The Trump Administration and the Health of the Public

MKT IMAGE Symposium-050818-trump-and-helath-350x350Tuesday, May 8, 2018

8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Hiebert Lounge
72 East Concord Street
Boston

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The day will bring together public health scholars, journalists, thought leaders, and the wider public health community to discuss how we can view Trump-era policies and their impact on health more than a year into the new administration. The day is very much nonpartisan, and we do not approach this with any preordained answers. We hope that speakers will use the best available data to inform their presentation, or—recognizing that it is still too early for many definitive studies—to ground their comments in the state-of-the-science.

Cosponsored with The Lancet Commission on Public Policy and Health in the Trump Era


HEALTH OF PARTICULAR POPULATIONS I



HEALTH AND BEHAVIOR



THE WORLD AROUND US



HEALTH OF PARTICULAR POPULATIONS II



Agenda

8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast and Informal Greetings

8:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.
OPENING REMARKS

Sandro Galea, Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health

David U. Himmelstein, Distinguished Professor, School of Urban Public Health, Hunter College, City University of New York; Lecturer in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Steffie Woolhandler, Distinguished Professor, Hunter College, City University of New York; Lecturer in Medicine, Harvard Medical School


8:40 a.m. – 9 a.m.
KEYNOTE: FRAMING THE ISSUE—WHY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION MAY AFFECT HEALTH

Mary Travis Bassett, Commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


9 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
PANEL I: HEALTH OF PARTICULAR POPULATIONS – PART ONE
The Health of Immigrants

Altaf Saadi, Fellow, National Clinical Scholars Program, University of California, Los Angeles

The Health of Minority Populations

Zinzi Bailey, Assistant Scientist, Jay Weiss Institute for Health Equity, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami

The Health of Children

Davida Schiff, Medical Director, HOPE Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital

Moderator

Charles Kravetz, General Manager, WBUR


10:10 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
PANEL II: HEALTH AND BEHAVIOR
The Economy, and Its Impact on Health

Atheendar S. Venkataramani, Assistant Professor, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Trump Policies on Food and Nutrition

Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor and Professor Emerita, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University

Health Care

Adam Gaffney, Instructor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Pulmonary and Critical Care Physician, Cambridge Health Alliance

Moderator

Richard L. Berke, Founding Executive Editor, STAT


11:20 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Break

11:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.
PANEL III: THE WORLD AROUND US
Global Health

Joia Mukherjee, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief Medical Officer, Partners In Health

The Environment

Martin McKee, Professor, European Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Racism and Mental Health

Jacob Bor, Assistant Professor, Global Health, Boston University School of Public Health

Moderator

Carol Hills, Senior Producer, Reporter, and Host, PRI’s The World


12:40 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.
Lunch 

1:10 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
PANEL IV: HEALTH OF PARTICULAR POPULATIONS – PART TWO
Native American Health

Michael E. Bird, National Consultant on Native American/Alaska Native Communities, AARP

The Health Crisis in Puerto Rico

Olveen Carrasquillo, Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami

Criminal Justice and Incarceration

Lello Tesema, Director of Population Health, Los Angeles County Correctional Health Services, Department of Health Services; Assistant Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Southern California; Gehr Fellow, Gehr Family Center for Implementation Science

Moderator

Jenifer McKim, Senior Investigative Reporter and Senior Trainer, New England Center for Investigative Reporting, Boston University College of Communication


2:20 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
CLOSING REMARKS

David U. Himmelstein, Distinguished Professor, School of Urban Public Health, Hunter College, City University of New York; Lecturer in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Steffie Woolhandler, Distinguished Professor, Hunter College, City University of New York; Lecturer in Medicine, Harvard Medical School