This plenary speakers list is current as of November 22, 2017 and it will continue to evolve. 

Monday, February 5

The Administration
8:40 a.m.

Health Reform X.O: What Now, What’s Next?
9:10 a.m.

Moderator:

G. William Hoagland
Presenter

G. William Hoagland

Senior Vice President - Bipartisan Policy Center

G. William Hoagland joined the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) in September 2012 as senior vice president. He h... Read Bio

Speaker:

Michael Heifetz
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Michael Heifetz

Medicaid Director and Administrator - Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Healthcare Access and Accountability

Michael Heifetz was appointed as State Medicaid Director in October 2016, leading multiple programs that serve... Read Bio

Sara Rosenbaum
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Sara Rosenbaum, J.D.

Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy - George Washington University, Milken Institute School of Public Health

Sara Rosenbaum, J.D. is the Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy and Founding Chair of the... Read Bio

The Role of Data and Evidence in Federal Policy (Lunch Plenary)
12:30 p.m. 

Moderator:

Maya MacGuineas
Presenter

Maya MacGuineas

President - Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Maya MacGuineas is the President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget as well as the head of the ... Read Bio

Speaker:

Katherine Baicker
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Katherine Baicker, Ph.D.

Dean - University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy

Katherine Baicker, a leading scholar in the economic analysis of health care policy, is Dean and the Emmett De... Read Bio

Douglas Holtz-Eakin
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Douglas Holtz-Eakin

President - American Action Forum

Douglas Holtz-Eakin has a distinguished record as an academic, policy adviser, and strategist. Currently he is... Read Bio

Sherry Glied
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Sherry Glied, Ph.D.

Dean, Professor of Public Service - New York University, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

In 2013, Sherry Glied was named Dean of New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Servi... Read Bio

Anne Schwartz
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Anne L. Schwartz, Ph.D.

Executive Director - Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission

Anne Schwartz is executive director of the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC), a non-par... Read Bio

Keynote on Social Determinants
4:30 p.m.

Speaker:

Robert K. Ross
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Robert K. Ross, M.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer - The California Endowment

Robert K. Ross, M.D., is president and chief executive officer for The California Endowment, a private, statew... Read Bio

Tuesday, February 6

Members of Congress
9:00 a.m.

Lessons from Congressional Staff Alumni
9:45 a.m.

Speaker:

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Dan Elling, M.A.

Principal - Lincoln Policy Group

Dan Elling is the former Staff Director of Ways and Means Health Subcommittee in the U.S. House of Representat... Read Bio

Federalism in 2018 and Beyond: Balancing Health, Healthcare, and Other Priorities (Lunch Plenary)
12:30 p.m.

Moderator:

Scott Pattison
Presenter

Scott Pattison

Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer - National Governors Association

Scott Pattison serves as executive director and CEO of the National Governors Association (NGA), the bipartisa... Read Bio

Misinformation and How to Debunk It
4:30 p.m.

Speaker:

Adam J. Berinsky
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Adam J. Berinsky, Ph.D.

Mitsui Professor of Political Science - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Adam J. Berinsky is the Mitsui Professor of Political Science at MIT. Berinsky received his PhD. from the Univ... Read Bio