Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM EDT

Session 1 Learning Objectives:

  1. Define equity in the context of value assessment.
  2. Consider the implications of gaps in patient-centered research inputs for value assessment and how they affect equity in decision-making and care delivery.
  3. Identify emerging research and strategies for collecting and incorporating diverse, lived-experience perspectives to inform value assessment.
  4. Identify needed action and research to accelerate and maintain focus on equity.
Jennifer Bright, MPA (Moderator)
Jennifer Bright, MPA (Moderator)Innovation and Value Initiative
LaTasha H. Lee, PhD, MPH
LaTasha H. Lee, PhD, MPHNational Minority Quality Forum
Dr. Lee is VP of Clinical and Social Research and Development at the National Minority Quality Forum. She oversees and implements research focused on reducing patient risk and identifying optimal care to reduce health disparities and bring about health equity. She also provides input into NMQF’s overall strategy for research partnerships and health equity research.
Michelle McMurry-Heath, MD, PhD
Michelle McMurry-Heath, MD, PhDBiotechnology Innovation Organization
Dr. McMurry-Heath is President and CEO of Biotechnology Innovation Organization. She assumed leadership in June 2020, coming from Johnson & Johnson. The common thread in her work across academia, government, and industry has been broadening access to scientific progress so more patients from diverse backgrounds can benefit from cutting-edge innovation.
Upal Basu Roy, PhD, MPH
Upal Basu Roy, PhD, MPHLUNGevity Foundation
Dr. Basu Roy is the VP of research at the LUNGevity Foundation and oversees its research awards program. He has extensive experience in community-based participatory research methodology in health sciences research, specifically in projects involving immigrants and minority populations.

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