Health Policy Grand Rounds Series

Upcoming Events

The Health Policy Grand Rounds series has concluded for the Spring 2024 semester. Please check in soon for upcoming lectures!



Previous Events 

April 22, 2024 - Susannah Rose, PhD




April 8, 2024

Roger Prudon, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, National Bureau of Economics Research


Monday, March 25, 2024

Lindsay Mayberry, MS, PhD

Associate Professor, Medicine & Biomedical Informatics

"Use of Text Messaging to Address Disparities in Care and Research"


Feb. 29, 2024

(Co-hosted with the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health)


rachel idowu, md, mph

Cdr. Rachel Idowu, MD, MPH

Country Director, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Liberia

Adjunct Professor, Health Policy


Jan. 18, 2024


CJ Stimson, MD, JD

Assistant Professor, Urology; Senior Vice President, Value Transformation


Nov. 28, 2023


The Impact of Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations on Pregnant and Postpartum People

Megan B. Cole, PhD,

Associate Professor, Boston University School of Public Health


“The Health and Employment Effects of Employer Vaccination Mandates"

Katherine Wen, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Health, and Society and Program of Public Policy Studies at Vanderbilt University


March 1, 2023

“Pay, check, pay, check: Using financial incentives to improve adolescent diabetes behaviors”

Davene Wright, PhD

Assistant Professor, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute

12-1 p.m. CT







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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


After participating in this CME activity, participants should be able to:

1) Describe contributing factors to fluctuations in health care spending.

2) Summarize how policy changes have resulted in variations in care delivery and access to care.

3) Explain predicted impacts of health economics trends for patients, physicians, and payers.