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Listed below in chronological order are events hosted by The Mongan Institute or our partners. Visit this page to stay updated, or sign up for our monthly newsletter.

MGH Health Policy Rounds with Benjamin Sommers, MD, PhD

The Mongan Institute Health Policy Research Center presents MGH Health Policy Rounds with Benjamin Sommers, MD, PhD, who will give a presentation titled "Medicaid Expansion, Disparities, and Health Outcomes." Dr. Sommers is a Professor of Health Policy and Economics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Previously, he served as a former Senior Advisor in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He is a recipient of the AcademyHealth HSR Impact Award for "Evaluating the Impacts of Health Insurance and the Affordable Care Act." 

Monday, March 2, 2020

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Thier Conference Room, Thier 101

Massachusetts General Hospital

Lunch will be served

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MGH Lifestyle Medicine Symposium 2020

The inaugural MGH Lifestyle Medicine Symposium will be an opportunity for all members of the MGH community interested in healthy lifestyle change to convene and learn from each other. The event will highlight current programming utilizing healthy lifestyle change for improved health by representatives from cardiology, oncology, primary care, and psychiatry. As an initial step towards organizing hospital wide, participants will also share perspectives on best steps for connecting, communicating, and collaborating to expand lifestyle interventions at MGH.

Lifestyle Medicine, as defined by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, is the evidence-based practice of helping individuals and families adopt and sustain healthy behaviors that affect health and quality of life. Examples of target patient behaviors include, but are not limited to, eliminating tobacco use, improving diet, increasing physical activity, and moderating alcohol consumption. To learn more, visit

Click below to register using Registration Code: A4515G288. CMEs are offered and this event is free to MGH clinicians. 

Wednesday, March 18

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Simches Conference Room, 185 CRP 3-3110

185 Cambridge Street


Blumenthal Lecture with Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH: "The Poorest 80 Percent: Health Haves, Health Have-Nots of 2020 America"

Thursday, March 26, 2020

8:00 am – 9:00 am

O’Keeffe Auditorium

Massachusetts General Hospital

The Mongan Institute is pleased to announce that Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH, will be presenting the annual Blumenthal Lecture at Massachusetts General Hospital on Thursday, March 26, 2020, from 8-9am in the MGH O’Keeffe Auditorium. The Blumenthal Lecture was created in 2014 by the Mongan Institute to honor Dr. David Blumenthal, the founding Director of the Mongan Institute for Health Policy, which eventually led to the Mongan Institute, and highlights leaders in public health, health policy, and health care delivery science.


Dr. Galea, a physician, epidemiologist, and author, is dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University School of Public Health. He previously held academic and leadership positions at Columbia University, the University of Michigan, and the New York Academy of Medicine. He has published extensively in the peer-reviewed literature and is a regular contributor to a range of public media, about the social causes of health, mental health, and the consequences of trauma. He has been listed as one of the most widely cited scholars in the social sciences. He is chair of the board of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health and past president of the Society for Epidemiologic Research and of the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. Dr. Galea has received several lifetime achievement awards. Dr. Galea holds a medical degree from the University of Toronto, graduate degrees from Harvard University and Columbia University, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow.