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The Hunger Games and Health Care


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Dr. Robert Hackey, Professor of Health Policy and Management at Providence College.​   

The "Hunger Games" movie and book series follow teenager Katniss Everdeen as she works with oppressed citizens to overthrow an authoritative and violent government. The latest installment, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1," arrives in theaters Friday, Nov. 21st. 

Dr. Robert Hackey, Professor of Health Policy and Management at Providence College, has a forthcoming article on images of health and health care in The Hunger Games triology, in The Journal of Popular Culture. His analysis looks at the correlation between the trilogy and the trends we see today in our healthcare system.

Dr. Hackey is available for comment. To speak with him directly, please contact Chrissy Centazzo at (401) 340-5710, or   


Meet Our Expert:

Dr. Robert Hackey,

professor of health policy and management

and program director;

Teaching at PC since 1999
  • Public Opinion and Health Care
  • Health Care Reform
  • Health Planning/Certificate of Need Regulation
  • Health Care in the Mass Media
  • Hospital Reimbursement
Selected Courses Taught: 
  • American Health Care System
  • Policy Analysis in the Health Sector
  • Health Care and Popular Culture 
Steve Maurano
Associate Vice President for Public Affairs, Community & Government Relations​
(401) 865-2413​

Chrissy Centazzo
Public Affairs, Community & Government
Re​lations Specialist
(401) 865-2413




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