Fall 2013

Open Classroom Fall 13 Healthy America

Policy for a Healthy America

Wednesday Evenings, 6:00 to 8:00pm
September 4th through December 4th
Fall Semester 2013
West Village F, Room 20

Each semester we select one graduate-level seminar and open it up to the entire campus and public-at-large to attend for free. Each week we feature prominent guest lecturers with real-world expertise and experience.

 

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DateTopicFeatured Lecturers
September
4The U.S. Healthcare System: The Best and Worst in the WorldView the videos

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Tim Hoff, Associate Professor of Management, Healthcare Systems, and Health Policy at Northeastern University

 

Wendy Parmet, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Law at Northeastern University

 

11The Promise and Pitfalls of ObamacareView the videos

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John Auerbach, Director of the Institute on Urban Health Research, Professor of Practice, Northeastern University

 

John McDonough, Director of the Center for Public Health Leaders, Professor of Practice of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health

 

18Reflections on a Career: The Health Care Achievements of Mayor MeninoView the videos 
Mayor Menino, Mayor of Boston
Matt Fishman, Vice President, Partners Healthcare

 

Judyann Bigby, former Secretary of Health and Human Services, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

Azzie Young, President and CEO, Mattapan Community Health Center

 

25If Health Care is So Good For Us, Why Are We Still Dying from It?View the videos

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Deborah Wachenheim, Health Quality Manager, Health Care for All

 

Don Goldman, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

 

Wendy Parmet, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Law, Northeastern University

 

October
2The Doctor is In (Your Pocket): When Your Smart Phone Takes Care of YouView the videos

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John Halamka, Chief Information Officer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

 

Adam Powell, Healthcare Economist, President of Payer+Provider Syndicate

 

9Is There a Doctor in the House? Maybe Not, But Will it Matter?View the videos

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Harris Berman, Dean, Medical School, Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts Medical School

 

Tim Hoff, Associate Professor of Management, Healthcare Systems, and Health Policy at Northeastern University

 

Terry Fulmer, Dean, Bouve College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University

 

16Why Paying Physicians and Hospitals for their Performance Scares EveryoneView the videos

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Sarah Iselin, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Policy, and Community Partnerships and Chief Strategy Officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

 

Gary Young, Director, Center for Health Policy and Healthcare, Professor of Strategic Management and Healthcare Systems at DMSB, Northeastern University

 

23A Single-Payer System: Closer Than You ThinkView the presentation

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Harry Chen, Commissioner of Vermont Department of Health

 

Jim Hester, Senior Advisor at Population Health Systems

 

30To Be or Not to Be (At Home): That is the Long-Term Care QuestionView the videos

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Alice Bonner, Associate Professor of Nursing, Northeastern University; former Director, Division of Nursing Homes, Office of Clinical Standards and Quality, CMS

 

Bob Master, CEO, Commonwealth Care Alliance

 

November
6Why Getting Healthy is Hard: Case of Obesity

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John Auerbach, Director of the Institute on Urban Health Research / Professor of Practice at Northeastern University

 

Cheryl Bartlett, Commissioner of Public Health of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

Paul Kuehnert, Senior Program Officer, Team Director for Public Health Program management at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

 

13When Politicians Play Doctor: Legislating Reproductive Health

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Aziza Ahmed, Assistand Professor of Law at Northeastern University

Rebecca Hart, Associate Director of Programs at Provide
20The Prescription Drug Pipeline: Too Slow for Our Own Good?

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Sid Wolfe, Founder, Senior Adviser, Health Research Group

 

Kenneth Kaitin, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for the Study of Drug Development, Tufts University School of Medicine

 

27No class – Thanksgiving Break
December
4Gazing into the Crystal Ball: U.S. Health Care 20 Years from Now
Marcia Angell, Senior Lecturer, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine

 

Amy Whitcomb Slemmer, Executive Director at Health Care for All

 

 

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