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Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D.- "Megatrends in Healthcare"

Feb 24, 2014 04:30PM to 06:00PM
Robertson Hall
Arthur Lewis Auditorium


Open to the Public
Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., Vice Provost, Global Initiatives, Chair, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania; author, "Reinventing American Healthcare"

Ezekiel J. Emanuel, M.D., one of the principal architects of President Obama's health care reform act and a leading bioethicist, and author of “Reinventing American Healthcare,” will present a public talk titled, “Megatrends in Healthcare,” at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. A book sale and signing of his new book and public reception will follow the discussion. This is a ticketed event.*

Dr. Emanuel is the 2014 Gilbert Omenn '61 Lecturer in Science Policy, made possible by the Gilbert Omenn and Martha Darling fund.  His visit is part of the Woodrow Wilson School’s Program in Leadership and Governance. He will identify and explain six "megatrends," drawn from his book that will transform health care in the United States over the next 10 to 15 years. He'll explore how these imminent changes will impact patients, doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies, and he’ll make specific, data-driven predictions about overall health system performance on cost, quality and access.

Emanuel is vice provost for global initiatives, chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania.  He is one of the leading practitioners shaping the future of healthcare, with a long record of experience at the top levels of policy. He is trained both as an oncologist (MD, Harvard Medical School) and a political scientist. From Feb. 2009 to Jan. 2011, he was a special adviser for health policy to the White House Office of Management and Budget, where he had a significant impact on federal healthcare budgets and the Affordable Care Act.

Today, Dr. Emanuel holds a joint position at the Wharton School and the School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a founding chair at the Clini­cal Center of the National Institutes of Health. Until 1997, he was an associate professor at the Harvard Medical School.

Emanuel also recently authored "Brothers Emanuel: A Memoir of an American Family" about life with his two brothers: Rahm, currently mayor of Chicago who also served as chief of staff under President Obama, as a U.S. Representative from Illinois, and in the Clinton White House; and Ari, a Hollywood superagent who is the real-life model for the character Ari Gold in the television hit "Entourage." Emanuel's articles have appeared in such medical journals as the New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, and JAMA. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The New Republic, and many other publications, and he regularly appears on televisions programs such as Morning Joe to discuss health care.

*Tickets will be available to Princeton University students, faculty, staff and the general public on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning at 12 noon to 6:00 p.m. at the Frist Campus Center Ticket Office on Friday, February 21. Distribution will continue while supplies last on Monday, February 24, beginning at 12 noon.

For those unable to get a ticket, there will be a wait line outside of Dodds Auditorium on Monday, February 24, beginning at 4:00 p.m. This event will be simulcast in Bowl 016.