Health Policy and Management Student Pellegrini Wins APHA Award

May 6, 2013

Larry Pellegrini, a Ph.D. candidate in the Health Policy and Management program, 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 US Healthcare Industry and Mortality, 1999-2009,” at APHA’s Annual Meeting in Boston in November.

“This research explores the labor market’s impact on Medicaid provisions and mortality and morbidity, with implications for the configuration of the US 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 US 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 a SPHHS 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 adviser. The award also includes a small cash prize and certificate.