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Webinar: Academic Work in Advocacy
March 4 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm +04
About the Event:
Professors conducting research to publish in the peer-reviewed literature can be involved in advocacy. To do so, it is helpful to understand how to communicate with non-experts, network with relevant stakeholders, and master anecdotal storytelling to connect with an audience at an emotional level in a way that supplements the abstraction of much research. This discussion will focus on all three of these with examples of how academic researchers have used these for advocacy in the past.
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About the Speaker:
Kevin Frick is a health economist and professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School with joint appointments in the Department of Ophthalmology and the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Departments of Health Policy and Management and International Health. He is core faculty for the Hopkins Business of Health Initiative and the Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research. He has taught courses on microeconomics and health economics, cost-effectiveness, health care finance, and frameworks for analyzing health care markets. His research has focused on the cost and cost-effectiveness of treatments and interventions to improve health, largely optometry and ophthalmology topics and nurse-led interventions. He has served on an Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research study section and the National Institute for Nursing Research Advisory Council. He served as the Vice Dean for Education at the Carey Business School helping the school achieve initial AACSB accreditation, develop online educational offerings, redevelop its full-time MBA program, and develop a range of experiential learning opportunities. Recently, he completed service on the Academy Health Paradigm Project steering council, and he helped plan and implement a health economics and outcomes research conference for the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and moderated a fireside chat on mental health in the workplace. His post-vice dean plans include resuming research on the cost-effectiveness of eye care, adding a course on business leadership and human values to his teaching repertoire, participating in research on the economics of bereavement policy, and continuing to practice and conduct research on mentoring.