The call for abstracts for the Sixth Biennial Conference of the American Society of Health Economics (ASHEcon) to be held at the University of Pennsylvania June 12-15, 2016 is now open!
The members of the Planning Committee have been working hard to ensure another terrific conference. The theme this year is “New Frontiers in Health Policy and Health Care.” Organized sessions and individual abstracts will be accepted for consideration by the Scientific Committee now through December 1, 2015. As in the past, if an organized session is rejected, the papers included in that session will be considered as individual abstract submissions; abstracts rejected for oral presentation will be considered for poster presentation. Decisions on acceptance of papers will be announced no later than February 1, 2016. Here is the website to submit:
The Department of Health Management and Policy in the Drexel University School of Public Health seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level to expand its program of health economics and health services research related to public health systems. Salary commensurate with experience. The position will be available starting on or after July 1, 2016.
The Commonwealth Fund is looking for an experienced executive with a strong background in health economics and policy, health services financing and delivery and access to care issues to oversee the Controlling Health Care Costs and Advancing Medicare programs. This executive will work with many of the nation’s leading health economists and thought leaders, and will be responsible for a combined budget of approximately $2 million. Responsibilities include developing strategic plans for the two programs, identifying new grantees and projects, and carrying them through to successful completion. This individual will serve as an expert spokesperson and will represent the Fund at meetings, professional conferences, Government hearings, and to the press.
The Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham seeks an assistant, associate or full professor tenured or tenure earning faculty member. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D./Sc.D. in Economics, Health Services Research or related social/behavioral science discipline with a focus on health. The candidate should have research interests in outcomes research, cost-effectiveness analysis, clinical decision making, and research methods. The candidate will be expected to mount an independent research program and to collaborate with others in the department, as well as other social scientists and clinicians in an interdisciplinary setting. The candidate will be expected to be competitive in obtaining extramural funding to support his or her research and a portion of the candidate’s annual salary. Initial duties include teaching Cost-Effectiveness and Decision Analysis.
HUMAN CAPITAL AND HEALTH BEHAVIOUR
Gothenburg, Sweden, 19-20 May, 2016
The Centre for Health Economics at the University of Gothenburg (CHEGU) will organize an international symposium on Human Capital and Health Behaviour, on the 19-20 May, 2016. The symposium will cover both theoretical and empirical aspects of the topic.