The Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research hosts an informal seminar series as a venue for investigators and staff to present their work, present new ideas, to brainstorm, and to present information pertinent to all, such as review of benefits.

The Brown Bag series convenes during September through June on the 1st and 3rd Mondays  in Conference Room 636 between Noon-1:00 pm at 121 S. Main Street.

For more information, or if you are interested in presenting at this venue, please contact the series organizer Shailender_Swaminathan@Brown.Edu.

Brown Bag Presentation Schedule - 2013-2014 Academic Year will be determined soon.


Date Speaker Title
September 16, 2013
M. Barton Laws
Methodological challenges in evaluating behavioral change counseling in diverse settings
October 7, 2013
Shailender Swaminathan
Effect of cost-sharing on the demand for preventive cardiovascular disease screening:  Evidence from medicare
October 21, 2013
Edward Quinlan, President, Hospital Association of Rhode Island (HARI) and Michael Souza, Senior Vice President (HARI)

Rhode Island Health Care Matters 
(Room Location Will Be Auditorium Room 245)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 27th Annual Katz Lecture, featured speaker is Marco Pahor, MD.  This lecture will be at 4:15 PM in Auditorium Room 245. Challenges for implementing randomized controlled trials to prevent disability in older populations--Lessons learned from the LIFE study.
November 4, 2013
Momotazur "Shantu" Rahman Implications of Nursing Home Certificate-of-Need Legislation in Prospective Payment System Era
November 18, 2013
Rachel Franklin, Associate Director, Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4) and Youshe Li, (S4), Brown University
Resources S4 Has to Offer
December 2, 2013
December 16, 2013
January 6, 2014
Omar Galarraga
Conditional Economic Incentives for HIV Prevention
January 20 2014
Holiday No Brown Bag Today
February 3, 2014
Andrea Wysocki
Nursing Home Transfers in an Era of Quality Information
February 17, 2014
Gregory Boyer Estimating Out-Of-Pocket Caregiving Expenses: Results from the 2009 California Health Interview Survey
March 3, 2014
Maricruz Rivera-Hernandez
The Impact of Social Health Insurance on Diabetes and Hypertension Outcomes in Older Adults: An Instrumental Variables Repeated Cross Section Evaluation in Mexico
March 17, 2014
Kali Thomas and Laura Keohane
Usability, Validity, and Application of the Medicaid Atlas Long-Term Care Data
*Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Edward Miller
  Designing and Implementing Long-Term Care Reform under the Affordable Care Act: Lessons from Rhode Island's Global Consumer Choice Compact Medicaid Waiver 

April 28, 2014

(4th Monday of the month)

Denise Tyler
 Innovative Practices  in Resource Poor Nursing Homes: Comparing Culture Change & Palliative Care
May 5, 2014
Leigh Ann Leung
Does information on health status lead to a change in health behavior? Evidence from changes in exercise behavior following a diabetes diagnosis
May 19, 2014
Stephanie Chow
June 2, 2014
Francesca Beaudoin
Prescription opioid use and misuse among older adults

*April 8th Brown Bag is on a Tuesday in Conference Room 625.