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September 2010 (Volume 88)
Colleen L. Barry is associate professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Barry’s research focuses on regulation affecting often-stigmatized health conditions including mental illness, substance abuse, and obesity. Her work addresses both the political and economic dimensions of regulatory policy. With Goldman and Huskamp, she studied the effects of a comprehensive mental health and addiction insurance parity directive for federal employees. She is currently principal investigator on a National Institutes of Health Research Project Grant (R01) to study the effects of federal insurance parity on use of addiction treatment services. She holds a PhD and an MPP.
Charles L. Bosk is a professor of sociology in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago. Bosk’s research is supported by an Investigator Award in Health Policy Research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. His most recent book is What Would You Do? Juggling Bioethics and Ethnography (University of Chicago Press 2008).
Joanna Veazey Brooks is a PhD candidate within the Sociology Department at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her master’s degree in bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006. Her current research focuses on the identities and experiences of medical workers as well as the unique challenges that routinely confront them.
Marni Brownell is an associate professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba and a senior research scientist at the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy. She trained as a developmental psychologist and was a recipient of a Canadian Institutes for Health Research New Investigator Award. She uses administrative data to study the social determinants of child health and development. Brownell holds a PhD.
Barbara Da Roit is assistant professor in the Department of Social Science at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Her research focuses on care policies and practices from a European comparative perspective. Her book Strategies of Care: Changing Elderly Care Policies and Practices in Italy and the Netherlands was published in 2010 by Amsterdam University Press. Her recent articles include “Changing Intergenerational Solidarities within Families in a Mediterranean Welfare State” (Current Sociology 2007), “Long Term Care Reforms in Italy, Austria and France” (Social Policy & Administration 2007), and “Relatives as Paid Caregivers” (Ageing and Society2010). Da Roit obtained a PhD in sociology at Sciences Po Paris and a PhD in urban studies at the University of Milano–Bicocca.
Emma L. Fuller is the inaugural director of the International Health Data Linkage Network based at the School of Population Health at the University of Western Australia. She has worked at the Western Australian Data Linkage Unit for over seven years. Her current work is focused on the public good of health data linkages and the ongoing establishment of an international health data linkage network. Fuller is currently undertaking a PhD entitled the Australian National Surveillance System for Animal Health, which aims to enhance Australia’s capacity to provide timely information on animal health status by using existing animal health data collections in a more efficient and effective way. She holds a BSc and an MPH.
Erin R. Giovannetti is a research fellow in the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She earned a BA from Wellesley College and a PhD in health services research and policy from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her work has focused on the measurement of informal caregiving to disabled older adults in national surveys. She has also worked extensively with the Guided Care project on developing methods for supporting caregivers in the primary care setting and measuring caregiver involvement in health care management.
Howard H. Goldman is professor of psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. He was the principal investigator of the Evaluation of the Implementation and Impact of Mental Health and Addiction Insurance Parity for Federal Employees, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He holds an MD and a PhD.
Haiden A. Huskamp is associate professor of health care policy at Harvard Medical School. Her three primary areas of research are mental health policy, prescription drug policy, and the financing and utilization of end-of-life care services. Huskamp has assessed the effect of implementing comprehensive mental health parity in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program on use of mental health services, total and out-of-pocket mental health spending, and the likelihood of receiving appropriate treatment. She currently serves as principal investigator for a National Institutes of Health Research Project Grant (R01) on the effect of mental health parity on individuals with severe mental illnesses and high mental health service spending. She completed a PhD in health policy with a concentration in economics at Harvard University in 1997.
Blanche Le Bihan is assistant professor at the School of Public Health (the Ecole des Hautes Études en Santé Publique) in France. Her research concerns long-term care policies and practices (elderly care and Alzheimer’s disease) and conciliation policies from a national and European comparative perspective. Her recent publications include “Long Term Care Policy in France: Towards Private/Public Complementarity” (Social Policy and Administration 2010), Concilier Vie Familiale et Vie Professionnelle en Europe (Ecole des Hautes Études en Santé Publique 2008), and “Long Term Care Reforms in Italy, Austria and France” (Social Policy and Administration 2007). She holds a PhD in political science.
Leslie L. Roos is a Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba. A founding director of the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, he is among the most highly cited Canadian scientists. Roos is particularly interested in the diverse uses of information-rich research environments. He is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and a member of the Academy of Sciences of the Royal Society of Canada. He has been an associate of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and a fellow of the Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy.
Noralou P. Roos is a professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba and a founding director of the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy. She received funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation to create Canada’s first data laboratory, containing population-based data on health, education, and social services, and held a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair. Citations to Roos’s work place her among the top 100 Canadian scientists according to the Institute for Scientific Information. She was a member of the Prime Minister’s National Forum on Health and the Interim Governing Council, setting up the Canadian Institutes for Health Research; she received the Order of Canada; and she was elected a member of the Academy of Sciences of the Royal Society of Canada. Roos holds a PhD.
Julia E. Szymczak is a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a BA from Brandeis University. Her research interests include medical sociology, the sociology of work and organizations, and health policy. Her dissertation is a multi-method qualitative study of the work of hospital infection control staff that aims to identify intraorganizational mechanisms that influence resistance to or acceptance of evidence-based practice. She has previously conducted research on the medicalization of the aging male body, the experiences of chronically ill adolescents as they transition their care from pediatric to adult hospitals, and the discourse surrounding the rise and fall of the direct-to-consumer full body computed tomography (CT) scan market.
Kevin G. Volpp is director of the Center for Health Incentives at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, director of the Penn-CMU Roybal Center on Behavioral Economics and Health, and an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Wharton School. He led a research group that has conducted a number of National Institutes of Health and Veterans Affairs–funded studies evaluating the impact of resident duty hour reform on a variety of measures of patient outcomes. His work has been published in JAMA, Health Services Research, Medical Care, and the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Volpp holds an MD and a PhD.
Jennifer L. Wolff is an associate professor of health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is interested in health care system and societal impacts associated with family caregiving among chronically ill and disabled older adults. Her current research focuses on understanding families’ presence and behaviors during older adults’ routine physician visits in regard to health care quality.
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Volume 88, Issue 3 (pages 434–437) DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2010.00606.x Published in 2010
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A Political History of Federal Mental Health and Addiction Insurance Parity
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