How should we evaluate ACA impact on HIV?

Lipira and colleagues recently published this comprehensive review article framing a research agenda to evaluate the impact of the Affordable Care Act (commonly called the “ACA” or “Obamacare”) on HIV care, outcomes, prevention, and disparities. Lipira and colleagues identified several challenges to comprehensive HIV care that could be remedied with informed programming and policy. First, the ACA does … Continue reading How should we evaluate ACA impact on HIV?

The Nobel Meeting

I met 18 Nobel Prize winners in Economics and some of the brightest economics Ph.D. students from around the world at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany. We swapped ideas and inspired each other over five days of activities. After Lindau, I continued traveling to meet with leaders of health economics in Zurich, Basel, … Continue reading The Nobel Meeting

Before & After: Time Series Visualization

Often the fastest graph to generate is not the simplest way to communicate meaning. For an analysis of trends over time in pharmacoeconomic graduate student interests, take a look at this figure before and then after modifications to improve visualization of survey results. The first graph under-utilizes the ordering of years by assigning color categories … Continue reading Before & After: Time Series Visualization