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Monday, June 17
1 p.m. | WELCOME, OPENING REMARKS
Alonzo L. Plough, PhD, MA, MPH
Vice President, Research-Evaluation-Learning and CSO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
1:15 p.m. | INTRODUCTIONS, AGENDA OVERVIEW
Ashish Jha, M.D., MPH
K.T. Li Professor of Global Health and Dean for Global Strategy at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Director, Harvard Global Health Institute
Sherry Glied, PhD, MA
Dean, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University
Austin Frakt, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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1:45 p.m. | PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH ON SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH
Paula Braveman, MD, MPH
Professor of Family and Community Medicine, and Director, Center on Social Disparities in Health, University of California, San Francisco
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2:30 p.m. | AUDIENCE AND COMMITTEE QUESTIONS AND DISCUSSION
3:15 p.m. | BREAK
3:30 p.m. | PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH ON HEALTH SYSTEM DRIVERS OF HEALTH
David Cutler, PhD
Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics, Harvard University
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4:15 p.m. | AUDIENCE AND COMMITTEE QUESTIONS AND DISCUSSION
5:00 p.m. | SUMMARY AND NEXT STEPS
5:15 p.m. | ADJOURN
Paula Braveman, MD, MPH is Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Director of the Center on Social Disparities in Health at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). For more than 25 years, Dr. Braveman has studied and published extensively on health equity and the social determinants of health, and has worked to bring attention to these issues in the U.S. and internationally. Her research has focused on measuring, documenting, understanding, and addressing socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities, particularly in maternal and infant health. During the 1990s she collaborated with World Health Organization staff in Geneva to develop a global initiative on equity in health and health care. She directed the research for a national commission on the social determinants of health in the U.S. supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She has played a prominent role nationally and internationally in clarifying the concept of health equity and its implications for action. Throughout her career, she has collaborated with local, state, federal, and international health agencies to see rigorous research translated into practice with the goal of achieving greater equity in health. She was elected to the Institute of Medicine (now the National Academy of Medicine) in 2002.
David Cutler has developed an impressive record of achievement in both academia and the public sector. He served as Assistant Professor of Economics from 1991 to 1995, was named John L. Loeb Associate Professor of Social Sciences in 1995, and received tenure in 1997. He is currently the Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics in the Department of Economics and was named Harvard College Professor in 2014. Professor Cutler holds secondary appointments at the Kennedy School of Government and the School of Public Health. Professor Cutler was associate dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences for Social Sciences from 2003-2008.
Honored for his scholarly work and singled out for outstanding mentorship of graduate students, Professor Cutler’s work in health economics and public economics has earned him significant academic and public acclaim. Professor Cutler served on the Council of Economic Advisers and the National Economic Council during the Clinton Administration and has advised the Presidential campaigns of Bill Bradley, John Kerry, and Barack Obama as well as being Senior Health Care Advisor for the Obama Presidential Campaign.
Professor Cutler was a key advisor in the formulation of the recent cost control legislation in Massachusetts, and is one of the members of the Health Policy Commission created to help reduce medical spending in that state.
Professor Cutler received an AB from Harvard University (1987) and a PhD in Economics from MIT (1991).