HDP Audience

For three days in October 2019, a sold out crowd explored the many mechanisms of the health policy process (including its key players), reviewed the federal budget process, and gained insights into state health policy, public opinion, and more.

​Featured Speakers

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Member, Presenter

Cristina Boccuti, M.A., M.P.P.

Director - West Health Policy Center

Cristina Boccuti is an expert on national health policy, focusing particularly on Medicare reform, health care... Read Bio

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James Capretta, M.A.

Resident Fellow - American Enterprise Institute

James C. Capretta has more than three decades of experience in health care and fiscal policy. Read Bio

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Beth Connolly, M.P.A.

Project Director - The Pew Charitable Trusts

Beth Connolly directs Pew's substance use prevention and treatment initiative. Read Bio

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Sabrina Corlette, J.D.

Research Professor - Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR)

Sabrina Corlette, J.D., is a Research Professor at the Center on Health Insurance Reforms (CHIR) at Georgetown... Read Bio

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Sarah Dash, M.P.H.

President and Chief Executive Officer - Alliance for Health Policy

Sarah J. Dash, MPH, is the president and chief executive officer at the Alliance for Health Policy. Read Bio

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Eleanor Dehoney, M.P.H.

Vice President - Research!America

Ellie Dehoney has been vice president of policy and advocacy at Research!America since March of 2011. Read Bio

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Margo Edmunds, Ph.D., FAMIA

Vice President, Evidence Generation and Translation - AcademyHealth

As Vice President for Evidence Generation and Translation, Dr. Margo Edmunds leads AcademyHealth's portfolios ... Read Bio

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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

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Jessica Farb

Director - Government Accountability Office

Jessica Farb is a Director on the Health Care team at the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO). Read Bio

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Moira Forbes, M.B.A.

Policy Director - MACPAC

Moira Forbes is a policy director at the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC). Read Bio

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Author, Presenter

Justin Giovannelli, J.D., M.P.P.

Associate Research Professor - Georgetown University

Justin Giovannelli is an associate research professor and project director at the Center on Health Insurance R... Read Bio

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Member, Presenter

Stuart Guterman, M.A.

Independent Consultant

Stuart Guterman is an independent consultant. From July 2015 through December 2016, he was a Senior Scholar in... Read Bio

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Liz Hamel

Vice President and Director - Kaiser Family Foundation

Liz Hamel is Vice President and Director of Public Opinion and Survey Research at the Kaiser Family Foundation... Read Bio

Dianne Hasselman
Committee Member

Dianne Hasselman, M.S.P.H.

Deputy Executive Director - National Association of Medicaid Directors

Dianne manages a broad spectrum of activities including planning NAMD’s public policy and advocacy agenda in c... Read Bio

Dora Hughes
Member, Presenter

Dora Hughes, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Research Professor - Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University

Dora Hughes, MD, MPH, is Associate Research Professor of Health Policy & Management at the Milken Institute Sc... Read Bio

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Christopher Jennings

President - Jennings Policy Strategies

Chris Jennings is an over three decades-long health policy veteran of the White House, the Congress and the pr... Read Bio

Gregg Margolis
Committee Member

Gregg Margolis, Ph.D.

Director of Health Policy Fellowships and Leadership Programs - National Academy of Sciences

Gregg S. Margolis, PhD, is the Director of Health Policy Fellowships and Leadership Programs at the National A... Read Bio

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Moira Forbes, M.B.A.

Policy Director - MACPAC

Moira Forbes is a policy director at the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC). Read Bio

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Carolyn Mullen

Chief of Government Affairs and Public Relations - Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

Carolyn Mullen is Chief of Government Affairs & Public Relations and brings 17 years of experience as a govern... Read Bio

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Member, Presenter

Len Nichols, M.A., Ph.D.

Director - Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics (CHPRE)

Len M. Nichols has been the Director of the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics (CHPRE) and a Profess... Read Bio

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Tannaz Rasouli, M.P.H.

Senior Director - Association of American Medical Colleges

As Senior Director of Public Policy and Strategic Outreach at the Association of American Medical Colleges, Ta... Read Bio

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Lauren Riplinger, J.D.

Vice President - American Health Information Management Association

Lauren currently serves as AHIMA’s Vice President of Policy & Government Affairs. Read Bio

Sara Rosenbaum
Member, Presenter

Sara Rosenbaum, J.D.

Professor Emerita, Health Law and Policy - George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health

Sara Rosenbaum, J.D., is Professor Emerita, Health Law and Policy at the Milken Institute School of Public Hea... Read Bio

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Kristin Rosengren

Vice President, Strategic Communications - AcademyHealth

Kristin Rosengren is Vice President, Strategic Communications, and co-director of the AcademyHealth Translatio... Read Bio

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Brian Smedley, Ph.D.

Equity Scholar, Senior Fellow - Urban Institute

Brian Smedley is among the inaugural class of equity scholars at Urban, where he’ll continue his policy resear... Read Bio

Rodney Whitlock

Rodney Whitlock, Ph.D.

Vice President - McDermott+Consulting

Rodney is an accomplished health care executive with more than two decades on the Hill where he specialized in... Read Bio

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Sandra Wilkniss, Ph.D.

Program Director - National Governors Association

Sandra Wilkniss serves as a program director for the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices’... Read Bio

Cynthia Woodcock
Committee Member, Member

Cynthia Woodcock, M.B.A.

Executive Director - The Hilltop Institute

Cynthia H. Woodcock, M.B.A., is executive director of The Hilltop Institute at the University of Maryland, Bal... Read Bio

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Jennifer Young

Co-founder - Tarplin, Downs & Young, LLC

Jennifer B. Young served as the Assistant Secretary for Legislation at the Department of Health and Human Serv... Read Bio

About the Orientation

There is no bigger, hot-button issue today than health care. As debates persist and big decisions loom, now is the time to understand the fundamentals of health policymaking – how the many pieces of the health care puzzle work together, while providing content and context about the current political environment.

Take a deep dive into all aspects of health policy at the Health Policy Orientation. Attendees explore the many mechanisms of the policy process, including its key players (from relevant congressional staff to the three branches of government and federal agencies), an overview of the federal budget process, and insights into state health policy, public opinion, and more.

The Orientation has a small meeting format (50 participants) – designed to encourage collaboration, interaction and networking among participants and esteemed faculty.

2019 Registration Rates

Individual $1,500 $1,800
Fellow $1,300

Individual must be a current fellow member or join AcademyHealth as a fellow.