Harvard health economist to lead health care panel discussion with experts from USF Health and community

Tampa, FL (April 6, 2016) — Meredith Rosenthal, PhD, professor of health economics and policy and associate dean for diversity at Harvard School of Public Health, will lead a panel discussion about the impact of the Affordable Care Act on communities and their health care organizations at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 20, at the USF Health Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS), 124 S. Franklin St., Tampa, FL 33602.

Dr. Rosenthal will engage in the discussion with health care and policy experts from USF Health and the community. The event is free and open to the public.

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Meredith Rosenthal, PhD

Panelists will include Charles Lockwood, MD, senior vice president of USF Health and dean, Morsani College of Medicine; Mayor Bob Buckhorn, City of Tampa; Jessica Cooper, executive vice president, Delos Solutions; Mark Anderson, DSc, senior vice president of ambulatory services, Tampa General Hospital; and Jay Wolfson, DrPH, JD, associate vice president of health law, USF Health. Catherine Lynch, MD, associate vice president for women’s health, USF Health, will moderate.

Dr. Rosenthal’s research focuses on policies to help slow growth in health care spending while improving quality of care (value-based health care), including changes in payment incentives, benefits design and behavioral “nudges” to both patients and providers. She has advised federal and state policy makers in health care payment policy and implementation.

While in Tampa, Dr. Rosenthal will also meet with USF Health faculty and students as the 2016 Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Visiting Professor, hosted by the Morsani College of Medicine’s chapter of AOA, a premier national medical honor society.

For more information, please contact Leslie Lowe at llowe1@health.usf.edu.