A conversation with Dana Goldman featuring Mark Ghaly, Secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency
California’s health care systems have struggled under the surge of COVID-19 cases, intensifying disparities in care and resources. On February 3, join Dean Dana Goldman and California Health & Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly for a discussion on how California successfully weathered the crisis to date, and what the state can do to address the broader inequities exposed by the pandemic. They will also take questions from the audience.
This event is presented by the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics, and hosted by Dana Goldman, Dean and C. Erwin and Ione L. Piper Chair; Co-director, USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics; Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, Pharmacy, and Economics, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy.
- Event Date
- Thursday, February 03, 2022
12:00 PM Pacific
Dana Goldman, PhD (Host) is Co-Director of the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics, Dean and C. Erwin and Ione L. Piper Chair of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, and Distinguished Professor of Pharmacy, Public Policy, and Economics at the University of Southern California. He is a nonresident senior fellow at The Brookings Institution and research associate with the National Bureau for Economic Research. For the past 10 years, he has led USC’s Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, one of the nation’s premier health policy programs within the Price School of Public Policy and School of Pharmacy.
Mark Ghaly was appointed Secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency in early 2019 by Governor Gavin Newsom. In serving California, Dr. Ghaly has the privilege of working with partners across sectors and disciplines to improve the lives and life chances of all Californians. This has been especially true during the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Ghaly is a primary care pediatrician who continues to use his clinical and community experiences, working in California’s health care safety net system, to inform a whole person, whole community, approach to integrating services so they are equity-anchored and person-centered for all, but especially the most vulnerable Californians. Dr. Ghaly holds the deep belief that together our collective efforts can not only serve Californians well today but set us on a path where all Californians have a brighter and healthier future. Nothing he does can be done well without the support of his wife, Dr. Christina Ghaly, and his 4 young children.