Four LDI Executive Directors Gather for Penn Faculty-Alumni Health Care Panel
A special Anniversary edition of the annual Penn Faculty-Alumni health care seminar featured the current and three previous executive directors of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics who, in total, have led that center for 33 of the 50 year history it celebrates in 2017.
Moderated by current LDI Executive Director Daniel Polsky, PhD (2012 to present), the panel included former LDI chiefs David Asch, MD (1998 - 2012), J. Sanford Schwartz, MD (1989 - 1998), and Mark Pauly, PhD (1984 - 1989). The fourth panelist was Professor and LDI Senior Fellow Linda Aiken, PhD, RN, Director of the Penn Nursing School's Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research.
Focused on the coming changes in health care and heavily attended by alumni from the classes of 1962 and 1967, the event was held in Penn's School of Arts and Sciences' Claudia Cohen Hall.
Launched in 1967 as the first academic center to combine the academic pursuits of a major medical school and business school, LDI is a hub of health care research and policy analysis. Its executive directors and senior fellows are among the most insightful in their field. Here's what the panelists had to say about some of the most important trends and issues facing the future of health care: