The School of Public Health, Division of Health Policy & Management welcomes Carrie Henning Smith, Ph.D. Carrie has worked at the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center (RHRC) since 2015. Carrie completed her Ph.D., Health Services Research, Policy and Administration, University of Minnesota in 2015, and her M.S., Health Services Research,…
Category Archives: Health Policy and Management
Associate Professor Sarah Gollust contributed to a study showing that most American women are unaware that routine mammograms can lead to overdiagnosis and overtreatment of breast cancer.
A new method co-developed by PhD student Fernando Alarid-Escudero can help researchers estimate the value and optimal size of a research study in order for it to be cost-effective.
A new study from PhD student Peiyin Hung and the Rural Health Research Center finds that nine percent of rural counties in the U.S. lost hospital-based childbirth services from 2004-14.
Research from Professor Kathleen Call shows that many publicly insured people forgo routine health care due to the complexity and stigma associated with using their health insurance.
After graduating with a finance degree from Brigham Young University, Brent Parsons (MHA ’15) worked in patient billing at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City. But he needed more. “I didn’t feel like I was close enough to the patients and truly making a difference in the care they received.”…
Research from graduates Uzoma Abakporo (MPH, ‘15) and Abdirahman Hussein (MPH, ’15) examines the role of men in helping to raise HPV vaccination and cervical cancer screening rates in local Somali women and children.
A study from researcher Carrie Henning-Smith shows how low birth volume hospitals are using creative solutions to staff obstetrics units for deliveries.
A study from Professor Bryan Dowd and Professor Emeritus Roger Feldman shows that health provider consolidations often lead to higher care prices, and likely, increased insurance premiums.