CHCPR - Center for Health Care and Policy Research

Patricia Miranda Receives Career Development Award from Penn State’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Dr. Patricia Miranda has been selected to receive the CTSI KL2 career development award for her project titled “Translating Research into Policy for the Treatment and Survivorship of Breast and Colorectal Cancer among Immigrants in Pennsylvania”. Dr. Miranda’s project aims to establish the role of safety net providers in moderating disparities in breast and colorectal cancer treatment and survivorship among immigrant populations.

Dr. Miranda is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy Research focusing in health disparities research with an expertise in social and cultural predictors of health behaviors and health care outcomes.

Health Services Research Colloquium

Mondays, 11:30 – 1:00 p.m. 118 Keller Building

Remote locations can participate in the colloquium lectures via your own computer by accessing the Adobe Connect URL:

Dial-in Number: (712) 775-7031 --- Meeting ID: 890-919-955


Spring 2015 Schedule

Monday, January 26
Joanne Spetz, Ph.D.
Professor, Institute for Health Policy Studies, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco
Title: “What Predicts a Nurse Practitioner Working in Primary Care?”
* Special Location * 110 Henderson – Bennett Pierce Living Center
(Audio for remote participants will be available through Adobe Connect. No dial-in number is necessary for this presentation.)


Monday, March 2
Peter Buerhaus, Ph.D.
Professor of Nursing, Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Title: “Contributions of Nurse Practitioners and Physicians Providing Primary and Specialty Care: Comparative Analyses of Medicare Claims Data and National Surveys”


Monday, March 30
Amy Wolaver , Ph.D.
Co-Director, Bucknell Institute for Public Policy, Bucknell University
Title: “Investigating the Feasibility of Using Medical Records to Study Non-Environmental Health Impacts of Marcellus Shale Development"


Monday, April 20
Sally Stearns, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title: “Medication Adherence and Readmission following Heart Failure Hospitalization”


Monday, April 27
Adam Atherly, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Health Systems, Management and Policy, University of Colorado, Denver
Title: “Switching Costs and Plan Loyalty in Medicare Part C “​