David Rogers Health Policy Colloquium Speakers List


September 7, 2016
Edward H. Shortliffe, M.D., Ph.D., M.A.C.P., FACMI
Acceptable EHRs: Reflection on Why the Obvious is Taking So Long
Professor, Biomedical Informatics and Senior Advisor to the Dean
College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University
Adjunct Professor, Department of Healthcare Policy and Research
(Health Informatics), Weill Cornell Medicine

September 14, 2016
Marjorie Cadogan, J.D.
The Impact of Race on Health
Executive Deputy Commissioner
Office of Citywide Health Insurance Access
New York City

September 21, 2016
James Knickman, Ph.D.
The Successes and Failures of the ACA
Robert Derzon Chair in Public and Health Affairs
Wagner School of Public Service
Department of Population Health
NYU Langone Medical School

September 28, 2016
Jennifer A. Downs, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Microbiology & Immunology
Jyoti S. Mathad. M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Margaret L. McNairy, M.D., M.Sc.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Lindsey Reif, M.P.H., M.S.
Program Administrator
The Women in Global Health Research Initiative
Center for Global Health
Weill Cornell Medicine

October 5, 2016
Joseph J. Fins, M.D., M.A.C.P.
Who Was David Rogers?
The E. William Davis, Jr., M.D., Professor of Medical Ethics and Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine

October 19, 2016
Adam Gaffney, M.D.
The Physician’s Proposal for Single Payer National Health Insurance
Pulmonary Critical Care Fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

October 26, 2016
Mindy Fullilove, M.D.
Root Shock:
How Tearing up City Neighborhoods Hurts America and
What We Can Do About It
Professor of Urban Policy and Health
The New School

November 2, 2016
Karen Ignagni
Embracing Agility: Healthcare for the Modern Consumer
President and CEO
Emblem Health, Inc.

November 9, 2016
Monika Safford, M.D., ’86
Health Equity in the 21st Century
Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine

November 30, 2016
Marcus M. Reidenberg, M.D., FACP
Getting Medicine to the People: the WHO Essential Medicines Program and Medicare Part D Drug Benefits
Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology
Departments of Pharmacology, Medicine, and Healthcare Policy and Research
Weill Cornell Medicine

December 7, 2016
Anne Moore, M.D.
My Life in Medicine
Weill Cornell Breast Center
Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine

December 14, 2016
Peter R. Orszag
Healthcare Landscape after the Elections
Vice Chairman of Investment Banking and Managing Director of Lazard
Former Director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget

January 4, 2017
Paul E. Kalb, M.D.
My Life in Medicine and Health Law
Sidley Austin, LLP

January 11, 2017
Alison O. Jordan, LCSW, CPPB
Hotspotters Housed: Permanent Apartments to End the Cycle of Homelessness and Incarceration Senior Director
Reentry and Continuity Services
Rikers Island

January 18, 2017
Michael Fine, M.D.
Neighborhood Health Stations:
Building the Delivery System from the Ground Up
Senior Population Health and Clinical Officer
Blackstone Valley Community Health Care
Central Falls, Rhode Island
Former Director, Rhode Island Department of Public Health

January 25, 2017
Geraldine McGinty, M.D.
The Relative Value Update Committee that Crafts Physician Payment:
Cartel or Collaborative
Assistant Chief Contracting Officer
Physicians Organization
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine

February 1, 2017
Rebecca A. Seawright
Emerging Issues for the NYS Assembly
New York State Assembly Member
76th District, 1365 First Avenue (Between 73rd & 74th St.)

February 8, 2017
Jonathan L. Jacobs, M.D.
My Life in Medicine
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Executive Director
Center for Special Studies
Weill Cornell Medicine

February 15, 2017
Martin Shapiro, M.D.
Prospects for Justice for All in the U.S. Health Care System
Former Chief
Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
U.C.L.A. Medical School

February 22, 2017
Rick Evans, M.S.
Improving the Patient Experience at New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Senior Vice President and Chief Experience Officer
New York-Presbyterian Hospital

March 1, 2017
Daniel Barchi, M.E.M.
Managing Technology in Medicine Today
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
New York-Presbyterian Hospital

March 8, 2017
Thomas F. Check, M.A.
Health Information Exchange Comes of Age:
Connecting Patient Data at the National, State, and Regional Levels
President and CEO

March 15, 2017
Thomas D’Aunno, Ph.D.
Improving the Performance of Health Care Organizations:
The Role of Physician Leaders
Editor-in-Chief, Medical Care Research and Review
Director, Health Policy and Management Program
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
New York University

March 22, 2017
Lisa Perry, M.B.A., M.P.P.
Community Health Centers:
What They Are, Why They Matter and the Challenges They Face
Interim President and CEO
Senior Vice President, Quality & Technology Initiatives
Community Health Care Association of NY State (CHCANYS)

