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Advocacy Grand Rounds: Beyond Build Back Better: Solutions to Improve Patient Outcomes

March 10 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm EST

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So what do certain provisions of Build Back Better mean for patients? Join us for DFA’s Advocacy Grand Rounds session and learn what proposals are being talked about to improve patient outcomes through access to care. White House Fellow, Alister Martin, MD and legislative assistant to Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, Rachel Madley, PhD will host a lively discussion on Beyond Build Back Better and what’s next.

Session speakers:

Alister Martin, MD, MPP
Alister Martin is a practicing ER physician and former Chief Resident at Massachusetts General Hospital. He currently works in the White House as an advisor on voting rights in the Office of the Vice President and as an advisor on health equity in the West Wing Office of Public Engagement as a White House Fellow. He is on sabbatical from Harvard where he is dually appointed as an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and as Research Faculty at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is the founder of Get Waivered, a program that is converting our nation’s ERs into the front door for opioid addiction treatment. He also co-founded GOTVax, an initiative aimed at leveraging a get out the vote framework to deliver vaccines to vulnerable communities via hyper-targeted vaccine clinics. In 2019, he founded Vot-ER, with a team of healthcare providers and behavioral science experts to help patients vote like their health depends on it.

Rachel Madley, PhD
Dr. Rachel Madley is a legislative assistant to Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal. Dr. Madley leads the Congresswoman’s work on health and environmental policy. Before joining the office she completed her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Madley has also held leadership roles in multiple health justice organizations including Physicians for a National Health Program and Students for a National Health Program. Her work has been published in multiple outlets including Business Insider and The New York Times. Dr. Madley received her Bachelor’s of Science Degree from the University of Michigan.


March 10
1:00 pm–2:00 pm EST
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