Sankey V. Williams

Sankey V. Williams
  • Professor of Health Care Management
  • Professor of Medicine

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Teaching

Past Courses

  • EPID550 - CLIN ECON & CLIN DEC MKG

    This course focuses on the application of decision analysis and economic analysis to clinical and policy research. The course begins with material about the selection, use, and analysis of diagnostic tests using two by two tables, likelihood ratios, and ROC curves. The course continues with the introduction of more general tools for decision analysis, including decision trees and other mathematical models. Special emphasis is placed on the assessment and use of utilities in these models. A major focus of the course is the application of economic principles to the evaluation of health outcomes. During seminars, students will carry out practical exercises that include problem solving, critically analyzing published articles, and learning to use computer software that facilitates decision and economic analyses. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

  • EPID610 - TUTORIAL IN EPI RESEARCH

    This is a tutorial given by each student's advisor. Advisor and student meet weekly. Topics include: discussion and review of epidemiologic concepts and principles, guided readings in the epidemiology of a specific health area, and the development of the research protocol.

  • EPID900 - MASTER'S THESIS

    These are a series of tutorial sessions conducted by the student's advisor, which are to support the student's efforts in developing a research protocol, designing a designing a research project, and completing the study.

  • HPR 550 - CLIN ECON & CLIN DEC MKG

    This course focuses on the application of decision analysis and economic analysis to clinical and policy research. The course begins with material about the selection, use, and analysis of diagnostic tests using two by two tables, likelihood ratios, and ROC curves. The course continues with the introduction of more general tools for decision analysis, including decision trees and other mathematical models. Special emphasis is placed on the assessment and use of utilities in these models. A major focus of the course is the application of economic principles to the evaluation of health outcomes. During seminars, students will carry out practical exercises that include problem solving, critically analyzing published articles, and learning to use computer software that facilitates decision and economic analyses. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

Knowledge@Wharton

How Biases Influence CEOs Throughout Their Careers

CEOs often have a tailwind of strong performance and are expected to be more rational and objective than others. However, they are equally vulnerable to biases, according to new research co-authored by Wharton’s Marius Guenzel.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2/23/2021
Why Early 401(k) Withdrawals Are a Bad Idea

Policymakers are exploring every option to get money in the hands of people to help them cope during the pandemic. But premature, penalty-free withdrawals from retirement accounts could prove too costly down the road, says Wharton’s Olivia S. Mitchell.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2/23/2021
Leading Through Hard Times: Lessons From 9/11

The devastating terrorist attack on the World Trade Center nearly 20 years ago left behind painful memories and powerful lessons about how leaders must learn and adapt, write Gregory P. Shea and his co-authors in this opinion piece.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2/23/2021