Maxwell Celebrates the 27th Annual Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture on Health Policy

Knickman, JamesThe Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs will celebrate the 27th Annual Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture on Health Policy on Thursday, October 8.  This year Dr. James R. Knickman will deliver the lecture entitled "Patients as Consumers: Is It Time to Make Health Care Like Other Service Industries?" Dr. Knickman is the president and CEO of the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth), a private foundation dedicated to improving the health of all New Yorkers, especially the most vulnerable.

NYSHealth is committed to sharing the results and lessons of its grant making; informing policy and practice through timely, credible analysis and commentary; and serving as a neutral convener of health care leaders and stakeholders throughout New York.  Under Dr. Knickman’s leadership, the Foundation has invested more than $100 million since 2006 in initiatives to improve health care and the public health system in New York State. 

Dr. Knickman has done extensive research on issues related to the financing of health care and long-term care and improving services for frail elders, homeless families, and individuals with HIV.  He also is the co-author of a widely used textbook on health policy and management. Prior to joining NYSHealth, Dr. Knickman was the vice president of research and evaluation at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, N.J.

The lecture will be held on the SU campus at 2:00 p.m. in the Dr. Paul and Natalie Strasser Legacy Room, 220 Eggers Hall.  It is free and open to the public.  A reception will follow the lecture.  Limited free parking is available in Irving Garage.  For more information, please contact Katrina Wingle at or 315-443-3114.

The Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture is jointly sponsored by the Maxwell School and the Central New York Community Foundation, Inc. and administered by Maxwell’s Center for Policy Research.  It is named after the late Herbert Lourie, M.D., who was a leader in the field of neurosurgery.  Following his tragic death in 1987, the lecture series was established in his honor. 09/29/15