About the Forum

Overview

Under the leadership of Dean Minor, Stanford School of Medicine is committed not only to providing outstanding health care, but also to improving the public policy environment in which the health care system resides.

The Stanford Health Policy Forum is an ongoing series of discussions and presentations designed to inform public debate about major health policy issues. Events in the Forum draw on the wealth of expertise available within Stanford University and the broader Bay Area, as well as in the national and international health policy field.

Frequency & Location

The Stanford Health Policy Forum will be held 2-3 times per academic year. Please be sure to check the website in advance to confirm the time and location. All events are free and open to the public.

Forum Format

The specific format of events varies, comprising panels, debates and interviews of major figures in the health policy world. The one common element is that all events feature significant time for the audience to ask questions of and interact with the speakers. We ask all invited guests to strive for an informal atmosphere that promotes dialogue rather than the giving of formal, extended lectures.

Contact Us

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If you have any questions about the Stanford Health Policy Forum please email stanfordhealthpolicyforum@stanford.edu.

Forum Advisory Committee

The advisory committee is responsible for selecting speakers and topics, and for advising on all aspects of the forum. The committee comprises a mixture of medical school faculty, faculty in other departments and other individuals affiliated with the university who are involved in the health care and public policy worlds.

Committee

Chairman

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Public Mental Health and Population Sciences)

Members

Vice Provost and Dean of Research, Lucile Salter Packard Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Professor of Medicine (Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research) and, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System
Professor of Law, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Professor of Political Economics at the GSB, Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and Professor, courtesy, of Health Research and Policy
Bob Kocher
Partner at Venrock and Consulting Professor at Stanford School of Medicine
Henry J. Kaiser, Jr. Professor, Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Professor, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy and of Management Science and Engineering

Mission Statement

The Stanford Health Policy Forum seeks to shape a better future for health policy by hosting an ongoing series of discussions and presentations designed to inform public debate about major health policy issues.

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