There are a number of Research Internships available in the HSE St. Petersburg International Centre for Health Economics, Management and Policy (CHEMP). The deadline for applications is September 15th 2016
CHEMP is pleased to announce the release of a new publication by CHEMP Director Christopher J Gerry and CHEMP Research Fellow, Diana Quirmbach. The paper, “Gender, education and Russia’s tobacco epidemic: A life-course approach” examines the smoking histories of Russian’s surveyed in the Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey of HSE (RLMS-HSE) and the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS).The authors examine the dynamics of smoking patterns over the past 7 decades and find that smoking rates differ most strongly by gender within all cohorts, but that this differential has decreased over time, driven by increases in female smoking and more recently by decreases in smoking among men. The publication appears in Social Science and Medicine, a Q1 journal and one of the leading outlets in the Public Health field.
CHEMP is currently recruiting for a Qualitative Research Manager to bring oversight and management to several strands of qualitative research emerging within the CHEMP themes. We currently have five priority research themes: (i) Health outcome measurement and valuation; (ii) Economics of Health Behaviours; (iii) cardiovascular disease; (iv) mental health and well-being; and (v) Economics of ageing. There are qualitative elements involved across these multidisciplinary themes.
The Centre for Health Economics, Management and Policy held it’s first ‘work in progress’ seminar on December 23rd 2015. The seminar addressed one of the main challenges facing both developed and emerging economies – namely, that of ageing populations. Three promising working papers were presented covering the interaction between mental health and social support; the role of social capital in healthy ageing; and the problems of using subjective health measures in health related research.
'Establishing a Hub for Health Economics and Health Studies in Russia': Interview with Christopher Gerry
On June 15 the new international laboratory, Centre for Health Economics, Management and Policy, was opened at HSE in St. Petersburg. The head of the laboratory Christopher Gerry tells us about the laboratory, its plans and prospects.