The Best of Health Data and Health Policy Innovation


AcademyHealth is excited to once again offer the joint experience of the Health Datapalooza and the National Health Policy Conference (NHPC). Join us for three days of virtual, boundary breaking discussions about the latest and most important health policy issues facing our nation and the data and evidence that will drive innovation and help achieve our goals of better health and health care for everyone.

Through a combination of LIVE online plenary, pre-recorded breakout, and poster sessions, as well as virtual networking and group activities, the 2021 event will harness and strengthen the synergies that exist between the data and policy worlds and offer innovative solutions to directly confront the challenges, opportunities, and threats facing U.S. health care.

Tenenbaum Statement

A Virtual Event


  • Live plenary presentations with interactive group chats.
  • Pre-recorded breakout sessions (never miss a session and participate at your leisure).
  • An interactive poster hall featuring the latest research on a diverse range of health topics.
  • Unique group and/or one-to-one virtual networking opportunities.

Featured Live Speakers


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Presenter

Toyin Ajayi, M.D., M.Phil.

Chief Health Officer - Cityblock Health

Dr. Ajayi, board certified in family medicine, is Chief Health Officer of Cityblock Health, the first tech-dri... Read Bio

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Presenter

Richard Baron, M.D., MACP

President and CEO - American Board of Internal Medicine and the ABIM Foundation

Dr. Baron, board certified in internal medicine and geriatrics, is President and Chief Executive Officer of th... Read Bio

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Richard Besser, M.D.

President & CEO - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Richard E. Besser, MD, is president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a position he assumed in Ap... Read Bio

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Committee Member

André Blackman

Founder and CEO - Onboard Health

André is the Founder and CEO of Onboard Health, a specialized executive search and advisory firm focused on c... Read Bio

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John Brownstein, Ph.D.

Chief Innovation Officer - Boston Children’ Hospital

John Brownstein, Ph.D is Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School and is the Chief Innova... Read Bio

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Presenter

Francesca Dominici, Ph.D.

Co-Director - Harvard Data Science Initiative

Francesca Dominici is Clarence James Gamble Professor of Biostatistics, Population and Data Science at the Har... Read Bio

Shereef Elnahal

Shereef Elnahal, MD, MBA

Chief Executive Officer - University Hospital in Newark, NJ

Dr. Shereef Elnahal is the President and Chief Executive Officer of University Hospital in Newark, NJ- a Level... Read Bio

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Presenter

Kadija Ferryman, Ph.D.

Industry Assistant Professor - NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering

Kadija Ferryman is a cultural anthropologist who studies the ethical, social, cultural, and policy dimensions ... Read Bio

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Presenter

Julian Harris, M.D.

Partner - Deerfield Management

Julian Harris, M.D., is a Partner on the Healthcare Services team at Deerfield and joined the Firm in 2019. Read Bio

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Presenter

Ivor Horn, M.D., M.P.H.

Director, Health Equity and Product Inclusion - Google

Dr. Ivor Braden Horn has over 20+ years of experience as an executive in health systems, academic, and venture... Read Bio

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Committee Member, Presenter

Sachin Jain, M.D., M.B.A., FACP

President and Chief Executive Officer - SCAN Group and SCAN Health Plan

Sachin (pronounced SUCH-in) H. Jain, MD, MBA became president and CEO of SCAN Group and Health Plan on July 1,... Read Bio

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Presenter

Maneesh Juneja

Digital Health Futurist

Maneesh Juneja is a Digital Health Futurist who explores the convergence of emerging technologies to see how t... Read Bio

Michelle McMurry-Heath
Presenter

Michelle McMurry-Heath, M.D., Ph.D.

President & CEO - Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)

Michelle McMurry-Heath assumed the leadership of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) as President ... Read Bio

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Committee Member

Kistein Monkhouse, M.P.A.

Founder & CEO - Patient Orator

Kistein Monkhouse, MPA is the CEO & founder of Patient Orator, a digital health startup, that is using a mobil... Read Bio

Ziad Obermeyer
Presenter

Ziad Obermeyer, M.D., M.Phil.

Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management in the School of Public Health - UC Berkeley

Ziad Obermeyer is the Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management in the ... Read Bio

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Presenter

Sudip Parikh, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Publisher - American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Sudip Parikh, Ph.D., became the 19th chief executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement o... Read Bio

Lauren Powell
Presenter

Lauren Powell, M.P.A., Ph.D.

President & CEO - The Equitist

Recently named among Fortune's 40 Under 40 in Healthcare, Dr. Lauren Powell is the President & CEO of The Equi... Read Bio

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Presenter

Shannon (Sartin) West

Chief Technology Officer - Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation

Shannon Sartin is the Chief Technology Officer at the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation. Read Bio

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Presenter

Kathleen Sebelius, M.B.A.

President and CEO - Sebelius Resources LLC

Kathleen Sebelius is one of America’s foremost experts on national and global health issues, human services, a... Read Bio

Claudia Williams
Presenter

Claudia Williams

Chief Executive Officer - Manifest MedEx

Claudia Williams is the Chief Executive Officer of Manifest MedEx, bringing over 20 years’ experience catalyzi... Read Bio

I enjoyed the merging of the data and policy communities. Was a much-needed blend of two groups who need to keep each other in-sync with the applied nature of what we are each doing, to ensure that what we are doing is rooted in need and not just academic exercise. – 2020 Co-located Event Attendee

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