Please use the links to the right to find our current and past events.

For any questions about specific events, please contact:

Jake Lowary, Program Manager:

Jessica Childs, Program Manager: 

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Upcoming Events

Flyer for Value Based Health Care Delivery Seminar 2019

Featured Event Photos

2017 Fall Research Into Policy and Practice Lecture

  • Department Chair Melinda Buntin, Tennessee Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak, and Assistant Professor John Graves

Perspectives on Health Care Reform Panel: From Obamacare to the American Health Care Act - April 2017 RIPPL Series

  • Dr. Gilbert Gonzales - Department of Health Policy
  • Dr. Tara McKay - Center for Medicine, Health & Society
  • Dr. Wendy Long - Director of TennCare
  • Eric Harkness -Director of the Office of Health Policy at the Tennessee Department of Health
  • Craig Becker - President and CEO of the Tennessee Hospital Association (THA)

27th Annual Health Economics Conference - October 13-14, 2016

  • Jonathan Perlin, President, Clinical Services and Chief Medical Officer, HCA
  • Jonathan Perlin, President, Clinical Services and Chief Medical Officer, HCA
  • Jonathan Gruber, Ph.D., Ford Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Amanda Starc, Northwestern University
  • Michael Richards, Vanderbilt University

2016 Annual Department Picnic

2015 Research Into Policy and Practice Lecture Series - Caring for the Uninsured: A National, State and Local Perspective

  • Melinda Buntin, Department Chair and Professor of Health Policy
  • Dexter Samuels, Senior Vice President for Student Affairs & Executive Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at Meharry Medical College
  • Megan Barry, Mayor of Nashville, Tennesee
  • Nicole Comeaux, Deputy Executive Director, Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange
  • David Blumenthal, President, The Commonwealth Fund

2015 Research Into Policy and Practice Lecture Series: Reflections on the ACA

  • Former White House Chief of Staff for Policy, and principal architect of the ACA, Nancy-Ann DeParle
  • Wayne J. Riley, M.D., MPH, MBA, MACP President, American College of Physicians, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Adjunct Professor of Healthcare Management, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University
  • Department Chair and Moderator, Melinda Buntin

2015 Value Based Health Care Seminar - October 14th - 15th 2015

  • Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, Dean, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Michael Porter, PhD, MBA, Bishop William Lawrence University Professor, Harvard Business School
  • Justin Bachmann, David Posch, Marilyn Dubree, & Titus Daniels
  • Rangaraj Ramanujam, Professor of Management, Owen Graduate Business School
  • Department Chair Melinda Buntin