Quarterly Gehr Family Speakers Series

Next Event: TBD

Previous Events:

The David A. Goldstein Memorial Lecture: How Science Promotes Health Equity by Decreasing Disparities

Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD
Thursday, October 27, 2022 12-1PM

How the Pandemic has Changed Healthcare Series

August 4: Supply Chain
August 11: Staffing
August 18:Telehealth
August 25: Public Health

Leveraging Digital Health Tools to Reduce Disparities in Cardiometabolic Outcomes

Elaine Khoong, MD, MS
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 12-1PM

Searching for Equity in US Health Care Policy

Jose Figueroa, MD, MPH
Monday, April 25, 2022 12-1PM

Patient Experience Surveys in the Age of Telehealth

Ronald Hays, PhD
Thursday, December 16, 2021 12-1PM

Learning from the Pandemic to Improve Healthcare Series

Jointly hosted by The Viterbi School of Engineering, The Gehr Family Center at the Keck School of Medicine, and the Price School of Public Policy.

Using Telehealth to Manage Chronic Conditions at Providence-St. Joseph Health

Todd Wise, MD, MBA and Trista Johnson, PhD, MPH
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 12-1PM

The David A. Goldstein Memorial Lecture: Knowing When Less is More

Sharon Brownlee, MSc
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 12-1 PM

How to Create a Learning Health System out of an Academic Medical Center

Leora Horwitz, MD
Monday, March 15, 2021 12-1PM

Covid Preparedness and Response: Then and Now

Nicole Lurie, MD, MSPH
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 12-1PM

Maintaining Perspective Through a Pandemic: The Case for Total Harm Minimization

David Katz, MD, MPH
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12-1PM

The David A. Goldstein Memorial Lecture: The Dream of a Common Language

Katy Butler
Friday, March 6, 2020 12-1PM

Engaging Patients in their Care: Results of the PROSPECT study

David Bates, MD, MS
Monday, February 3, 2020 10-11A

Age Friendly Health Systems Initiative

Jay Bhatt, DO, MPH, MPA, FACP
American Hospital Association
Wednesday, January 22nd 12-1p

Kaiser Permanente’s Approach to Health Disparities

Michael Kanter, MD
Thursday June 6, 2019, 12 PM
Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, room 112


Is Digital Health Making a Difference: Lessons Learned from the Clinical Trenches

Brennan Spiegel, MD
Friday March 15, 2019, 12 PM
Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, room 112

Full details here.

The Inaugural David A. Goldstein Lecture

Is Professionalism Still Relevant? The Role of Medicine in a Rapidly Changing World

Christine Cassel, MD
Thursday October 25, 2018, 12 PM
Broad CIRM Center

Sponsored by the Keck Department of Medicine and Keck Medicine of USC

Full details here.

To Err is Human (film)

Thursday September 13, 2018, 5-7 PM
Mayer Auditorium
After the screening, a Q & A session with the film producers will follow
Dinner will be provided!

Full details here.

Spine Surgery: Do We Overdo It?

Thursday July 12, 2018, 12–1 p.m.
Rajiv Sethi, MD
Chair of the Neuroscience Institute
Director of Complex Spine Surgery
Virginia Mason Medical Center


Frank Acosta, MD
USC Spine Center

Video of Event

Independence + Connectedness = The Recipe for Wellbeing

Friday April 27, 2018, 12–1 p.m.

Jonathan Sherin, MD, PhD
Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
Full details here 

Transforming Health Systems in Uncertain Times

February 5, 2018, 12–1 p.m.

Peter Long, PhD
President and CEO, Blue Shield of California Foundation
Slides from event

The Future of Health and Healthcare

January 11, 2018, 12–1 p.m.

Nirav Shah, MD, MPH
Former Commissioner of Health for New York State
Full details here 

The Role of Community Health Centers in our Healthcare System

October 12, 2017, 12–1p.m.

Castulo de la Rocha
President and CEO of AltaMed Health Services
Video of event.

The State of Healthcare Reform in Los Angeles County

June 2, 2017, 12–1 p.m.

Mark Ridley-Thomas
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, District 2
Video of event

The CareMore Model: Caring for High Risk / High Cost Patients

April 18, 2017, 12–1 p.m.

Sachin Jain, MD, MBA
CEO of CareMore Health System
Video of Event

The Case for Single-Payer National Health Insurance

January 9, 2017, 12–1 p.m.

Steffie Woolhandler, MD, MPH and David Himmelstein, MD
Co-Founders, Physicians for a National Health Program

Video of Event

Health Care Delivery Innovation in the Safety Net

October 5, 2016

John Baackes
Chief Executive Officer
LA Care Health Plan

John Baackes is Chief Executive Officer of L.A. Care Health Plan. He brings more than 30 years of health care experience. Before joining L.A. Care, he served as president of Philadelphia-based AmeriHealth Caritas VIP Plans where he oversaw the Medicare Advantage business unit. Prior to that position, Mr. Baackes was CEO of Senior Whole Health in Cambridge, MA, a voluntary health care plan for more than 10,000 low-income seniors in Massachusetts and New York.  Mr. Baackes holds a Bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and is a native of Evanston, IL.

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The New Science of Implementation

July 5, 2016, 12 p.m.–1 p.m.

Steven Asch, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine
Stanford University

Steven M. Asch MD, MPH is a Vice -Chief for Research, Division of General Medical Disciplines at Stanford, where he leads more than 150 faculty, and the Chief of Health Services Research at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System. He develops and evaluates quality measurement and improvement systems, often in the care of patients with communicable or chronic disease. Dr. Asch has led several national projects developing broad-based quality measurement tools for veterans, Medicare beneficiaries, and the community. He directs the Center of Innovation to Implementation (Ci2i) which aims to maximize value by testing organizational innovations to make medical care more collaborative and efficient using implementation science methods…
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