The Schroeder Center congratulates our health policy students as they embark on their new opportunities.
The Schroeder Center is pleased to support Lilly Pope ('23, Public Policy and Kinesiology) and Caleb Fulford ('24, Government and American Studies) as they conduct their honors work in the health policy area.
Professors Peter McHenry and Jennifer Mellor publish "The Impact of Recent State and Local Minimum Wage Increases on Nursing Facility Employment" in the Journal of Labor Research.
The Schroeder Center for Health Policy is proud to participate in William & Mary’s One Tribe One Day events on April 18, 2023. We appreciate your considering the Schroeder Center as a place for your support.
Tuesday, March 28 and Monday, April 3, the College of William and Mary’s Schroeder Center for Health Policy held a series of talks with health policy experts in Chancellors Hall.
Professor Iyabo Obasanjo spoke to W&M students about the role public policy plays in addressing health disparities through the use of community health workers.
The W&M Health Policy Club hosted a talk by Amber Martens, Director of Eligibility and Community Outreach for Lackey Clinic, on the role of safety net providers in the local healthcare system.
David Smith (BA, Economics, ’22), a recent premed graduate of William & Mary, had the unique opportunity to use his research from an independent economics course to present a poster at the 50th annual meeting of the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) in Phoenix, Arizona.
Through a unique experiential-learning health policy class, W&M undergraduates studied the problem of high and rising hospital prices in Virginia.
Chris Howard, Harriman Professor of Government and Public Policy, recently spoke to William & Mary students about “Social Safety Nets for Food and Medical Care.”
W&M students discuss their health policy summer internships at Healthsperien, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), American Institutes for Research, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Madeline Helfer (Economics, '22) examines the health costs of tobacco for Indonesian children and presents her research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.
Lilly Pope (Public Policy/Kinesiology, '23) helped the Williamsburg Health Foundation with its report, "Older Adults: Where We Are and Where We're Going."
The Schroeder Center hosted a Health Policy Careers panel with W&M alums, who spoke about how their own W&M undergraduate experiences shaped their work on Capitol Hill, in government agencies, and in the private sector.
Courtney Hesselbacher (W&M, Public Policy, ’06), U.S. Enterprise Portfolio Director at Gallup, describes the Hologic Global Women's Health Index as part of the Schroeder Center's "Women's Health" speaker series.
The Schroeder Center welcomed its first speaker, W&M economics alum (BA, ‘03) Laura Wherry, as part of its Spring 2022 speaker series on “Women’s Health.” Dr. Wherry, Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Service at NYU, spoke about “Women’s Health and Public Policy.”
During the fall 2021 semester, students in the Schroeder Center’s Health Policy Research Lab focused their attention on improving the value of healthcare in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Stephanie Pasternak and Jodi Kwarciany from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) presented to the W&M community about the 988 mental health crisis hotline and putting mental health policy to practice.
Ryan Mutter, Ph.D., gave a presentation to the W&M community on “Responding to the Opioid Crisis.” Dr. Mutter, a Principal Analyst at the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), received his BA in economics from W&M ('98) and obtained his Ph.D. in public policy from UMBC.
Dr. R. Lorraine Collins, the Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Community Health and Health Behavior at the University at Buffalo’s School of Public Health and Health Professions, spoke to W&M students about the question, "Does Research on the Health Effects of Cannabis Influence Policy?"
Professor Jennifer Mellor wears many hats at William & Mary. She's a Public Policy faculty affiliate, Director of Graduate Studies for Public Policy, Director of the Schroeder Center for Health Policy, and member of the Economics Department. Recently, she was profiled in the W&M campus newspaper, The Flat Hat, for her wide ranging contributions to health policy research and teaching.
Jeff Lunardi, a W&M graduate (BA, ’05; MBA, ’07) and Executive Director of the Virginia Joint Commission on Health Care (JCHC), gave a talk entitled “Addressing Behavioral Health in Virginia: State Policy Role.”
Senator Monty Mason recently spoke about Virginia’s mental health policies and improving the mix of community-based and hospital-based mental health services.
The Schroeder Center and the W&M Health Policy Journal Club welcomed David Limbrick, MD, PhD., to speak about “Social Determinants of Health: A Clinical Perspective.”
