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CHSOR Seminar

CHSOR Seminar is a weekly opportunity to join a scholarly forum on ongoing projects that features interdisciplinary discourse.

CLICK to access pdf-versions of select CHSOR seminar presentations.

Do you want to be a Seminar speaker? Contact Jodi Segal or Jill Marsteller.

The upcoming seminars are announced in our calendar.


Introduction to Colorado All Payer Claims Database (DO APCD) and How We Work with Data Requestors

David Dale, MHA, Health Data Solutions Consultant
Center for Improving Value in Healthcare
September 1, 2020

COVID Data Sources

Hadi Kharrazi, MD, PhD, MHI, Associate Professor & Co-Director
Center for Population Health Information Technology (CPHIT)
April 28, 2020

AHRQ’s Compendium of U.S. Health Systems: Early findings and emerging opportunities

Eugene Rich, MD – Senior Fellow, Mathematica
March 10, 2020

EPC Journal Club: Data Visualization Tools

Taxiarchis Botsis, PhD, MSc, MPS – Assistant Professor of Oncology & Health Sciences Informatics,                  The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
February 18, 2020 

Making an Impact with Social Media

Elliott R. Haut, MD, PhD (@elliotthaut) – Associate Professor, Vice Chair of Quality, Safety, & Service Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medicine
February 11, 2020 

Digital Health Transformation

Anselmo Chung, MBA – Manager, Federal Healthcare Practice, Ernst & Young
January 28, 2020

EPC Journal Club: New PubMed Interface

Claire Twose, MLIS – Associate Director, Research Services, Welch Medical Library
January 21, 2020

Organizational Influences in Healthcare Delivery at the National Cancer Institute

Erica Breslau, PhD, MPH – Program Director, Health Systems and Interventions Research Branch, National Cancer Institute (NCI) &
Sallie Weaver, PhD, MHS – Program Director, Health Systems and Interventions Research Branch, National Cancer Institute (NCI)
January 14, 2020

Using a Longitudinal Patient History Sourced From Claims Data To Analyze and Predict Potentially Avoidable Utilization, Costs, and Adverse Outcomes

Stephen Bandeian, MD, JD – Chief Analytics Officer, Blue Health Intelligence
December 3, 2019

EPC Journal Club: The Cochrane Risk of Bias Tool: What’s New?

Renee F. Wilson, MS – Research Associate, JHU Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC)
November 11, 2019

Research Using Military Health System Data

Veronika Pav, MS – Senior Analyst, Kennell and Associates
November 5, 2019

Data Visualization Tools

Jeffrey Day, MD, MA –  Instructor, Medical and Biological Illustration, Art Graduate program, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
October 15, 2019

Healthcare Solutions role in the Johns Hopkins Innovation Ecosystem

Kumar Subramaniam, DBA – Executive Director, Population Health Analytics, Johns Hopkins HealthCare Solutions
October 8, 2019

Keep Your Government Hands Off My Medicare! Reflections on the Impact of Behavioral Economics on Health Care and Health Policy?

Douglas E. Hough, PhD – Associate Scientist, Department of Health Policy and Management​, JHSPH
September 24, 2019

A look downunder: How Australia reviewed its entire Medicare fee-for-service schedule focusing on quality and value

Adam Elshaug, PhD, MPH  – Professor of Health Policy and Co-Director, Menzies Centre for Health Policy, The University of Sydney & Visiting Fellow, The Brookings Institution
September 17, 2019

Update on Patient Engagement in Healthcare System-level Decision-making: Commentaries from Scholars and Patients’ Perspectives

Vadim Dukhanin, MD, MHS – Research Associate, Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research, Department of Health Policy and Management, JHSPH
June 25, 2019

Introduction and Review of RedCAP

Daniel (Danny) Scerpella, BA – REDCap Specialist & Senior Research Coordinator, Lipitz Center for Integrated Health Care
June 18, 2019

Chronic GERD: Opportunities for Collaborative Shared Decision-Making and Health Services Research

Mimi Canto, MD – Professor and Director of Clinical Research, Division of Gastroenterology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
June 11, 2019

Integrating Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health into Population Health Analytics: Opportunities and Challenges

Elham Hatef, MD, MPH – Assistant Scientist, Center for Population Health Information Technology (CPHIT)
May 28, 2019

Systematic Review Data Repository Plus (SRDR Plus): What is it and What’s New?

