NEW PERSPECTIVES ON HEALTH POLICY: ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM
The 2017 New Perspectives on Health Policy Symposium, organized in conjunction with the The Carle Foundation, will address The Medicalization of Poverty. It is well documented that a number of diseases are strongly linked to poverty, and poverty is a strong predictor of health status. But a second aspect of poverty is less well-explored—that we have medicalized poverty. We spend inordinate amounts of money and other resources to address healthcare needs brought on by poverty instead of providing for the tangible needs of the poor before illness strikes. We treat the symptom, not the problem. This gathering is to consider “How can we do better, and what role can law and policy play?” The Symposium will bring together experts on the connection between poverty, disease burden, and healthcare expenditures to explore creative approaches for improving the life chances of the most disadvantaged among us. The healthcare system itself may have a transformative role to play.
The symposium is jointly provided and co-sponsored by the Carle health system, the Epstein Health Law and Policy Program at the University of Illinois College of Law, the University of Virginia Department of Public Health Sciences, the University of Virginia School of Medicine Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities, the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, and MedAxiom.
Featured presenters include:
- James J. Heckman, the Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and a Nobel Memorial Prize winner in economics, will present the keynote address on November 2.
- Governor Tommy Thompson, former Secretary of Health and Human Services and Governor of Wisconsin, will deliver the keynote address on November 3.
- Professor Mark Hall, Director of Health Law and Policy Program, the Wake Forest School of Law
- Ruth Gaare Bernheim, Chair, Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Virginia and Co-Director of The Institute for Practical Ethics and Public Life
- Professor Richard L. Kaplan, the Guy Raymond Jones Chair in Law at the University of Illinois and a leading expert in elder law
- Professor Dayna Matthew, William L. Matheson and Robert M. Morgenthau Distinguished Professor of Law, F. Palmer Weber Research Professor of Civil Liberties and Human Rights, University of Virginia, a well-respected voice in public heath
- Professor Mary Crossley, a leading disability scholar and former dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law
- Professor Elizabeth Weeks Leonard, the J. Alton Hosch Professor of Law at the University of Georgia School of Law
- Professor William M. Sage, James R. Dougherty Chair for Faculty Excellence at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law
- Professor David Orentlicher, Cobeaga Law Firm Professor of Law, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, and Co-Director of the UNLV Health Law Program
- Professor Ruby Mendenhall of the Department of Sociology at the University of Illinois
- Professor David A. Hyman, Georgetown University School of Law
- Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson, Roger and Stephany Joslin Professor of Law, Director of Epstein Health Law and Policy Program, University of Illinois College of Law
- Professor Daniel Becker, Tussi and John Kluge Professor of Palliative Medicine and Director, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities, University of Virginia School of Medicine
- Professor Monica Uddin, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Illinois
- Professor Lois Shepherd, Peter A. Wallenborn, Jr. and Dolly F. Wallenborn Professor of Biomedical Ethics, Professor of Health Sciences, Professor of Law, University of Virginia
- Larry Sobal, Executive Vice President and Senior Consultant for MedAxiom
- Commissioner Marissa J. Levine, MD MPH, State Health Commissioner, Virginia Department of Health
- Professor Madhu Viswanathan, PhD, Diane and Steven N. Miller Professor in Business at the University of Illinois
- Professor Abbe R. Gluck, Professor of Law, Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy, Yale School of Law
- Katherine L. Kraschel, Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Law, Research Scholar, and Executive Director of the Solomon Center, Yale Law School
- Professor Michelle Oberman, Katharine and George Alexander Professor of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law
- Catrina Miksis, 2016 Equal Justice Works Fellow, 2016 graduate of the College of Law
- Craig J. Konnoth, Associate Professor of Law, University of Colorado Boulder Law School
- Carolyn Pointer, JD, Policy Director, Office of Population Science and Policy, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
- David Steward, MD, MPH, Vice Chair for Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement, Department of Internal Medicine, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
- Arden Caffrey, Policy Intern, Office of Population Science and Policy, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
- Govind Persad, JD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Berman Institute of Bioethics, Johns Hopkins University and Department of Health Policy & Management, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Brendan Saloner, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Berman Institute of Bioethics, Johns Hopkins University
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