April 1, 2006 | Journal Article
May 10, 2014 | Program Results Report
For two decades, the Investigator Awards program has built the foundations of health policy by supporting innovative projects unlikely to be funded elsewhere, by researchers in sociology, history, political science, law, and ethics, among others.
May 15, 2013 | Feature
Each month, What’s Next Health talks with leading thinkers like Daniel Kraft, BJ Fogg, danah boyd, and Sal Khan to inspire us all to think big about the future of health and health care.
May 2, 2013 | Program Results Report
Scholars in Health Policy Research builds a field of creative thinkers in the field of health policy. Recent graduates of PhD programs in economics, political science, and sociology study health policy at one of three universities for two years.
October 1, 2012 | Journal Article
This article examines 53 diseases over 19 years to better understand how disease advocacy has impacted funding distributions, changed the perceived beneficiaries of policies, promoted metrics for commensuration, and made culture categories of worth more relevant to policy-making.
April 11, 2012 | Journal Article
A new initiative of the Affordable Care Act known as accountable care organizations, received final rules from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
April 1, 2012 | Journal Article
Nicholas Christakis is exploring how health outcomes and behaviors spread throughout a person’s social network. Study results add to the evidence that people’s health and health behaviors are influenced by their social connections.
November 1, 2011 | Journal Article
People are highly influenced by what the people in their social network eat.
August 9, 2011 | Program Results Report
A team at Harvard led by Nicholas Christakis, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H, built several health-related social network data sets and used them to analyze the role social networks play in health and health care. Some findings achieved national media coverage.
April 11, 2011 | Journal Article
This study examined the role of bias in treatment decisions close to 1,000 physicians chose hypothetical treatments for colon cancer and avian flu the physicians either chose a treatment they would want for themselves or made a recommendation for a patient.