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Headshot of Brigham, Walker, PhD, Research Assistant Professor in Department of Health Policy and Management, on a white background White spacer image Brigham Walker is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. His research generally focuses on how providers, payers, and patients behave in response to new information or incentives. He is also interested in discrimination and equity topics generally. He is a Research Affiliate at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA), and his CV can be found at www.brigwalker.com/cv
     
Headshot of Kevin Callison, PhD, Assistant Professor, with green leaves in background   Kevin Callison is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and he also has also appointments in the Department of Economics and the Murphy Institute for Political Economy at Tulane. His research primarily focuses on issues related to the fields of health economics, labor economics, and applied econometrics. He is particularly interested in evaluating policy interventions that aim to improve population health, including issues related to health insurance and health service use.
     
Thomas LaVeist, PhD, Dean of the School of Public Health at Tulane   Dean Thomas A. LaVeist's research and writing has focused on three broad thematic research questions: 1) What are the social and behavioral factors that predict the timing of various related health outcomes (e.g. access and utilization of health services, mortality, entrance into nursing home?); 2) What are the social and behavioral factors that explain race differences in health outcomes?; and 3) What has been the impact of social policy on the health and quality of life of African Americans? His work includes both qualitative and quantitative analysis. Specific areas of expertise include: U.S. health and social policy, the role of race in health research, social factors contributing to mortality, longevity and life expectancy, quantitative and demographic analysis and access, and utilization of health services.
     
Headshot of Andrew Anderson, PhD, Assistant Professor, standing near a window   Andrew C. Anderson is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy & Management at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. His work aims to identify the social, behavioral, and environmental drivers of health outcomes to inform the development of policy that supports high-quality, equitable health care. Prior to Tulane, Andrew was a research scientist and Phyllis Torda health care quality fellow at the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and a director of quality measurement at the National Quality Forum (NQF). He is also a former health policy research scholar with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
     
Headshot for Yixue Shao is a PhD candidate in the Department of Health Policy and Management, wearing plaid jacket standing by a window   Yixue Shao is a PhD candidate in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Her research interest includes health technology assessment and health care quality, access, and health policy. Her work has explored the impacts of Medicaid expansion on health care access, affordability, and tax-exempt hospitals’ spending and has also evaluated the impact of reimbursement for non-face-to-face chronic care management (NFFCCM) services on multiple health outcomes and utilizations among diabetes in Louisiana. Her current research focuses on telemedicine use among diabetes population in Louisiana.