Whether you are a student or an established scientist, researcher or engineer, you can learn to be more innovative. In "Innovation Generation," internationally renowned physician and scientist Roberta B. Ness, M.D., M.P.H., presents methods for enhancing individual creativity and innovation. Based on a program at The University of Texas, Ness" book provides rigorously tested techniques to expand an individual"s ability to generate original ideas. These tools include analogy, expanding assumptions, pulling questions apart, changing one"s point of view, reversing one"s thinking and getting the most out of multidisciplinary groups, to name a few. The book also explains how to integrate these newly acquired innovative thinking skills with the normal process of scientific thinking.
Ness, a recognized expert in women"s health research, became dean of The University of Texas School of Public Health in November 2008. She also holds the M. David Low Chair in Public Health and is a professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Disease Control. In 2011, she began serving as vice president of innovation at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
Speaker Vivian Ho
Vivian Ho, Ph.D., is the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics, a professor in the Department of Economics at Rice University and a professor in the Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Ho’s research examines the effects of economic incentives and regulations on the quality …
Vivian Ho, Ph.D., is the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics, a professor in the Department of Economics at Rice University and a professor in the Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Ho’s research examines the effects of economic incentives and regulations on the quality and costs of health care. Her research is widely published in economics, medical and health services research journals. Ho’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the American Cancer Society.
Ho has served on the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Center for Health Statistics, as well as on the NIH Health Services, Outcomes and Delivery study section. She is also a founding board member of the American Society for Health Economists. Ho received her A.B. in economics from Harvard University, a graduate diploma in economics from The Australian National University and a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University.