March 29, 2017
Rev. Lula M. Phillips, R.N., M.E.D., M.Div., D.Min.
Impacting Diabetes for Black Urban Immigrants from the Caribbean
Through Community Based Participatory Research
Community Engagement & Research Manager
Weill Cornell Clinical Translational Science Center

April 5, 2017
Oliver Fein, M.D.
Health Care Reform? ACA vs. AHCA vs. Single-Payer?
Professor of Clinical Medicine and Healthcare Policy
Associate Dean (Affiliations)
Weill Cornell Medicine

April 12, 2017
Henry Moss, Ph.D.
Critical Factors in Estimating the Long Term Care Needs of the Boomers
Board Member
Physicians for a National Health Program-NY Metro Chapter

April 19, 2017
Christopher F. Koller
Improving the Performance of Health Care Organizations:
The Role of Physician Leaders
Milbank Memorial Fund

April 26, 2017
Thomas H. Lee, M.D., M.Sc.
Catalyzing Competition on Value
Chief Medical Officer
2017 Ralph and Lorraine Lubin Distinguished Visiting Professor
Department of Healthcare Policy and Research
Weill Cornell Medicine

May 3, 2017
David Ansell, M.D., M.P.H.
The Death Gap: How Inequity Kills
Professor of Medicine
Senior Vice President and Associate Provost for Community Health Equity
Rush University Medical Center

May 10, 2017
Gerald Markowitz, Ph.D.
Poisoning Flint: An (Ongoing) American Story of Race, Class and Industrial Pollution
Distinguished Professor of History
John Jay College and Graduate Center
City University of New York

May 17, 2017
Michael Nochomovitz, M.D.
Regionalization of a Physician & Hospital Enterprise
Senior Vice President
Chief of Clinical Integration and Network Development Officer
New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System

May 24, 2017
Xi Chen, David Dillon, Xiao Peng, Cindy Parra
US-EU Medical Education Exchange: Denmark, England, Germany, Spain
Class of 2017
Weill Cornell Medical College

May 31, 2017
Sejal Shah, B.A.
Understanding School Absenteeism: A Case Study from Mumbai, India
Global Health Teaching Associate
Weill Cornell Medical College

2015 - 2016

My Life in Medicine

September 9, 2015
Louis W. Sullivan, M.D.
My Life in Medicine
Former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary
President Emeritus. Morehouse School of Medicine

October 14, 2015
Warren D. Johnson, M.D.
Who Was David Rogers and What Was the Pus Club?
BH Kean Professor of Tropical Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Director, Global Health Center
Weill Cornell Medical College

January 13, 2016
Lisa Mix, M.L.A.
The Medical Center Archives: What’s in it for you?
NYP-Weill Cornell Medical Center Archives

March 2, 2016
Vivien Pender, M.D.
My Life in Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Weill Cornell Medical College
Special Advisor to the United Nations

March 16, 2016
Margaret Hamburg, M.D.
Looking Forward, Looking Backward:
Reflections on a Career at the Interface of Medicine, Public Health and Politics
Former Commissioner
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

April 6, 2016
Mary T. Bassett, M.D., M.P.H.
Women Leaders in Global Health: Reflections from My Career
Commissioner of Health
New York, City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Health Policy and Economics

September 16, 2015
Katie Robbins, M.P.H.
Single-Payer Health Insurance for New York State:
Economic Impact, Political Possibilities, and Opportunities for Advocacy
Executive Director
Physicians for a National Health Program-NY Metro Chapter

November 4, 2015
Trudy Lieberman
Wrong Prescription? The Failed Promise of the Affordable Care Act
Adjunct Professor of Public Health
CUNY School of Public Health

March 23, 2016
Michael Sparer, Ph.D.
Health Reform: Where Do We Go From Here?
Director, Division of Health Policy and Management
Mailman School of Public Health
Columbia University

April 13, 2016
Anthony Shih, M.D., M.P.H.
Accounting for the Broader Determinants of Health in Payment Policy:
Issues and Challenges
Executive Vice President
New York Academy of Medicine

April 20, 2016
Kenneth Raske
The Evolving Health Care Economy
President and CEO
Greater New York Hospital Association

April 27, 2016
Lisa M. Kern, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P.
When the Measures You Need Don’t Exist:
Advancing Measurement for Evaluation of Health System Change
Associate Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research
Associate Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine

May 4, 2016
Elisabeth R. Benjamin, M.S.P.H., J.D.
How Can New York State Provide Health Insurance to Its Immigrant Residents?
Vice President
Health Initiatives
Community Services Society of New York

Global Health

October 21, 2015
Harold Varmus, M.D.
The Role of Cancer in Global Health
Lewis Thomas University Professor
Senior Associate Core Member
New York Genome Center
Senior Advisor to the Dean and Provost
Weill Cornell Medical College

March 9, 2016
Julia Geynisman-Tan, M.D.
Practical Aspects of Identifying and Responding to Sex Trafficking
NYPH Resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Founder, Survivor Clinic
Weill Cornell Medical Center of the New York-Presbyterian Hospital

