LDI Health Policy Retreat

Open to Penn LDI Fellows

3:00p.m. – 6:00p.m. ET April 20, 2022 In-Person Event

The Study at University City, 20 S. 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Penn LDI Health Policy Retreat

After a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic, we’re excited to announce the relaunch of Penn LDI’s Annual Health Policy Retreat, an event that brings together LDI Fellows to stimulate interdisciplinary research, foster campus-wide interactions, and network with colleagues, old and new.

Keynote Conversation

Julie Gerberding

Julie Gerberding, MD, MPH

Julie Gerberding served as the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 2002–2009. While at the agency, she led more than 40 emergency responses against crises such as anthrax, SARS, bird flu, food-borne outbreaks, and natural disasters. She is currently Chief Patient Officer and Executive Vice President, Population Health & Sustainability at Merck.

Ezekiel Emanuel

Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, PhD

Ezekiel Emanuel served as Special Advisor for Health Policy to the Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. He is currently Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, the Diane v.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor, and Co-Director of the Healthcare Transformation Institute at the University of Pennsylvania.


3:00–3:25 p.m.

Lightning Talk Session #1: Improving Care for Older Adult Patients and Their Providers
Moderator: Atul Gupta, PhD

  • Katie Auriemma, MD: “If You Have it in Writing… You Don’t Have to Worry About it”: How Traditional Advance Directives Undermine Advance Care Planning
  • Norma Coe, PhD: Effect of Cognitive Training on Claims-Based Diagnosed Dementia in the Long-Term: Evidence from ACTIVE
  • Rachel French, PhD, RN: Conditions of Nursing Practice in Hospitals and Nursing Homes Pre-COVID: Implications for Policy Action
  • Kira Ryskina, MD, MSHP: Access to Primary and Specialty Care in NHs
  • Hummy Song, PhD, MPP: “I Quit”: The Role of Schedule Volatility on Employee Turnover

3:25–3:50 p.m.

Lightning Talk Session #2: Health Equity, Structural Racism, and Social Determinants of Health
Moderator: Adriana Perez, PhD

  • Julia Lynch, PhD: Seeing Health Inequalities Like a State: The Political Determinants of National Health Data Collection Strategies
  • Sasmira Matta: Changes in Health Care Workers’ Income since the ACA
  • Onome Osokpo, PhD, RN: The Association Between Social Determinants of Health and Self-Care of African Immigrants with Chronic Disease
  • Eugenia South, MD, MSHP: The IGNITE Trial: New NIH funded U01
  • Samuel Takvorian, MD, MSHP: Association Between State Medicaid Policies and Accrual of Black Participants to Cancer Clinical Trials

3:50–4:15 p.m.

Lightning Talk Session #3: Innovations, Outcomes, and Interventions
Moderator: Scott Lorch, MD, MSCE

4:15–5:00 p.m.

Keynote Conversation: Reimagining the Public Health Infrastructure in a Post-Pandemic Era

Julie Gerberding, MD, MPH, former Director of the CDC, interviewed by Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, PhD

5:00–6:00 p.m.

Networking Happy Hour//Poster Session

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