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Healthcare, Health Policy, Public Health

Michael D. Williams is a surgeon at the University of Virginia Health System and director of the UVA Center for Health Policy, which provides comprehensive, apolitical analysis of current and proposed health policies.

Williams has served as chief medical officer for the Washington, D.C. Fire and EMS Department and is now director of UVA’s Summer Medical Leadership Program, which helps prepare underrepresented minority students for medical school and to become leaders in the medical field.

Williams’s analysis is frequently featured in national and regional media outlets.

See Williams discuss the Summer Medical Leadership Program:
http://www.newsplex.com/content/news/UVA-working-to-increase-diversity-in-medicine-through-a-special-summer-program-434546913.html

Child Health, Population Health, Child Health Policy, Medicaid, Vaccines, Lead Poisoning, Violence

Matthew Davis, MD, MAPP, is Division Head of Academic General Pediatrics and Primary Care at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Associate Chief Research Officer for Health Services and Policy Research at Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute at Lurie Children’s. He is a Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His research focus is on population health, with particular emphasis on the family context and impact of local, state and federal policies on child and family health. Before coming to Lurie Children’s, Dr. Davis was at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Michigan, where he was quoted often in the media as the expert on the impact of the Flint, Michigan water contamination crisis. 

Aging, Gerontolgoy, Aging In Place, Housing, housing access, Older Adults, Nursing Home, Community Health, Occupational Therapist, health disparites, Health Policy, Nurse Practitioner, Homebound Patients, low-income communities, health care savings, Nurse,

A number of years ago, while making house calls as a nurse practitioner to homebound, low-income elderly patients in West Baltimore, Sarah Szanton noticed that their environmental challenges were often as pressing as their health challenges. Since then she has developed a program of research at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing on the role of the environment and stressors in health disparities in older adults, particularly those trying to “age in place” or stay out of a nursing home. The result is a program called CAPABLE, which combines handyman services with nursing and occupational therapy to improve mobility, reduce disability, and decrease healthcare costs. She is currently examining the program's effectiveness through grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Innovations Office at the Center on Medicaid and Medicare Services. She is also conducting a study, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, of whether food and energy assistance improve health outcomes for low-income older adults. A former health policy advocate, Dr. Szanton aims her research and publications toward changing policy for older adults and their families.

Big Pharma, Health Policy, Drug Law, Drug Regulation, Health Law

Sachs is a renowned expert on health policy and drug law. She is a scholar of innovation policy whose work explores the interaction of intellectual property law, food and drug regulation and health law. Her work explores problems of innovation and access to new health care technologies. Sachs’ scholarship has or will have appeared in journals that include the Michigan Law Review, the Minnesota Law Review, the Harvard Law Review, the New England Journal of Medicine, and the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Cheryl Healton, DrPH,

Dean, NYU College of Global Public Health

New York University

Public Health, Tobacco, Opioids, Opioid Crisis, Public Health Education, Health Policy, Gun Violence, HIV, AIDS, Substance Abuse, Addiction

Cheryl Healton, DrPH, is dean of the College of Global Public Health and professor of public health policy and management at New York University.  A public health leader and scholar, Healton has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and special reports on topics including HIV/AIDS, the opioid crisis, public health education, health policy, substance abuse, and tobacco. 

Healton was the founding president and CEO of Legacy (now Truth Initiative), a national foundation dedicated to tobacco control created by the tobacco industry’s Master Settlement Agreement. Healton worked to further the foundation’s mission: to build a world where young people reject tobacco and anyone can quit. During her time with Legacy, Healton guided the national youth tobacco prevention counter-marketing campaign, truth®, which has been credited with reducing youth smoking prevalence to near record lows. 

Healton is currently focused on what lessons can be learned from the tobacco industry’s Master Settlement Agreement and applied to other public health issues, including opioids, gun violence, obesity, and global warming. https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMp1802633

Ge Bai, PhD, CPA

Associate Professor of Accounting, Health Policy, and Management

Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

healthcare administration, finace, Accounting, healthcare pricing, Healthcare Management, Health Policy, Healthcare Access, healthcare business, healthcare decision making, Healthcare economics, healthcare information, Healthcare Law

Ge Bai, PhD, CPA is an associate professor of Accounting at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and associate professor of Health Policy & Management at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is an expert on health care pricing, policy, and management. Dr. Bai has testified before House Ways and Means Committee, written for the Wall Street Journal, and published her studies in leading academic journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, JAMA Internal Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, and Health Affairs. Her work has been widely featured in ABC, Atlantic, CBS, CNN, Forbes, Fox News, Los Angeles Times, NBC, New York Times, NPR, The Guardian, U.S. News & World Report, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and other media and used in government regulations and congressional testimonies.  

