On Friday, December 4, Hilltop Senior Research Analyst and UMBC Public Policy PhD candidate Michael T. Abrams, MPH, gave the 2015 Judith A. Shinogle Memorial Fellowship lecture at UMBC. Abrams discussed the research projects—spearheaded by Shinogle before her tragic death in 2012—that he and UMBC researchers are conducting to inform policy decisions about health care and treatment for adults with serious mental illness, and children with asthma. He also discussed his dissertation research, which focuses on the impact of news coverage on the dissemination of prescription drug warnings issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Colleagues from Hilltop and UMBC’s School of Public Policy, faculty mentors, research partners, friends, and family members joined Abrams to celebrate his achievement. Abrams was selected by a faculty committee in recognition of his outstanding scholarship and research in health policy. At Hilltop, Abrams conducts quantitative and qualitative policy and health services research related to the brain and the behavioral health of Medicaid and other low-income populations.
The family of Dr. Judith Shinogle established the award in her memory to provide support for outstanding doctoral students committed to health policy research. Dr. Shinogle had a distinguished and productive career as a health policy analyst and researcher. At the time of her death, she was a senior research scientist with the UMBC Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research and an adjunct faculty member of the School of Public Policy.
The complete 2015 Shinogle Fellowship Lecture can be viewed below.
Note: This article originally appeared on The Hilltop Institute website, written by Marsha Willis, senior policy analyst, The Hilltop Institute.
Image: School of Public Policy Professor David Salkever, Michael Abrams, and School of Public Policy Professor and Director Donald Norris. Photo by Marsha Willis.