Health Services Research Seminar

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the rapidly developing COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) situation, HSR seminars through May have been cancelled in order protect employees and guests as well as limit exposure. We anticipate that more information and direction will be forthcoming from the University as the situation progresses and will update this page accordingly. 

The CHEAR Health Services Research (HSR) Seminar provides a forum for presentation of research findings from across the University of Michigan child health services research community and beyond. This seminar series meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays from September through May. The CHEAR HSR Seminar is a one CME credit event. The seminar meets on Thursday mornings from 9:00-10:00 a.m. in 300 N. Ingalls 6D15 unless otherwise indicated.


Upcoming Seminars

June 4, 2020

Child and Adolescent Data Lab: Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice
Joseph Ryan, M.S.W., Ph.D.
Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work
Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research
University of Michigan


Previous Seminars

March 5, 2020

Care of the Critically ill Child: What if it Involves Inter-Hospital Transfer?
Fola Odetola, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
University of Michigan

February 20, 2020

Prevention of Complications Due to Pediatric Crohn’s Disease
Jeremy Adler, M.D., M.Sc.
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology
University of Michigan

February 6, 2020

Legal Changes to the Affordable Care Act
Nicholas Bagley, J.D.
Professor of Law
University of Michigan Law School

January 16, 2020

Behavioral Economic Strategies to Change Patient and Clinician Behaviors 
Jeff Kullgren, M.S., M.D., M.P.H.
Research Scientist, Center for Clinical Management Research
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
University of Michigan

November 21, 2019

Adverse Childhood Experiences
Todd Herrenkohl, Ph.D.
Professor and Marion Elizabeth Blue Endowed Chair in Children and Families,
School of Social Work,
University of Michigan

November 7, 2019

Exploring Parent Confidence Among Parents of Infants with Medical Complexity
Ashlee Vance, Ph.D., M.A., R.N., R.N.C.-N.I.C.
Research Fellow, Clinical Scholar, Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation,
University of Michigan School of Nursing

October 17, 2019

Learning Health Systems for Child Health
Joyce Lee, M.D., M.P.H.
Robert P. Kelch Research Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
University of Michigan

October 3, 2019

Disorders (Differences) of Sex Development: Challenges and Tension in a Field of Diverse Opinions
David Sandberg, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
University of Michigan

September 19, 2019

Valuing Child Health: Methods and Applications
Lisa Prosser, Ph.D., M.S.
Director, Susan B. Meister Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Center
University of Michigan

May 16, 2019

Introducing the Michigan Public Health Institute (MPHI)
May Darwish-Yassine, Ph.D.
Chief Program Officer

Marijata Daniel-Echols, Ph.D.
Program Director

Mat Edick, Ph.D.
Program Director

Jennifer Torres, Ph.D.
Research Scientist

May 2, 2019

Registry, Research and ECMO
Ryan Barbaro, M.D., M.S.
Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
University of Michigan

April 18, 2019

Diagnostic Errors in the Emergency Department: Blind Spot in Patient Safety Movement
Prashant Mahajan, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.
Professor & Vice-Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
Professor & Division Chief, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
University of Michigan

April 4, 2019

Assessment of Family Preferences for Pediatric Surgical Conditions
Samir Gadepalli, M.D., M.S., M.B.A.
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
University of Michigan

March 21, 2019

Newborn Screening for Cystic Fibrosis in Michigan: Selected Quality Improvement Studies
Mary Kleyn, M.S.
Michigan Newborn Screening Program
Lifecourse Epidemiology and Genomics Division
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

February 28, 2019

What happens after the hospital: The long-term impact of severe sepsis
Erin Carlton, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Critical Care Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
University of Michigan

February 7, 2019

Transition from Pediatric to Adult Transplant Care: Clinical Practice, Research, and Policy
Emily Fredericks, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Pediatric Psychology
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
University of Michigan

January 17, 2019

MyVoice: Texting with America's Youth to Improve Health and Wellbeing
Tammy Chang, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine
University of Michigan

December 6, 2018

Behind the Headlines: How We Produce the Mott Poll
Sarah J. Clark, M.P.H.
Associate Research Scientist, Department of Pediatrics
Co-Director, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health
CHEAR Center
University of Michigan

November 15, 2018

Variation in Reducing Variation: An Examination of Differences within Collaborative Improvement Networks
Katherine Bates, M.D., M.S.H.P.
Associate Chief Clinical Officer of Quality
C.S. Mott Children's Hospital & Von Voightlander Women's Hospital
University of Michigan

November 1, 2018

Public Health Information Exchange: Reaching for Interoperability
Kevin Dombkowski, Dr.PH.
Research Professor, Department of Pediatrics
CHEAR Center
University of Michigan

October 18, 2018

Influenza Vaccines in Households
Ryan Malosh, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Research Investigator, School of Public Health
University of Michigan