Health Economics, Children's Health, development economics, Health Policy, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, congestion pricing

Emilia Simeonova, PhD (Economics from Columbia University in 2008) joined Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in 2013 from Tufts University. Between 2011-2012 she was a research fellow at the Center for Health and Wellbeing at Princeton University. Emilia’s research interests in the economics of health care delivery, patient adherence to therapy and the interaction between physicians and patients, racial disparities in health outcomes, the long-term effects of shocks to children's health and intergenerational transmission of health.  Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Swedish Research Council and the Danish Academy of Sciences. 

Matthew Kavanagh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Global Health at Georgetown University’s School of Nursing & Health Studies, and Director of the Global Health Policy & Politics Initiative at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law

Georgetown University Medical Center

Political Economy of Development, Human Rights, Comparative Politics of Health, Health Policy

Matthew Kavanagh is a visiting professor at Georgetown University Law Center and director of the Global Health Policy and Governance Initiative at the O’Neill Institute. A political scientist by training, with extensive policy experience, he works at the intersection of global health, law, and political economy. Dr. Kavanagh’s research and policy work focus on the drivers of access to healthcare and medicines in low- and middle-income countries and the impact of human rights and constitutional protections on health outcomes.

He currently serves on the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee for UNAIDS, as an advisor to the Health Global Access Project, and has previously advised the WHO, U.S. State Department, and various NGOs on human rights and global health policy. As a social scientist, Dr. Kavanagh uses both qualitative research methods and large-N statistics to understand how governance institutions help or hinder the advancement of population health – with recent empirical fieldwork in South Africa, India, Malawi, Lesotho, and Thailand as part of projects on HIV treatment policy and the constitutionalization of health. His policy work seeks to address these governance challenges and has included leading transnational efforts focused on access to HIV treatment, community participation in global health programs, international trade, financial industry regulation, and water rights. This work has included drafting legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives; presenting before the U.N. Special Rapporteur for the Right to Health, members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, House Ways and Means Committee, and the U.S. Trade Representative; and leading a successful policy change effort that secured expanded HIV treatment access in East and Southern Africa.

Dr. Kavanagh’s work has appeared in a social science and health journals such as The Lancet, Studies in Comparative International Development, Health & Human Rights, and others and he has been interviewed in outlets ranging from the New York Times and Wall Street Journal to the BBC and Al Jazeera.

He completed a PhD in political science from the University of Pennsylvania, certificate in health law from Penn’s law school, Masters in communities and policy from Harvard University and BA from Vassar College.

Risk Analysis, Engineering Economic Analysis, Health Policy, decision analysis, strategic decision making, emerging threats

Gilberto Montibeller is a Full Professor of Management Science at Loughborough University (UK) and a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Southern California (USA). He joined Loughborough in 2015 after spending a decade as a tenured faculty in the Department of Management at the London School of Economics. He has taken senior management roles at Loughborough University, as Associate Dean for Enterprise and Head of the Management Science and Operations Group.

He has a BSc in Electrical Engineering (UFSC), MSc in Engineering Economic Analysis (UFSC) and PhD in Engineering Economic Analysis (UFSC/Univ. of Strathclyde). After his doctorate, he continued his studies as a pos-doc research fellow in Management Science at the University of Strathclyde.

Prof Montibeller is an expert on strategic risk and decision analysis. His main areas of application are global health prioritisations and health risk management, having led projects for the World Health Organization, Pan-American Health Organization, UK Department for Environment, Health and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), UK Department of Health, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), USAID, among others.

He is Associate Editor of the Informs Decision Analysis journal and has served as area editor of the Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis. He has published widely in top journals in decision sciences. The quality of his research has been recognised by best publications awards from the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (Informs), the Society for Risk Analysis, and the International Society on Multi-Criteria Decision Making.

He has been a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA, Austria), and CNRS Lamsade at Paris Dauphine University (France). He is a visiting professor at the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Adjunct Professor at the Hertie School of Government (Germany) and IE Business School (Spain). 

Prof Montibeller has extensive experience with executive education over more than 20 years, having taught courses at the LSE executive schools (UK), LSE corporate education (UK), Warwick Business School (UK), Hertie School of Government (Germany) and IE Business School (Spain).

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