In March 2020, as the number of known U.S. coronavirus cases hit 1,000 and the World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic, Penn LDI began to virtually convene health care experts from Penn and beyond as part of a new “Experts at Home” seminar series to discuss the pandemic and its implications for US health care practice and policy. Explore a digital archive of all virtual seminar recordings below and visit the Penn LDI on COVID-19 webpage for the latest news and research from LDI Fellows on the ongoing health crisis.


Health Insurance Coverage in the Aftermath of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken our health insurance system to its core, with nearly 27 million people potentially losing their job-based insurance. How do Medicaid and the ACA fit into this? With Larry Levitt, MPP, Mark Pauly, PhD, Jamila Taylor, PhD, Hemi Tewarson, JD, MPH, and David Grande, MD, MPA.

Rural Health in America During COVID-19
New evidence suggests that rural populations are at heightened risk for contracting coronavirus due to factors such as age, race/ethnicity, and prevalence of underlying health conditions. With Lisa Davis, MHA, Mark Holmes, PhD, Cara James, PhD, Karen Murphy, PhD, RN, and Joanna Hart, MD, MSHP.

Health Care Innovation During COVID-19
The coronavirus has hastened the pace of technological changes in health care delivery and prompted creative new approaches to remote monitoring and treatment. With David Asch, MD, MBA, Krisda Chaiyachati, MD, MPH, MSHP, Raina Merchant, MD, MS, Sindhu Srinivas, MD, MSCE, and Rachel Werner, MD, PhD.

Are We Ready to Reopen the Economy?
There are many uncertainties about whether we are ready to reopen the economy and what the tradeoffs with the public’s health will be as the coronavirus continues its spread. With Kristian Lum, PhD, John Ricco, David Rubin, MD, MSCE, Kent Smetters, PhD, and David Grande, MD, MPA.

Battling the Opioid Crisis During COVID-19
Individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs) are particularly vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the systems of care upon which they rely have been severely constrained. With Colleen Barry, PhD, MPP, Zachary Meisel, MD, MPH, Yngvild Olsen, MD, MPH, Joshua Sharfstein, MD, and Jeanmarie Perrone, MD.

Caring for Patients after Hospital Discharge during a Pandemic
How can we minimize the risk posed of coronavirus transmission from post-acute patients to vulnerable long-term residents in nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities? With Nina O'Connor, MD, Ashley Ritter, PhD, CRNP, Joshua Uy, MD, Rachel Werner, MD, PhD, and David Grande, MD, MPA.

Meeting the Needs of Vulnerable Communities During the COVID Pandemic
The health and economic effects of COVID-19 on poor and under-resourced areas is likely to be severe and long-lasting. What can we do to meet the needs of vulnerable communities during this crisis? With Dennis Culhane, PhD, Shreya Kangovi, MD, MSHP, Eugenia South, MD, MSHP, and Rachel Werner, MD, PhD.

Recessions and Health in the Time of COVID-19
We face two unprecedented disasters: a pandemic the likes of which we have not seen in a century, and projections for an economic downturn and unemployment that will rival the Great Depression. With Atheendar Venkataramani, MD, PhD, and Rachel Werner, MD, PhD.

So You've Socially Distanced, Now What?
How long do we need to continue with social distancing? How will we know when we can gradually lift measures that have put our economy in a stranglehold? With Alison Buttenheim, PhD, MBA, Susan Ellenberg, PhD, Michael Levy, PhD, Richard Prisinzano, PhD, and Dan Gorenstein.