The John Eisenberg Legacy Lectureship
This lectureship honors the vision of John Eisenberg, former head of the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The lectureship is funded by the California HealthCare Foundation and co-organized by the University of California San Francisco, the University of California Berkeley, Stanford University, and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute. Once a year, a distinguished individual from either the health services research or health policy worlds is selected as the annual John Eisenberg Legacy Lecturer. He or she will exemplify Dr. Eisenberg’s commitment to bringing the best of health services research to bear on the crucial issues that face clinicians and policymakers, such as quality of care and patient safety, disparities in health, and the nexus between economics and medicine.
John Eisenberg Legacy Lecturers since 2003:
Donald Berwick 2003
New Knowledge for Bold Improvement
Barbara McNeil 2004
Surprising Barriers to Improving Medical Care
John Wennberg 2005
Understanding Practice Variations
Elizabeth McGlynn 2006
Achieving Perfect Care: Vision or Illusion?
Victor Fuchs 2007
Reflections on Health, Health Care, and Health Care Reform
Harvey Fineberg 2008
Psychological Impediments and Influences on Evidence-Based Decision Making
Joseph Newhouse 2010
Why is Health Reform Such a Sisyphean Task?
Carolyn Clancy 2012
Health Services Research and AHRQ: Fulfilling John Eisenberg’s Dream