SPHHS doctoral student Larry Pellegrini wins APHA award

Larry Pellegrini, a Ph.D. candidate in the Health Policy and Management Program in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, recently received the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) 2013 Medical Care Student Session Award.
Pellegrini will present his winning abstract, “The Impact of the Labor Market on Medicaid, the Industrial and Occupational Composition of the U.S. Healthcare Industry and Mortality, 1999-2009,” in November at APHA’s annual meeting in Boston.
“This research explores the labor market’s impact on Medicaid provisions and mortality and morbidity, with implications for the configuration of the U.S. health care industry. My overall research interests concern the relationship between the labor market, health insurance, health care providers, and public health,” says Pellegrini. In July, he will present similar research pertaining to the U.S. mental health industry at the International Health Economics Association’s (iHEA) World Congress in Sydney, Australia. 
The 2012 winner of the APHA Student Session Award was also an SPHHS doctoral student, Jing Hao. Both Hao and Pellegrini work with Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio, associate professor of Health Policy and Management. Rodriguez-Monguio serves as their faculty advisor. The award also includes a small cash prize and certificate.