AcademyHealth's Annual Research Meeting shares important findings, showcases the latest evidence, and moves research into action to improve health and health care. The meeting features compelling sessions, panels on critical and emerging issues in Health Services Research, and presentations of high quality peer-reviewed research.

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A Message From Reed Tuckson, MD, AcademyHealth Board Member

Opening Plenary

Health Policy After the Election: What Can We Expect? What Will Be the Role of Evidence?
Sunday, June 25, 8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from experts with experience inside and outside state and federal policymaking to discuss what is happening with various dimensions of health care and science policy. The panelists will also reflect on their views on the role of evidence in policy decision-making now and in the future.


Joe Thompson

Joseph W. Thompson M.D., M.P.H.

President & CEO, Arkansas Center for Health Improvement; Professor of Pediatrics, UAMS College of Medicine; Professor of Health Policy and Management, UAMS College of Public Health


Joseph Antos

Joseph R. Antos, Ph.D.

Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy - American Enterprise Institute

Lunch Plenary

Responding to Crises: The Role of Resiliency in Communities and Health Care Systems
Monday, June 26, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

This session will examine the lessons we are learning about the role of resiliency and preparedness in helping communities and local health systems effectively respond to crises in the context of increases in catastrophic weather and terrorism events. These crises also have a disproportionate impact on impoverished communities and communities of color, so we want to bring an equity and social determinants lens to the discussion, building on the 2016 opening ARM plenary focused on race, ethnicity, and health.


DeSalvo. Karen

Karen B. DeSalvo, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc.

Former Acting Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH) - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Obama Administration, and former National Coordinator for Health Information Technology


Special Session

Rebuilding the Health Care Delivery System from the Ground Up
Monday, June 26, 9:30 a.m. –1 1:00 a.m.

This special session will feature a panel discussion on the challenges, issues, and experiences of key stakeholders involved in rebuilding the health care delivery system in the Greater New Orleans area post-Katrina, including efforts to develop a resilient community and a learning health system.