March 30, 2016
Genevive R. Meredith, M.P.H., O.T.R.
Committing to Make Change in Global Health – Taking a Systems Approach
Associate Director for International Programs and MPH
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

May 18, 2016
Denmark – Pouya Jamshidi (Class of 2016)
England – Daniel Kornberg (Class of 2016)
Germany – Lauren Metterle (Class of 2016)
Spain – Elizabeth Cowell (Class of 2016)
US-EU Medical Education Exchange

Health Care Justice and Ethics

December 9, 2015
Michael B. Mushlin, J.D.
Solitary Confinement: Human Rights Violation, Public Health Threat
Professor of Law
Pace Law School

December 16, 2015
Ernest Drucker, Ph.D.
Decarcerating America: From Punishment to Public Health
Research Professor, Departments of Criminal Justice and Anthropology
Director, Academy for Public Health and Criminal Justice
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

January 6, 2016
Susan Schnall, R.N., FACHE
Agent Orange: the Lasting Legacy of the American War in Vietnam
Adjunct Assistant Professor
School for Professional Studies
New York University

Health Workforce

October 7, 2015
Sandeep Jauhar, M.D.
Internship: A Doctor’s Initiation
Director, Heart Failure Program, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Cardiology
Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine

January 27, 2016
Arthur T. Evans, M.D., M.P.H.
The Growth of Hospital Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Section of Hospital Medicine
Department of Medicine
NYP/Weill Cornell Medicine

February 3, 2016
Robin Osborn, M.B.A.
Primary Care Physicians in Ten Countries Report Challenges Caring for
Patients with Complex Health Needs
Vice President
Director of the International Program in Health Policy and Practice Innovations
The Commonwealth Fund

February 24, 2016
The Evolving Role of the Physician Business Person
Mitchell Blutt, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Consonance Capital

Health Politics

November 11, 2015
Fern Goodhart, M.P.H., R.M.C.H.E.S.
Legislative Sausage Making: An Insider’s View
Former Legislative Assistant
Office of U.S. Senator Tom Udall (New Mexico)

May 11, 2016
Benjamin Kallos, J.D.
Health Policy and the New York City Council
Council Member
5th District of the New York City Council

Health System Transformation

September 30, 2015
José Pagán, Ph.D.
Making the Case of Adoption of New Payment and Delivery System Initiatives
Center for Health Innovation
New York Academy of Medicine

October 28, 2015
Michael Gusmano, Ph.D.
Federal Waivers as a Policy Tool in Health: ACA and DSRIP
Research Scholar
The Hastings Cente

December 2, 2015
Jonathan N. Tobin, Ph.D.
Engaging Communities, Clinicians and Scientists across the Translational Research Spectrum:
Partnering Community Health Clinicians with Laboratory Investigators
Clinical Directors Network, Inc. (CDN)
Co-Director for Community Engaged Research
The Rockefeller University

January 20, 2016
Lawrence Casalino, M.D., Ph.D.
Delivery System Reform, Accountable Care Organizations, and the
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation
Livingston Farrand Professor of Public Health
Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research
Weill Cornell Medicine

February 10, 2016
Patricia J. Volland, M.S.W., M.B.A.
Aging, Care Transitions and Care Coordination
Distinguished Lecturer
Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College

February 17, 2016
David A. Feinberg, M.B.A.
Why Marketing? How Effective Marketing Contributed to Our Success
Vice President of Marketing
New York-Presbyterian Hospital


September 3, 2014
Sharon Stancliff, M.D.
Policy Issues in Opioid Overdose Mortality Prevention

September 10, 2014
Johanna Fernandez, Ph.D.
When the World Was Their Stage:
The Health Program of the Young Lords Party, 1968-1974

September 17, 2014
Nicholas Stine, M.D.
Accountable Care Organizations and the Public Hospital System

September 24, 2014
Hon. Richard Gottfried
New York Health: A State Single Payer Program

October 1, 2014
Alonzo Plough, Ph.D.
Who Was David E. Rogers: Culture Change at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

October 8, 2014
Kim J. Overby, M.D.
Disabilities in the Medical Setting: Visible and Invisible Challenges

October 15, 2014
Adam Stracher, M.D.
Plans for an Accountable Care Organization at the Weill Cornell Medical Center

October 22, 2014
Karoline Mortensen, Ph.D.
Innovative Payment Mechanisms in Maryland Hospitals

October 29, 2014
Charles L. Bardes, M.D.
My Life in Medicine

November 5, 2014
Richard Park, M.D.
How Urgent Care is Learning to Play in the Sandbox

November 12, 2014
Claudia Calhoon, M.P.H.
Immigrant Health Access in New York

November 19, 2014
Rosemary Sullivan, R.N., M.A.
The Pathway to Patient Care Excellence

December 3, 2014
Thomas A. Farley, M.D.
Solving ‘Shorter Lives, Poorer Health’: What Will It Take?

