January 22, 2020



HHS Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan will deliver a guest lecture at VUMC on Feb. 7, 2020.


The nation’s No. 2 public health official will visit Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Feb. 7 to deliver a guest lecture during a visit to Nashville.

Eric Hargan, the deputy secretary of Department of Health & Human Services will speak as part of the Ike Robinson Lecture Series in Light Hall 208 from 12-1 p.m. after meeting with leaders of the hospital and School of Medicine.

The Department of Health Policy and School of Medicine are co-sponsoring the event.

Hargan has been in the No. 2 role since October 2017, and is the chief operating officer of the largest department in the federal government. He oversees the $1.3 trillion budget and 80,000 federal employees in the department. He also oversees the department’s policy and strategy development. He earned a juris doctorate from Columbia University and bachelor’s degree from Harvard University.

Hargan’s visit will include a lecture expected to cover the regulatory outlook for the health care industry in 2020 and beyond. Following the talk, Hargan will participate in a moderated Q&A led by Melinda Buntin, Mike Curb Professor of Health Policy and Chair of the Department of Health Policy.

The lecture will be open to the public. RSVP at the link below. Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP by Feb. 3.

RSVP by clicking here.