Join the conversation: “Is This Public Health?”

My name is Andrew and I’m a hospital/health insurance strategy guy. Prior to school, I worked for a boutique health care management consulting firm and spent this past summer at Massachusetts General Hospital. I’m interested in payment innovation, which is why I work with one of the largest patient-centered medical homes in the nation. No…

‘Til Death Do Us Part: a talk by Ken Warner

Ever since school started, I’ve been bombarded with emails about various talks happening around campus. The University has high-profile speakers visiting campus on a regular basis, such as the EPA Administrator. Sometimes, we’re lucky enough to call them our own. On Monday, October 7, I attended a talk at the Ford School of Public Policy…

HMP Internship Reflection (Wicked Awesome Summa in Bawston)

In May, I arrived at Massachusetts General Hospital with mixed feelings: First and foremost, I was excited to get back to work. Graduate school is a fantastic place to learn a wide breadth of topics from professionals you may never otherwise come across. However, sometimes it feels like the Truman Show, with life revolving around…

Complete First Year of Studies, Check.

I thought I would sneak a short message in before all the “commencement blogs” are uploaded. Who cares about graduation anyway? Some of us have a whole other year left. This blog focuses on what’s important, the accomplishments of the Class of 2014 (Joking, congratulations to all the graduates!) A few days ago, I hosted…

A Little Friendly Competition

Now that I’m well into the final semester of my last year here at UM, the reality that the end is near is sinking in. As an executive board member of the Health Policy Student Association (HPSA), I and the rest of the board are taking a step back and allowing the next generation of…