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Darnell F. Hawkins, PhD, JD, Appointed Advisory Board Chair
Darnell Felix Hawkins, PhD, JD, Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois at Chicago, has the distinction of being the first Advisory Board Chair for the Buehler Center. Given his extensive work in public health, policy, and inequity, he represents our members well. Moreover, he served as chair for the CDC Injury/Violence Prevention Study Panel, demonstrating strong interpersonal and consensus building skills as a leader.
Dr. Hawkins was on the faculty in the Department of Sociology, first at UNC Chapel Hill and then UIC Chicago. He was a visiting scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He also served as the Head of the Department of African American Studies. Dr. Hawkins received his PhD from the University of Michigan and his JD from UNC Chapel Hill. He is the recipient of multiple accolades including The Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Society of Criminology.  
Publication on Food Security is a Top 20 Article!
The Behavioral-Economics Basis of Mutual Accountability to Achieve Food Security, a paper co-authored by Sera Lewise Young and senior author, Lori Post on mutual accountability to achieve food security is a top 20 most downloaded article.
Research Meetings
The Northwestern Center for Water Research strives to increase opportunities for NU faculty and students in all domains touching on water, to catalyze and coordinate water research across NU, and to increase the visibility and impact of NU water research by solving current and emerging grand challenges in water systems sustainability, efficiency, and robustness.
Sera Lewise Young and Lori Post attend final year-end reception for the Center for Water Research
Join the Buehler Center's Research Networking Meetings
The Buehler Center will be facilitating a series of multidisciplinary research networking luncheons surrounding the topics of healthy aging and obesity-related morbidity and mortality. If you are interested in either of these thematic areas, click on a button below.
Healthy Aging Research
Obesity-Related Morbidity & Mortality Research
Member Awards
Linda Teplin, PhD, Wins Third R01 Award
Congratulations to Linda Teplin, PhD, who received her third R01 in the past two months! 

Her award, "Collateral Consequences of Parents’ Incarcerations for Their Adolescent Children" was funded by the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities. Dr. Teplin says, 
Most people in jails and prisons are poor; racial/ethnic minorities are disproportionately incarcerated.  Yet, to date, no large scale empirical study has examined its consequences on health and life course achievementsRead more
Al George, MD, Chair for Department of Pharmacology with Linda Teplin, PhD, Director of Health Disparities and Public Policy Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 
US Department of Agriculture Funds Study on Opioid Epidemic and its Impact on the Economy

Dr. Lori Post was awarded, "The Effect of the Opioid Crisis: Implications from the Rural Economy" by the US Department of Agriculture. This study aims to look at the impact of the opioid epidemic on rural economies. Post says, Last year approximately 50,000 Americans died from an opioid overdose with another 1.7 million people suffering from opioid use disorder. Every day, more than 130 people die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare. Heat maps show strange patterns emerging in rural areas. Not all rural counties are equal with significant heterogeneity.  The epidemic started in nonfarming rural areas in Western Pennsylvania and Virginia and spread westward. These rural sectors have the highest rates of mining and logging. Some rural counties are so affected that they are running out of body bags.

Dr. Post will link death certificate data to US Census records to create age specific death rates to standardize data between counties. This study will be conducted with University of Florida’s, Dr. Charles Moss, an agricultural economist, to develop a feedback model. Historically, illicit drug use was counter-cyclical – rising with the onset of economic difficulties. However, the economic difficulties in the rural sector may be offset by or exaggerated by factors such as the loss of family support due to opioid deaths.

Annual Age-adjusted Opioid-related Death Rates per 100,000 by County, 2010-2016, Top 10%, and NCHS 2013 Urban-Rural Classification Scheme for Counties

Maps based on Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) county codes processed by Tableau Map Service. Counties with the top 10% highest age-adjusted opioid-related death rates of all counties were mapped as red circles, with larger circles representing higher death rates. Urbanicity of the counties was determined by National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) 2013 Urbanization Codes. This set of codes classifies counties on a rural-urban continuum from 1-6, with 1 representing most urban (“Large central metro”) and 6 representing most rural (“Non-core”). The rural-urban continuum was mapped on a green-purple color gradient.
Share Your News!

Have you recently been published in a high-impact journal? Are you doing interesting research? Do you have a story you want to share related to health policy and economics? Have you made any media appearances or been interviewed about your research lately? Let us know! If you have submissions for the next Buehler Center Newsletter, please click on the button below.

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Open Faculty Positions
The Buehler Center is expected to make several faculty hires over the next five years in conjunction with home departments consistent with applicant’s research focus. The following positions are currently open at the Buehler Center for Health Policy and Economics within the Institute for Public Health and Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Questions about the positions or applications can be directed to Lori Post, PhD, at If you know someone who would make a good:
Health Policy Professor Assistant, associate or full professor – Tenure Track. The Buehler Center for Health Policy and Economics at the Institute for Public Health and Medicine at the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, is seeking a full-time health policy professor at any rank.
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Health Economist Professor Assistant, associate or full professor – Tenure Track. The Buehler Center for Health Policy and Economics at the Institute for Public Health and Medicine at the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, is seeking a full-time health policy professor at any rank.
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Health Policy Evaluation Professor Assistant, associate or full professor – Team Scientist. The Buehler Center for Health Policy and Economics at the Institute for Public Health and Medicine at the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine is seeking a full-time health policy evaluation professor at any rank.
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