David Grabowski, PhD
Professor, Health Care Policy
Department of Health Care Policy
Harvard Medical School
February 8, 2018 - 3:30pm
Free and open to the public
The quality of nursing home care in the US is a longstanding policy concern. In response, the use of market-based approaches, like pay-for-performance and quality report cards, has grown in recent years. To date, these programs have been somewhat mixed in terms of improving performance. Dr. Grabowski will broadly review the policy issues and discuss several studies focusing on nursing home care and challenges to improving care.
Maureen Perry-Jenkins, CRF Faculty Director Laurel Smith-Doerr, ISSR Faculty Director
December 12, 2017 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Join CRF Director Maureen Perry-Jenkins and Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) Director Laurel Smith-Doerr for an info session on applying to be a CRF Family Research Scholar or ISSR Scholar. Prospective applicants for the Scholars Programs at CRF and ISSR will receive guidance on the application process, which program is best suited to them, and what reviewers will be looking for in competitive applications for the 2018 application deadline.
Calvin Morrill, Ph.D. Stefan A. Riesenfeld Professor of Law, Professor of Sociology, and Associate Dean for Jurisprudence and Social Policy / Legal Studies School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley
December 8, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:15pm
Free and open to the public
Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series — The Center for Research on Families welcomes Calvin Morrill, PH.D, who will present "Navigating Conflict: How Youth Handle Trouble in a High-Poverty School."
Kimberlee Pérez: "Rubbing Up Against Difference: On the Complex Erotics of Audiencing as Queer Worldmaking"
Kimberlee Pérez is a scholar-performer interested in narrative performance that gets at constructions and embodiments of identity and relations. Her performance scholarship can be found in Text and Performance Quarterly, QED: A Journal of Queer Worldmaking, Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, and in several edited volumes. Perez was part of an author team that published Queer Praxis: Questions for LGBT Worldmaking. Her current projects include a performance piece about desire and queer relations and a book monograph on queer intimacy.
Ventura Perez: "The Biocultural Approaches to the Study of Violence"
Ventura Perez studies bio-archaeology with a primary area of interest in interpersonal and institutional forms of violence. His work focuses on cultural representations of violence using an interdisciplinary inquiry that includes social science and behavioral and biological research (specifically skeletal trauma), along with the analysis of artifacts and ethnohistoric research. Perez views the use of violence as a cultural performance and argues that in order to understand its use we must strive to recognize the culturally specific circumstances under which it is produced and maintained. Other areas of interest include skeletal biology, taphonomy, forensic anthropology, paleopathology, and the etiology of...
December 7, 2017 - 4:00pm
An evening of slam research presentations by SBS faculty members over hors d'oeuvres and beverages. This event will feature presentions from Ventura Perez (Anthropology), Jamie Rowen (Political Science), Kimberlee Perez (Communication), and Mwangi wa Githinji (Economics). RSVP here.