Ian Saldanha, PhD, MBBS, MPH  – Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice & Epidemiology, Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health, Brown University
April 30, 2019 

360 Degree Automated Characterization of the Built Environment for Neighborhood Effects Research

Quynh Nguyen, PhD – Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Maryland School of Public Health, College Park
April 23, 2019

Pushing the Envelope on Transitions of Care

Marjanna Barber-Dubois, BA – Quality and Patient Safety Specialist, Rutland Regional Medical Center, Rutland, Vermont
April 16, 2019

Development and Implementation of a Risk Assessment Tool for prevention of Surgical Site Infections after Joint Replacement Surgery

Rajan ("Raj") Nair, MD, FACS – General Surgeon, Salem Clinic, PC & Founding Medical Director and Bariatric Surgeon, Salem Health Bariatric Surgery Center
April 16, 2019

Biased Language in Patient Medical Records: Detection through Natural Language Processing and Impact on Quality

Mary Catherine Beach, MD, MPH – Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine & Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics​
April 2, 2019

EPC Journal Club: Realist Review: What is it? How is it different than a systematic review?

Renee F. Wilson, MS – Research Associate, JHU Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC)
March 26, 2019

Choosing Surgery: Shared Decision Making within the High Value Healthcare Collaborative

Vanessa Hurley, PhD, MPH – Assistant Professor, Health Systems Administration, Georgetown University
March 19, 2019

What is patient safety in the medical home?

Christina Yuan, PhD, MPH – Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality
March 5, 2019

Population Health Research with Big Data: Updates and Opportunities for Collaboration

Jonathan Weiner, DrPH – Professor & Director
Hadi Kharrazi, MD, PhD, MHI, Assistant Professor & Research Director
Center for Population Health Information Technology (CPHIT)
February 2, 2019

EPC Journal Club: A statin a day keeps the doctor away: comparative proverb assessment modelling study

Kristen McArthur – Research Assistant, JHU Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC)
December 18, 2018

Sharing access to Health records, Agenda-setting, RespectING CHOICES to engage families

Sydney Dy, MD, MSc – Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management
Jennifer Wolff, PhD – Eugene and Mildred Lipitz Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management
December 4, 2018

Hearing Loss and the Healthcare system

Nicholas Reed, AuD – Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Johns Hopkins School of Medicine & Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health, JHSPH
November 27, 2018

EPC Journal Club: Benefits and challenges of using multiple data sources in systematic reviews

Evan Mayo-Wilson, DPhil  – Assistant Scientist, Department of Epidemiology
Tianjing Li, PhD  –  Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology
November 20, 2018

Pediatric Ambulatory Safety: Engaging Patients and Families to Reduce Medication Errors

Julia Kim, MD, MPH – Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Associate Vice Chair, Ambulatory Quality, Johns Hopkins Children’s Center & Co-Director, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality Leadership Academy
November 13, 2018

Improving care for pregnant people with opioid use disorder in U.S. jails: Research to implement medication assisted treatment

Carolyn Sufrin, MD, PhD – Assistant Professor, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine & Department of Health, Behavior and Society, JHSPH
October 30, 2018

EPC Journal Club: Electronic Database Search Tips

Lori Rosman, MLS, AHIP – Public Health Informationist, Welch Medical Library, JHMI
October 16, 2018

Advancing Quality and Improving Care: Getting to the Results that Matter

Shantanu Agrawal, MD, MPhil – President & CEO, National Quality Forum
October 9, 2018

Implementation of a comprehensive program to improve coordination of care in an urban academic health care system: Johns Hopkins Community Health Partnership (J-CHiP)

Ya Luan Hsiao, MD, MPH – DrPH Candidate, Department of Health Policy and Management, JHSPH
October 2, 2018

Introduction to the Institute for Health and Productivity Studies at Johns Hopkins: Applying a Measurement and Evaluation Framework focused on Corporate Health Promotion Applied Research

Ron Z. Goetzel, PhD – Senior Scientist, Department of Health, Behavior and Society, JHSPH & Director, Institute for Health and Productivity Studies
September 25, 2018

National Health Care Spending In 2016: Spending and Enrollment Growth Slow After Initial Coverage Expansions

Micah Hartman – Statistician, Office of the Actuary Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CJ Wolfe – Actuary, Office of the Actuary, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
July 31, 2018

