Benjamin Amick Part of Team Proposing New Causation Codes
Dec09

Benjamin Amick Part of Team Proposing New Causation Codes

Dr. Benjamin Amick, professor and chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, has been part of a workgroup of ergonomic and musculoskeletal disorder experts who recently proposed new codes for the upcoming version of the International Classifications of Diseases.   Led by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), this...

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Dr. Tianyan Hu Publishes on the Impact of Media on Hospital Prices
Nov18

Dr. Tianyan Hu Publishes on the Impact of Media on Hospital Prices

Dr. Tianyan Hu, assistant professor in the department of health policy & management at the FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, and a research team from the University of Miami, FL, recently published the results of an interesting healthcare study in the Journal of Health Care Finance. Entitled “Does Media Attention Highlighting Hospitals with High Charges Lead to Charge Reductions?” this paper focuses on...

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FIU Stempel College participates in Herbert & Nicole Wertheim Community Healthcare Conference “How to Become a Health Professional”
Sep27

FIU Stempel College participates in Herbert & Nicole Wertheim Community Healthcare Conference “How to Become a Health Professional”

This week, FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work faculty members and student volunteers participated in the Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Community Healthcare Conference: “How to Become a Health Professional,” a unique and interactive hands-on experience offering children grades K-12 the opportunity to learn first-hand the role of different health professions. Dr. Virginia McCoy, Professor in the Department of...

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Amick teaches social epidemiology in Mexico City
Aug10

Amick teaches social epidemiology in Mexico City

Professor Benjamin C. Amick III, Ph.D., just finished a week-long stay as a guest instructor at the Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública in México City. There, he taught Dr. Tonatiuh Barrientos-Guttierez‘s students about social epidemiology as part of a population health research program run by the INSP. Amick and Barrientos-Guttierez are pictured below, surrounded by students from the class who hailed from México and Cuba....

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Faculty in the field: Ben Amick
Jul28

Faculty in the field: Ben Amick

FIU Stempel College faculty members stay busy beyond classroom and administrative duties, engaging in opportunities to further the body of knowledge in their respective fields of expertise. Here’s one example… Professor Ben Amick, chair of the department of Health Policy & Management, has been elected chair of the Musculoskeletal Disorders Scientific Committee of the International Commission for Occupational Health....

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Arrieta finds physicians’ leisure preferences increase non-elective c-sections
Jun10

Arrieta finds physicians’ leisure preferences increase non-elective c-sections

Although the overprovision of C-sections and other medical procedures has been commonly associated with private hospitals, in Non-elective C-sections in public hospitals: capacity constraints and doctor incentives, Florida International University Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work professor Alejandro Arrieta shows that demand increases may augment the rate of utilization of unplanned or non-elective caesarean...

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