The seminar is designed for researchers whose current or potential areas of research interest encompass the effects of law on population health, health care financing or delivery systems, or the process, outcome, or quality of health care. The panel addresses the use of legal methods in a research context, exploring approaches to research endeavors that involve measurement analysis, and the analysis and interpretation of the meaning of statutes, regulations, and judicial opinions. The panel includes a lively discussion of law-related research as well as strategies for developing interdisciplinary undertakings that explore the implications of health policy reforms that involve law.

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Course Level: 101 (Introductory)

Chair: Sara Rosenbaum, The George Washington University

Panelists: Mark Hall, Wake Forest University; Peter Jacobson, University of Michigan School of Public Health; Timothy Stoltzfus Jost, Washington and Lee University

Format: On-demand, streaming presentation with voiceover

Duration: 90 min.

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This methods workshop was recorded at the 2009 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM).  The seminar is designed for researchers whose current or potential areas of research interest encompass the effects of law on population health, health care financing or delivery systems, or the process, outcome, or quality of health care. The panel addresses the use of legal methods in a research context, exploring approaches to research endeavors that involve measurement analysis, and the analysis and interpretation of the meaning of statutes, regulations, and judicial opinions. The panel includes a lively discussion of law-related research as well as strategies for developing interdisciplinary undertakings that explore the implications of health policy reforms that involve law.

Faculty Bios:

Dr. Sara RosenbaumSara Rosenbaum, J.D., is Hirsh Professor and chair of the Department of Health Policy at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. She also serves on numerous organizational boards, including the National Board of Medical Examiners and AcademyHealth (Chair, 2005). Ms. Rosenbaum has focused her 30-year career to issues of health law and policy affecting low income, minority, and medically underserved populations, and the health care safety net. Between 1993 and 1994, Ms. Rosenbaum worked for the Clinton administration, where she directed the legislative drafting of the Health Security Act for the president and developed the Vaccines for Children initiative. She is the founding chair of the SPHHS Department of Health Policy, the only one of its kind in the nation. She has authored more than 250 articles and studies focusing on all phases of health law, as well as health care for medically underserved populations, and is co-author of Law and the American Health Care System (Foundation Press, NY). Named one of the country's most influential health policy makers, she has received many national awards, including the Hansen Award from the University of Iowa, an HHS award for distinguished national service on behalf of Medicaid beneficiaries, and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research (2000). She is a graduate of Wesleyan University (CT) and Boston University School of Law.

Mark HallMark Hall, J.D., is one of the nation's leading scholars in the areas of health care law and policy and medical and bioethics. The author or editor of fifteen books, including Making Medical Spending Decisions (Oxford University Press), and Health Care Law and Ethics (Aspen), he is currently engaged in research in the areas of consumer-driven health care, doctor/patient trust, insurance regulation, and genetics. He has published scholarship in the law reviews at Berkeley, Chicago, Duke, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Stanford, and his articles have been reprinted in a dozen casebooks and anthologies. Mark also teaches in the MBA program at the Babcock School and is on the research faculty at Wake Forest's Medical School. He regularly consults with government officials, foundations and think tanks about health care public policy issues.

 

 

 

Peter JacobsonPeter D. Jacobson, J.D., is Professor of Health Law and Policy in the Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health, and Director, Center for Law, Ethics, and Health. He received his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1970, and a Masters in Public Health from UCLA in 1988. Before coming to the University of Michigan, he was Senior Behavioral Scientist at RAND from 1988 to 1996. His current research interests focus on the relationship between law and health care delivery and policy, law and public health systems, and health care safety net services.

 

 

 

 

 

Timothy JostTimothy S. Jost, J.D., holds the Robert L. Willett Family Professorship of Law at the Washington and Lee University School of Law. He is a co-author of a casebook, Health Law, used widely throughout the United States in teaching health law, and of a treatise and hornbook by the same name. He is also the author of Health Care Coverage Determinations: An International Comparative Study; Disentitlement? The Threats Facing our Public Health Care Programs and a Rights-Based Response; and Readings in Comparative Health Law and Bioethics, the second edition of which appeared this spring.

 

 

 

 

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*Recorded as a methods workshop at the 2009 Annual Research Meeting on June 29, 2009