Health Policy Events

Summer Series

Join moderator Alison Cuellar, PhD, Professor and Director of the Health Policy Collaboratory, Department of Health Administration and Policy for future Health Policy Summer Series. 

Past Events

Tuesday, June 1: 1:00pm-2:00pm EST 
Health Policymaking Priorities Now 

  • View from Capitol Hill: Audrey Smith, Senior Policy Advisor to Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Stuart Portman, Health Policy Advisor, Majority Staff, Senate Finance Committee.  
  • State Medicaid Opportunities: Ellen Montz, PhD, Chief Deputy & Chief Health Economist, Department of Medical Assistance Services, Virginia 
  • Latest Trends in Health Insurance and Coverage: Jessica Banthin, PhD, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute  

 View the recording of View from Capitol Hill (YouTube)

 View the recording of Latest Trends in Health Insurance and Coverage (YouTube).

Panelist bios

Health Policy Summer Series

Tuesday, June 15: 1:00pm-2:00pm EST 
Promoting Housing Stability Through Health Policy 

  • Hospitals and Health Systems’ Role in Providing Support for Housing and other Social Determinants of Health: Shira Hollander, Senior Associate Director, Policy Development, American Hospital Association 
  • Encouraging Housing Stability Through Medicaid Managed Care Contracts: Anna Cleveland, Govt. Operations Consultant, Division of Medicaid Policy, Florida Agency for Health Care Administration  
  • View from the Housing Provider on Linkages to Health Systems and Plans: Nina Janopaul, President/CEO, Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing

View the recording of Promoting Housing Stability Through Health Policy (YouTube).

Panelist Bios

Tuesday, June 29: 1:00pm-2:00pm EST 
City Policy: Forming Unique Partnerships to Improve Health  

  • City Policy and Health: Catherine Patterson, MPP, Co-Executive Director, CityHealth
  • The Armed Forces’ Role in Community Health Partnerships:  Captain Kimberly Elenberg, RN, DNP, U.S. Department of Defense, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs
  • Developing Collective Impact in Communities, Approaches and Lessons: William Hazel, MD, Senior Deputy Executive Director, Claude Moore Foundation 

View the recording of City Policy: Forming Unique Partnerships to Improve Health (YouTube)

Panelist Bios

Health Policy Summer Series

Tuesday, July 13: 1:00pm-2:00pm EST 
Top Priorities for Access and Affordability  

  • Post-pandemic Primary Care, What Next?  Shawn Martin, Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer, American Academy of Family Physicians  
  • Marketplace Coverage, What Next? Jeannette Thornton, Senior Vice President of Product, Employer, and Commercial Policy, America’s Health Insurance Plans 
  • Balancing Value with Affordability and Access Post COVID:  Peter Bach, PhD, Director of Center for Health Policy and Outcomes, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY 

View the recording of Top Priorities for Access and Affordability (YouTube).

Panelist Bios

Health Policy Summer Series

Tuesday, July 27: 1:00pm-2:00pm EST 
Public Health, Lessons Learned  

  • Moderator: Marcus Plescia, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, ASTHO  


  • Lessons from the National Vaccination Effort: Bechara Choucair, MD, Vaccinations Coordinator at The White House 
  • Local Lessons from a Frontline Health Official: Reuben Varghese, MD, MPH, Public Health Director, Arlington County, Virginia 
  • Manufacturer Perspectives, US and Global: Sharon Lamberton, MS, Deputy Vice President, PhRMA 

Panelist Bios View the recording of Public Health, Lessons Learned (YoutTube).