The Best of Health Data and Health Policy Innovation

AcademyHealth is excited to once again offer the joint experience of the Health Datapalooza and the National Health Policy Conference (NHPC). Join us for three days of virtual, boundary breaking discussions about the latest and most important health policy issues facing our nation and the data and evidence that will drive innovation and help achieve our goals of better health and health care for everyone.

Through a combination of online plenary, breakout, and poster sessions, as well as virtual networking and group activities, the 2021 event will harness and strengthen the synergies that exist between the data and policy worlds and offer innovative solutions to directly confront the challenges, opportunities, and threats facing U.S. health care.

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Featured Live Speakers

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Committee Member

André Blackman

Founder and CEO - Onboard Health

André is the Founder and CEO of Onboard Health, a specialized executive search and advisory firm focused on c... Read Bio

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Francesca Dominici, Ph.D.

Co-Director - Harvard Data Science Initiative

Francesca Dominici is Clarence James Gamble Professor of Biostatistics, Population and Data Science at the Har... Read Bio

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Committee Member, Presenter

Sachin Jain, M.D., M.B.A., FACP

President and Chief Executive Officer - SCAN Group and SCAN Health Plan

Sachin (pronounced SUCH-in) H. Jain, MD, MBA became president and CEO of SCAN Group and Health Plan on July 1,... Read Bio

Ziad Obermeyer

Ziad Obermeyer, M.D., M.Phil.

Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management in the School of Public Health - UC Berkeley

Ziad Obermeyer is the Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management in the ... Read Bio

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Lauren Powell, M.P.A., Ph.D.

President & CEO - The Equitist

Dr. Lauren Powell is the President & CEO of The Equitsit, LLC. She concurrently serves as the Vice President a... Read Bio

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Shannon Sartin

Chief Technology Officer - Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation

Shannon Sartin is the Executive Director of the U.S. Digital Service at the Department of Health and Human Ser... Read Bio

I enjoyed the merging of the data and policy communities. Was a much-needed blend of two groups who need to keep each other in-sync with the applied nature of what we are each doing, to ensure that what we are doing is rooted in need and not just academic exercise. – 2020 Co-located Event Attendee



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