Policy expert partners with WBUR to examine healthcare

October 30, 2013

Joan Fitzgerald, Northeastern University professor and faculty director of the Doctor of Law & Policy program, is co-leading a special series of reports and blog posts on public radio station WBUR’s blog.  With the new Aff ordable Care Act (ACA), colloquially known as “Obamacare” being implemented, WBUR is presenting Policy For a Healthy America a special series presented by Cognoscenti and the School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs at Northeaster n University examining the challenges and opportunities facing the U.S. health care system. 

Fitzgerald is interim dean of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University and is author of “Emerald Cities: Urban Sustainability and Economic Development.”

Every other Wednesday throughout the fall new content will be posted on Cognoscenti.  The most recent post is The Doctor Is In (Your Pocket): When Your Smartphone Takes Care Of You by Adam C. Powell and John D. Halamka.

The Open Classroom is a program of the School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs at Northeastern University devoted to inviting the Greater Boston community, free-of-charge, to share in some of the intellectual richness of the university.

Read more at: Policy for a Healthy America: About the Series


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