2015 Summer Institute Courses

SESSION ONE: Leading Change in Population Health: Challenges in Leadership


Monday, June 15 - Friday, June 19

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

“Leading Change in Population Health” will explore challenges in leadership. Participants will learn about leadership and organizational development in community based organizations as well as cover the following topics; public health; health workforce planning; diversity and cultural competence; and evaluation and program impact assessment that address the social determinants of health disparities.


Roderick King, MD, MPH
CEO, Florida Institute for Health Innovation
Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Miami
Instructor of Medicine, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School

SESSION TWO: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis and Decision Making


Monday, June 22 - Friday, June 26

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

“Cost-Effective Analysis and Decision Making” introduces students to the methods and application of decision analysis and cost-effectiveness evaluation in the health sector.

Course objectives: 

(1) to provide a technical treatment of the methods used 
(2) to develop an appreciation of the practical problems of applying these methods in the evaluation of medical technologies and public health policies, and
(3) to suggest the uses and limitations of these methods in decision making at the national and state levels, within health care organizations, in private industry, and in individual patient care.


A. David Paltiel, MBA, PhD
Professor of Public Health (Health Policy)
Professor of Management
School of Public Health
Yale University