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At the first-ever virtual Health Policy Orientation, a sold out, digital crowd explored the many mechanisms of the health policy process.

Featured Speakers


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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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Committee Member, Member, Presenter

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

Research Associate Professor - Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University

Dr. Enekwechi is a Research Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Milken Institute School... Read Bio

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Christopher Holt, M.A.

Director of Health Care Policy - American Action Forum

Christopher Holt is the Director of Health Care Policy at the American Action Forum (AAF)—a center right polic... Read Bio

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Emily Holubowich, M.P.P.

Vice President, Federal Advocacy - American Heart Association

Emily joined the American Heart Association in 2019 with more than twenty years of experience in health and fi... 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

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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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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

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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

Sara Rosenbaum
Member, Presenter

Sara Rosenbaum, J.D.

Professor - George Washington University

Sara Rosenbaum, J.D. is the Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy and Founding Chair of the... Read Bio

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Member

Stephen Parente, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.

Professor in the Department of Finance - University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management AcademyHealth Board Vice Chair

Stephen Parente, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S. is a Professor in the Department of Finance and the Minnesota Insurance I... Read Bio

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Lorin Ranbom

Director - Ohio State University Wexner College of Medicine

Lorin Ranbom is the Director of the Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center (GRC), a public unive... Read Bio

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Margo Edmunds, Ph.D.

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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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

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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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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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Chethan Bachireddy, M.D., M.Sc.

Chief Medical Officer - Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (Medicaid)

Chethan Bachireddy is the Chief Medical Officer for the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (Me... 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

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

Lauren Adams
Staff

Lauren Adams, M.A.

Director of Communications and Public Relations - AcademyHealth

Lauren Adams, M.A., is director of communications and public relations at AcademyHealth, where she oversees pu... 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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Alison Mitchell, M.P.P.

Specialist in Health Care Financing - Congressional Research Service

Alison Mitchell is a Specialist in Health Care Financing with the Congressional Research Service focusing on b... Read Bio

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Lara Robillard, M.P.Aff

Principal Analyst - Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Lara Robillard has been a principal analyst at the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) in the Budget Analysis Di... 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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Staff

Kristin Rosengren

Vice President and Co-Director - AcademyHealth

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

Registration Rates

  MEMBER NON-MEMBER
Individual $750 $900
Fellow $650
 

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