Jane Kim, Professor of Health Decision Science, was honored at a school-sponsored event on April 27, 2017. Michelle Williams, Dean of HSPH, and Arnie Epstein, Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management opened the event. Milt Weinstein, Henry J. Kaiser Professor of Health Policy and Management, congratulated Jane on her promotion to full professor through a historical journey beginning with her days as a student at HSPH nearly 2 decades ago, through her completion of a PhD in Health Policy at Harvard in 2005, and culminating with this accomplishment in 2016. Jane was joined by a packed room of friends, colleagues, and family, including her parents and spouse.
Jane’s research focuses on the development and application of mathematical modeling methods to evaluate health policy issues related to women’s health, including cervical cancer screening strategies in the U.S., Europe, Hong Kong, and less-developed regions. Her methodological interests include capitalizing on different methods of operations research to inform health decision-making in low-resource settings, such as packaging health services at opportune moments and quantifying the impact of budget and human resource constraints on program effectiveness. She provides guidance to the US Preventive Services Task Force on HPV screening policy in the US, and is an international expert on this topic.
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