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.
Former Member of Congress and the 18th U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services
Johns Hopkins Medicine welcomed Donna E. Shalala, PhD, Trustee Professor of Political Science and Health Policy at the University of Miami, for a virtual fireside chat on Wednesday, June 29. A recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, Shalala served as U.S. representative for Florida’s 27th Congressional District, president of the University of Miami and Hunter College, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, president and CEO of the Clinton Foundation, and as secretary of Health and Human Services, or HHS, for eight years during the Clinton administration. She is the nation’s longest-serving HHS secretary.
Kevin W. Sowers, MSN, RN, FAAN, president of the Johns Hopkins Health System and executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine, hosted the conversation.
The discussion covered topics such as: new and innovative trends shaping the health care industry; lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic; the polarization and politicization of health care; reflections on Shalala’s career; and advice for students and emerging leaders in health care.
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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.