The Future of Healthcare Policy: A Conversation with Senator Richard Burr and Dr. Lanhee Chen


Associated Program:
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum
Richard Burr
Lanhee Chen
John McDonough
T.H. Chan School of Public Health

After nearly three decades in federal service as a U.S. congressman and senator, Richard Burr is widely known as one of the foremost government authorities in health care and life sciences policy. Since his election to Congress in 1994 and through his tenure as ranking member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), Senator Burr (R-NC) has led many of the most transformative government initiatives in the health care and life sciences fields.

Lanhee Chen ’99, AM '04, JD ’07, PhD ’09 is an educator and policy expert who served as policy director for Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s 2012 bid for the presidency. He is currently a Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a Partner at the Brunswick Group. Previously, Chen served as a senior appointee at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during the George W. Bush Administration, in private law practice at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, and has advised numerous other presidential, gubernatorial, and congressional campaigns. Chen was a candidate for California State Controller in 2022.

Join us for a discussion on the future of health care policy with IOP Spring 2023 Visiting Fellow and former United States Senator Richard Burr, and David and Diane Steffy Fellow in American Public Policy Studies at the Hoover Institution and Director of Domestic Policy Studies and Lecturer in the Public Policy Program at Stanford University, Lanhee Chen. This conversation will be moderated by John McDonough HKS '90, Professor of the Practice of Public Health at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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