Health Care Delivery

  • Suicide Rates Are Increasing Across Our United States!

    All of us must have been saddened by the highly publicized suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. These high profile tragedies serve to remind us that the struggle against mental illness affects all socioeconomic sectors of our society. Being rich and well-known does not immunize us from these challenges. As such, we’re all in this together regardless of socioeconomic […]
  • NIH Resources to Help You Communicate More Effectively With Your Doctor!

    As a physician, I can’t emphasize enough, the importance of good communication between a patient and their doctor! The National Institutes of Health has a great article titled “Talking to Your Doctor”, that offers great advice and resources which help individuals to take a more active role in their healthcare by communicating more effectively with their provider. Open communication will […]
  • Please Join Me At The Alliance for Health Policy’s “Health Care Costs in America Summit”

    As the new Board Chair of The Alliance for Health Policy, I am excited to invite you to attend our “Health Care Costs in America Summit”, which is Part One of the Alliance’s “2018 Signature Series: Opportunities For Progress”. The Summit will be held on May 24, 2018, at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation’s Barbara Jordan Conference Center in […]
  • Learn More About NIH’s “All of Us” Research Program to Advance Precision Medicine!

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced their national launch of the All of Us Research Program, which will take place on May 6, 2018. The All of Us mission is to accelerate health research and medical breakthroughs, enabling individualized prevention, treatment, and care for all of us.  The consortium formed and began its work in July 2016 under the leadership […]
  • Plan to Attend the NAM Event: “Understanding Disparities in Access to Genomic Medicine: A Workshop”

    I am excited to participate in the public workshop, “Understanding Disparities in Access to Genomic Medicine: A Workshop”, which is being hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Roundtable on Genomics and Precision Health on the Board on Health Sciences Policy on June 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. The workshop “will examine the gaps in knowledge related to […]
  • April Is National Minority Health Month!

    “Without health and long life, all else fails.” – Dr. Booker T. Washington   April is National Minority Health Month and the theme for 2018 is “Partnering for Health Equity.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides some great resources to help you learn more, and to help raise awareness, about health disparities that affect minorities in their article […]
  • I Hope to See You at The 7th Conference of the American Society of Health Economists on June 10th!

    I am looking forward to delivering the Opening Plenary at the upcoming 7th Conference of the American Society of Health Economists on the evening of Sunday, June 10, 2018, at Emory University in Atlanta. The theme of this year’s conference is “Economics and Public Health” and it will provide a forum for emerging ideas and empirical results of health economics […]
  • Take A Look At The CDC’s “6 Things You Need to Know About This Flu Season”

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this season’s influenza activity has been extreme and most of the United States continues to experience intense and widespread flu activity. There have been record-breaking levels of influenza-like-illness and hospitalization rates recorded. The CDC’s article titled “6 Things You Need to Know About This Flu Season”, highlights some important facts […]
  • Join Me at AcademyHealth’s National Health Policy Conference on February 5-6, 2018!

    AcademyHealth’s National Health Policy Conference (NHPC) is just around the corner! This year’s Conference is being held at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC on February 5-6, 2018. As a Board Member of AcademyHealth, I’d like to share more about our NHPC: “At the AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference (NHPC), leading health care decision makers and policy experts use the […]
  • I’ll Look For You At The ATA18 Annual Conference and Expo in Chicago!

    Please join me and my colleagues in Telehealth at the American Telemedicine Associations’s ATA18 Annual Conference and Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago on April 29 – May 1, 2018. At ATA18, healthcare professionals and leaders from an array of healthcare and technology sectors unite as one, cohesive community. Attendees learn, innovate, network, and return to their organizations with actionable […]