Five W&M undergraduates recently presented their health policy research at the annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), which is “the largest symposium of its kind in the world, bringing together nearly 4,000 undergraduate students each year from all fields and disciplines.”
The William & Mary Health Policy Journal Club and the Schroeder Center for Health Policy recently hosted a talk with Carol Sale and Paulette Parker from the Williamsburg Health Foundation (WHF).
The Schroeder Center for Health Policy is proud to participate in William & Mary’s One Tribe One Day events on April 13, 2021.
The Schroeder Center for Health Policy recently welcomed Krista Drobac for a virtual talk on “How to Use Public Policy to Address Social Determinants of Health & Access to Telehealth.”
On Wednesday, October 28, the Schroeder Center for Health Policy concluded its multidisciplinary speaker series on the COVID-19 pandemic with a virtual talk from Dr. Eric Pedersen, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California and adjunct behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation. Dr. Pedersen’s research focuses on the areas of young adult/adolescent substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders.
On Wednesday, October 14, William & Mary’s Schroeder Center for Health Policy continued its multidisciplinary speaker series on the COVID-19 pandemic with a virtual talk by Rashida Dorsey, Ph.D., M.P.H., the founder and principal of WisdomBuilds, LLC
On Monday, September 28, the Schroeder Center for Health Policy hosted a virtual panel for 30 students interested in pursuing a health policy career.
On Wednesday, September 23, the Schroeder Center for Health Policy continued its multidisciplinary speaker series on the COVID-19 pandemic with a virtual talk from Virginia’s Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Resources, Marvin Figueroa.
On Wednesday, September 9, the Schroeder Center for Health Policy kicked off a multidisciplinary speaker series on the COVID-19 pandemic with a virtual talk from Nicholas Papageorge, Ph.D.
Maggie Delaney, ’21, had a plan. In the summer between her junior and senior years, she would secure an internship where she could implement the lessons she learned in her classes at William & Mary.
Faculty and staff of William & Mary’s Public Policy Program were excited and proud to confer degrees to 53 undergraduates and 12 graduate students in our on-line graduation ceremony in May.
New W&M research shows that higher Medicare payments lead facilities to increase the amount of nursing facility care provided to Medicare residents
Student intern collects data for the Henrietta Lacks Commission
The Schroeder Center congratulates our students who will graduate in May 2020.
Although he did not attend William & Mary himself, L. Clifford Schroeder, Sr. had a strong love of the College and took great pride in what W&M students can do to address pressing problems affecting society.
For many William & Mary students, the first weekend of the Spring 2020 semester meant easing back into the routine of campus life after the winter break. But for nearly two dozen William & Mary students, that first Friday afternoon was the start of a deep dive into one of the most serious challenges facing the U.S. and other aging societies: How do individual families and the country as a whole pay for the long-term care that so many aged and disabled persons need?
Are “scoundrels”, the subset of pharmaceutical CEOs that are less-than-honest, partly responsible for the high price of prescription medication in America?
Congratulations to Lou Rossiter, Adjunct Professor of Public Policy, for winning best article award.
W&M undergraduates Tori Reese and McKinley Saunders were among 60 student groups from across the country selected to present their research at the annual Posters on the Hill conference in Washington, DC.
W&M undergraduates Brittany Young and Renee Garrow were among 28 undergraduate students from universities around the country selected to present their research at the Women in Economic Research (WiER) conference at Williams College.
The Schroeder Center hosted a visit by Bill Carpenter, MHA, Ph.D., who gave a research talk to William & Mary faculty, staff, and students about "Studying Cancer Care to Understand Healthcare More Broadly."
The Schroeder Center for Health Policy will hire two research assistants for the summer of 2019. One research assistant will focus on work related to the School Health Initiative Program (SHIP), and the other will focus on recent policy changes affecting persons covered by the Medicare program.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality awarded a grant to researchers at William & Mary's Schroeder Center for Health Policy and Swarthmore College to study what happens when Medicare cuts the rates it pays to nursing homes.
Students from William & Mary and the Eastern Virginia Medical School completed their summer research under the Schroeder Center - Brock Institute (SCBI) Fellowship program.
The Schroeder Center hosted a visit by Rear Admiral Kenneth Bernard, MD, DTM&H, USPHS (Ret.) this fall. Dr. Bernard is a specialist in biosecurity, an area that combines public health and national security issues.
