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Burack Lecture by Kevin Murphy 2/11/2015 “Health Care Markets & the Value of Biomedical Advances”

Burack Lecturer Kevin Murphy Dr. Chris Jones, Professor Kevin Murphy, Professor Marc Greenblatt

The Social Contagion of Fear:   Ebola discussions on Twitter

Graduate student Eric Clark, under the mentorship of Dr. Chris Jones, is researching  Ebola discussions on Twitter. He was interviewed by ABC22 and FOX44 news.

Link to an article about Clark and colleague’s research here.

International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), European Chapter Meeting

Dr. Jones and Dr. Erten led a UVM GHEU delegation to the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), European Chapter, together with Department of Surgery Analyst Eric Clark. Two timely posters were presented, one on *price variation* in Vermont obstetrical services following a recent study funded by the Green Mountain Care Board, and one on *e-cigarette sentiments* using a massive dataset provided by Twitter, the latter showing that more than 90% of the purportedly individual e-cigarette user traffic on Twitter is in fact a minefield of “bots” that are marketed to youth and used for promotional purposes by the e-cigarette companies. Discussing this research, Chris Jones and Eric Clark met with one of the founders of the field of health economics (pictured), the legendary Professor Michael Drummond, author of Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes (Oxford University Press) and past-president of ISPOR. Mike is also an honorary fellow of the GHEU.

Chris Jones at ISPOR Europe 2014

Pictured (L to R):
Chris Jones, Director of the GHEU of the VT-CCTS
Michael Drummond, Professor of Health Economics, University of York and Honorary Fellow, GHEU of the VT-CCTS
Eric Clark, Big Data Analyst, GHEU and UVM Department of Surgery

Mujde Erten's poster - ISPOR

Eric Clark's poster

Eric Clark at Van Gogh museum


City of Tournai, Belgium

Last week Assistant Professor Chris Jones, Director of the Global Health Economics Unit, met with Belgium's socialist party governor Rudy Demotte, Ministre-Président of the Wallonie-Bruxelles Federation and Mayor of the City of Tournai to discuss e-Health collaborations between the two regions. Like the City of Burlington with collaborations between Champlain College and the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Tournai is heavily invested in gaming education and sees the need to parlay this expertise into innovations in healthcare.

Chris Jones in Belgium

Pictured (L to R):
Filip Verbeke, Managing Director of MC2BIS
Rudy Demotte, Mayor of Tournai and President of the Wallonie Region
Chris Jones, Director of the GHEU of the VT-CCTS