Seminar archives

The LDI runs two seminar series - the Health Policy Seminar Series and the Research Seminar Series. Below, is an archived list of our seminars.

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Health Policy Serminars

Research Seminar Archives

2009-2010 Theme: Promoting Health in Health Reform

Drew Westen, PhD
Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Emory University
“Sending the right message on Health Care Reform: the battle for hearts and minds”

Naoki Ikegami, MD, PhD, MA

Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management, The Keio University School of Medicine
"The Japanese Experience: Long Term Care, End-of-life Decision-making, & Healthcare Reform"

Charles C. Leighton, MD Memorial Lecture
Ezekiel Emanue
, MD, PhD
Char, The Clinical Center Department of Bioethics, The National Institutes of Health; Special Advisor on Health Policy to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget
"High Touch Medicine: The Future of the Doctor- Patient Relationship"

Estelle Richman

Secretary of Public Welfare, Pennsylvania Dept of Public Welfare
"Lessons from Pennsylvania Health Care Reform"

David Blumenthal, MD, MPP

National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, US Department of Health & Human Services
"Getting to Meaningful Use of Health IT"

Stuart Altman, PhD
Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University
"Is It Possible For the U.S. To Control Health Care Costs"

Nicholas Christakis, MD, PhD, MPH
Professor Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University
"Connected -- The Spread of Health Phenomena in Social Networks"

Louise B. Russell, PhD

Research Professor in the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, and Professor in the Department of Economics, Rutgers University
“What Have We Learned from Economic Analyses of Prevention?”

James S. Marks, MD, MPH
Senior Vice President, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
"What If Ben Franklin Were the Health Czar"

James Morone

Professor of Political Science and Urban Studies, Political Science, Brown University
"The Dirty Rotten Secrets of Health Reform"

Samuel P. Martin III, MD Memorial Lecture
Robert Brook, MD, ScD, FACP
Vice President, Corporate Fellow and Director of the Health Program, RAND; Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, UCLA; Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA; Professor of Health Services, UCLA School of Public Health
"If I Had a Trillion Dollars or, Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness"

“Promoting Health in Health Reform”

Alumni-Faculty Exchange

David Asch, MD

Robert D. Eilers Professor of Medicine and Health Care
Management and Economics, School of Medicine and The Wharton School; Executive Director, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
Robert I. Field, PhD, MPH, JD

Professor of Law and Professor of Health Management and Policy at Drexel University; Lecturer in Health Care Management, The Wharton School
Scott Harrington, PhD
Alan B. Miller Professor of Health Care Management and Insurance and Risk Management, The Wharton School

Mary Naylor, PhD, FAAN, RN
Marian S. Ware Professor in Gerontology, School of Nursing; Director of NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health
Moderator: David T.  Grande, MD, MPA
Assistant Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine
“Promoting Health in Health Reform”

Archived Health Policy Seminars 1998-2008:

2008-2009 Policy Seminar Theme: Health Policy Reform

2007-2008 Policy Seminar Theme: Urban Health

2006-2007 Policy Seminar Theme: Global Health

2005-2006 Policy Seminar Them: The Impact of the Built, Social , and Natural Environment

2004-2005 Policy Seminar Theme: Linking Health Services Research, Policy and Practice

2003-2004 Policy Seminar Theme: The Economics and Politics of Employer-Sponsored Health Care

2002-2003 Policy Seminar Theme: How Can We Afford Prescription Drugs in the US? Cost, Quality, and Access

2001-2002 Policy Seminar Theme: Vulnerable Populations in American Health Care

From e-Commerce to e-HealthCare: The Challenges of the New Economy

Managed Care: The Next Generation

The Future of Government-Organized Healthcare



Stephen Parente, PhD

Academic Director, Medical Industry Leadership Institute CSOM Finance & Insurance; Associate Professor, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota "Consumer Response to a National Marketplace for Individual Health Insurance

Tomas J. Philipson, PhD
Daniel Levin Professor of Public Policy Studies in the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago
"Endogenous Cost-Effectiveness and Comparative-Effectiveness Analysis”

John Cawley PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University
“The Effect of Deceptive Advertising on Consumption: the Case of Over-the-Counter Weight Loss Products”

Peter Zweifel, PhD

Full Professor of Economics, University of Zurich Chief Editor of the International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics
Capping Risk Adjustment?"

Christopher Ruhm, PhD
Jefferson-Pilot Excellence Professor of Economics, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics University of North Carolina Greensboro
“Understanding Overeating and Obesity”

David Dranove, PhD

Walter McNerney Professor of Health Industry Management, Professor of Management and Strategy, Kellogg School of Management
"Delivering Bad News: Market Responses to Negligence

David Grabowski, PhD
Associate Professor of Health Care Policy, Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
“Income and the Utilization of Long-Term Care Services: Evidence from the Social Security Benefits Notch”

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