Health Policy Forums

In January 2022, the QEP team launched a series of Health Policy Forums to present the UTHealth Houston community with panels to address issues related to healthcare policy and policymaking.

Panel 2: How Did Healthcare Fare During the Last Legislative Session?
April 8, 2022, 12-1 pm

Introduction by Rebecca Lunstroth, JD, MA, Associate Professor and Associate Director, McGovern Center, and Quality Enhancement Plan Director, UTHealth Houston

Moderated by Kara Crawford, Vice President of Government Relations at UTHealth Houston

Panelists:

  • Jamie Dudensing, RN, MPA, chief executive officer of Texas Association of Health Plans
  • Lindsay Lanagan, BS, vice president of government relations and public affairs at Legacy Community Health Houston
  • Eric Woomer, MPA, principal and founder of Eric Woomer Policy Solutions, a governmental affairs practice

Panel 1: What Is a Lobbyist, and Why Should We Care?
January 14, 2022, 12-1 pm

Introduction by Rebecca Lunstroth, JD, MA, Associate Professor and Associate Director, McGovern Center, and Quality Enhancement Plan Director, UTHealth Houston

Moderated by Scott Forbes, Senior Vice President of Government Relations at UTHealth Houston

Panelists

  • Denise Rose, Partner at the Jackson Walker law firm and former Assistant Vice President for Legislative Affairs at Texas A&M Health Science Center
  • John Pitts, Founder and Managing Principal of Texas Star Alliance, a bipartisan government affairs group
  • Clayton Travis, Director of Advocacy and Policy for the Texas Pediatric Society