Chancellor's Health Policy Lecture Series

The Chancellor’s Health Policy Lecture Series was initiated in 2006 to bring outstanding health policy leaders to UCSF to highlight the important role that health policy plays in the lives of UCSF faculty, fellows, residents and students.  The series reflects how all activities represented within the UCSF community (research, training, clinical service, community outreach) exist within a complicated health policy context. At the same time, researchers at UCSF can and do have an impact on health policy issues through informing health policy decision-makers.

2022 Chancellor's Health Policy Lecture

May 3, 4-5 pm PT, Genentech Hall, UCSF (Webinar available for remote viewing, register here)

Rethinking our approach to health after a pandemic: Lessons learned from Covid-19

Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH

Sandro Galea is Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at the Boston University School of Public Health. He has been named an epidemiology innovator by Time, a top voice in healthcare by LinkedIn, and is one of the most cited social scientists in the world. His writing and work are featured regularly in national and global public media. A native of Malta, he has served as a field physician for Doctors Without Borders and has held academic positions at Columbia University, University of Michigan, and the New York Academy of Medicine.



Starting with the first lecture in 2006, our speakers have included: 

Alice Hm Chen, MD, CMO, Covered California 2021
The Arc of Health Care Reform Is Long, but It Bends Towards Health

Nadine Burke Harris, MD, California Surgeon General 2020
Applying the Science of Toxic Stress to Transform Outcomes in California

Drew Altman, PhD 2019
The Pulse of the Public on Health Policy and Politics 

Robert M. Califf, MD, MACC 2018
Improving Health in the Era of Ubiquitous Information: The Role of Health Policy

Hal V. Barron MD 2017
Innovation In Science and Medicine: Potential Implications for Health Policy?

Mitchell H. Katz, MD 2015
Local Health Departments as Laboratories for Policy Change

George Halvorson 2014
Building the Culture of an Organization in Ten Basic Steps

Thomas A. Daschle 2012
A New Paradigm for Health Care in America

JudyAnn Bigby  2011
The Massachusetts health reform experience

Mark McClellan  2010
Health care reform: Now what? Medical innovation, cost control and health

Sidney Wolfe  2009
Investigating research-based advocacy concerning prescription drugs and other topics

Julie Gerberding  2008
Rescuing health and the economy from crises

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey  2008
Childhood obesity

John (Jack) Rowe  2007
Health care costs and coverage

Uwe Reinhardt  2007
Health care costs and coverage

Judith Mackay  2007
Role of the tobacco industry in the worldwide epidemic of smoking

Jeffrey Drazen  2006
Complications and controversy related to industry-sponsored research