Health of Populations and Health Equity



GLP-1s, Employers, and Health Equity: 8 Expert Takeaways

HBHI invited a panel of three guests to discuss this issue: Katey Bey, Global Head, Total Rewards, Sedgwick; Gregory Daniel, PhD, MPH, Vice President & Head of Global Public Policy, Eli Lilly and Company; and Shantanu Nundy, MD, EVP Care Delivery and Chief Health Officer, Accolade.

Management of Patients with Complex Needs

Academic medical practices serve a valuable role in caring for patients with complex needs and training future internists in the many biopsychosocial components of patient care.

Psychedelics Treatment, Business, and Policy Futures: 8 Expert Takeaways

The application of psychedelic therapy for a range of mental and physical health issues is emerging as a transformative treatment method but federal policy has not kept pace with the industry’s rapid development. To understand the burgeoning business landscape surrounding this innovative therapy, the Hopkins Business of Health Initiative, in partnership with the Center for Mental Health and Addiction Policy, recently convened a panel of national experts to discuss the cutting-edge convergence of psychedelics, business, and policy.  
Research Project

2024 Pilot Grants

HBHI is pleased to announce our five pilot grant awardees for our 2024 cohort.

Health Equity & Business: 9 Expert Takeaways

Health Equity & Business: 9 Expert Takeaways The Hopkins Business of Health Initiative convened two experts in this work, Dr. Lisa Cooper and Ebony Thomas of the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, in a recent conversation to discuss best practices for health equity in business and where they see opportunities for growth. 

Trends and Patterns of Social History Data Collection Within an Electronic Health Record

There is increased acceptance that social and behavioral determinants of health (SBDH) impact health outcomes, but electronic health records (EHRs) are not always set up to capture the full range of SBDH variables in a systematic manner. The purpose of this study was to explore rates and trends of social history (SH) data collection—1 element of SBDH—in a structured portion of an EHR within a large academic integrated delivery system.

Cognitive Decline and Dynamic Selection

Understanding cognitive health, its decline, and the investments that shape its age profile in later life are important in an aging society, and yet, estimating the cognitive health production function is complicated by non-random mortality and sample attrition. The author studies this dynamic selection problem in the context of education, race, and cigarette smoking, characteristics thought to affect the level, but not slope, of cognitive decline. The author develops a general framework that involves estimation of a system of dynamic equations consistent with the Grossman (1972) model.

High Deductible Health Plans and Spending among Families with a Substance Use Disorder

The United States faces an ongoing drug crisis, worsened by the undertreatment of substance use disorders (SUDs). Family enrollment in high deductible health plans (HDHPs) and the resulting increased cost exposure could exacerbate the undertreatment of SUD. This study characterized the distribution of health care spending within families where a member has a SUD and estimated the association between HDHPs and family health care spending.

Locking Down or Opening Up?

A Debate on the Best Path through the Pandemic, Discussing the John Snow Memorandum and the Great Barrington Declaration

Ge Bai, PhD, led a new study in Medical Care Research and Review recommending that policy makers should consider improving transparency of the commission made by insurance agents and brokers to help facilitate employers making efficient broker contracting and plan purchasing decisions.