Charles C. Leighton, MD Memorial Lecture with Stacie Dusetzina, PhD

Charles C. Leighton, MD Memorial Lecture with Stacie Dusetzina, PhD

Balancing Innovation and Access: Can We Lower Drug Prices in a Pandemic?


Please join us for the 2021 Charles C. Leighton, MD Memorial Lecture presented by Stacie Dusetzina, PhD. The event will be moderated by Dan Gorenstein, Executive Producer and Host of the Tradeoffs podcast. See the event program here.

Sponsored by the Charles C. Leighton, MD Memorial Lecture Fund. 

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About the Speaker
Dr. Stacie Dusetzina is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Ingram Associate Professor of Cancer Research at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She is a health services researcher focusing on the intersection between health policy, epidemiology, and economics related to prescription drugs. Dr. Dusetzina’s work has contributed to the evidence base for the role of drug costs on patient access to care and policy changes that might improve patient access to high-priced drugs. To date she has authored or co-authored over 150 peer reviewed studies related to health policy and access to and use of prescription drugs.

Dr. Dusetzina has been recognized for her work at a national level, including being an invited participant for two working group meetings on “Patient Access to Affordable Cancer Drugs,” hosted by the President’s Cancer Panel, and being selected to co-author a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine report on the same topic. Her research has also been broadly covered by NPR, New York Times, Reuters, Washington Post, STAT News, ABC News, and Wall Street Journal


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