[PAST EVENT] Summer Health Policy Research Fellowships

June 13, 2016 - July 29, 2016
Boswell Hall (formerly Morton Hall), Room 141
100 Ukrop Way
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
As part of its mission to increase health policy research at William & Mary, the Schroeder Center for Health Policy awards annual summer fellowships to support intensive student research experiences involving data analysis, writing, and presentation. These fellowships also support interaction between students and faculty from both William & Mary and Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) as part of an initiative to bridge the activities of the Schroeder Center and EVMS?s Brock Institute for Community and Global Health.

Based on their exceptional academic records and research proposals, this year?s fellowship awardees are:

? Aidan Fielding (Economics, 2018): Peer effects of physicians? treatment of cardiovascular disease

? Andy Loh (Computational Applied Math and Economics, 2017): Risk adjustment and measuring quality of care for heart attack patients in Virginia?s hospitals

? Grace Nowadly (Economics, 2017): Opioid overdose-related deaths in Virginia and evaluation of intervention efforts

These summer fellows will use hospital discharge data available from the Virginia Health Information (VHI) in their research projects. The VHI database contains information on every patient discharge that occurs in licensed Virginia hospitals, allowing researchers to study issues of healthcare utilization in the state.

Jennifer Mellor, Director of the Schroeder Center for Health Policy, jmmell@wm.edu