Health Care

CAREER STORY: Alumna Joins Start-up as Medical Care Coordinator for Neurodegenerative Diseases

At the beginning of this year, Emily Zivin (MSW'98) joined Wellthy, a company started up by an alumna of Columbia College. She has been linking clients with neurodegenerative disorders to medical providers and helping them find funds to cover treatment costs.

World Health Expert Martha Peláez Invites Social Work Graduates to Address "Gross Inequalities that Divide Us"

Dr. Martha B. Peláez was the graduation speaker for the School of Social Work's Class of 2015. She is the former regional advisor on aging to the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization, We have posted the full text of her address. Congratulations, 2015 graduates!

Dr. Martha Peláez to Serve as 2015 Graduation Speaker

Dr. Martha B. Peláez, who for nine years worked as the regional advisor on aging to the Pan American Health Organization, will speak at the Columbia School of Social Work's 2015 graduation ceremony, to be held on Wednesday May 20 at the Beacon Theatre.

You're Now Enrolled in Medicaid, But How Do You Get the Care You Need?

For low-income Americans wishing to improve their health care, getting health insurance under Medicaid is just the first step towards obtaining care to meet her needs. Next they have to figure out how the system works. Professor Heidi Allen, who has researched this topic, explains.

Why Expanded Medicaid Coverage Could Lead to More Emergency Room Visits

Assistant Professor Heidi Allen is one of the investigators in the groundbreaking Oregon Experiment, which recently published a paper showing that expanded Medicaid coverage boosted emergency room visits. In this post, she offers a possible explanation for this unexpected finding.

Capstone 2013: A Showcase

Midway through the week, five capstone students talk about their experiences and assess their chances of taking away the gold trophy! Enjoy the video...

Two Years after Medicaid Expansion, Oregon Experiment Shows No Measurable Gains in Physical Health But Substantial Improvements in Finances, Mental Health

Despite the imminent expansion of Medicaid coverage for low-income adults, the effects of expanding coverage are unclear. The Oregon Health Insurance Experiment presented a rare opportunity for a group of researchers, including Assistant Professor Heidi Allen, to study potential benefits. Some exciting new findings have just been released.

Destination China: CUSSW Pays Visit to Columbia Global Center in Beijing

In honor of Chinese New Year, we present highlights from the lecture series given by the Dean and several faculty during their trip to China in December.

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