Event Details

Navigating Change in the Health Workforce Speaker Series

Jan. 18, 2018 to Jun. 20, 2018
San Francisco, CA

The Seminar Series is your chance to hear from and interact with national and international experts in workforce and other topics that are of importance to Healthforce Center’s work. This is an opportunity to learn about hot topics, meet an expert without having to travel long distances, and get new ideas for your own work.

Dilemmas & Opportunities: Safety Net Providers Navigating Organizational and Technological Change

Who: Leah Masselink, PhD, George Washington University
When: Thurs., March 15, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Where: UCSF Laurel Heights Campus, Conference Room 409

Description: Leah Masselink, PhD is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy & Management at George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health. Her current research focuses on the effects of health system transformation on health care organizations and the health care workforce, innovative uses of health workers, and culture change in health care organizations. She has served as a consultant on projects focusing on health worker engagement, productivity and performance management with the health workforce development team for the USAID Health Care Improvement Project. 

Optimizing Prescribing and Patient-Provider Communication in the Management of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy in Primary Care Settings

Who: Alyce S. Adams, PhD, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
When: Thurs., March 22, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Where: UCSF Laurel Heights Campus, Conference Room 409

Description: Alyce S. Adams is a Research Scientist III and Associate Director, Health Care Delivery and Policy at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, California.  Her disparities-focused research aims to identify modifiable determinants of suboptimal treatment outcomes for patients with chronic conditions and to explore health system and policy level strategies for addressing these gaps.  Dr. Adams’ currently leads a study using machine learning to identify patients at high risk for adverse events related to diabetic peripheral neuropathy and its treatment.  She also leads several ongoing studies of natural experiments to improve access and adherence to clinically effective therapies among vulnerable populations. Prior to joining the Division of Research in 2008, Dr. Adams was on faculty at Harvard Medical School where she received awards from Harvard and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for her mentorship of graduate students and fellows.  She has a PhD in Health Policy and a Master of Public Policy degree, both from Harvard University. She is a standing member of the Health Services Organization and Delivery Study Section at NIH.

Mark your calendars for our upcoming speakers:

March 15, 2018 - Leah Masselink, PhD, George Washington University

March 22, 2018 - Alyce S. Adams, PhD, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research

April 12, 2018 - Olga Yakusheva, PhD, University of Michigan

May 17, 2018 - Cassie Guarino, PhD, University of California Riverside

June 21, 2018 – Jean Moore, DrPH, Center for Health Workforce Studies