The Schroeder Center recently hosted a visit by Amanda Smith Cassidy, an alumna of W&M’s Master of Public Policy (MPP) program and an expert in the field of healthcare policy. Cassidy currently works at Arnold & Porter as a Health Policy Advisor.
W&M student Brittany Young '20 spent her seven weeks as a fellow with the Summer Research Program sponsored by the Schroeder Center for Health Policy, looking into the impact of Uber on motor vehicle accidents in Virginia.
As part of its 15 year anniversary events, the Schroeder Center for Health Policy highlighted the research of seven current William & Mary undergraduate students in a poster session attended by nearly 50 faculty, staff, and students.
National health policy expert, Timothy Jost (JD), shared his experiences with William & Mary students and faculty. Mr. Jost, Professor of Law, Emeritus, at the Washington and Lee University School of Law, is an expert in the fields of health law and policy and health care regulation. (Photo by Stephen Salpukas)
As part of the celebration of its 15th year, the Schroeder Center for Health Policy hosted a panel discussion of William & Mary Public Policy Program alumni who are currently working in the health policy field. (Photo by Stephen Salpukas)
The Schroeder Center for Health Policy released its newest report detailing inpatient care provided in Virginia’s community hospitals. The report describes nearly 844,000 hospitalizations in 2016 at 82 of Virginia’s acute, critical access, and children’s hospitals.
Together with Tufts University and the University of Pittsburgh, William & Mary’s Schroeder Center for Health Policy was recently awarded a nearly $1 million grant to study the interrelationships between the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
A recent study by the Schroeder Center, published in Health Services Research, uses Virginia data to look at one reason why some parts of Virginia have higher rates of avoidable hospitalizations than others. The study focuses on whether having more primary care physicians nearby is linked to fewer avoidable hospitalizations.
Do public policies that expand coverage hurt those who already have insurance, such as older adults with existing Medicare coverage? That's the question examined in a study published in August 2017 in the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. The study was authored by health economists Melissa McInerney (Tufts), Jennifer Mellor (William & Mary), and Lindsay Sabik (University of Pittsburgh).
One of the best ways for students to polish their research skills is by assisting a faculty member. In summer 2017, three W&M undergrads worked as research assistants to different faculty, all sponsored by the Schroeder Center for Health Policy. Each student got hands-on experience working with the types of data needed to evaluate programs and public policies.
For the third consecutive year, undergraduate students from William & Mary and medical school students at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) carried out intensive research projects related to health policy and health services research as part of the annual SC-BI research program.
A new report from William & Mary’s Schroeder Center for Health Policy provides a detailed description of the inpatient care provided in Virginia’s community hospitals during nearly 850,000 hospitalizations in 2015.
The Schroeder Center released statistical briefs that focus on heart attack readmissions and diabetes hospitalizations in Virginia.
For the second consecutive summer, William & Mary and Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) students researched issues around health policy, public health, and health services research as part of the Schroeder Center – Brock Institute (SC-BI) research program.
A new study to be published in Health Economics features research conducted by Schroeder Center faculty and staff on what happens when Medicare penalizes hospitals that have excess readmission rates for patients treated for pneumonia, heart attacks, and congestive heart failure.
Faculty present Schroeder Center supported research at meetings of the American Society for Health Economists (ASHEcon) and AcademyHealth.
It's not often school-age kids swarm for a taste of cabbage. But that's what happened at Clara Byrd Baker Elementary School, as students eagerly flocked to a cafeteria cart serving cooked samples of bok choy.
Rachael Rowland, Vice President of State Affairs for Anthem, Inc., recently spoke to William & Mary students about health policy issues that are important to health insurers. With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the expansion of Medicaid in some states, the perspective of private health insurers is an important one in understanding the health insurance market.
More young adults are benefiting from non-emergency hospital care under the Affordable Care Act, student researchers said Friday, but the legislation has resulted in scant improvements to primary care physician access or to reducing emergency room use for non-emergency conditions.
Michael Daly, a Research Associate at the Schroeder Center for Health Policy, recently presented preliminary findings about the best way to measure access to primary care physicians. Daly’s presentation featured preliminary analysis using a novel geospatial measure of physician accessibility and showed that the new measure of accessibility is associated with improved ambulatory care access in Virginia.
