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.

  • 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 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. A major focus of the course is the application of economic principles to the evaluation of health outcomes. During seminars, students will carry out practictical exercises that include problem solving, critically analyzing published articles, and learning to use computer software that facilitates decision and economic analyses.

Knowledge@Wharton

Beating the Giants: Zhongliang’s Strategy for Growth

Stories of success in China’s real estate market invariably come from the country’s largest firms. But not always. The stunning rise of China’s Zhongliang Group Limited is one such exception. Its triumph is a reminder that strategy, not scale, anchors a firm’s competitiveness. Zhongliang, founded in China’s entrepreneurial heartland of Wenzhou, experienced rapid national expansion

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/08/20
What Will It Take for Uber to Become Profitable?

Uber needs to ensure that its core business of ride-hailing is profitable before diversifying into areas like bike rentals, say experts.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/08/20
Wharton’s Jeremy Siegel: Prepare for a Slowdown, Not a Recession

While many investors are concerned that the next recession is on the horizon, Wharton's Jeremy Siegel says a slowdown is more likely in the short term.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/08/20