Health Policy Forum
- KEY PEOPLE
- Vivian Ho, James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics
- John Mendelsohn, L.E. and Virginia Simmons Fellow in Health and Technology Policy
- Peter J. Hotez, Fellow in Disease and Poverty
- Elena M. Marks, Baker Institute Scholar in Health Policy
- Meei-Hsiang Ku-Goto, Research Programmer, Health Economics
- Marah Short, Senior Staff Researcher, Health Economics
- Brenda K. Laymance, Program Coordinator, Health Policy Forum
- PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
- Click here to access the Health Policy Forum website.
- Download the Health Policy Forum brochure.
- Read Health Policy Forum posts on the Baker Institute Blog.
- Learn more about the Health Economics Program.
The Health Policy Forum at Rice University’s Baker Institute is a membership-based group whose corporate and private contributors help support the Baker Institute’s health policy research. The Baker Institute is across the street from the Texas Medical Center (TMC), the nation’s largest medical complex. Drawing on the expertise of both Rice University and the TMC, the forum offers a unique setting for medical and policy professionals to discuss issues of growing concern, including options for controlling skyrocketing medical costs, improving access to health care, and managing the growing burden of diseases such as diabetes and obesity. The forum also provides objective analysis of reform proposals. The goal of the Health Policy Forum is to facilitate the exchange of ideas in order to spur groundbreaking research and policy decisions, and to foster improved understanding of national and global health concerns, as well as those in Texas, so as to improve the quality of the health care system overall.
In the tradition of the Baker Institute, the Health Policy Forum publishes studies and hosts workshops, seminars and lectures. We discuss a wide variety of topics, including national health care reform, achieving efficient and high-quality health care, health insurance coverage and the evaluation of complex medical technologies. Corporate and private support is vital to the effort to expand the scope of the Health Policy Forum.
Established in 2004, the Baker Institute Health Economics Program is a central component of the Health Policy Forum. The mission of the program is to study the ways in which economic incentives and government policies influence the quality and costs of health care on a global, national and regional basis, focusing on the need to deliver high-quality medical care while controlling expenditures. In recent years, the program has received national acclaim for its research on state regulation of cardiac surgery, as well as for its analysis of regional imbalances in the supply of specialists. Its work has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the American Cancer Society and other nonprofit organizations.
Health Policy Research Newsletter -- June 2013
Jun 07 2013Vivian Ho
“Aleppo Evil”: The Ulcer, the Boil, the Sandfly and the Conflict
Jun 05 2013Peter J. Hotez
Medicaid Costs Driven by Poverty
May 13 2013Elena M. Marks
Eliminating Neglect and Neglected Tropical Diseases
Apr 23 2013Peter J. Hotez
Where Are the Scientist-Advocates and Civic-Scientists?
Apr 03 2013Peter J. Hotez, Neal F. Lane
The Disease Next Door
Mar 25 2013Peter J. Hotez
Cancer in Texas: Analyzing the Links
Mar 09 2013Vivian Ho
Implementing the Affordable Care Act: Recommendations for Realizing Legislative Goals
Mar 08 2013Vivian Ho
Health Policy Research Newsletter -- March 2013
Mar 04 2013Vivian Ho
A New European Neglected Diseases Center for Greece?
Feb 28 2013Peter J. Hotez, T. Dorina Papageorgiou
Healthy Communities Indicator Report 2013
Feb 26 2013Elena M. Marks
Global Economic Burden of Chagas Disease: A Computational Simulation Model
Feb 08 2013Peter J. Hotez, Bruce Y. Lee, Kristina M. Bacon, Maria Elena Bottazzi
A Reunification Rx for Korea
Jan 24 2013Peter J. Hotez
Using Comparative-Effectiveness Research to Improve Care
Jan 10 2013Vivian Ho
Health Policy Research Newsletter -- December 2012
Nov 30 2012Vivian Ho
- The Affordable Care Act: What Can We Expect in 2014?
- Vaccine Diplomacy: The Shared and Urgent Needs of the United States, the Middle East and Asia
- Election 2012: Policy Perspectives -- Focus on Health Policy
- Comparative Effectiveness Research with Population-based Data
- Innovation Generation
- Science and the Media
- Social Policy is Health Policy: The Health Implications of Policies Outside the Silo of Health Care
- National Health Care Reform: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
- Press Conference: Health and Technology Policy
- Implications of Health Care Reform for Business
- The Promise of Health Information Technology for the 21st Century
- The Impact of Comparative Effectiveness Research on the U.S. Health Care System
- National Health Care Reform: Strategies for a Country in Crisis
- Campaign 2008: The Issues Considered - What Can the Next President Do To Reform U.S. Health Care?
- Beyond Science: The Economics and Politics of Responding to Climate Change
- First Annual Global Health Design Challenge Symposium: Integrated Technology Solutions to Advance Global Health
- A Reception Featuring the Baker Institute Health Policy Forum and the Harris County Healthcare Alliance