December 10, 2014
Gordon Schiff, M.D.
Crossing Professional-Patient Boundaries: Violation or Obligation

December 17, 2014
Jason Leider, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P.
HIV Prevention and Testing: It’s All Our Business

January 7, 2015
Brian Wansink, Ph.D.
Slim by Design

January 14, 2015
Orli Etingin, M.D.
My Life in Medicine

January 21, 2015
Steven B. Auerbach, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P.
Health Professional Shortage Areas - What Are They and Why You Should Care

January 28, 2015
David Muller, M.D.
Theresa Soriano, M.D., M.P.H.

Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors: Keeping the Person in Population Health

February 4, 2015
Steven Brill, J.D.
America’s Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Back-Room Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System

February 11, 2015
Ronda Kotelchuck
Primary Care Imperatives in the Health Reform Era

February 18, 2015
Linda Fried, M.D., M.P.H.
Towards Understanding Loss of Resilience with Aging: The Syndrome of Frailty

February 25, 2015
Clyde Evans, Ph.D.
Unconscious Bias and Mentoring

March 4, 2015
Blair L. Sadler, J.D.
Knowing David Rogers – the Beginning Years at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 1972-1977

March 11, 2015
Bruce Gellin, M.D., M.P.H.
Measles as Metaphor

March 18, 2015
Julie L. Mirkin, M.A., R.N.
NYP’s Care Coordination Program

March 25, 2015
David Blumenthal, M.D.
The Affordable Care Act at 5

April 1, 2015
Raymond Downing, M.D.
My Life in Medicine: The Bronx, Appalachia and Africa

April 8, 2015
Taina Bien-Aime
Human Trafficking in New York and Around the World: Challenges and Solutions

April 15, 2015
Mona Sarfaty, M.D., M.P.H.
Physician Awareness of Climate Change

April 22, 2015
Kevin Vigilante, M.D.
How Connected Technologies are Changing our Concept of Access

April 29, 2015
Victor Sidel, M.D.
Barry Levy, M.D., M.P.H.

Adverse Health Consequences of War

May 6, 2015
Eileen M. Sullivan-Marx, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
When Old is New: Health Teams for the Future of Aging Care

May 13, 2015
Rev. Cheryl Fox, M.Div., B.C.A.
In It for the Long Haul: Resilience for Physicians and Medical Students

May 20, 2015
Denmark – Ashley Lundgren (Class of 2015)
England – Sarah Coates (Class of 2015)
Germany – Timothy Judson (Class of 2015)
Spain – Evan Stewart (Class of 2015)

US-EU Medical Education Exchange

May 27, 2015
Javaid I. Sheikh, M.D.
My Life in Medicine

June 3, 2015
Sarah Phillips
Community Health Workers: Promoting Health in the Sacred Valley of Peru


September 4, 2013
Lester Blair, M.D.
Racial Disparities: Seeking a Cure

September 11, 2013
Theodore Brown, Ph.D.
The Painful Pursuit of Health Reform

September 18, 2013
Karen Hein, M.D.
My Life in Medicine:
From 'Border Babies' and HIV in Adolescents to Towers of Power in DC
to Single Payer in Vermont

September 25, 2013
James Knickman, Ph.D.
Ruminations on How New York State Will Achieve an All-Payer System

October 2, 2013
Jeremiah A. Barondess, M.D.
Who Was David E. Rogers?

October 9, 2013
Stanley Brezenoff
Consolidation Among New York Academic Health Systems

October 16, 2013
Devon Green, J.D.
The Affordable Care Act and Vermont:
Using a Health Benefit Exchange to Reach Single Payer

October 23, 2013
Josie Rodberg, Ph.D.
The Politics of Government Family Planning Programs
in a Time of Budget Deficits: The 1970's Revisited

October 30, 2013
Gail C. McCain, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
The IOM Report on the Future of Nursing

November 6, 2013
Betty Dugan
Medical Reserve Corps

November 13, 2013
Deborah Estrin, Ph.D.
mHealth as a Tool for Clinically-Informed Patient Self-Management

November 20, 2013
Mark Callahan, M.D.
Theresa Dolan, M.S.
Population Management in the Era of Health Care Reform:
Mount Sinai's Accountable Care Organization

December 4, 2013
Michael Dowling
North Shore-LIJ Health Care System

December 11, 2013
Richard J. Jackson, M.D., M.P.H., A.I.A., A.S.L.A.
The Built Environment and Health

January 8, 2014
Yosef D. Dlugacz, Ph.D.
Quality Measurements and the Physician

January 15, 2014
Carol Storey-Johnson, M.D.
Weill Cornell's New Curriculum

January 22, 2014
Joanne Ahola, M.D.
Alexandra E. Tatum
Teaching at the Intersection of Public Health and Human Rights

January 29, 2014
Jason Baker, M.D.
Diabetes in the Developing World

February 12, 2014
James C. Robinson, Ph.D.
Strategic Pricing of Medical Devices

February 19, 2014
Daniel M. Fox, Ph.D.
The ACA and the Ongoing Commercialization of Healthcare

