Health Care Delivery

Denise L. Anthony Ph.D.

Cohort 4 — Michigan Alumni List
Professor, Department of Sociology
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Dr. Anthony received her PhD and MA from the University of Connecticut and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is also Adjunct Professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Geisel School of Medicine, and a faculty affiliate at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. From 2014-17 she was Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives. From 2008-2013 she was Research Director of the Institute for Security, Technology, and Society (ISTS) at Dartmouth

Discipline: Sociology
		

Carol A. Caronna Ph.D.

Cohort 7 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Professor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, & Criminal Justice
Towson University, Towson, MD

Dr. Caronna received a PhD and an A.M. in sociology from Stanford University and a B.A. in sociology from the University of California, Irvine. She is the co-author of Institutional Theory and Healthcare Organizations: From Professional Dominance to Managed Care (2000, University of Chicago Press) and has published research articles in Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Social Science and Medicine, and Research in the Sociology of Organizations. She also has contributed chapters on acute care and the organization of medical care to the 8th, 9th, and 10th editions of the best-selling public health textbook, Jonas & Kovner's Health Care Delivery in the United States (Springer). She is also active in the scholarship of teaching and has published syllabi and course materials in four American Sociology Association teaching resource guides. These publications include her course designs for each of her upper level courses at Towson (Organizations and Society, Work and Occupations, and Sociology of Gender).

Discipline: Sociology
		

John Cawley Ph.D.

Cohort 6 — Michigan Alumni List
Professor, Departments of Policy Analysis and Management, and Economics
Co-Director, Institute for Health Economics, Health Behaviors and Disparities
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Dr. Cawley received his PhD from the University of Chicago and his AB from Harvard University. John's primary field of research is health economics, with a focus on the economics of obesity. He studies the economic causes of obesity, the economic consequences of obesity, and economic approaches to obesity treatment and prevention.  John was awarded an Investigator Award in Health Policy Research by the RWJF, the John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration, and the Charles C. Shepard Science Award in Prevention and Control by the CDC. John is also a two-time recipient of the Kappa Omicron Nu / Human Ecology Alumni Association Award for Excellence in Advising of students at Cornell. John is an Editor of the Journal of Health Economics, an Associate Editor of Health Economics, and serves on the editorial boards of The American Journal of Health Economics and Economics & Human Biology.  He also serves on the board of directors of the American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon).

Discipline: Economics
		

Kelly J. Devers Ph.D.

Cohort 1 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Senior Fellow, Health Care
NORO at the University of Chicago, Bethesda, MD

Dr. Devers received both her PhD and Master degree from Northwestern University. She was vice president of the Center for Evaluation and Advanced Analytics at The Lewin Group, a health care consulting firm, where she specialized in research and analysis related topics, such as bundled payments, accountable care organizations (ACOs) and patient-centered medical homes for vulnerable Medicare beneficiaries, and their impacts on access, quality, and cost.

In recent projects, Devers worked with the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) on a number of initiatives, including serving as the qualitative and mixed-methods task leader and senior adviser for the evaluation of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model. That project is testing a new model of hospital payment for hip and knee replacements to encourage care coordination from the initial hospitalization through recovery and ultimately reduce cost while maintaining quality. She also served as the qualitative and mixed-methods task lead for CMMI’s Comprehensive End-Stage Renal Disease Care Model, designed to test the concept of ACOs designed specifically for people with end-stage renal disease. Previously, she served in leadership roles on CMMI’s Multi-Payer Advanced Primary Care Practice Demonstration Evaluation, as well as for several other major projects funded by the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.

Earlier in her career, she held a position at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and was awarded the Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service. She was an associate professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, a senior researcher at the Center for Studying Health Systems Change, and a senior fellow at the Urban Institute.

Devers’ work has been widely published in major health services research and policy journals, with close to 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, an edited book, and numerous widely read issue briefs and reports. She also serves as a peer reviewer for federal agencies, foundations, and journal editorial Boards and is a frequent speaker on health policy issues.

