Conferences and Events

Annual All Hands Meeting

Save the Date: March 9-10, 2022

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Webinar Series

“Does Diversity Matter for Health?”

Thursday, January 20, 2022, 11:00AM – 12:00PM ET


Marcella Alsan, MD, MPH, PhD

Professor of Public Policy

Harvard Kennedy School

Marcella Alsan is a Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. Alsan received a BA from Harvard University, a master’s in public health from Harvard School of Public Health, a MD from Loyola University, and a PhD in Economics from Harvard University. Alsan trained at Brigham and Women’s Hospital Hiatt Global Health Equity Residency Fellowship – then combined the PhD with an Infectious Disease Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. Prior to returning to Harvard, she was on faculty at Stanford. She is an applied microeconomist studying health inequality. 


Previous Webinars

“Implicit Bias in Health Care: How Can We Intervene?”

Friday, November 12, 2021


Nao Hagiwara, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychology

Virginia Commonwealth University 

This webinar will feature the work of Drs. Nao Hagiwara and Candace Feldman. We will learn about explicit & implicit stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination. We will then discuss how to address these concepts within the healthcare setting in order to improve delivery of high-quality healthcare for patients of varying sociodemographic backgrounds.


Candace Feldman, MD, ScD

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Brigham and Women's Hospital 

“Transforming a national payor into an integrated provider of care”

Thursday, September 30, 2021

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William Shrank, MD, MSHS

Chief Medical Officer

Humana Inc. 

This webinar will feature the work of William Shrank, MD, MSHS, Chief Medical Officer of Humana Inc. Dr. Shrank serves an important leadership role in implementing the company’s integrated care delivery strategy.  This webinar will focus on the process of implementing this strategy as well as what types of quality improvement/cost reduction solutions become possible with that transition to integrated care.

“Improving prescribing patterns using physician nudges”

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

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Mitesh Patel, MD, MBA

VP Clinical Transformation & National Lead for Behavioral Insights

Ascension Health

This webinar will feature the work of Mitesh Patel, MD, MBA, VP Clinical Transformation & National Lead for Behavioral Insights, Ascension Health. Dr. Patel is a national leader in the of use nudges to improve health care quality.  This webinar will focus on the use of nudges to change physician prescribing behavior and he will discuss two trials recently completed at the Penn Medicine Nudge Unit that used peer comparisons, audit and feedback, and EHR alerts.

“Why Don’t People Act on Good Health Advice?”

Tuesday, April 27, 2021


Wendy Wood, PhD

Provost Professor of Psychology and Business

University of Southern California

This webinar will feature the work of Wendy Wood, PhD, Provost Professor of Psychology and Business at University of Southern California. Professor Wood will discuss the disconnect between what people know to be healthy and how they act. Relatedly, Professor Wood will discuss the gap between changing opinions about health and changing actual behaviors.

“Increasing the uptake of COVID vaccination: insights from behavioral science and digital advertising”

Wednesday, March 24, 2021


Ted Robertson, MPA

Managing Director


This webinar will feature the work of Ted Robertson (ideas42) and Elad Yom-Tov (Microsoft Research). We will discuss population segmentation approaches to facilitate the tailoring of COVID vaccination uptake interventions and how digital advertising campaigns can simultaneously increase uptake among those seeking information about vaccination while also priming interest in vaccination among a broader audience.


Elad Yom-Tov, PhD

Sr. Principal Researcher

Microsoft Research

“Leveraging social networks to optimize the use of evidence-based therapies”

February 23, 2021


This session will focus on social networks. Dr. Adam Kleinbaum will share his work on the fundamental processes that shape the dynamic evolution of social networks and Dr. Amar Dhand will discuss his studies about how social network structures impact clinical outcomes. We will then discuss how insights from their work could be leveraged to optimize the use of evidence-based therapies. 

Adam M. Kleinbaum, DBA
Associate Professor
Tuck School of Business
Dartmouth College


Amar Dhand, MD, DPhil

Associate Professor

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Harvard Medical School

Network Science Institute Northeastern University