The Department of Health Policy sponsors lectures throughout the academic year. They range in topic, focus and format, and offer a valuable opportunity to engage and explore policy areas, emerging research and public discussion.


Recurring Events

The Department hosts a weekly Takeout Thursday/Health Policy Seminar series held on Thursdays during the spring and fall academic terms. Topics usually focus on works in progress where speakers seek feedback and input from the visiting audience. The series is open to anyone with interest in health policy or health services research. Speakers confirmed and proposed topics are listed below, and will be updated as necessary. Speakers and topics are subject to change. To learn more and subscribe to the weekly mailing list for Takeout Thursday, please contact Assistant Professor Jinyi Zhu, PhD, or Communications Manager Jake Lowary.



Previous Events

The most recent event in the Research Into Policy & Practice Lecture Series featured former U.S. Congressman Jim Cooper, who represented Nashville and Middle Tennessee in the state's 5th Congressional District from 2003-23. Get details on the event at this link, as well as alternative attendance support. 

RIPPL with former Rep. Jim Cooper

WATCH: The Research Into Policy & Practice Lecture Series on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZDcUfa_9co

image with the details and title of Ana Diez-Roux, MD, PhD, MPH, the keynote speaker for the 2023 David Satcher Lecture.

an image of speakers for an opioid recovery program lecture on health policy and practice.


Fall 2019 Research into Policy and Practice Series - Medicare for all



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