Doctoral student gets hands-​​on research experience in population health

Through Northeastern’s pop­u­la­tion health doc­toral pro­gram, Cas­sidy Griffin com­bines her doc­toral studies with research at MEDITECH, a Massachusetts-​​based health infor­ma­tion com­pany. In so doing, she is learning how to con­duct both dis­covery– and innovation-​​driven research on how pop­u­la­tion health and data ana­lytics can help orga­ni­za­tions improve effi­ciency and effec­tive­ness of health­care delivery.

Does your healthcare provider know you?

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity soci­ol­o­gist Tim­othy Hoff has found that the health­care system’s emphasis on effi­ciency and tech­nology has made it much more trans­ac­tional and impersonal.