February 26, 2014
Cheryl Healton, Dr.P.H., M.P.A.
The Challenge of Improving Global Health: Applying a University-Wide Model

March 5, 2014
Ramon Castelblanch, Ph.D.
The Impact of the ACA on Concentration of Ownership in the Healthcare Industry

March 12, 2014
Elisabeth Rosenthal, M.D.
Prices, a Problem Physicians Can't Ignore

March 19, 2014
Jeremiah A. Barondess, M.D.
My Life in Medicine

March 26, 2014
Kenneth Dudek
Ralph Aquilla, M.D.
Integrated Wellness for Serious Mental Illness: The Fountain House Approach

April 2, 2014
Steven J. Corwin, M.D.
My Life in Medicine

April 9, 2014
Sherry Glied, Ph.D.
The Affordable Care Act: Implementation Challenges

April 16, 2014
Alan Fleischman, M.D.
Regulating Research Involving Children: Health Policy and Ethical Debates

April 23, 2014
Diane J. Mason, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Adding Value to Health Care: Lessons from Nurse-Led Models of Care

April 30, 2014
May Tsung-Mei Cheng
Health Reform in China: The Role of Evidence Based Clinical Pathways and
Payment Reform in China's Rural Hospitals

May 7, 2014
Oliver Fein, M.D>
Medical School Global Health Curriculum and Health Care Reform

May 14, 2014
Ross Macdonald, M.D.
Healthcare on Rikers and the Health Risks of Jail

May 21, 2014
Anne Linker, Vladimir Thomas, Maricela Castillo
US-EU Medical Education Exchange: Denmark, Germany, and the UK

May 28, 2014
Marcus M. Reidenberg, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Determining Drug Benefits for Medicare Part D and Affordable Care Act

June 4, 2014
Neal Emery
Rwanda's Historic Health Recovery: What the U.S. Should Learn


September 5, 2012
Ross Wilson, M.D.
NYC's Health and Hospital Corporation:
The Impact of Health Reform on a Public Hospital System

September 12, 2012
Peter Bach, M.D.
Intrinsically Incompatible:
Comparative Effectiveness Research and Cost Containment and
Why They Won't Make Things Better

September 19, 2012
Alondra Nelson, Ph.D.
Health Activism in the African American Community in the 1960s:
The Experience of the Black Panther Party

October 3, 2012
Holly Atkinson, M.D.
The Necessity of Advocacy in Medicine

October 10, 2012
George S. Alexopoulos, M.D.
Depression in Late Life

October 17, 2012
Gerry Goodrich, J.D., M.P.H.
Weill Cornell Physicians Network:
Expanding the Weill Cornell Physician Presence in New York

October 24, 2012
Caroline Volel, M.D., M.P.H.
Public Health Aspects of School Health

November 7, 2012
Eric Manheimer, M.D.
Deep Histories: Patient Stories, Health, and Society

November 14, 2012
David A. Kindig, M.D., Ph.D.
Is Hospital Community Benefit Charity Care?

November 28, 2012
Gregory A. Petsko, D.Phil.
The Next Great Epidemic:
Neurodegenerative Diseases and the Aging Population

December 5, 2012
Ramon Castellblanch, Ph.D.
Basic Health Plans Under the ACA

December 12, 2012
Cathey Eisner Falvo, M.D., M.P.H.
Cholera in New York City in 1832

January 2, 2013
Howard Waitzkin, Ph.D., M.D., F.A.C.P.
One and a Half Centuries of Forgetting and Remembering:
Social Medicine Past, Present, and Future

January 9, 2013
Alexander Low
Health Insurance Exchanges:
Implications for the Academic Medical Center

January 16, 2013
Miriam J. Laugesen, Ph.D.
Fixing Medical Prices:
Organized Medicine and Physician Payment Policy

January 23, 2013
Marcus M. Reidenberg, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Meeting Drug Needs of Medicare and Medicaid Patients With the
Essential Medicines Program of the World Health Organization

January 30, 2013
Rev. Curtis W. Hart, M.Div.
Biography as an Art Form

February 6, 2013
Susan C. Nicholson, M.D., F.I.D.S.A.
The State of the Pharmaceutical Industry

February 13, 2013
Andrew Ryan, Ph.D.
The Effect of Electronic Health Record Implementation and Technical Assistance on Quality of Care in Practices Caring for Underserved Patents in New York City

February 20, 2013
Steven Shea, M.D., M.S.
Social Impact Analysis of the Effects of Telemedicine Intervention to Improve Diabetes Outcomes in an Ethnically Diverse, Medically Underserved Population:
Findings from the IDEATel Study

February 27, 2013
Laurie H. Glimcher, M.D.
My Life in Medicine

March 6, 2013
Arthur A. Klein, M.D.
The North Shore-LIJ Health System:
A System and Healthcare Delivery Model for the Northeast

March 13, 2013
Dianne Miller
Playing Politics with the Federal Budget:
The Effects of Sequestration in Health Care, Medical Research, and Student Aid

March 20, 2013
Arthur L. Caplan, Ph.D.
Will Evidence Alone Help in Rationing Health Care?

