Crime and Violence

For more details and registration please contact pennldi-info@wharton.upenn.edu.