BIOL 6504: Healthcare in America

Student Leaders: 
Allison Froehlich, MD21; Alexander Gould, MD21; Todd Nguyen, MD21; Wenzheng Yu, MD21; Sophia Demuynck, MD21
Faculty Adviser: 
Professor Eli Adashi, MD, MS

Healthcare in America comprises a series of lectures from renowned policymakers and other leaders on issues with pressing and contemporary relevance to healthcare, including substance use and opioids, gun violence, nutrition and food politics, housing and environmental justice, technology, health equity, behavioral health, and evolving models of care. In previous years, the course has allowed enrolled students and attendees the opportunity to learn from and connect with former US Secretaries of Health and Human Services, legislators, institutional and industry leaders, authors and journal editors, and others. Overall, the course aims to bring together speakers with diverse backgrounds that balance broad perspectives with expert insight on major topics that uniquely shape the experience of health and wellness in America.