March 27, 2013
Lisa M. Kern, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P.
How Health Information Technology Is Transforming Health Care

April 3, 2013
Irwin Redlener, M.D.
Hurricane Sandy: Lessons Learned - Or Just Another Megadisaster

April 10, 2013
Victor A. Carrillo, M.P.A.
Robert Guimento
The Patient Centered Medical Home

April 17, 2013
Peter Muennig, M.D., M.P.H.
Toward the Healthy City:
A New Way of Thinking About Population Health

April 24, 2013
Lawrence Smith, M.D.
Curriculum for Tomorrow's Medicine

May 1, 2013
Steven M. Safyer, M.D.
A View from the Bronx: The Montefiore Model

May 8, 2013
Bhaswati Bhattacharya, M.D., M.P.H., H.H.C., F.A.B.P.M.
Health Policies for the 99%: Supporting Health in Non-Patients and Those Outside the Interventional Health Care System

May 15, 2013
Emme Deland, M.B.A.
Clinical Transformation: The Beginning of a Journey

May 22, 2013
Ali Mendelson, Bem Atim, Landon Roussel
US-EU Medical Education Exchange: Denmark, Germany, and the UK

May 29, 2013
Dennis Smith, Ph.D.
Gun Violence: A Public Health Urgency

June 5, 2013
Carrie Bronsther
Desegregation in Eastern Europe: A Look into Anti-Roma Discrimination in Schools

Nina Woolley
Hands-On Training in the Global Health Curriculum


September 7, 2011
Joseph R. Betancourt, M.D., M.P.H.
Improving Quality, Achieving Equity, and Eliminating Disparities: A View from the Field

September 14, 2011
Kieke Okma, Ph.D.
Consumer Driven Health Care in Switzerland and the Netherlands: Reality or Fiction?

September 21, 2011
David Rosner, Ph.D.
The Ethics of Studying Low Level Lead Exposure in Children: A Crisis for Public Health

September 28, 2011
Ken Raske
Politics of Health System Reform: The ACA and the Debt Ceiling Budget

October 5, 2011
Morton Bogdonoff, M.D.
Who Was David Rogers?: Reflections On His Life

October 12, 2011
Benjamin K. Chu, M.D., M.P.H., M.A.C.P.
Improving Patient and Community Health by Taking on Broader Responsibility and Restoring Joy to Delivering Health Care

October 19, 2011
Ann C. Beal, M.D., M.P.H.
Health Care Disparities

October 26, 2011
John A. Zebala, M.D., Ph.D.
My Experience with Drug Development

November 2, 2011
Margaret Heagarty, M.D.
My Life in Medicine

November 9, 2011
J. Emilio Carrillo, M.D., M.P.H.
The NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Health Collaborative: Building a Medical Village in an Urban Immigrant Community

November 16, 2011
Georges Benjamin, M.D., M.P.H.
Ensuring the Transformation from Sick Care to Wellness Care

November 30, 2011
Jim Cone, M.D., M.P.H.
World Trade Center: 10 Years On

December 7, 2011
Elliot J. Lazar, M.D., M.B.A.

December 14, 2011
Francesca Gany, M.D.
Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities: Future Steps

January 4, 2012
Neal Flomenbaum, M.D.
Emergency Medicine in New York in the 19th Century: Everything Old is New Again

January 11, 2012
Susan Reverby, Ph.D.
Escaping Melodramas:
The U.S. STD Inoculation Studies in Guatemala and their Aftermath

January 18, 2012
Debra G.B. Leonard, M.D.
Faculty Diversity: Personal and Institutional Perspectives

January 25, 2012
Dova Marder, M.D.
Preventing Deaths Among Homeless Populations:
A Review of Mortality Data and Recent Initiatives

February 1, 2012
Herbert Pardes, M.D.
Providing Quality Health Care, While Reducing Costs

February 8, 2012
Barry S. Levy, M.D., M.P.H.
Victor W. Sidel, M.D.
The Health Consequences of the 'War on Terror:' Lessons for the Future

February 15, 2012
Madelon Finkel, Ph.D.
Epidemiologic and Public Health Considerations of Shale Gas Production: The Missing Link

February 22, 2012
Catherine Lord, Ph.D.
Autism Spectrum Disorders: From Diagnosis to Intervention to Community Supports

February 29, 2012
Mark D. Schwartz, M.D.
How Should We Pay Physicians

March 7, 2012
Robert Bazell
How TV Presents Science and Medicine

March 14, 2012
Robert B. Baron, M.D., M.S.
Graduate Medical Education:
How Can We Train the Best Physicians and Achieve Public Accountability

March 21, 2012
Rev. Curtis W. Hart, M.Div.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: A Famous Patient

March 28, 2012
Theodore Marmor, Ph.D.
Understanding Medicare: Separating Myth from Fact (1965-2012)

April 4, 2012
Kenneth Lampert, M.D.
The Transformation of Medicaid in New York

April 11, 2012
Rainu Kaushal, M.D., M.P.H.
What Is the Center for Healthcare Informatics and Policy?

