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Faculty & Staff Honors

Faculty & Staff Honors

BU Professor Selected for Health Administration Young Investigator Award

Dr. David K. Jones, assistant professor of health law, policy & management at Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH), has been selected for the 2017 John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators from the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).

[Photo: Dr. David K. Jones]

The award will be presented on June 16 during the AUPHA annual meeting in Long Beach, California.

Dr. Jones’ research examines the politics of health reform. His forthcoming book with Oxford University press, Exchange Politics: Opposing Obamacare in Battleground States, looks at how states made decisions about the implementation of health insurance exchanges as part of the Affordable Care Act. He has also written about Medicaid, CHIP, and health reform in Europe. His next book project retraces Robert Kennedy’s steps in the Mississippi Delta to examine the social determinants of health.

In addition to his research and teaching, Dr. Jones is editor-in-chief of Public Health Post, a site based at SPH that facilitates dialogue around the drivers of population health.

“I am thrilled by this award,” Dr. Jones says. “Many of the previous recipients are scholars whose work I have looked to with great admiration. I am honored to be included among them.”

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