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Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics Health Policy Lecture Series - Summer 2020


Tuesday July 14, 2020
1:00pm-2:00pm EST

Summer Health Policy Issues Panel 4: Public Health, Lessons Learned from COVID
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Moderator and Lead Issue Presenter: Michael Fraser, PhD, CEO, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

Future of State and Federal Public Health Planning

Panelists Invited:

  • View from a Frontline Health Official: Reuben Varghese, MD, Public Health Director, Arlington, VA
  • Community Philanthropy: Elena Marks, President and CEO, Episcopal Health Foundation, Houston, TX
  • Redesigning Public Health Infrastructure: Ned Colange, MD, President and CEO, The Colorado Trust

Monday July 27, 2020
1:00pm-2:00pm EST

Summer Health Policy Issues Panel 5: Health Insurance in the Current Crisis and Beyond
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Moderator: Alison Cuellar, PhD, Dir. Center for Health Policy, Research and Ethics, Department of Health Administration and Policy, GMU

Panelists Invited:

  • State Medicaid Challenges: Ellen Montz, PhD, Chief Deputy, Chief Health Economist, Department of Medical Assistance Services, Virginia, Department of Medical Assistance Services, Virginia
  • How Insurers are Responding to the Dual Crisis: Danielle Lloyd, SVP Private Market Innovations and Quality Initiatives, AHIP (invited)
  • Economy and Insurance Projections:  Linda Blumberg PhD, Urban Institute (invited)

Previous Lectures

Wednesday June 3, 2020 
1:00pm-2:00pm EST

Summer Health Policy Issues Panel 1: COVID 19: Where Are We Now?

Moderator: Alison Cuellar, PhD, Professor and Director. Center for Health Policy, Research and Ethics, Department of Health Administration and Policy, GMU

Panelists

  • Status of COVID-19 Surveillance and Epidemic Trends:  Amira Roess, PhD, Professor, Department of Global and Community Health, George Mason University
  • Results from a National Survey: COVID-19, Behaviors, Attitudes, and the Election. Edward Maibach, PhD. University Professor, Department of Communication, and Director, Center for Climate Change Communication
  • Hospital and Health System Response, Intervention and Treatment. Ashley Thompson, SVP for Public Policy Analysis and Development, AHA
     

Tuesday June 9, 2020 
1:00pm-2:00pm EST

Summer Health Policy Issues Panel 2: Policy Making in a Post COVID Election Year: What’s Happening Now?
 

Moderator and Lead Issue Presenter: Len Nichols, PhD,  Emeritus Professor of Health Policy, George Mason University and Non-resident Fellow, Urban Institute

Policymaking Priorities Now

Panelists:

  • View from Capitol Hill Panelists:  Audrey Smith, Legislative Assistant to Sen. Joe Manchin and Stuart Portman, Health Policy Advisor, Majority Staff, Senate Finance Committee
  • Future of Primary Care, Now and in the Future:  Shawn Martin, Executive Vice President and CEO Designee, American Academy of Family Physicians 
  • State Challenges Now Moving Forward:  Hemi Tewarson, JD, MPH, Division Dir. National Gov. Association, Center for Best Practices

Tuesday June 23, 2020
1:00pm-2:00pm EST

Summer Health Policy Issues Panel 3: Drug Development and Pricing in COVID-19 and Beyond
 

Moderator: Dr. Alison CuellarPhD, Professor and Director Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics, Department of Health Administration and Policy, George Mason University

Panelists:

  • Stimulating Drug and Vaccine Development While Balancing Cost and Liability Issues: Marta Wosinska, PhD, Director Margolis Center, Duke University.
  • Manufacturer’s Challenges: Mary Kosinski, Chief of Staff and Deputy Vice President for Science and Regulatory Advocacy, PhRMA
  • Balancing Value with Affordability and Access Post COVID:  Peter Bach, PhD, Director of the Center for Health Policy and Outcomes, Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY
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