September 6, 2018

Rapid Fire Research
CHEAR Faculty
University of Michigan

May 24, 2018

The Youth Policy Lab Approach to Social Science Research
Robin Jacob, Ph.D.
Associate Research Professor
Institute for Social Research, School of Education
University of Michigan

Brian Jacob, Ph.D.
Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Education Policy
Professor of Economics, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
University of Michigan

April 12, 2018

Control of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: How Public Health Recommendations Translate into a Healthier Population
Abram Wagner, Ph.D.
Research Fellow
Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health
University of Michigan

March 8, 2018

Population Perspectives on Pediatric Chronic Kidney Disease
Zubin Modi, M.D.
Pediatric Nephrology Fellow
Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics
University of Michigan

February 22, 2018

Transitional Care for Patients with Spina Bifida: Current Status and Future Directions
Courtney Shepard, M.D., M.S.
Clinical Lecturer, Department of Urology
University of Michigan

January 25, 2018

Children's Use of Health Care Services in Australia: Is it Equitable?
Kim Dalziel, Ph.D.
Visiting Scholar, Harkness Fellow
Associate Professor
University of Melbourne, Australia

January 11, 2018

Primary Care for Children in Australia: Concerns Down Under
Gary L. Freed, M.D., M.P.H.
Percy and Mary Murphy Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine
Professor of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health
University of Michigan

December 15, 2017

Advancing Timely Diagnosis and Appropriate Management of Monogenic Diabetes in the Multiethnic US Population
Rochelle Naylor, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Section of Adult and Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

November 30, 2017

Generating Evidence to Improve Health Services for Children with Rare Diseases: Opportunities and Challenges
Beth Potter, Ph.D.
Visiting Scholar
Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

November 9, 2017

MiTracking: A "One-stop Shop" for Data
Jill Maras, M.P.H.
Project Manager
Michigan Environmental Public Health Tracking Program (MiTracking)
Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

October 12, 2017

Data and Analytics
Mark Salamango, M.S.
Chief Information Officer
Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care (MCIRCC)
University of Michigan

Ashwin Belle, Ph.D.
Analytics Architect
Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care (MCIRCC)
University of Michigan

September 14, 2017

Using Apps to Measure Parent and Child Mobile Device Use: Opportunities and Limitations
Jenny Radesky, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics
University of Michigan

May 25, 2017

HSR in the Niche of Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care
Michael Gaies, M.D., M.P.H., MS.c.
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
Executive Director, Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium (PC4)
University of Michigan Congenital Heart Center

May 11, 2017

Fuzzy Math: Addressing Misperception in Parent Predictions of Children's Long-Term Health
Davene Wright, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacy
Seattle Children's Hospital

April 27, 2017

The Impact of Quality Improvement Initiatives in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unity
Rebecca Vartanian, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
University of Michigan

March 30, 2017

Use of Low-Value Pediatric Services among the Commercially Insured
Kao-Ping Chua, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Academic Pediatrics
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
The University of Chicago

March 23, 2017

ACEs, Race, & Resilience
Nia Heard-Garris, M.D.
Robert Wood Johnson Fellow and Clinical Lecturer
Department of Pediatrics
University of Michigan

March 9, 2017

Understanding the Value of Home Health Care for Children with Medical Complexity
Carolyn Foster, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Acting Instructor, Department of Pediatrics
University of Washington
Staff Physician, Seattle Children's Hospital

January 26, 2017

Sharing and Using Health Data and ICPSR
Amy Pienta, Ph.D.
Associate Research Scientist and Acquisitions Director
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
University of Michigan

January 12, 2017

Phenotyping and Understanding Mechanisms of Chronicification of Pain-Related Disability
Eric Scott, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Michigan Health System
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Michigan Medical School

December 15, 2016

LEAPing into Feeding Babies: How the LEAP Study May Stop the Peanut Allergy Epidemic
Harvey Leo, M.D.
Adjunct Associate Research Scientist
Department of Health Behavior and Education
University of Michigan School of Public Health

December 1, 2016

Cost-Effectiveness of Increasing Access to Contraception during the Zika Virus Outbreak, Puerto Rico, 2016
Scott Grosse, Ph.D.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, Georgia

November 17, 2016

Health Challenges and Opportunities for Children in Michigan: Bureau of Epidemiology and Population Health Perspectives
Sarah Lyon-Callo, M.A., M.S.
Director, Bureau of Epidemiology and Population Health
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

November 10, 2016

A Non-Technical Introduction to Interrupted Time Series Analysis*
Ariel Linden, Dr.PH.
Research Scientist, Division of General Medicine & Institute for Health Policy and Innovation
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy
President, Linden Consulting Group, LLC
*This lecture is co-sponsored by the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation