John Eisenberg Legacy Lectureships

Investigator: Claire Brindis, DrPH
Sponsor: California HealthCare Foundation

Location(s): United States


This lectureship honors the vision of John Eisenberg, former head of the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.  The lectureship is funded by the California HealthCare Foundation and co-organized by the University of California San Francisco, the University of California Berkeley, Stanford University, and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute.  Once a year, a distinguished individual from either the health services research or health policy worlds is selected as the annual John Eisenberg Legacy Lecturer.  He or she will exemplify Dr. Eisenberg’s commitment to bringing the best of health services research to bear on the crucial issues that face clinicians and policymakers, such as quality of care and patient safety, disparities in health, and the nexus between economics and medicine.

John Eisenberg Legacy Lecturers since 2003:

Donald Berwick 2003
New Knowledge for Bold Improvement

Barbara McNeil 2004
Surprising Barriers to Improving Medical Care

John Wennberg 2005
Understanding Practice Variations

Elizabeth McGlynn 2006
Achieving Perfect Care: Vision or Illusion?

Victor Fuchs 2007
Reflections on Health, Health Care, and Health Care Reform

Harvey Fineberg 2008
Psychological Impediments and Influences on Evidence-Based Decision Making

Joseph Newhouse 2010
Why is Health Reform Such a Sisyphean Task?

Harold Sox 2011
Comparative Effectiveness Research: Will It Fulfill its Promise?

Carolyn Clancy 2012
Health Services Research and AHRQ: Fulfilling John Eisenberg’s Dream

David Mechanic 2013
The Changing Behavioral Health Care Landscape: The Need for Evidence-Based Practice