Formative Evaluations of Cost, Quality and Access within a Statewide Multi-Payor Patient-Centered Medical Home Program

Oludolapo Fakeye, MA – PhD Candidate, Health Services Research and Policy, Department of Health Policy and Management, JHSPH
July 24, 2018

EPC Journal Club: Metrics and Evaluation Tools for Patient Engagement in Healthcare Organization-and System-Level Decision-Making: A Systematic Review

Vadim Dukhanin, MD, MHS  – Senior Research Program Coordinator II, Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research (CHSOR), HPM, JHSPH
Matthew DeCamp, MD, PhD – Assistant Professor, Berman Institute of Bioethics, JHU and Division of General Internal Medicine, JHSOM
July 10, 2018

EPC Journal Club: DistillerAI: automated reference screening

Peter O’Blenis, BCS, MBA – President, Evidence Partners
June 19, 2018

Policy Tools to Address the Social Determinants of Health

Keshia Pollack Porter, PhD, MPH – Professor & Director, Institute for Health and Social Policy, Department of Health Policy and Management, JHSPH
June 5, 2018

EPC Journal Club: What’s the harm in harms? New AHRQ EPC Program guidance for selection of harms

Karen Robinson, PhD, MSc – Associate Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Policy & Management, Director, JHU Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC)
May 15, 2018

Improving Patient Communication in the Toronto General Hospital Emergency Department

Ahmed Taher, MD – Certificate in Quality, Patient Safety and Outcomes Research Student
April 17, 2018

Morphine Equivalent Daily Dose Policies Evaluating a Tool to Combat the Opioid Epidemic​

Sara Heins, BA  – PhD Candidate, Health Services Research and Policy, Department of Health Policy and Management, JHSPH
March 20, 2018

Knowledge Translation Intervention to Improve the Quality of Decision Making in Multidisciplinary Cancer Conferences​

Christine Fahim, PhD, MSc  – Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Health Policy and Management, JHSPH, and Department of Surgery, JHUSOM
March 13, 2018

EPC Journal Club: Advancing Research Methods for Evaluation of Natural Experiments in Obesity Prevention

Wendy Bennett, MD, MPH – Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Division of General Internal Medicine, JHUSOM
March 6, 2018

Engaging the unmotivated: Overcoming inherent obstacles in change frameworks for patients and providers

Thomas K Houston, MD, MPH – Professor and Chief, Division of Health Informatics and Implementation Science, University of Massachusetts Medical School
February 20, 2018

EPC Journal Club: Automating Systematic Reviews: Screening Tools

Lisa Wilson, ScM  – Research Associate, Johns Hopkins Evidence-based Practice Center, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
February 13, 2018

Johns Hopkins Clinical Data: Opportunities for Clinical and Translational Research

Christopher Chute, MD, DrPH – Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Health Informatics & Chief Health Research Information Officer, JHSPH, JHSOM, JHSOM
February 6, 2018

A Cost-effectiveness Analysis of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for the Prevention of HIV Among Los Angeles County Men Who Have Sex With Men

Emmanuel Drabo, PhD – Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for Population Health Sciences, Stanford University
January 30, 2018

Trends and Variation in Oral Anticoagulant Choice in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation, 2010-2017

Junya Zhu, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management
January 23, 2018

The Role of Price and Convenience in Underuse of ORS to Treat Child Diarrhea: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial in Uganda

Zachary Wagner, PhD – Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Population Health Sciences, Stanford University
January 16, 2018

The CMS Oncology Care Model: Transforming the Clinical Practice of Oncology

Ron Kline, MD – Medical Officer, Patient Care Models Group & Lara Strawbridge, MPH  – Team Lead, Oncology Care Model, Patient Care Models Group, Innovation Center (CMMI), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
January 9, 2018

EPC Journal Club: Holiday Cheer

Allen Zhang, BS – Research Data Analyst, EPC
Renee Wilson, MS – Research Associate, EPC
Vadim Dukhanin, MD, MHS – Sr. Research Program Coordinator II, CHSOR
December 19, 2017

Overuse of Healthcare in Older Adults: An Update and Next Steps

Jodi Segal, MD, MPH – Professor of Medicine, Health Policy & Management, and Epidemiology, Associate Director, CHSOR
December 12, 2017

Delivering better cancer care: An overview of the Healthcare Delivery Research Program (HDRP)

Sallie Weaver, PhD, MHS – Program Director, National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
November 28, 2017

