How to Give Compelling Testimony and Public Comment - IHPS + IMPACT Policy Skills Series

Feb 28, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Jack Resneck, Jr, MD will discuss how to prepare to give expert testimony to a legislative committee, how to analyze the intended audience(s) when giving expert testimony and how to anticipate likely questions from committee members when giving expert testimony.


Dr. Resneck is the Bruce U. Wintroub Endowed Professor and Chair of the UCSF Department of Dermatology, and holds a joint appointment as an affiliated faculty member at PRL-IHPS. He became president of the American Medical Association in June 2022, a position that is held for one year. He is a passionate advocate for physicians and patients, a prominent spokesperson for innovation, and a champion for a more equitable health care system. Whether testifying before Congress about removing dysfunction from health care, caring for his patients at UCSF, or advocating for physician values in emerging technology, Dr. Resneck channels his leadership to improve the lives of patients and the working environment for America’s physicians to help build stronger, healthier communities.

Raised in Louisiana, Dr. Resneck received his BA in public policy from Brown University and his MD from UCSF—where he also completed his internship in internal medicine, residency in dermatology and fellowship in health policy.