Christine Bachrach

About Christine Bachrach

Christine Bachrach is Executive Director of IAPHS and Research Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Maryland Population Research Center at the University of Maryland, College Park. She previously co-directed the National Program Office of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Health & Society Scholars program.
18 Jul, 2017

Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic

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This volume updates the state of the science on pain research, care, and education and to identify actions the FDA and others can take to respond to the opioid epidemic, with a particular focus on informing FDA's development of a formal method for incorporating individual and societal considerations into its risk-benefit framework for opioid approval and monitoring.

16 Jul, 2017

Leader Reader Discussion: Bridging Complex Systems, Health Disparities, Population Health

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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation hosts a discussion on July 26 at 1 p.m. ET. The discussion will be about bridging complex systems, health disparities and population health and feature co-author of the chapter we’ll read, George Kaplan, along with Pamela Russo a senior program officer for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). Please register.

16 Jul, 2017

Hearst Health Prize

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Submission deadline is Monday, July 31, 2017, 3:00 PM EDT / 12:00 PM PDT for the 2018 Hearst Health Prize for Excellence in Population Health. The winner will receive a $100,000 prize, with $25,000 awarded to up to two finalists, in recognition of outstanding achievement in managing or improving population health. The goal is to discover, support and showcase population health programs that have made a measurable difference.

16 Jul, 2017

Russell Sage Foundation Special Initiative: Social, Economic and Political Effects of the Affordable Care Act

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This RSF/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation initiative seeks to support innovative social science research on the social economic and political effects of the ACA. Of special interest are analyses that address questions about the effects of the reform on outcomes such as financial security and family economic wellbeing, labor supply and demand, participation in other public programs, family and children’s outcomes, and differential effects by age, race, ethnicity, nativity, or disability status. Letter of Inquiry Deadline: August 21, 2017 (2 pm EST / 11 am PST). Direct questions to Aixa Cintrón-Vélez, Program Director, at