Penn Public Health

A Prevention First Approach to Data-Informed Health Policy, Dec. 16

Posted on November 26, 2019

Date and Time: Monday, December 16, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Location: University of Pennsylvania, Bodek Lounge in Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Dr. Anand Parekh is the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Chief Medical Advisor, providing clinical and public health expertise across the organization, particularly in the areas of aging, prevention, and global health. Prior to joining BPC, he completed a decade of service at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). As a HHS deputy assistant secretary for health from 2008 to 2015, he developed and implemented national initiatives focused on prevention, wellness, and care management. Dr. Parekh is a board-certified internal medicine physician, a fellow of the American College of Physicians, an adjunct professor of health management and policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and an adjunct assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University. He has spoken widely and written extensively on a variety of health topics and is the author of a new book entitled Prevention First – Policymaking for a Healthier America published by John Hopkins University Press.

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