Hosted by RWJF Clinical Scholar Dr. Chileshe Nkonde-Price (Penn CSP), and co-produced with Penn's Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, the RWJF Clinical Scholars Health Policy Podcast is a monthly series featuring interviews with health policy experts who are visitors, alumni, or faculty of the Clinical Scholars Program.
Nirav Shah, M.D., M.P.H.
New York State Health Commissioner
2001-2003 RWJF Clinical Scholars Program
University of California at Los Angeles
In this four-minute, twenty-eight second interview with Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar Chileshe Nkonde-Price at the University of Pennsylvania, New York State Health Commissioner Nirav Shah discusses the successes and frustrations of his first two years in office. Shah, who oversees a $50 billion department, has gotten high marks for his health system reform efforts but he also points out some of the goals he has not been able to achieve. One of those is federal funding for "supportive housing" that offers chronically ill, low-income individuals subsidized living quarters in building complexes that also contain in-house medical and social services counseling. Shah was at Penn to deliver the annual Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics' Samuel Martin Memorial Lecture on health care policy. Also, see the text article about this event or the video of Shah's full 69-minute presentation at Penn.
Over the last four years, 22 states and six cities have introduced legislation to levy taxes on sugary beverage sales but the $125 billion-a-year U.S. beverage industry has defeated every one of those efforts. University of Minnesota professor Sarah Gollust, who specializes in researching public opinion dynamics and obesity prevention, is exploring strategies that might help to offset that industry's political messaging. In this interview with University of Pennsylvania Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar Chileshe Nkonde-Price, Gollust discusses her latest work.
Craig Garthwaite, PhD Northwestern University
Kellogg School of Management
Assistant Professor of Management & Strategy
Health Insurance, Labor Supply & Job Lock
Using an analysis of the Tennessee Public Health Insurance Program, Craig Garthwaite, PhD, predicts why a significant number of people are likely to leave their jobs once the Affordable Care Act provides them with public health insurance. In an interview with Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar Chileshe Nkonde-Price, MD, the health economist from Northwestern University explains how the data from a little-studied TennCare situation suggests that as many as 900,000 people throughout the U.S. may no longer feel the need to keep their jobs once subsidized health insurance becomes available through the state health insurance exchanges.
Mark V. Pauly, Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania Wharton School
Professor of Health Care Management
Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy
In a video interview with University of Pennsylvania Wharton School economics professor Mark Pauly, Chileshe Nkonde-Price, MD, discusses the price of hospital care for patients covered by public and private insurance. The issue has been much in the news and public debate in the wake of a special issue of Time magazine that published the most extensive report ever written about the little-known systems hospitals use to set prices hundreds or even thousands of times higher than the real costs of the services they provide. This is the third in a new series of online video and audio casts jointly produced by LDI and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars program.
Nicole Lurie, MD, MSPH Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
Department of Health and Human Services
Former Clinical Scholar
(University of California, Los Angeles ’82-’84)
Although the U.S. public expects quick and massive government response to natural and man-made disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, terror attacks and mass school shootings, federal and state legislative budget cutters have quietly eliminated 45,000 public health jobs during the last several years, according to Nicole Lurie, the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the Department of Health and Human Services. That fact and its implications were among the points she emphasized in this seventeen minute interview at the University of Pennsylvania. In the discussion with Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar Chileshe Nkonde-Price, MD, Lurie, MD, MSPH, also pointed out various areas of the health-related disaster response field that appear ripe for further scholarly study.
Elliott S. Fisher, MD, MPH Director of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
Former Clinical Scholar
(University of Washington ’83-’85)
Elliott Fisher, MD, MPH, the health policy researcher who originally coined the term "Accountable Care Organization," is interviewed during a visit to the University of Pennsylvania immediately after he was named Director of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice. The Institute, which oversees operation of the famed "Dartmouth Atlas," is one of the most influential academic organizations in the field of healthcare policy research. Interviewed by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar Chileshe Nkonde-Price, MD, Fisher discusses the formative days of the ACO idea and the many challenges the concept faces as proponents work to evolve it into a central structure of the Affordable Care Act's broad reforms.
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