April 18, 2012
Joel Berg
Food Insecurity and Hunger: Flip Sides of the Malnutrition Coin

April 25, 2012
Andrea Leonard-Segal, M.D.
When Is A Prescription Unnecessary?

May 2, 2012
Steven M. Paul, M.D.
Why Big Bad Drug Companies Are Good for Your Health

May 9, 2012
Robert Padgug, Ph.D.
The Brooklyn Hospital Crisis: Could an All-Payer Reimbursement System Help?

May 16, 2012
Myrna Perez, J.D., M.P.P.
How Hospitals Can Help Protect the Vote

May 23, 2012
Marta Galecki and Matthew McConnell
U.S.-E.U. Medical Education Exchange: Denmark and the U.K.

May 30, 2012
Amita Kulkarni, B.A.
The Evolution of Weill Cornell's Global Health Curriculum:
Our Experience Developing a Global Health Program Within a Medical School


September 8, 2010
Marc A Nivet, Ed.D.
A Way Forward: Reframing the Value of Diversity

September 15, 2010
David Blumenthal, M.D.
The Future of Health Information Technology: Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records

September 22, 2010
Joanne Ahola, M.D. and Mary White, M.D.
The Physician and the Political Refugee: The Asylum Process

September 29, 2010
David Himmelstein, M.D.
Health Reform: Reboot, Retry

October 6, 2010
Alvin I. Mushlin, M.D., Sc.M.
Reflections on the Life of David Rogers

October 13, 2010
Danielle Ompad, Ph.D.
Adult Influenza Immunization: Challenges and Policy Implications

October 20, 2010
Diane Gray, M.A., M.B.B.S., M.Sc., F.F.P.H.
The NHS in England: Reorganize, Rearrange and Reform

October 27, 2010
Ted Schrecker, Ph.D.
Why are Some Settings Resource-poor and Others Not?
The Global Marketplace, Perfect Economic Storms and the Right to Health

November 3, 2010
Stephen C. Schoenbaum, M.D., M.P.H.
Mortality Amenable to Health Care:
The Role of Health System Performance

November 10, 2010
Nathaniel Hupert, M.D.
Can We Predict the Flu (Yet)?

November 17, 2010
Rashi Fein, M.D.
What Comes after Health Care Reform?

December 1, 2010
Kenneth Davis, M.D.
Health Care Reform: Implications for Urban Academic Medical Centers

December 8, 2010
Lester N. Wright, M.D., M.P.H.
Corrections Health: An Intersection Between Public Health and Medical Care

December 15, 2010
Peter W. Bach, M.D., M.A.P.P.
How Medicare Could use Comparative Effectiveness Research in Deciding on New Coverage and Reimbursement

January 5, 2011
Lois Uttley, M.P.P.
Reproductive Health in Health Reform: Will it be Covered?

January 12, 2011
John T. Walkup, M.D.
Community-Based Suicide Prevention in Native American Communities

January 19, 2011
Karen S. Heller, M.B.A.
The Impact of Health Care Reform and NYS Budget Cuts on New York's Hospitals

January 26, 2011
Sandro Galea, M.D., Dr.PH
The Social Causes of Death in the U.S.

February 9, 2011
Richard Besser, M.D.
The Media: An Underused Arm of Public Health

February 16, 2011
Pierce Gardner, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The Fogarty International Clinical Research Training Programs

February 23, 2011
Virginia L. Hood, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., F.A.C.P.
My Life In Medicine

March 2, 2011
Donald Light, Ph.D.
How Did Prescription Drugs Become a Leading Cause of Death?
The Risk Proliferation Syndrome

March 9, 2011
Perri Klass, M.D.
Doctors Who Write for the General Public

March 16, 2011
Bruce C. Vladeck, Ph.D.
The Impact of ACA on Medicare

March 23, 2011
Martin Donohoe, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Corporate Influence on Health Care

March 30, 2011
Lynn Black, M.D., M.P.H.
Disaster Response: Personal Preparedness and Resiliency

April 6, 2011
Marc Bard, M.D.
Accountable Care Organizations: A Bard's Eye View

April 13, 2011
Michael Birnbaum, M.Sc., M.Phil.
Medicaid in New York: The Road Ahead

April 20, 2011
Gale A. Brewer
The Politics of Paid Sick Time Legislation

April 27, 2011
John Dittmer, Ph.D.
Sick and Tired: Race and Health Care During the Civil Rights Years

May 4, 2011
Marcia Angell, M.D.
Conflicts of Interest in Medicine

May 11, 2011
Mary K. Crow, M.D.
My Life in Medicine

May 18, 2011
Surafel Tsega, Michael Day, Maria Keating
U.S.-E.U. Medical Education Exchange: Denmark, Germany, and the U.K.

