IHPS 50th Anniversary Symposium

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IHPS 50th Anniversary Symposium

Join us for the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies 50th Anniversary Symposium!

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Robertson Auditorium, Rutter Center Mission Bay Conference Center 1675 Owens Street San Francisco, CA 94143-3008

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Lunch will be provided


Opening Remarks: Talmadge King, MD, Dean, UCSF School of Medicine

Video Remarks: Admiral Rachel Levine, MD, Assistant Secretary for Health, US Department of Health and Human Services

“How Government Uses Research to Craft Policy”: Panel discussion with state and local government officials discussing the importance of evidence-based research in policy-making for health and healthcare.

Moderator: Peter V. Lee, former CEO Covered California


  • Alice Hm Chen, CMO, Covered California
  • Scott Wiener, California State Senator, District 11

Celebration of the Harold S. Luft Mentoring Award Winners:

  • 2020, Mary Whooley, MD
  • 2021, Pamela Ling, MD
  • 2022, Urmimala Sarkar, MD

"Health Journalists and Using Research to Communicate Health Policy": Panel discussion with national and local health journalists discussing the importance of communicating policy-focused research to advance equity in health and health care.

Moderator: David Rousseau (Kaiser Health News publisher)

  • Ana Ibarra, CalMatters
  • Dan Diamond, The Washington Post
  • Joanne Kenan, formerly Politico, currently Johns Hopkins School Public Health Commonwealth Fund Journalist in Residence

Poster Session:  Exploring current work in the IHPS 12 core focus areas below

  • Access to Care & Insurance
  • Aging & Long-term Care
  • Adolescent & Children's Health
  • Gender & Reproductive Health
  • Healthcare Value & Economics
  • Healthcare Workforce & Education
  • Health Equity
  • Industry Influences on Health
  • Informatics & Digital Health
  • Patient Experience & Quality of Care
  • Social & Environmental Determinants of Health
  • Substance Use & Mental Health