COVID Lessons: Restoring Trust in Science and Leadership

Hoover Institution's Dr. Scott Atlas and Stanford's Dr. Jay Bhattacharya discuss lessons learned from the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date & Time
September 21, 2023, 4:30 pm
WLH 116
100 Wall St
New Haven, CT
Scott W. Atlas, M.D. is the Robert Wesson Senior Fellow in health policy at the Hoover Institution. Dr. Atlas investigates the role of government and the private sector in health care quality and access, global trends in health care innovation, and the key economic and civil liberty issues related to health policy. During the 2008, 2012, and 2016 presidential campaigns, he was a senior advisor for health policy to a number of candidates for President of the United States. He has also advised several members of the United States Senate and House of Representatives and testified to Congress on health care reform. He served the nation from August to December, 2020 as a Special Advisor to the President and a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. His most recent books include: A Plague Upon Our House: My Fight at the Trump White House to Stop COVID from Destroying America (Post Hill Press, 2021), Restoring Quality Health Care: A Six‐Point Plan for Comprehensive Reform at Lower Cost (Hoover Press, 2020, 2nd ed), In Excellent Health: Setting the Record Straight on America’s Health Care System (Hoover Press, 2011), and Reforming America’s Health Care System (Hoover Press, 2010). Dr. Atlas has participated on the World Bank’s Commission on Growth and Development. He has also advised leaders on health care and medical technology in several countries outside the US, including Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Europe. Dr. Atlas has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and approximately 200 policy pieces, and has been interviewed in a variety of media throughout the world.

Jay Bhattacharya is a Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economics Research, a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, and at the Stanford Freeman Spogli Institute. He holds courtesy appointments as Professor in Economics and in Health Research and Policy. He directs the Stanford Center on the Demography of Health and Aging. Dr. Bhattacharya’s research focuses on the economics of health care around the world with a particular emphasis on the health and well-being of vulnerable populations. Dr. Bhattacharya’s peer-reviewed research has been published in economics, statistics, legal, medical, public health, and health policy journals. He holds an MD and PhD in economics from Stanford University.

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