Health Policy Seminar Series

Cuellar

Thank you for participating in the Health Policy Seminar Series

Thank you for joining series moderator Alison Cuellar, PhD, Professor at George Mason University's Department of Health Administration and Policy. Recordings of Seminars can be found below.

 

 

Marijuana Legalization in Virginia

Tuesday, April 27 | 12 pm - 1 pm

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Presenters
Delegate Charniele Herring
 
Majority Leader of the 
Virginia House of Delegates

Marc Spear 
CFO of Camaraderie Holdings

Jane Allen
Senior Manager of Public Health 
RTI International 
 

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Does Physician Reimbursement Affect Treatment? Evidence from Restricting Balance Billing in California

Thursday, April 22 | 12 pm - 1 pm

Presenter
Yaa Akosa Antwi, PhD

Assistant Professor, Carey School of Business
Johns Hopkins University
 

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Impacts of Medicaid Accountable Care on Access to Health Care and Health Outcomes: Oregon Experience Postponed - New Date to Be Announced

Presenter
Jangho Yoon, PhD, MSPH
Associate Professor 
Department of Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences 
School of Medicine

Thursday, March 18
12 pm - 1 pm

Health Information Technology and 'Social Determinants of Health': State of the Science
 

Presenter
Rachel Gold, PhD
Senior Investigator, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research & Lead Research Scientist, OCHIN


Tuesday, February 16
12 pm - 1 pm

Health Insurance in The US: A Facilitator and Barrier to Health Care Access
 

Presenter
Daniel Polsky, PhD, MPP
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University


Thursday, January 28
Advancing Health Equity Through Informatics Research and Training: Researcher, Educator, and Editor Perspectives

Presenter
Suzanne Bakken, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FIAHSI 
Alumni Professor of Nursing and Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Columbia University
Editor-in-Chief
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association

View the recording of Advancing Health Equity Through Informatics Research and Training: Researcher, Educator, and Editor Perspectives (YouTube)


November 12
State Health Policy Priorities A Post-Election Perspective

Ellen Montz, PhD
Chief Deputy & Chief Health Economist, Virginia's Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS)

What does the election outcome mean for state health policy development? Dr. Montz, Chief Deputy of the department that oversees Virginia’s Medicaid program, will share her views.


October 20
Catalyzing Community Coordination: Kaiser Permanente and Unite Us

Brittany Giles-Cantrell, MPH
Senior Program Manager - Community Health, Access and Social Health, Kaiser Permanente

Jason Jude
Community Engagement Officer, Unite Us

Kaiser Permanente is partnering with Unite Us, a novel software platform to help ease care coordination and referrals to community health resources, part of magnifying Kaiser's impact for a broader population.


July 27
Summer Health Policy Issues Panel 5: Health Insurance in the Current Crisis and Beyond

Panelists:

  • 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: Jeanette Thornton, SVP Product, Employer, and Commercial Policy, AHIP (invited)

  • Economy and Insurance Projections:  Linda Blumberg PhD, Urban Institute

View the recording of Health Insurance in the Current Crisis and Beyond (YouTube)


July 14
Summer Health Policy Issues Panel 4: Public Health, Lessons Learned from COVID

Future of State and Federal Public Health Planning

Panelists:

  • 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

View the recording of Public Health Lessons Learned from COVID-19. (YouTube)


June 23, 2020
Summer Health Policy Issues Panel 3: Drug Development and Pricing in COVID-19 and Beyond

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

View the recording of Drug Development and Pricing in COVID-19 and Beyond (YouTube)

Read the written summary of Drug Development and Pricing in COVID-19 and Beyond 


June 9, 2020 
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, MPHDivision DirNational Gov. Association, Center for Best Practices

View the recording of Policy Making in a Post COVID Election Year: What’s Happening Now? (YouTube)

Read the written summary of Policy Making in a Post COVID Election Year: What’s Happening Now?


June 3, 2020 
Summer Health Policy Issues Panel 1: COVID 19: Where Are We Now?

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

View the recording of COVID 19: Where Are We Now? (YouTube)

Read the written summary of COVID 19: Where Are We Now?