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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 Nancy Goodman, JD, MPP

The Mongan Institute Health Policy Research Center presents MGH Health Policy Rounds with Nancy Goodman, JD, MPP, who will give a presentation titled "Changing the Landscape of Pediatric Cancer Research: Advancing Regulatory Reform in Pediatric Cancer Drug Development." Ms. Goodman is the Executive Director and Founder of Kids v. Cancer, which she created after the death of her 10-year-old son Jacob. She has successfully championed the passage of two federal laws: the pediatric priority review voucher program in 2012 and the RACE for Children Act in 2017. 

Monday, February 3, 2020

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Thier Conference Room, Thier 101

Massachusetts General Hospital

Lunch will be served

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Haddad Lecture with Dr. Joshua Sharfstein: "Mission Impossible? Asking Healthcare to Improve the Health of the Population" 

Thursday, February 6, 2020

8:00 am – 9:00 am

O’Keeffe Auditorium

Massachusetts General Hospital

The Mongan Institute is pleased to announce that Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD, will be presenting the annual Haddad Lecture at Massachusetts General Hospital on Thursday, February 6, 2020, from 8–9am in the MGH O’Keeffe Auditorium. Named in honor of Ernest M. Haddad, who served for 21 years as general counsel at the MGH and Partners HealthCare, the annual lecture features speakers who are experts on topics related to ethics, health policy, the health care environment, and health care delivery.


Dr. Sharfstein is the Director of the Bloomberg American Health Initiative, Vice Dean for Public Health Practice and Community Engagement, and Professor of the Practice in Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Previously, Dr. Sharfstein served as Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Principal Deputy Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Commissioner of Health for Baltimore City, and Congressional staff for Congressman Henry A. Waxman. He is an elected member of both the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Public Administration.


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.