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Updated as of February 5, 2021 and subject to change.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Time Activity
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. ET Meet the Experts Student Event
Supported in part by The Georgia Health Policy Center, The Hilltop Institute at UMBC, RTI International and Rutgers Center for State Health Policy
9:30 – 10:15 a.m. ET

Coffee O'Clock (Pour a cup & catch up with your friends)

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Presenter

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

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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

9:30 – 10:00 a.m. ET Morning Yoga with Morgan Gregg, VA Tech
10:30 – 10:40 a.m. ET

Live Opening Plenary
Welcome

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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

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

10:40 – 11:10 a.m. ET

Live Opening Keynote

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Presenter

Bechara Choucair, M.D.

Vaccinations Coordinator - White House COVID Response Team

Bechara Choucair, MD, is responsible for overseeing the national vaccination efforts under the Biden-Harris ad... Read Bio

11:10 – 11:40 a.m. ET

Live Opening Plenary Panel
Addressing Health Inequity

Moderator:

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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

Panelists:

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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

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

Lauren Powell
Presenter

Lauren Powell, MPA, Ph.D.

Vice President, US Health Equity & Community Wellness - Takeda Pharmaceuticals

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

11:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET

Live Keynote
Ensuring A Data-driven Response To COVID-19 Inequities

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Presenter

Marcella Nunez Smith, M.D., M.H.S.,

Director of the Equity Research and Innovation Center - Yale School of Medicine

Marcella Nunez Smith, MD, MHS, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Public Health, and Management; Foundi... Read Bio

12:00 – 12:30 p.m. ET Lunch Break
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. ET

Pre-Recorded Breakout Sessions (w/ live chat)

  • Blueprints for Trust-Building and Health Data Sharing across Stakeholder Groups
  • Enhanced Research Environment: The Backbone to a Data-Driven COVID-19 Response
  • Streamlining Data: The Nation’s First Statewide Real-Time COVID Capacity Center
  • Data to Inform Patient Care in the Era of COVID Rapid Fire Session: Telehealth
  • New Threats to Data Privacy and Security Rapid Fire Session
  • Addressing Structural Racism for the Health of Young People and the Nation
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. ET

Virtual Exhibit Hall; Posters; Networking

  • Poster Session: Data to Inform Patient Care in the Era of COVID
  • Poster Session: New Threats to Data Privacy and Security
  • Poster Session: Acknowledging the Global Context
  • Poster Session: Confronting Racism and Inequities in Health
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. ET

Pre-Recorded Breakout Sessions (w/ live chat)

  • The Sky Is (NOT) Falling: Addressing Fears about Patient Access to Health Data
  • COVID-19 Research Database: 1500+ Researchers Using Rwd to Mitigate the Pandemic
  • Project Salus Medicare Claim Based Multi-Factor Risk Model for Severe Covid-19
  • Rapid Fire Session: Innovation and Analytics - Social Determinants of Health
  • Payers Are Driving Telehealth Momentum: Access, Utilization and Satisfaction
  • Understanding Medicaid and Chip: The Power of T-MSIS Data
  • Rapid Fire Session: Confronting Structural Racism - Outcomes/Population Focus
  • Long-Term Care Facilities and COVID: CMS, VA and Future State
3:30 – 3:45 p.m. ET Break
3:45 – 4:15 p.m. ET

Live Plenary Panel
What's Next for the ACA and Health Reform

Moderator:

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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

Panelist:

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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

4:15 – 4:45 p.m. ET

Live Plenary Panel
Implicit and Explicit Bias in Health Care

Moderator:

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

Panelists:

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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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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

4:45 – 5:15 p.m. ET Trivia
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5:00 – 6:00 p.m. ET Student Networking Event
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Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Time Activity
9:30 – 10:15 a.m. ET

Coffee O'Clock (Pour a cup & catch up with your friends)
Zoom Passcode: 2926700

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Presenter

Theresa Cullen, MD, MS

Public Health Director - Pima County Health Department

Pima County, AZ Health Department and Regenstrief/Indiana University Department of Family Medicine. Read Bio

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Committee Member

Jessie Tenenbaum, Ph.D.

