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 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. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

Knowledge@Wharton

Whither the Ping-pong Table? Which Perks Matter Most to Employees

Perks can serve as an important signal about a company’s culture and what it stands for -- but they have to be done the right way.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/10/22
Why Tax Changes Are Hurting the Housing Market

U.S. home prices are falling as the market absorbs the 2017 Tax Act changes. Meanwhile, other factors are hampering the housing market and point to a potential recession ahead, experts say.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/10/22
The Real Policy Wonks: How Economists Reshaped America

A new book from journalist Binyamin Appelbaum shows how economists evolved from overlooked number-crunchers to powerful influencers who reshaped American policy.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2019/10/17