Health Policy Forum

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Conversation series

Johns Hopkins Health Policy Forum

The Johns Hopkins Health Policy Forum is a quarterly series featuring conversations with leaders who address the most pressing challenges in the development or implementation of health policy.

Recent event

Xavier Becerra

Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing welcomed Xavier Becerra on Dec. 15, 2022, for a virtual conversation with Dean Sarah Szanton. The discussion covered a range of topics including nursing workforce and leadership, Secretary Becerra’s work to expand access to health care and advance health equity, and more.

Watch the archived broadcast

About the series

The series is jointly hosted by the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the School of Nursing, the Carey Business School, and Johns Hopkins Medicine. The forum provides an opportunity for Johns Hopkins faculty, students, and operational experts to engage with policy makers and explore contemporary health policy approaches.

Past events

Health Policy Forum
HHS Secretary emphasizes the importance of health care for all
Published Dec 20, 2022
Xavier Becerra champions health care workers who pursue their mission with energy and spirt in seventh installment of the JHU's Health Policy Forum series
Donna Shalala reflects on a career of health care leadership
Published July 5, 2022
The former Health and Human Services secretary joined the Johns Hopkins Health Policy Forum for a discussion of her decades of leadership in health care policy
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USAID's Atul Gawande discusses the challenges of misinformation
Published May 4, 2022
Gawande encouraged the next generation of public health scholars to take on science skepticism in fifth installment of the university's Health Policy Forum series
Health Policy Forum
CMS administrator discusses pandemic 'inflection point'
Published Jan 13, 2022
Chiquita Brooks-LaSure spoke Friday as part of the university's Health Policy Forum series
Health Policy Forum
Merck CEO: COVID-19 pill in the works, but vaccination remains key
Published Oct 5, 2021
Health Policy Forum guest speaker Robert Davis emphasized the need to use every tool at our disposal in the fight against COVID-19
Health Policy Forum
CDC director discusses COVID-19 vaccines, variants, and the U.S. pandemic response
Published May 5, 2021
School of Medicine alum Rochelle Walensky, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, returns to JHU for a conversation with Dean Paul Rothman
Health Policy Forum
Anthony Fauci discusses state of U.S. coronavirus response
Published Oct 16, 2020 Video
Bloomberg School's Ellen MacKenzie spoke with the nation's top infectious diseases expert in the first installment of the university's Health Policy Forum series