Health Care Access & Coverage

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

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

12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m. April 30, 2021 Virtual Event

Stacie Dusetzina, PhD presented the 2021 Charles C. Leighton, MD Memorial Lecture, moderated by Dan Gorenstein, Executive Producer and Host of the Tradeoffs podcast.

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

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Stacie Dusetzina, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy, and Ingram Associate Professor of Cancer Research, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

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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