Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture Archive

Past lecturers include:  

2020. Dr. Sandro Galea, Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University School of Public Health. "Health Have, Health Have Nots in a Time of Covid-19.

2019. Dr. Keith Humphreys, Esther Ting Memorial Professor at Stanford University and  Senior Research Career Scientist at the VA Health Services Research Center. "Marijuana Legalization: Beyond Yes or No". 

2018. Carol Graham, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. "Unequal Hopes, Lives, and Lifespans in the USA: Lessons from the New Science of Well-Being."

2017. Gail D'Onofrio, Professor, Yale University School of Medicine. "The Opioid Epidemic: A Practice and Policy Perspective." 

2016. Daniel Webster, ScD, MPH, Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research. "A Roadmap to Reducing Gun Violence in America."

 2015. James Knickman, Ph.D., Robert Derzon Chair in Public and Health Affairs at the New York University Wagner School of Public Service. "Patients as Consumers: Is it Time to Make Health Care Like Other Service Industries?"

 2014. Sanjay Basu, MD, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Stanford Prevention Research Center. "Improving Public Health Safety Nets after an Economic Recession."

 2013. Dr. Rajiv Kumar, founder and CEO of Providence-based wellness company ShapeUp. "Health Promotion 2.0: The Future of Wellness Programs in America."

 2012. Diane E. Meier, MD, Vice Chair for Public Policy for the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine and Director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC). "Palliative Care: Transforming the Care of Serious Illness."

 2011. Macaran A. Baird, MD, MS, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health Medicine, The University of Minnesota. "Integrating Care: Improving Overall Health by Integrating Behavioral/Mental Health Care into Primary Care." 

 2010. William M. Tierney, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine. "Electronic Health Records: Delivering the Right Information to the Right Health Care Providers at the Right Time." 

 2009. Jonathan Gruber, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "Universal Health Insurance Coverage: Progress and Issues.

 2008. David Lawrence, MD, MPH, retired CEO and Chairman of Kaiser Permanente. "Physician Sovereignty: The Dangerous Persistence of an Obsolete Idea."

 2007. Judy Feder, Ph.D., Professor and Dean, Georgetown Public Policy Institute, Georgetown University. "Our Troubled Health Care System: Why Is It So Hard to Fix?"

 2006. Mark V. Pauly, Ph.D., Bendheim Professor, and Professor of Health Care Systems, Business and Public Policy, Insurance and Risk Management, and Economics at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. "The Truth About Moral Hazard and Adverse Selection."

 2005. John Wennberg, MD, MPH, Professor of Community and Family Medicine (Epidemiology) and of Medicine; Director, Center for the Evaluative Clinical Services; and Principal Investigator of the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care project, Dartmouth Medical School. "Variations among Regions and Hospitals in Managing Chronic Illness: How Much Care Is Enough?"

 2004. Milton Weinstein, Ph.D., Director of the Program on the Economic Evaluation of Medical Technology at Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, and Henry J. Kaiser Professor of Health Policy and Management at Harvard University. "Spending Health Care Dollars Wisely: Can Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Help?"

 2003. David M. Cutler, Professor of Economics at Harvard University and a faculty member of the Kennedy School of Government. "Are the Benefits of Medicine Worth What We Pay for It?"  

 2002. Ralph W. Muller, former President and CEO of the University of Chicago Hospitals and Health Systems. "The Changing American Hospital in the Twenty-First Century."

 2001. Patricia M. Danzon, the Celia Moh Professor, and Professor of Health Care Systems, and Insurance and Risk Management, at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and Stephen B. Soumerai, Professor of Ambulatory Care and Prevention at the Harvard Medical School, and Director of the Drug Policy Research Group at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. "Pharmaceuticals: Access, Cost, Pricing, and Directions for the Future."

 2000. Deborah A. Freund, Ph.D., MPH, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost of Syracuse University. "Medicaid, Managed Care, and Kids."

 1999. Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH, Director, Center on Aging and Health, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. "Health Promotion for Older Adults: What is the Potential?"

 1998. Paul B. Ginsburg, Ph.D., President, Center for Studying Health Change; Patricia D. Franklin, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Medical Director of Quality Management, SUNY Health Science Center; David G. Murray, Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, SUNY Health Science Center; and Robert M. Corwin, Medical Director, MedBest Medical Management, Inc. and HealthBest IPA, Inc. "The Evolving Practice of Medicine: A View from the Front Line." Moderator: Thomas H. Dennison, Adjunct Professor of Public Administration, The Maxwell School, Syracuse University.

 1997. David J. Lansky, Ph.D., President of the Foundation for Accountability (FACCT). "Patients as Consumers: Making the Health Care System Our Own."  

 1996. James R. Tallon, Jr., President of the United Hospital Fund of New York. "New Conundrums: Public Policy and the Emerging Health Care Marketplace."

 1995. David M. Lawrence, MD, Chairman and CEO of the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals. "Health Care: Public Good or Private Enterprise?"  

 1994. Marilyn Moon, Senior Fellow with the Health Policy Center of the Urban Institute. "The Rhetoric and the Reality of Health Care Reform Legislation."

 1993. John K. Iglehart, founding editor of Health Affairs and national correspondent for The New England Journal of Medicine. "Pursuing Health-Care Reform: The Promise and the Pitfalls."

 1992. Arnold S. Relman, MD, Professor of Medicine and of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, The New England Journal of Medicine. "Reforming Our Health Care System."  

 1991. Bruce C. Vladeck, Ph.D., President of the United Hospital Fund of New York. "Health Care Reform and the Proper Role of Government."  

 1990. Uwe E. Reinhardt, Ph.D., James Madison Professor of Political Economy, The Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University. "Providing Access to Health Care and Containing its Costs: Options for the United States."  

 1989. Fred Frohock, Ph.D., Department of Political Science, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University; Peter Black, Franc D. Ingraham Professor of Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School, and Neurosurgeon-in-Chief, Brigham and Women's and Children's Hospital; and Daniel Callahan, Director of The Hastings Center. "Ethics and the Allocation of Resources for Medical Care."