May 25, 2011
Diane Gray, M.A., M.B.B.S., M.Sc., F.F.P.H.
Physicians' Perspectives of Value in Healthcare: Views from Three Different Angles

June 1, 2011
Elizabeth Francis
From New York City to Lima Peru:
A Retrospective of the Weill Cornell Global Health Fellowship's Evolution

2009 - 2010

September 9, 2009
Jaclyn Van Lieu Vorenkamp, M.D., M.P.H. and Nathaniel Hupert, M.D., M.P.H.
Swine flu and You (and your hospital): Preparing for Now

September 16, 2009
Honorable Major Owens
How Congress Works: A View From the Black Caucus

September 23, 2009
Leonard Rodberg, Ph.D.
What's Happening in Health Care Reform

September 30, 2009
Holly Atkinson, M.D.
Should Medical Professionalism Include Advocacy?

October 7, 2009
Adam Kaufman
Channeling Dr. David E. Rogers: The Moral Imperative for Health Care Reform

October 14, 2009
Thomas H. Murray, Ph.D.
Stretching the Boundaries of Medicine: Drugs, Sports and the Ethics of Enhancement

October 21, 2009
Kenneth Olden, Ph.D.
An Academic Model to Address the 21st Century Challenges in Public Health

October 28, 2009
Jonathan Lee-Melk, M.D.
Borderland Pediatrics: Building a Medical Home on the US/Mexico Frontier

November 4, 2009
George Thibault, M.D.
The Educational Implications of Healthcare Reform: Time for a New Flexner Report

November 11, 2009
Andrew Schafer, M.D.
Is the Physician-Scientist Vanishing

November 18, 2009
David Skorton, M.D.
My Life in Medicine

December 2, 2009
Myint Oo, M.D.
My Life as a Doctor in Today's Burma

December 9, 2009
Eric Coleman, M.D., M.P.H.
Listen to Our Patients: They are Telling Us How to Improve the Quality of Transitional Care

December 16, 2009
Kathleen Klink, M.D.
The Patient Centered Medical Home: Panacea or Boondoggle?

January 6, 2010
John E. Jacoby, M.D., M.P.H.
The Quest for Primary Care: On the Life of Dr. Robert Levitt

January 13, 2010
Karen Davis, Ph.D.
National Health Reform: Where Do We Go From Here?

January 20, 2010
Dani Filc, M.D.
Circles of Exclusion: The Politics of Health Care in Israel

January 27, 2010
Danielle Ofri, M.D., Ph.D., D Litt (Hon), FACP
Journeys With Our Patients: Multiculturalism in a Two-Person Canoe

February 3, 2010
Sally Faith Dorfman, M.D., M.S.H.S.A.
My Lives In Medicine

February 17, 2010
Brigadier General Patrick Finnegan
The Rule of Law, Torture and the U.S. Military

February 24, 2010
Peter M. Fleischut, M.D.
How to Engage Housestaff in Quality and Patient Safety

March 3, 2010
Mathew Spitzer, M.D., D.T.M.H. (Class of 1995)
Emergency Medical Assistance in the Presence of the U.S. Military

March 10, 2010
Terry Fulmer, R.N., Ph.D.
The Future of Nursing - Notes from the RWJ/IOM Panels

March 17, 2010
Richard Cooper, M.D.
Geographic Variation and the Myths of Health Care Reform

March 24, 2010
Elizabeth Swain, M.A.
Federally Qualified Health Centers: A Mode for Our Time?

March 31, 2010
Mary Simmerling, Ph.D.
Emerging Complications in Organ Transplantation: The Ethical Challenges of Transplant Tourism

April 7, 2010
Theresa V. Horvath, PA-C, M.P.H.
The Health Initiatives of the Young Lords Party:
How a Group pf 1960s Radicals Made Health a Revolutionary Concern

April 14, 2010
Capt. Steven B. Auerbach, M.D., M.P.H.
HRSA: The Access Agency

April 21, 2010
Deborah Bachrach, J.D.
Medicaid and Health Insurance Reform

April 28, 2010
Marc A. Nivet, Ed.D.
Pursuing Excellence: A Rationale for Diversity and Inclusion

May 5, 2010
Neal Cohen, M.D.
The Public Health Perspective on Mental Health Policy and Practice

May 12, 2010
Alan Aviles, J.D.
Health Reform and the Future of NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation

May 19, 2010
Jamie M.Gree, Giselle D. Torres, and Erica L. Greenberg
US-EU Medical Education Exchange: Denmark, Germany and the U.K.

May 26, 2010
Ralph Nachman, M.D.
Flexner Redux

June 2, 2010
Victor Sidel, M.D.
Health Consequences of War: Diversion of Resources

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