EPC Journal Club: Data Linkage Strategies and Methods to Advance Youth Suicide Prevention​

Holly C. Wilcox, MA, PhD – Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, SOM, Department of Mental Health, JHSPH
November 21, 2017

Effective Care for High-Need Patients

Danielle Whicher, PhD, MHS – Senior Program Officer, National Academy of Medicine
November 7, 2017

Exploring Data Opportunities at CPHIT: MHCC and OptumLabs Data

Jonathan Weiner, DrPH  – Professor & Director
Elyse Lasser, MS – Research Associate
Thomas Richards, MS – Technical Director
Center for Population Health Information Technology (CPHIT)
October 31, 2017

Patient Outcomes After Severe Lower Extremity Injuries: Limb Salvage vs. Amputation

Lisa M. Reider, PhD – Associate Scientist, Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
October 24, 2017

EPC Journal Club: Searching did not change the conclusions of a systematic review

Lisa Wilson, ScM  – Research Associate, Johns Hopkins Evidence-based Practice Center, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
October 17, 2017

Practice, Policy, Public Reporting, and Patient Engagement Learning from the Venous Thromboembolism Example

Elliott Haut, MD, PhD – Associate Professor, Vice Chair of Quality, Safety, & Service Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins Medicine
October 10, 2017

CRISP Update on Health Information Exchange in Maryland and the Region: Data Access for Research

Ross D. Martin, MD, MHA  – Program Director, Research and Transformation, Chesapeake Regional Health Information System for our Patients (CRISP)
Christopher G. Chute, MD, DrPH – Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, JHSPH
September 26, 2017

Data Resources: Focus on Truven Health IBM MarketScan Data

Jodi Segal, MD, MPH – Professor, Associate Director, Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research
September 12, 2017

EPC Journal Club: Data Abstraction Assistant (DAA): A new tool for data abstraction during systematic reviews

Ian J. Saldanha, MBBS, MPH, PhD – Assistant Scientist, Department of Epidemiology
May 16, 2017

The RAW Deal on Knee Replacements: Are you Ready, Able, Willing? Selection of ‘Appropriate’ Candidates for Surgery

Deborah Marshall, PhD, MHSA – Professor, University of Calgary, Canada Research Chair Health Services and Systems Research
May 2, 2017

Patient Reported Outcomes at Cancer Care Ontario: The program, the data, the research

Lisa Barbera, MD, MPA – Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto & Provincial Lead, Patient Reported Outcomes, Cancer Care Ontario
March 28, 2017

Enhancing Depression Care with Peer Mentors: What they do and how they do it?

Jin Hui Joo, MD, MA – Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
February 28, 2017

The Evolution of Care Recommendations for Older and Complex Patients with Diabetes

Elbert Huang, MD, MPH, FACP  – Director, Center for Translational and Policy Research of Chronic Diseases, University of Chicago
February 9, 2017

Patient involvement in care management programs for chronic conditions

Stephen Sutch, DrPH, MAppSc – Product Management Director, Johns Hopkins ACG System
February 7, 2017

Cost-effectiveness of Pressure Ulcer Prevention Initiated by Machine Learning

William V. Padula, PhD, MS, MSc – Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management
January 24, 2017

Johns Hopkins Healthcare Medical Policy Process

Mark R. Fracasso, MD, MBA – Interim Chief Medical Officer, Johns Hopkins Healthcare
January 3, 2017

Shared Decision Making in Pediatric Otolaryngology: The Pinnacle of Patient-Centered Care?

Paul Hong, MD, MSc – Associate Professor, IWK Health Centre, Department of Surgery and School of Human Communication Disorders, Dalhousie University
December 13, 2016

The potential for qualitative methods to enhance health services and outcomes research: Why, when and how?

