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Health Policy, Equity, and the Lead Poisoning Crisis: A Conversation with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

Mona Hanna-Attisha, MD, MPH, FAAP, is founder and director of the Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative, an innovative and model public health program in Flint, Michigan.

September 23, 2021

Health Have, Health Have Nots in a Time of COVID-19

Sandro Galea, a physician, epidemiologist and dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University School of Public Health, presented the 2020 Herbert Memorial Lourie Lecture on Health Policy.

Galea looked at how our health is fundamentally socially patterned and reflects the world around us. COVID-19 has made this evermore apparent.

September 10, 2020

Marijuana Legalization: Beyond Yes or No

Dr. Keith Humphreys, Stanford University, spoke about the marijuana legalization movement, which states are getting it right and wrong, and what the research says about the implications of legalization for public health.

September 5, 2019

Unequal Hopes, Lives, and Lifespans in the USA: Lessons from the New Science of Well-Being

Carol Graham, The Brookings Institute, highlights the importance of well-being measures in identifying and monitoring trends in life satisfaction, optimism, misery and despair, and demonstrates how hope and happiness can lead to improved economic outcomes.

September 18, 2018

The Opioid Epidemic: A Practice & Policy Perspective

Known internationally for her work as an independent investigator in drug and alcohol research, Dr. Gail D’Onofrio is professor of emergency medicine and founding chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine.

October 2017

A Roadmap to Reducing Gun Violence in America

Dr. Daniel Webster, director, Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research/professor of Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

October 13, 2016

Daniel Webster

Patients as Consumers: Is It Time to Make Health Care Like Other Service Industries?

Dr. James R. 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.

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.

October 8, 2015

Improving Public Health Safety Nets after an Economic Recession

Dr. Sanjay Basu is an assistant professor of Medicine at the Stanford Prevention Research Center.

October 9, 2014

Rajiv Kumar

Health Promotion 2.0: The Future of Wellness Programs in America

Dr. Rajiv Kumar is founder and CEO of Providence-based wellness company ShapeUp.


Palliative Care: Transforming the Care of Serious Illness

With Diane E. Meier, M.D., vice chair for public policy for the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine and director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care


Diane Meier
Macaran Baird

Integrating Care: Improving Overall Health by Integrating Behavioral/Mental Health Care into Primary Care

With Macaran A. Baird, M.D., M.S., Department of Family Medicine and Community Health Medicine, The University of Minnesota


Electronic Health Records: Delivering the Right Information to the Right Health Care Providers at the Right Time

With William M. Tierney, M.D., Indiana University School of Medicine


William Tierney
Jonathan Gruber

Universal Health Insurance Coverage: Progress and Issues

With Jonathan Gruber, Ph.D., professor of economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Physician Sovereignty: The Dangerous Persistence of an Obsolete Idea

With David Lawrence, M.D., MPH, retired CEO and chairman of Kaiser Permanente


David Lawrence

Our Troubled Health Care System: Why Is It So Hard to Fix?

With Judy Feder, Ph.D., professor and dean, Georgetown Public Policy Institute, Georgetown University


The Truth About Moral Hazard and Adverse Selection

With 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


Mark Pauly
John Wennenberg

Variations among Regions and Hospitals in Managing Chronic Illness: How Much Care Is Enough?

With John Wennberg, M.D., 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


Spending Health Care Dollars Wisely: Can Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Help?

With 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


Milton Weinstein
David Cutler

Are the Benefits of Medicine Worth What We Pay for It?

With David M. Cutler, professor of economics at Harvard University and a faculty member of the Kennedy School of Government


The Changing American Hospital in the Twenty-First Century

With Ralph W. Muller, former president and CEO of the University of Chicago Hospitals and Health Systems


Ralph Muller
Patricia Danzon and Stephen Soumerai

Pharmaceuticals: Access, Cost, Pricing, and Directions for the Future

With 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


Medicaid, Managed Care, and Kids

With Deborah A. Freund, Ph.D., MPH, vice chancellor for Academic Affairs and provost of Syracuse University


Deborah Freund
Linda Fried

Health Promotion for Older Adults: What is the Potential?

With Linda P. Fried, M.D., MPH, director, Center on Aging and Health, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions


The Evolving Practice of Medicine: A View from the Front Line

With Robert M. Corwin, medical director, MedBest Medical Management, Inc. and HealthBest IPA, Inc.; Thomas H. Dennison, adjunct professor of public administration, The Maxwell School, Syracuse University (Moderator); Patricia D. Franklin, assistant professor of medicine, medical director of quality management, SUNY Health Science Center; Paul B. Ginsburg, Ph.D., president, Center for Studying Health Change;  David G. Murray, professor and chairman, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, SUNY Health Science Center.


Robert Corwin Thomas Dennison Patricka Franklin Paul Ginsburg and David Murray
David Lansky

Patients as Consumers: Making the Health Care System Our Own

With David J. Lansky, Ph.D., president of the Foundation for Accountability


New Conundrums: Public Policy and the Emerging Health Care Marketplace

With James R. Tallon, Jr., president of the United Hospital Fund of New York


James Tallon
David Lawrence

Health Care: Public Good or Private Enterprise?

With David M. Lawrence, M.D., chairman and CEO of the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals


The Rhetoric and the Reality of Health Care Reform Legislation

With Marilyn Moon, Senior Fellow with the Health Policy Center of the Urban Institute


Marilyn Moon
John Iglehart

Pursuing Health Care Reform: The Promise and the Pitfalls

With John K. Iglehart, founding editor of Health Affairs and national correspondent for The New England Journal of Medicine


Center for Policy Research
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