Health Policy Talks
Health Policy Talks: The Pursuit of Health Equity and Transformation: Key Lessons for Health Policy and Research to Make a Lasting DifferenceRegister
Health Policy Talks is a speaker series to highlight innovative, evidence-based, and policy-actionable health policy topics, including research, projects, or programs across a range of health policy topics. Our aspirations are large as we aim to transform health care, energize biomedical innovation, move us forward toward health equity, and engage and educate tomorrow’s health care leaders. Our goal is to provide distinguished health policy leaders a premiere opportunity to bring their thought leadership to a broad, informed, and consequential health policy audience in order to transform health care, energize biomedical innovation, move us forward toward health equity, and engage and educate tomorrow’s health care leaders. Distinguished speakers will include leading experts in federal, state, and commercial payers’ work in value-based alternative payment models; health equity; global health policy; regulatory science and innovation; value-based medical product pricing and payment; real-world evidence; digital health.
Please join us for the inaugural session of Health Policy Talks as we welcome Mark Smith MD, MBA as he presents: The Pursuit of Health Equity and Transformation: Key Lessons for Health Policy and Research to Make a Lasting Difference
Mark Smith, MD, MBA
Mark D. Smith, MD, MBA, was the founding president and chief executive officer of the California Health Care Foundation and served from 1996 through 2013. CHCF is an independent philanthropy with assets of more than $700 million, headquartered in Oakland, California, and dedicated to improving the health of the people of California. A board-certified internist, Smith is a member of the clinical faculty at the University of California, San Francisco, and an attending physician at the Positive Health Program for AIDS care at San Francisco General Hospital. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and was appointed to chair the IOM committee on “The Learning Health Care System in America,” a two-stage consensus study that began in January 2011 and issued a report in September 2012. Prior to joining the California Health Care Foundation, Smith was executive vice president at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. He previously served as associate director of AIDS services and assistant professor of medicine and of health policy and management at Johns Hopkins University. He has served on the board of the National Business Group on Health, the performance measurement committee of the National Committee for Quality Assurance, and the editorial board of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Smith received a bachelor’s degree in Afro-American studies from Harvard College, a medical doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a master’s in business, with a concentration in health care administration, from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.