National Scholars Seminar SERIES

National Scholars' Current Issues In Health Policy Lecture Series: Spring 2015

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at Meharry Medical College is pleased to announce the Spring 2015 National Scholars' Current Issues in Health Policy Lecture Series. For the fifth consecutive year, the RWJF Center for Health Policy will host its signature seminar series for Health Policy Fellows, Scholars, Associates and the entire Meharry community. Throughout the spring semester, the nation’s leading experts in health policy, higher education, government and health care will lecture to students, faculty and the community at-large on the latest issues and trends affecting America’s health and health care system. Below is the lineup for this year's National Scholars Current Issues in Health Policy Lecture Series.

All lectures will be held in the S. S. Kresge Learning Resources Center at noon. Complimentary lunch is served prior to the talk at 11:30 a.m. RSVP is required, email


Wednesday, February 11, 2015


"A Dream Deferred?"

Reavis L. Mitchell, Jr., D.A.
Dean, School of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences
Professor of History
Fisk University

Bio | Website 


Thursday, March 19, 2015 

*Rescheduled date*


"State of the States: Obamacare Implementation at the Ground Level"

Heather Howard, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Faculty Affiliate, Center for Health & Wellbeing
Princeton University
Director, State Health Reform Assistance Network
Director, State Health and Value Strategies
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Bio | Website | LinkedIn


Wednesday, April 8, 2014


“The Affordable Care Act: A Status Report on the 5th Anniversary of Its Enactment”

Gerald Kominski, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Health Policy Research
Professor of Health Policy and Management,
Fielding School of Public Health​
University of California Los Angeles
National Advisory Board Member, RWJF Center for Health Policy at Meharry Medical College

Website | LinkedIn