Third Annual Population Health Science Research Workshop

Friday, October 12, 2018

8 a.m.—6 p.m.

Hiebert Lounge
72 East Concord Street

Co-sponsored with the Boston University Global Development Policy (GDP) Center.

Call for Submissions

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We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the 3rd Annual Population Health Science Research Workshop (PHS2018), to be held at Boston University School of Public Health. The workshop is designed to bring together scholars from economics, epidemiology, demography, and related disciplines to present papers on topics related to population health. The workshop will prioritize rigorous empirical work on the methodological or content frontiers of population health research. (Theoretical work is acceptable but should be linked to an empirical application.) The workshop is designed to identify and push the cutting edge in population health science. See PHS2016 and PHS2017 workshop programs for examples.

This intimate workshop will run one full day with no concurrent sessions, to enable in-depth discussion of the presented work. We anticipate 9 oral paper presentations, 9 invited discussants, and a poster session with 25 presenters. 40 minutes will be allocated to each paper to be orally presented and discussed. Papers not accepted for oral presentations will be considered for the poster session. Invited discussants will reflect on the oral presentations, contextualizing the paper within related scholarship from other disciplines. To ensure an atmosphere conducive to discussion, in-person meeting participation will be limited to presenters and discussants. The workshop will also be streamed online on the BUSPH PHX portal Papers will be circulated in advance to workshop participants. Scholarships for travel and accommodations will be available as needed for one author per paper accepted for oral presentation.

This is an open call for submissions. Please submit a full paper or extended abstract with sufficient detail to evaluate the quality of the submitted work via the PHS website: Due to different publication practices across fields, it is acceptable to submit an abstract that presents both new and published data. If you choose this route, please submit relevant publications as appendices to your abstract.

Review criteria. Submissions will be evaluated for population health significance, creativity/innovation, and methodological rigor. Submissions are welcome from all fields, but authors should motivate the study based on its implications for population health. Papers will be reviewed by the workshop advisory committee. Presenters will have the opportunity to revise their submission before papers are circulated in September. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. EDT on July 15, 2018.

Please email us at with any questions.

Jacob Bor, Assistant Professor

Sandro Galea, Robert A. Knox Professor and Dean

Conveners, on behalf of the PHS Advisory Committee

PHS Advisory Committee

  • David Canning, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Global Health and Population
  • Willa Friedman, University of Houston, Department of Economics
  • Mahesh Karra, Boston University Pardee School of Global Studies
  • Grant Miller, Stanford University, Stanford Health Policy
  • Arijit Nandi, McGill University, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health
  • Emily Oster, Brown University, Department of Economics
  • Julia Raifman, Boston University School of Public Health, Health, Law, Policy, and Management
  • Sherri Rose, Harvard Medical School, Health Care Policy
  • Molly Schnell, Northwestern University, Department of Economics and Kellogg School
  • Hannes Schwandt, Northwestern University, School of Education and Social Policy
  • Andrew Stokes, Boston University School of Public Health, Global Health
  • Alexander Tsai, Massachusetts General Hospital, Psychiatry
  • Atheen Venkataramani, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Health Policy
  • Lawrence Were, Boston University Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences

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