Bringing the Health Services Research Community Together Virtually 

In June 2021, health services researchers, policy analysts, clinicians and community members using evidence and data to transform health and health care will once again convene virtually for the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM). 

An important annual milestone for the community, the ARM is AcademyHealth’s biggest and most popular meeting of the year, offering an irreplaceable forum for connection, recognition, reflection, learning and professional networking opportunities.

Registration includes access to both the live event (June 14-17, 2021) and all the virtual content until Monday, July 19, 2021.

A Virtual Success in 2020

In 2020, nearly 2,000 individuals came together at our first ever virtual ARM. Attendees benefited from engaging with their peers, sharing diverse perspectives, and highlighting the continued need for timely, evidence-based policies to transform health care.

In 2021, we are improving the virtual ARM experience by:  

  1. Offering even MORE live and pre-recorded breakout sessions, enjoyed both during the four days of the event and/or on your own time.
  2. Providing additional networking activities and creating professional engagement opportunities across the event.
  3. Now including AcademyHealth Interest Group (IG), career development, and methods sessions during the live event..


Featured Speakers

Amy Abernethy

Amy Abernethy, M.D., Ph.D.

Former Principal Deputy Commissioner - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Amy P. Abernethy, MD PhD is a hematologist/oncologist and palliative medicine physician, and an internationall... Read Bio

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Tanisha Carino, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer - Alexion

Tanisha Carino, Ph.D., is Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer of Alexion. In this role, ... Read Bio

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Carolyn Clancy, M.D., MACP

Acting Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Dr. Carolyn Clancy has served as Acting Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs since January 20, 2021. Read Bio

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Committee Member

Ceci Connolly

President and CEO - Alliance of Community Health Plans

Ceci Connolly, a nationally recognized health care leader, took over as president and CEO of the Alliance of C... Read Bio

Lisa Cooper

Lisa Cooper, M.D., M.P.H.

Director - Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute

Dr. Lisa Cooper is the James F. Fries Professor of Medicine, and Bloomberg Distinguished Professor in Health E... Read Bio

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Daniel Dawes, J.D.

Executive Director - Satcher Health Leadership Institute

Daniel E. Dawes, J.D., a widely respected scholar, researcher, educator, and leader in the health equity, heal... Read Bio

Austin Frakt
Author, Committee Member, Member

Austin Frakt, Ph.D.

Health Economist and Director - Partnered Evidence-Based Policy Resource Center

Austin Frakt, Ph.D., is a Health Economist and Director of the Partnered Evidence-based Policy Resource Center... Read Bio

Sherry Glied
Co-Chairs, Member, Presenter

Sherry Glied, Ph.D.

Dean - NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

In 2013, Sherry Glied was named Dean of New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Servi... Read Bio

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Kate Goodrich, M.D., M.H.S.

Senior Vice President for Trend and Analytics - Humana, Inc.

Kate Goodrich, MD, MHS, is SVP for Trend and Analytics within the Clinical and Pharmacy Solutions segment of H... Read Bio

Joneigh Khaldun

Joneigh Khaldun, M.D., M.P.H., FACEP

Chief Medical Executive and Chief Deputy Director - Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Joneigh S. Khaldun, MD, MPH, FACEP is the Chief Medical Executive and Chief Deputy Director for Health in the ... Read Bio

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Harlan Krumholz, M.D., S.M.

Director - Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE)

Harlan Krumholz, MD, SM, is the director of the Yale New Haven Hospital Center for Outcomes Research and Evalu... Read Bio

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Committee Member, Presenter

Joy Lewis, M.S.W., M.P.H.

Senior Vice President - Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, American Hospital Association (AHA)

Joy A. Lewis, MSW, MPH, is senior vice president, health equity strategies and executive director, Institute f... Read Bio

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Carolyn Magill

CEO - Aetion

Carolyn i s the CEO of Aetion, the digital health company delivering the platform that turns real-world data i... Read Bio


Wendell Primus

Senior Policy Advisor - Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Wendell Primus is the Senior Policy Advisor on Budget and Health issues to Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Read Bio

Kosali Simon

Kosali Simon, Ph.D.

Professor - Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Dr. Kosali Simon is a Herman B Wells Endowed Professor at the Indiana University School of Public and Environm... Read Bio

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Member, Presenter

Eduardo Sanchez, M.D., M.P.H., FAAFP

Chief Medical Officer - American Heart Association

Dr. Eduardo Sanchez serves as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Prevention for the American Heart Association (A... Read Bio

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Umair Shah, M.D., M.P.H.

Secretary of Health - Washington State Department of Health

Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH, was appointed Secretary of Health by Governor Jay Inslee and joined the Department of ... Read Bio

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