Student research fellows at the Schroeder Center for Health Policy presented results from their work to staff from the General Assembly’s Joint Commission on Health Care and the Williamsburg Health Foundation and faculty from William & Mary and Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS). These presentations represented the capstone of a joint seven-week research experience completed in conjunction with EVMS.
Professors Daifeng He and Peter McHenry recently published an article in Health Economics entitled "Does Formal Employment Reduce Informal Caregiving?"
Michael O'Donnell (Ph.D., M.B.A., M.P.H.) speaks about health promotion in the workplace and on national health policy. Dr. O'Donnell is President/Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Health Promotion as well as Clinical Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Michigan.
Leigh Kades spoke to faculty and students about creating effective and safe national organ donation, allocation, and transplantation policies. Ms. Kades is Policy Editor for the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) and Liaison for the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/UNOS Policy Oversight Committee.
W&M News talks with Assistant Professor of Economics Nicholas Sanders about his new study and how a team's participation in the Super Bowl can lead greater transmission of flu among their fans.
During a September 2014 special legislative session, the Virginia General Assembly opposed expanding Medicaid to the state’s uninsured on a procedural vote of 64 to 33 in the House. This vote was the culmination of many legislative and gubernatorial efforts on this issue in the last two years.
The Schroeder Center for Health Policy welcomes its newest Research Associate, Michael Daly.
Dr. Steven Woolf's March 20, 2014 lecture focused on how tackling social factors, such as inadequate education, would have a far greater impact on improving our nation’s health than would medical technological advances.
The second round of Collaborative Grants have been awarded to three teams from William & Mary and Eastern Virginia Medical School.
The Schroeder Center for Health Policy recently received two awards related to the HEAL (Health Education and Literacy) Program at Literacy for Life.
The second faculty retreat for researchers and educators from the College of William & Mary and Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) took place on Friday, October 11 at the EVMS campus in Norfolk. The event provided another opportunity for faculty from both institutions to interact with each other and with representatives from Sentara Healthcare and to discuss potential research and educational collaborations.
The Schroeder Center for Health Policy is pleased to announce the hiring of a new health policy analyst, Bethany Welstead. Welstead earned her Master’s of Public Health (M.P.H.) in epidemiology from Emory University in May 2013, after receiving her B.S. in health sciences and B.A. in economics from Furman University.
Round two of the EVMS/W&M Collaborative Grant program is now open to all full-time faculty at William & Mary and Eastern Virginia Medical School.
Faculty and staff from William & Mary joined their counterparts from Eastern Virginia Medical School Tuesday to discuss what might be the most fruitful areas for collaborative research.
The Schroeder Center is pleased to announce the recipients of its inaugural Health Policy Awards for Student Scholarship program. Based on their exceptional memos, this year’s student Health Policy Award winners are Ryan Buckland, Irina Calos, Amber Will, and Jordan Bowman.
This spring, the Schroeder Center awarded its first set of Small Grants Program awards to four faculty members for research in health policy. The new program will increase support for faculty-led health policy research projects at William & Mary, an important objective of the Schroeder Center for Health Policy.
The Schroeder Center for Health Policy is pleased to share a recent report prepared by Jennifer M. Mellor, Elizabeth Vestal, and Carrie Dolan, entitled, “Health Outcomes and Health Determinants in the Historic Triangle,” that presents information on the current health of the Historic Triangle.
Daifeng He, a Schroeder Center faculty affiliate, Jennifer Mellor, Director of the Schroeder Center for Health Policy, and Eytan Jankowitz, a William & Mary graduate (Class of ’11), have a new study on cardiac care disparities, entitled, “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Surgical Treatment of Acute Myocardial Infarction: The Role of Hospital and Physician Effects,” forthcoming in a 2013 issue of Medical Care Research and Review.
Marilyn Tavenner, Acting Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Virginia’s former Secretary of Health and Human Resources, addressed a large group of faculty, students, and interested guests at the College of William & Mary on September 24, 2012.
The Schroeder Center for Health Policy convened a Community Health Data Workshop for local health and human services providers on Friday, October 26, 2012 at the Williamsburg Community Health Foundation.
