An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back

Wed., April 26, 2017 | 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM

Harris, Room 289B
1155 E. 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

Sponsored By: Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy, UChicago

The Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy (GPHAP) is excited to host Dr. Rosenthal for a lunch time talk to discuss her new book, "AN AMERICAN SICKNESS: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back."

Lunch will be provided to registered guests.

RSVP information coming soon. 

More information on the GPHAP program can be found here.

About the Speaker

Elisabeth Rosenthal

Elisabeth Rosenthal, M.D., spent 22 years as a reporter, correspondent and senior writer at the New York Times. The capstone of her career at the paper was an award-winning 2-year-long series, “Paying Till it Hurts.” Ms. Rosenthal’s reporting “has changed the way we think about health care,” wrote Dr. Andrew Boozary, editor of the Harvard Public Health Review. Paul Raeburn, of the MIT Knight Science Journalism Tracker, called the series “the clearest dissection to date of the health system’s pricing ills.” He added: “It should galvanize the country.”

Ms. Rosenthal’s has been a Poynter Fellow at Yale, a Ferris Visiting Professor at Princeton and an adjunct professor at Columbia University.  She has keynoted health care conferences for Consumer Reports, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the American College of Physicians and the Mayo Clinic, to name a few. After completing the writing of AN AMERICAN SICKNESS, Ms. Rosenthal became editor-in-chief of Kaiser Health News, an independent investigative health journalism project of the Kaiser Family Foundation (the foundation provides in-depth health stories to dozens of media partners from NPR and PBS to the Washington Post and the New York Times. It has no relation to Kaiser Permanente or the Kaiser Health System).

Born in New York City, Ms. Rosenthal received a B.S./B.A. degree in biology and history from Stanford University as well as an M.A. degree in English literature from Cambridge University, where she was a Marshall Scholar. She holds an M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School, trained in internal medicine, and worked as an E.R. physician before becoming a full-time journalist. She lives in New York City.

Questions? Contact harris-events@uchicago.edu.