Katherine Clegg Smith, PhD – Professor, Department of Health, Behavior and Society
November 29, 2016

EPC Journal Club: Trial Registration & Reporting: Academic Medical Centers & the "Final Rule"

Evan Mayo-Wilson, DPhil – Assistant Scientist, Department of Epidemiology
Tianjing Li, PhD  – Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology
November 8, 2016

Improving Long-Term Outcomes Research for Acute Respiratory Failure

Alison E. Turnbull, PhD, DVM, MPH – Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care & Department of Epidemiology
Victor D. Dinglas, MPH – Research Associate, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Elizabeth Colantuoni, PhD – Associate Scientist, Department of Biostatistics
Dale M. Needham, MD, PhD – Professor of Medicine, Critical Care Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Program
November 1, 2016 

Opportunities for improving provider communication about HPV vaccination

Melissa B. Gilkey, PhD – Assistant Professor of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School
October 11, 2016

Assessing the Effectiveness of Physician Communication

Mary Catherine Beach, MD, MPH – Professor, School of Medicine, Berman Institute of Bioethics
September 27, 2016

The Israeli Healthcare System - Accomplishments and challenges facing the system

Arnon Afek, MD, MHA – Associate Director General of the Israeli Ministry of Health
September 20, 2016

Liver Space: A facebook health application to strengthen online communities

Douglas Mogul, MD, MPH – Assistant Professor of Pediatric Gastroenterology, School of Medicine
July 26, 2016

A Cluster Analysis of Longitudinal Treatment Patterns and Associated Outcomes in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 

Hong Kan, PhD – Associate Scientist, Center for Population Health IT (CPHIT)
July 12, 2016

EPC Journal Club: Disorganized Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses: Time to Systematize the Conduct and Publication of These Study Overviews?

Jessica Gayleard, BS – Research Assistant, Evidence-Based Practice Center
June 21, 2016

Premier Research Institute: Research opportunities, federal grants and government services

Roshni Ghosh, MD, MPH – Vice President and Chief Medical Information Officer, Premier Research Institute
John Martin, MPH – Executive Director, Premier Research Institute & Vice President of Research Operations at Premier, Inc.
May 24, 2016

Grant proposal to promote team-based primary care using a human factors approach

Lisa Lubomski, PhD – Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Armstrong Institute
Romsai Tony Boonyasai, MD, MPH – Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, General Internal Medicine
May 3, 2016

EPC Journal Club: Why do we think we know what we know? A meta-knowledge analysis of the salt controversy

Renee F. Wilson, MS – Research Associate, HPM
April 19, 2016

Assessing the Relationship between Patient Safety Culture and EHR Strategy

Eric W. Ford, PhD, MPH – Professor and Program Director MHA Program & Associate Department Chair, HPM
April 5, 2016

Redefining Health Care Systems and Improving Health

Robert Brook, MD, ScD – Distinguished Chair, Health Care Services, RAND Corporation
March 8, 2016

Nonprofit hospitals' provision of charity care:  Is it commensurate with the value of their tax exemption?

Darrell Gaskin, PhD – Professor, HPM & Director, Center for Health Disparities Solutions
March 1, 2016

EPC Journal Club: A taxonomy of rapid reviews links report types and methods to specific decision-making contexts

Jodi Segal, MD, MPH – Professor of Medicine & Associate Director, CHSOR
February 16, 2016

The JHU Center for Population Health Information Technology (CPHIT): Mission, Current R&D Portfolio and Future Directions

Jonathan Weiner, DrPH – Professor, HPM & CPHIT Center Director
February 9, 2016

“Rapid Learning” Research Capabilities

Lynn M. Etheredge – Director, Rapid Learning Project, Chevy Chase, Maryland
January 12, 2016

The American College of Physicians: Strategic Clinical Priorities

Stephen D. Sisson, MD, FACP – Governor, Maryland Chapter, the American College of Physicians
October 13, 2015

Dementia, multimorbidity, high health care utilization, and unmet needs and Perspectives of patients previously treated with high-dose opioids for serious illness

Sydney Dy, MD, MSc – Associate Professor, HPM
July 14, 2015

An introduction to reimbursement science

Sean Tunis, MD, MSc – President & CEO, Center for Medical Technology Policy
May 26, 2015

JHCP Postpartum Visit Process Improvement

Pam Mercer, MSN, RN – Assistant Director, Quality & Performance Improvement, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians
May 5, 2015

Center for Medical Technology Policy overview

Sean Tunis, MD, MSc – President & CEO, Center for Medical Technology Policy
April 21, 2015

Data Structures vs Study Results: Confessions of a failed epidemiologist who had an informatics epiphany

Christopher G. Chute, MD, DrPH – Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Health Informatics & Professor, HPM
April 7, 2015

Effects of the federal mental health insurance parity law on service use and spending among children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Elizabeth Stuart, PhD –  Associate Professor, Department of Mental Health
Colleen L. Barry, PhD, MPP – Associate Professor, HPM
January 20, 2015