A new study forthcoming in the Journal of Health Economics by economists and Schroeder Center faculty affiliates Melissa McInerney and Jennifer Mellor provides a comprehensive look at the effects of recessions on seniors’ health.
In a new study, “Hospital Responses to Medicare’s Outpatient Prospective Payment System: Evidence from Florida,” forthcoming in the Journal of Health Economics, vol. 31, issue 4 (September 2012), Daifeng He and Jennifer M. Mellor examine the effect of Medicare’s Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) on hospital outpatient volume.
Elizabeth Vestal, policy analyst at the Schroeder Center for Health Policy, spoke with Daniel B. Wood of the Christian Science Monitor about what government can do to address obesity and whether government efforts have been successful in curbing the epidemic growth in obesity rates. Mr. Wood included comments from his conversation with Elizabeth in his story: “Supersize America: Whose Job to Fight Obesity?”
The Schroeder Center is pleased to announce that Assistant Professor of Economics and Schroeder Center faculty affiliate, Melissa McInerney, Ph.D., is one of five 2012 Sandell Grant Program Recipients.
The Schroeder Center is pleased to announce a recent grant from the Russell Sage Foundation awarded to Melissa McInerney (W&M), Jennifer Mellor (W&M) and Lauren Hersch Nicholas (University of Michigan). The grant will be used to study health effects stemming from recession.
Scott Ickes, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Health Sciences, joins the Schroeder Center's accomplished cohort of faculty affiliates.
Elizabeth Vestal joined the Schroeder Center for Health Policy in June 2011 adding to Schroeder Center staff and research affiliates.
Research findings by the Schroeder Center for Health Policy were featured in two presentations by executive staff of the School Health Initiative Program (SHIP) at Virginia's Weight of the State Conference.
William & Mary's Schroeder Center for Health Policy receives grant to study medicare payment systems.
The William & Mary Board of Visitors recently appointed several faculty members to distinguished and designated professorships during the board's April meeting in Williamsburg.
“Our students come here looking for opportunities to discover new things and to work closely with faculty and share ideas. The SHIP project helps give them that,” says Professor Mellor.
The Schroeder Center for Health Policy is pleased to announce the hiring of a new Research Associate, Kelly Metcalf-Meese.
Sure, stopping at a fast food restaurant while rushing around town is a quick solution for subduing hungry children in the backseat. And sure, you know that hitting the drive-through isn’t the healthiest thing to do. But did you know that simply living within walking distance of fast food restaurants could increase your child’s risk for obesity?
How near children live to fast-food restaurants may contribute to their becoming obese. That’s one finding in a new study by the Schroeder Center for Health Policy at William & Mary. The project is featured in an upcoming issue of the International Journal of Pediatric Obesity.
Professor Jennifer Mellor has won a 2010 Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence.
The board of directors of the Coalition for Health Services Research has named Louis F. Rossiter, Ph.D., as its 2010 chair.
Seniors stand to benefit from expanded long-term services and medication discounts in the proposed health reform legislation, panelists said during a forum Thursday.
The Schroeder Center for Health Policy and the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy will host a forum on healthcare reform and how it may impact Medicare and Medicaid programs.
The Schroeder Center for Health Policy at the College of William & Mary has started the 2009-2010 academic year with a new name and a new director.
In today's economic environment, electronic health records (EHR's) offer the biggest opportunities and the biggest risks in healthcare reform, Michael Tripathi told participants at the Schroeder Center for Healthcare Policy's 2008 Healthcare Symposium at the College of William and Mary.
Beyond the general policy coursework of the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy, Master's candidates often pursue a particular policy field of interest. A significant number of students within the program have chosen to study health policy and a select few have been honored as Schroeder Healthcare Policy Fellows (Cory Kaufman, Geoffrey Peck, David Sitcovsky, Massey Whorley, and Stefanie Whorton).
A new report reveals that when it comes to access to health care, the rich stay well and the poor get sicker. The Schroeder Center for Healthcare Policy at the College of William & Mary released grim results from a survey on access to physician care in greater Williamsburg.
According to a study conducted by the SchroederCenter for Healthcare Policy at the College of William & Mary, Virginia will need up to three new care centers to meet the projected long-term care needs of Virginia veterans.
A College of William and Mary study rates the city tops because of many factors.