News: Health Care

Nine PhD Students Enter the Academic Job Market

Since its inception in 1950, the doctoral program at Columbia School of Social Work has produced many of the world’s…

November 11, 2019 @ 7:44 pm

MSW Students Learn How to Practice as a Team with Other Health Care Professionals

Columbia offers students in health care-related fields a unique opportunity to create connections and work collaboratively. Health care in the…

July 10, 2019 @ 7:59 pm

Heidi Allen on American Healthcare and the People Left Behind

The School of Social Work professor has seen some of the worst inequalities in American healthcare up close and is…

June 3, 2019 @ 8:16 pm

Project ASPIRE, an Initiative on Forced Migration in Jordan and Turkey, Reveals Initial Findings

Researchers reported on health care concerns among Syrian refugee women in Jordan, as well as on the secondary trauma experienced…

May 16, 2019 @ 1:06 pm

In Honor of Doctoral Alumna Alice P. Lin, A Scholarship & Lecture Series on Public Policy and Administration

The Columbia School of Social Work announces the creation of the Alice P. Lin Lecture and Doctoral Scholarship in honor…

July 18, 2018 @ 9:56 pm

CAREER STORY: Alumna Joins Start-up as Medical Care Coordinator for Neurodegenerative Diseases

After taking time away from her career in medical social work to raise her young children, Columbia (MSW’98) alumna and…

January 8, 2016 @ 1:11 am

You’re Now Enrolled in Medicaid, But How Do You Get the Care You Need?

For low-income Americans wishing to improve their health care, getting health insurance under Medicaid is just the first step towards obtaining care to meet her needs. Next they have to figure out how the system works. Professor Heidi Allen, who has researched this topic, explains.

February 6, 2014 @ 7:09 pm

Why Expanded Medicaid Coverage Could Lead to More Emergency Room Visits

Assistant Professor Heidi Allen is one of the investigators in the groundbreaking Oregon Experiment, which recently published a paper showing that expanded Medicaid coverage boosted emergency room visits. In this post, she offers a possible explanation for this unexpected finding.

January 7, 2014 @ 11:24 pm

Capstone 2013: A Showcase

Midway through the week, five capstone students talk about their experiences and assess their chances of taking away the gold trophy! Enjoy the video…

May 9, 2013 @ 6:58 pm

Two Years after Medicaid Expansion, Oregon Experiment Shows No Measurable Gains in Physical Health But Substantial Improvements in Finances, Mental Health

Despite the imminent expansion of Medicaid coverage for low-income adults, the effects of expanding coverage are unclear. The Oregon Health Insurance Experiment presented a rare opportunity for a group of researchers, including Assistant Professor Heidi Allen, to study potential benefits. Some exciting new findings have just been released.

May 1, 2013 @ 9:01 pm

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