Past Events

November 28, 2018

To see Dr. Frankenfeld's presentation click here.

Cara Frankenfeld, Associate Professor, Global & Community Health GMU

Cara Frankenfeld, PhD Associate Professor, Global & Community Health GMU

October 24, 2018

To see Dr. Jones's presentation click here.

Emily Jones, PhD Branch Chief, Science Policy Branch National Institute on Drug Abuse

September 19, 2018

To see Damon Terzaghi's presentation click here.

Damon Terzaghi, Senior Director of Medicaid Policy & Planning, National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities

April 17, 2018

Dr. Germaine Buck-Louis (center, standing with Gilbert Gimm discusses Impact of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals on Human Fertility

February 20, 2018

To view Dr. Woolf's presentation, click here.

Dr. Steven Woolf (center, standing with Gilbert Gimm and Len Nichols) discusses Social Determinants of Health: A Look at Northern Virginia

November 14, 2017

To view Dr. Peppard's presentation click here Peppard_Community Health and Integrated Care Models_11-14-2017

October 18, 2017


To view Dr. Kharrazi's presentation, click here KharraziPresentation-Oct18

September 26, 2017

To view Dr. Boudreaux's Presentation click here.









April 24, 2017

Click here to see Dr. Ramiah's ’s presentation.










March 23, 2017

Click here to see Dr. Lomatan’s presentation.

February 23, 2017

November 17, 2016

October 17, 2016

September 21, 2016

April 18, 2016


March 23, 2016


February 24, 2016


November 12, 2015

Fall 2015 Health Policy Seminar Series: Using Machine Learning to Predict High-Need Medicaid Enrollees

Che Ngufor, PhD, Mayo Clinic - Biomedical Statistics & Informatics Division

October 21, 2015

Fall 2015 Health Policy Seminar Series: Estimating the Supply Side and Provider Effects of Health Care Reform

Dr. Chapin White is a Senior Policy Researcher at RAND Health. His work uses both quantitative and qualitative methods, and he focuses on provider payment reform, microsimulation modeling, spillover impacts of policy, and the impacts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

September 21, 2015

Fall 2015 Health Policy Seminar Series: Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Health Disparities

Dr. McMorrow presented several findings from the study, including differences in uninsurance rates that narrowed for African American and Hispanic adults compared to white adults, and remaining gaps in health insurance coverage for Hispanic adults.

April 20, 2015

Health Policy Seminar Series: The Impact of Medicaid Expansions on Public Hospitals

Shawn Gremminger, MPP, Director of Legislative Affairs, America’s Essential Hospitals

March 25, 2015

Health Policy Seminar Series: Advance Directives and Health Care Use

Lauren Nicholas, PhD, Assistant Professor, John Hopkins University

February 19, 2015

Measles, Vaccines and the State Exemption Laws: Understanding Critical Science Issues (webinar)

The recent measles outbreak highlighted the patchwork of state vaccine medical exemption laws. This webinar included discussion of the epidemiology of measles and the state laws and available legislative options. As well as a discussion of current cost and public health practice of responding to a suspect measles case. Presenters shared resources to inform future discussions.

Moderator: Dr. P.J. Maddox, George Mason University (GMU)

Presenters: Dr. Gloria Addo-Ayensu, Fairfax County Health Department, Mr. Chris Gould, ASTHO, Dr. Kathryn Jacobsen, GMU, and Dr. Tony Yang, GMU

February 19, 2015

The Affordable Care Act: One-Year Out

Roosevelt Institute and Patriots for Public Health sponsored event featured speakers: Dr. Len Nichols, Director of the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics, GMU, Tim Henderson, Professor in the College of Health and Human Services and Jennifer Siciliano, VP of Government Relations of INOVA

February 18, 2015

Health Policy Seminar Series: Health Insurance Coverage Effects of Limiting Tax Exclusions

Alison Percy, PhD, Principal Analyst, Congressional Budget Office

November 20, 2014

Medicaid’s Role in the U.S. Health Care System

Dr. Anne Schwartz, Executive Director, Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission spoke at the second Fall HAP/CHPRE seminar series on November 20th.  Her presentation provided an overview of Medicaid’s unique role in the health care system, discuss key policy challenges facing the program, and present an overview of the Medicaid & CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC).  To view the slide presentation, please click here.

November 12, 2014

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Inform+Engage: The TCI 2014 Policy Summit

Len Nichols participates in Virginia’s first statewide policy summit at the Commonwealth Institute in Richmond.

This conference brought together leading voices on policy, including Governor Terry McAuliffe, community partners, non-profit leaders, grassroots organizers, and other advocates to discuss the challenges facing the state and get new tools to make progress in the coming legislative session. Visit page here.

Watch Virginia’s Governor Terry McAuliffe’s address:

November 13, 2014


Len Nichols speaks at The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR) meeting in San Diego.

Len Nichols spoke at the annual meeting of the AAPMR meeting in San Diego. Nichols provided an updated overview of the status of implementing federal health reforms and the related reforms being pursued by private payers and states, with a particular focus on payment and delivery reforms. He also explained how different specific payment reform models—public and private—are likely to impact specialists in PM&R. Additionally, Dr. Nichols explained why and what kinds of physician leadership are essential for health reform to improve the sustainability and equity of our health care system.

AAPMR is the national medical society representing more than 8,000 physicians who are specialists in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R).

November 5, 2014

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Fighting Ebola or Fighting Fear?

Featuring CHPRE's Treniese Polk, Project Manager, CareFirst

University Life Arlington sponsors this monthly series of academic discussions for members of the Arlington Campus community.

The Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever) has claimed over 4,400 lives with its recent outbreak in West Africa. While originally being discovered in 1976, the most recent outbreak has claimed more lives than all cases combined from previous years. However, many questions and issues remain for government officials, health care providers and global leaders to address. What are the resources and needs of developing healthcare systems to control the spread of this virus? Should the United States close borders to countries with Ebola outbreaks? How has the disproportionate attention given to Ebola cases in the West shed light on the ongoing dialogue around global inequity?

Watch the presentation here.