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Rising Drug Costs: Where Do We Go From Here?

Experts from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health gathered at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on April 4 for a wide-ranging conversation entitled "Rising Drug Costs: Where Do We Go From Here?" Sarah Jane Tribble of Kaiser Health News moderated the discussion. View the event here.

Colleen Barry, PhD, MPP, Appointed Chair of Department of Health Policy and Management

Colleen L. Barry, PhD, MPP, a national leader in mental health and addiction policy, has been named the Fred and Julie Soper Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. To read more, click here.

Recent HPM Faculty and Alumni Accolades

Cassandra Crifasi, PhD, Assistant Professor, will receive the Jess Kraus Award for her paper “Assaults against U.S. law enforcement officers in the line-of-duty: situational context and predictors of lethality.” The award is given each year to the author of the best paper published in Injury Epidemiology, selected by the editorial board according to novelty, simplicity, clarity and potential impact on public health. 

Mark Bittle, DrPH, MBA, Associate Scientist, was elected to serve as Governing Councilor, for a two-year term, in the Health Administration Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA).  

Jennifer L. Wolff, PhD, was promoted to Professor in the department of Health Policy and Management. She is a national and international leader in research to understanding how to improve chronic and long-term care processes for older adults with complex health needs. She is part of HPM’s executive management team and is affiliated with the Health Services and Outcomes Research Center, the Roger C. Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care and the Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health.

Keshia Pollack, PhD, Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management, was elected to the Early Career Academic seat, on the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Policy Council.  She is also Director of the Institute for Health and Social Policy and Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Lilly Engineer, DrPH, MD, MHA, an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (ACCM) and the Bloomberg School of Public Health (HPM), and co-Director of the HPM DrPH program, has been appointed as patient safety expert by the Chinese Hospital Association, an organization similar to the national AHA in the US. She will offer patient safety and quality improvement advising to the Chinese Patient Safety Collaborative Network over the coming years to make care safer for Chinese patients.

Sydney Dy, MD, was promoted to professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Dy’s primary appointment is in the department of Health Policy and Management.

Congratulations to HPM Faculty for Excellence in Teaching First Term 2016 – 2017:

The following HPM faculty achieved excellent rankings of their Summer Institute and Summer Term courses by students in Academic Year 2016-2017:

Luminaries Celebrate 100 Years of Saving Lives

To celebrate the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Centennial, WHO Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases and 3-term New York City mayor Michael R. Bloomberg honored global health luminaries from around the world at an event in New York on September 19th, 2016. To learn more, click here.

News Releases and Stories

Former White House Drug Czar To Join Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School

Michael Botticelli, MEd, former White House Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, will join the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as its Distinguished Policy Scholar beginning in June. To learn more, click here.

Don’t Be Distracted: The Real Issues in Autism Are Threats to Funding, Services

Researchers argue that renewed debate about debunked science is diverting attention from real risks to crucial care and services. To learn more, click here.

More Transparency at FDA Needed, Researchers Say

Writing in JAMA, group outlines recommendations for release of regulatory information, analysis and study data. To learn more, click here.

Federal Equity Law Has Increased Use of Services for Autism Without Raising Out-of-Pocket Costs

Despite modest gains, more could be done to ensure appropriate care for children with autism spectrum disorder. To learn more, click here.

More With Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders Have Health Insurance

Since implementation of Affordable Care Act in 2014, more in vulnerable populations covered, but many still not accessing health care. To learn more, click here.

Majority of Opioid Medications Not Safely Stored in Homes With Children, Survey Finds

Reported rates of safe storage especially low in homes with older children and teens. To learn more, click here.

Patients Face ‘Surprise’ Medical Bills From Out-of-Network Specialists

Anesthesiologists charge almost six times what Medicare pays for the same service. To learn more, click here.

Ignition Interlock Laws Reduce Alcohol-Involved Fatal Crashes

State laws requiring ignition interlocks for all drunk driving offenders appear to reduce the number of fatal drunk driving crashes, a new study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Colorado School of Public Health researchers suggests. To learn more, click here.

Fewer See E-Cigarettes as Less Harmful Than Cigarettes

The perception that e-cigarettes are less harmful than regular cigarettes fell between 2012 and 2014, a sign that fewer people see them as a safe alternative to smoking tobacco, a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests. To learn more, click here.

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