Discipline: Sociology
		

Seth M. Freedman Ph.D.

Cohort 17 — Michigan Alumni List
Assistant Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Dr. Freedman received his PhD from the University of Maryland Department of Economics. His research primarily focuses on the causes and effects of technology diffusion and utilization in health care, including the effects of insurance expansion on hospital technology adoption, the effects of financial incentives on technology use, and the effects of electronic medical records on patient outcomes. His work has been published in journals such as the Review of Economics and Statistics and Advances in Health Economics and Health Services Research, and he has received funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 

Discipline: Economics
		

Lei Jin Ph.D.

Cohort 12 — Harvard Alumni List
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Dr. Jin received both her PhD in Sociology and Master of Science in Statistics from the University of Chicago. Her overarching research interest lies in the interplay of health, medicine and social systems. She has published in journals such as Demography, Social Science & Medicine, Social Science Research and Health Affairs, among others. Jin's work falls into two areas: the social determinants of health and the social organisation of health care. In the first area, she has examined how people's social relationships are linked to their health-related outcomes. She has published papers assessing how marital status affects the utilisation of health care and how local and trans-local social ties influence rural-to-urban migrants'mental health by shaping their social comparisons. She is also interested in delineating how structural inequality affects individual health through psychosocial pathways. In her current projects, she is investigating how relative social status, status inconsistency and social mobility influence health, the consequences of migration for psychological well-being and the health effects of contextual social inequality in China. In the area of social organization of health care, she has studied patient-doctor interaction in the US and the changing patterns in the use of Chinese medicine in China. Her on-going project focuses on professional autonomy among physicians in China's public hospital reforms.

Discipline: Sociology
		

Tiffany D. Joseph Ph.D.

Cohort 18 — Harvard Alumni List
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Dr. Joseph received her PhD in Sociology from the University of Michigan and Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University. Dr. Joseph's reearch interests include the influence of immigration on the social construction of race in the U.S., immigrants' health and healthcare access; immigration and health policy, and the experiences of minority faculty in academia. Her current project explores how race and documentation status influences the healthcare access of immigrants under comprehensive health reform.  Her latest book, "Race on the Move" was published by Stanford University Press (2015).

Discipline: Sociology
		

Kurt J. Lavetti Ph.D.

Cohort 18 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Dr. Lavetti received a PhD in Economics from Cornell University in 2011. He is also a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). His research in labor and health economics, focuses on empirical estimation of compensating wage differentials, the determinants of job mobility and impacts of non-competition contracts, physician labor markets and organizations, and health insurance. He currently has several articles under review.

Discipline: Economics
		

Deborah L. Little J.D., Ph.D.

Cohort 8 — Michigan Alumni List
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology & Sociology
Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

Dr. Little receiver her PhD Sociology, University of California Berkeley (2001), her JD Magna Cum Laude, Georgetown University Law Center (1981) and her M.A. Sociology, University of California Berkeley (1989). Her research interests are Carework, disability, social movements. Her latest publications are: "Building a Movement of Caring Selves: Organizing Direct Care Workers." In Mignon Duffy, Amy Armenia, Clare L. Stacey (Eds.). Caring on the Clock: The Complexities and Contradictions of Paid Work. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. (2015), "Sit Home and Collect the Check": Race, Class, and the Social Construction of Disability Identity. In Barnartt, Sharon N. (Eds.). Disability as a Fluid State. (pp. 183-202). Bingley: Emerald Group. (2010), "Teaching toward Praxis and Political Engagement. In David Fasenfest (Eds.). Engaging Social Justice: Critical Studies of 21st Century Social Transformation." Leiden: Brill. (2009) and "From 'Giving Care' to 'Taking Care': Negotiating Care-Work at Welfare's End." In Maurice Hamington and Dorothy C. Miller (Eds.). Socializing Care: Feminist Ethics and Public Issues (Feminist Constructions Series). (pp. 121-141). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. (2007)

Discipline: Sociology