Chief Data Officer - NC Department of Health and Human Services

Dr. Tenenbaum serves as the Chief Data Officer (CDO) for DHHS, assisting the Department in developing a strate... Read Bio

9:30 – 10:00 a.m. ET

Yoga with Samantha Harden, Ph.D., VA Tech
Zoom Passcode: 2926700

10:30 – 10:50 a.m. ET

Live Keynote

11:00 – 11:35 a.m. ET

Live Plenary Panel
The Ongoing COVID Response and Next Pandemic

Moderator:

Panelists:

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Presenter

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

Brian Caveney, M.D., J.D., M.P.H.

Executive Vice President, President, Diagnostics and Chief Medical Officer - Labcorp

Dr. Brian Caveney has served as Executive Vice President, President, Diagnostics and Chief Medical Officer at ... 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

Kara Odom Walker, M.D., M.P.H., MSHS

Senior Vice President and Chief Population Health Officer - Nemours Children’s Health System

Dr. Kara Odom Walker, MD, MPH, MSHS is Senior Vice President and Chief Population Health Officer (CPHO) for Ne... Read Bio

11:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET

Live Keynote
Long Covid: How Becoming a Patient Shaped my Thinking as a Futurist

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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

12:00 – 12:30 p.m. ET Lunch Break
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. ET

Pre-Recorded Breakout Sessions (w/ live chat)

  • Applying Modern Health IT to Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Rapid Fire Session: Patient Care in the Era of COVID - Data and Systems
  • Rapid Fire Session: Innovation and Analytics - Policy
  • Developing Real Public Trust in Institutions Rapid Fire Session
  • Rapid Fire Session: Ethical Responsibility of Health Systems
  • Data and Evidence Generation in Disaster Preparedness and Response
  • If the NIH Funds the Research, Should There be a “Government Discount”
  • Building health equity and interoperability across HHS during the COVID-19 pandemic
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. ET

Virtual Exhibit Hall; Posters; Networking

  • Poster Session: Innovation and Analytics to Inform Policy and Health System Choices
  • Poster Session: Developing Real Public Trust in Institutions
  • Poster Session: Ethical Responsibility of Health Systems: What Role for Transparency, Efficiency, and Capacity
  • Poster Session: The New Federalism: State and Local Actions in the Era of COVID
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. ET

Pre-Recorded Breakout Sessions (w/ live chat)

  • Get the Full Picture: Collaboratively Strategizing for Disaggregated Race/Ethnicity Data
  • Novel Ways of Generating and Returning Evidence to the Patient
  • Sdoh Insight and Action: Data Viz to Improve Population Health and Health Equity
  • Rapid Fire Session: Using Data to Impact Health Decisions in the Era of COVID
  • Has Fee-for-Service Failed Us?
  • Rapid Fire: Confronting Structural Racism - Social Determinants of Health Focus
  • The Future of Payment & Delivery System Reform: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Closing the Gaps to Improve Public Health Data Collection and Collaboration
3:30 – 3:45 p.m. ET Break
3:45 – 4:30 p.m. ET

Live Plenary Panel
What Does Racism Have To Do With Data And Health Policy?

Moderator:

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Presenter

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

Panelists:

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Board Member, Committee Member

Rasu Shrestha, M.D., M.B.A.

Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President - Atrium Health

Rasu B. Shrestha, MD, MBA, is executive vice president & chief strategy and transformation officer for Atrium ... Read Bio

4:30 – 4:45 p.m. ET

Live Keynote

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Presenter

Steven Posnack, M.S., M.H.S.

