The 2017 Annual Research Meeting (ARM) agenda is now available. Explore this year's dynamic agenda featuring plenary panels; innovation, abstract and methods sessions; panels on critical and emerging issues in HSR; funding priorities; and career development workshops.

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Agenda at a Glance

Sunday, June 25

7:00 AM – 6:00 PM Registration Open
8:00 – 9:00 AM Coffee Break
8:45 – 10:00 AM Opening Plenary
10:00 – 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Concurrent Sessions
12:15 – 1:45 PM Poster Session A (Boxed Lunch)
2:00 – 3:30 PM Concurrent Sessions
3:30 – 4:00 PM Break
4:00 – 5:30 PM Concurrent Sessions
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Exhibit Hall Hours

Monday, June 26

7:00 – 6:00 PM Registration Open
8:00 AM – 9:15 AM Poster Session B/ Continental Breakfast
9:30 – 11:00 AM Concurrent Sessions
11:15 AM – 12:45 PM Concurrent Sessions
1:00 – 3:00 PM Lunch Plenary Session
3:15 – 4:45 PM Concurrent Sessions
5:00 – 6:30 PM Concurrent Sessions
6:30 – 8:00 PM Poster Session C
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Exhibit Hall Hours
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Exhibit Hall Hours

Tuesday, June 27

7:00 AM – 12:00 PM Registration Open
7:00 – 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 – 9:30 AM Concurrent Sessions
9:45 – 11:15 AM Concurrent Sessions
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Concurrent Sessions

Opening Plenary

Health Policy After the Election: What Can We Expect? What Will Be the Role of Evidence?
Sunday, June 25, 8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from experts with experience inside and outside state and federal policymaking to discuss what is happening with various dimensions of health care and science policy. The panelists will also reflect on their views on the role of evidence in policy decision-making now and in the future.


Joe Thompson

Joseph W. Thompson M.D., M.P.H.

President & CEO, Arkansas Center for Health Improvement; Professor of Pediatrics, UAMS College of Medicine; Professor of Health Policy and Management, UAMS College of Public Health

Dr. Joe Thompson is president and CEO of the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement Read Bio


Joseph Antos

Joseph R. Antos, Ph.D.

Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy - American Enterprise Institute
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Committee Member, Member, Presenter

Adaeze Enekwechi, Ph.D., M.P.P.

Operating Partner - Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe

Dr. Adaeze Enekwechi is an Operating Partner focused on healthcare investments at Welsh, Carson, Anderson & St... Read Bio

Lunch Plenary

Responding to Crises: The Role of Resiliency in Communities and Health Care Systems
Monday, June 26, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

This session will examine the lessons we are learning about the role of resiliency and preparedness in helping communities and local health systems effectively respond to crises in the context of increases in catastrophic weather and terrorism events. These crises also have a disproportionate impact on impoverished communities and communities of color, so we want to bring an equity and social determinants lens to the discussion, building on the 2016 opening ARM plenary focused on race, ethnicity, and health.



Chandra. Anita

Anita Chandra, Dr.P.H.

Vice President, RAND Social and Economic Well-Being - RAND Corporation

Anita Chandra is vice president and director of RAND Social and Economic Well-Being and a senior policy resear... Read Bio

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Committee Member, Presenter

Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H.

Strategic Advisor - Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Initiatives (CEPI)

Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H. is currently the Strategic Advisor to the CEO of the Coalition for Epidemic Prepa... Read Bio

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Herminia Palacio, M.D., M.P.H.

President and CEO - Guttmacher Institute

Dr. Herminia Palacio is a public health emergency management expert with more than 30 years of experience acro... Read Bio

Special Session

Rebuilding the Health Care Delivery System from the Ground Up
Monday, June 26, 9:30 a.m. –1 1:00 a.m.

This special session will feature a panel discussion on the challenges, issues, and experiences of key stakeholders involved in rebuilding the health care delivery system in the Greater New Orleans area post-Katrina, including efforts to develop a resilient community and a learning health system.



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Rebekah E. Gee, M.D., M.P.H.

CEO of Health Care Services - Louisiana State University

Dr. Rebekah Gee is an Obstetrician/Gynecologist and CEO of Health Care Services for Louisiana State University. Read Bio