MiPPS 15th Annual Alumni Awards Reception

Thu., May 25, 2017 | 11:00 PM — Fri., May 26, 2017 | 1:00 AM

Hotel Palomar
505 North State Street
Chicago, IL 60654
United States

Sponsored By: Minorities in Public Policy Studies

Join Minorities in Public Policy Students as we celebrate 15 years of achievement, leadership, and diversity within the Harris community.


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Featuring Keynote Speaker:


Kerwin Charles is Interim Dean and the Edwin and Betty L. Bergman Distinguished Service Professor at Harris Public Policy and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research focuses on a range of subjects in the broad area of applied microeconomics. His work has examined such questions as how mandated minimum marriage ages affects young people's marriage and migration behavior; the effect of racial composition of neighborhoods on the social connections people make; the causes for the dramatic convergence in completed schooling between recent generations of American men and women; differences in visible consumption across racial and ethnic groups; and many dimensions of the effect of health shocks, including on family stability and labor supply.


Honoring the Achievements of:


Monica E. Horton, MPP’01 has spent the past 16 years advocating for health policy and health education. Her tenured expertise in health policy analysis, including Medicare, Medicaid, and private payer proposals, has resulted in significant changes that positively impact the medical community. As the Director of Practice Management at the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS), she advocates for board certified ophthalmologists to ensure that they are positioned to deliver optimal care to their patients. Prior to her position at the ASRS, Monica served as the Director of Physician Services and Payer Relations for the American Osteopathic Association and as a Senior Policy Analyst for the Health Policy Department of the American Medical Association, focusing on a range of socioeconomic and payment issues. Monica earned her Master's in Public Policy with a Certificate in Health Policy and Administration from the Harris School, and her Bachelor of Arts in General Science-Biology from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa. She is a long-time resident of Hyde Park, supporter of MiPPS, avid runner, and salsa dancer.


Minorities in Public Policy Studies

Questions?  Please contact Gregory Smith.