Deputy National Coordinator for Health Information Technology - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Steven Posnack, MS, MHS Deputy National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Read Bio

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. ET

"Patient Unconference: Health Data and Technology...Are You Really Aware?
Zoom Passcode: 2926700

 

Thursday, February 18, 2021
Time Activity
Throughout the Day Virtual Exhibit Hall; Posters; Networking
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. ET

Yoga with Anna Dysart, VA Tech
Zoom Passcode: 2926700

9:30 – 10:15 a.m. ET

Coffee O'Clock (Pour a cup & catch up with your friends)
Zoom Passcode: 2926700

10:30 – 10:50 a.m. ET

Live Keynote
Fireside Chat: Rethinking Biomedical Innovation

Moderator:

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Presenter

Tanisha Carino, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President - Alexion and PCORI Board of Governance

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

Speaker:

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

10:50 – 11:30 a.m. ET

Live Plenary Panel
Interoperabilty's Last Chance

Moderator:

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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

Panelists:

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Presenter

Donald Trigg

President - Cerner

As president of Cerner, Donald Trigg seeks to build category-leading solutions that will shape the health care... Read Bio

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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

11:40 a.m. – Noon ET

Live Keynote
Climate Change and Health

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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

12:00 – 12:30 p.m. ET Lunch Break
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. ET

Pre-Recorded Breakout Sessions (w/ live chat)

  • How State All-Payer Claims Databases Inform Policy & Advance Practice in the COVID Era
  • How the Hacker Community Can Help Healthcare
  • Necessity Is the Mother of Invention – COVID-19 As a Force for Change in Health Care Data
  • Systemic Responses to Structural Racism
  • Using Data to Inform Innovative Maternal Care Delivery, Measurement, and Policy
  • Rapid Fire: The New Federalism - The Impact of State Policy Changes During COVID
  • Implementing the Consumer’s New Digital Front Door
  • The Future of Medicaid
1:30 – 1:45 p.m. ET Break
1:45 – 2:30 p.m. ET

Live Plenary Panel
Capitol Hill Staffers: Perspectives from the Inside

Moderator:

Lucia Savage
Board Member, Member, Presenter

Lucia Savage, J.D.

Chief Privacy and Regulatory Officer - Omada Health CAPP Chair

Lucia Savage is a nationally-recognized thought leader on using HIPAA to advance digital health while protecti... Read Bio

Panelists:

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Stuart Portman, M.P.H.

Senior Health Policy Advisor - U.S. Senate Committee on Finance

Stuart Portman serves as Senior Health Policy Advisor on the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. Read Bio

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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

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Presenter

Aliza Silver, J.D., M.P.H.

Senior Health and Oversight Counsel - U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

Aliza (pronounced uh-lee-zuh) serves as Senior Health and Oversight Counsel on the U.S. Senate Committee on He... Read Bio

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. ET

Pre-Recorded Breakout Sessions (w/ live chat)

  • A Full Court Press to Advance Patient Safety & Reduce Pandemic Harm
  • Better Data, Better Care in the Era of COVID
  • Data Continuum: Federal, State, County, City, and System
  • Tech Equity Investment: Connecting Dots between Communities & Health Delivery
  • Rapid Fire Session: Innovation and Analytics - Data and Data Sets
  • Achieving Health Equity through Statewide Coordinated Care Networks
  • Building System-Wide Efforts to Reduce Low-Value Care
  • The Health of LGBTQI+ Populations: A New National Academy of Sciences Report

3:30 – 3:45 p.m. ET Break
3:45 – 4:05 p.m. ET

Live Closing Keynote
A Fireside Chat with Micky Tripathi

Chair:

Speaker:

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Presenter

Micky Tripathi, Ph.D., M.P.P.

National Coordinator for Health Information Technology - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Micky Tripathi is the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health ... Read Bio

4:05 – 4:40 p.m. ET

Live Closing Panel
Restoring Trust in Science and Evidence

Moderator:

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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

Panelists:

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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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Presenter

Cary Funk

Director, Science and Society Research - Pew Research Center

Cary Funk is director of science and society research at Pew Research Center, where she leads the Center’s eff... Read Bio

4:40 – 4:45p.m. ET

Live Closing Remarks

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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

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