Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies

Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies
PRL-IHPS contributes to the solution of complex and challenging health policy problems through leadership in research, training, technical assistance, and public service.
Masters of Science in Health Policy and Law
Learn more about the new on-line Masters of Science in Health Policy and Law Degree Program at UCSF and UC Hastings College of Law.
Hal Luft Award Winner 2018
In recognition of UCSF faculty who are engaged in health services and/or health policy research in their mentoring roles which demonstrate the qualities exemplified by Dr. Harold Luft.


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Symposium and Launching of the Food Industry Documents Archive

Thursday, November 15, 2018
8:30am - Noon
Laurel Heights Auditorium


The UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and the UCSF Industry Documents Library are excited to announce the public launching of the New Food Industry Documents Archive with a stellar lineup of speakers for our First Annual Symposium on Thursday, November 15th, 2018 at the UCSF Laurel Heights Auditorium. 

Keynote: “Food Politics 2018: Food Industry Influence on Nutrition Research”

Marion Nestle
Marion Nestle, PhD., the Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, Emerita, and        author of the new book, Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat.

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Julia Adler-Milstein receives award for for Health Policy Contribution in Informatics

Social MediaInformatics leaders recognized for accomplishments in practice and research, health policy, nursing informatics, visionary and transformative thought leadership, and significant scholarly contribution.

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) is proud to announce the 2018 Signature Award and Leadership Award recipients. The leaders will receive their awards at the AMIA 2018 Annual Symposium, taking place Nov. 3 – 7, in San Francisco. Julia Adler-Milstein will be awarded the Don Eugene Detmer Award for Health Policy Contribution in Informatics.

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Social MediaBeyond The ACA: Paths To Universal Coverage In California

California’s single-payer legislation is stalled, but the state will establish a task force to pursue unified public financing to achieve universal health insurance. California’s 2018 gubernatorial and legislative elections will provide a forum for further health policy debate and, depending on election outcomes, may establish momentum for more sweeping change. Article in Health Affairs by Andrew B. Bindman, Marian R. Mulkey, and Richard Kronick.

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View a UCTV Video on the Landscape for Health Care Reform in California with Andrew Bindman and California State Assembly Member David Chiu.